Begin your journey of transformation today.
Put your TRUST in the Surgical Weight Management Program at Catawba Valley
About the Surgical Weight Management Program
Since the development of the Surgical Weight Management Program, numerous
lives have been transformed. This program offers comprehensive care for
the “morbidly obese” patient before and after weight loss
surgery. Under the leadership of medical director, Montgomery Cox, MD,
and board-certified bariatric surgeons, Dr. Jon Hata and and Dr. Baker
Henson from the Wake Forest Baptist Health Surgical Services – Hickory,
the staff consists of a team of professionals who are experts in their
respective field. The team works together to provide patients with the
best medical services in an environment of compassionate intervention
and goal-oriented care. This excellence in patient care is provided from
consultation through treatment.
Changing Lives through Compassionate Care, Guidance and Education
Don’t Battle Your Weight Problem Alone. Our weight loss surgery team
partners with you to achieve sustained weight loss, improve serious medical
conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and to enhance
your quality of life. We use the latest surgical technique and equipment
to ensure safe and successful weight-loss surgery. We also provide the
comprehensive support and education you need before, during and after
surgery to ensure your success in reaching your health and lifestyle goals.
Live the Life of Your Dreams.
Taking the First Step and Attending a FREE Information Seminar
If you are not sure bariatric surgery is right for you, attend a free information
seminar to learn more about the Catawba Valley Medical Center Surgical
Weight Management Program. During this two-hour presentation, you will
have a chance to meet members of the bariatric program team as they walk
you through the details of the weight loss surgery and the lifestyle changes
necessary for success. The surgeon will present information on bariatric
procedures including the Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy. You will
learn more about the dietary and lifestyle changes required both before
and after surgery. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to
ask questions and hear honest answers from the experts.
Supporting You along the Journey
Losing weight takes a strong commitment on your part, and undergoing bariatric
surgery as a significant part of a weight-loss program, is a major undertaking.
While it’s something you can do alone, there is absolutely no reason
you have to. We’ve found that to be truly successful both in the
short- and long-term, it’s best to have plenty of support along
the way– not just from your family and friends.
Throughout the weight loss process, many patients wish they had someone
to share similar experiences, someone they can connect with when struggling
with diet, exercise, head hunger and other lifestyle change issues after
surgery, especially in the first several weeks to months. Friends and
family are able to lend support, but sometimes it takes the wisdom of
another who has the same trials and shares the same goals to help find
the answers you seek. Our closed Facebook support group does exactly that!
The Surgical Weight Management Program at Catawba Valley Medical Center
has developed this patient focus online support group for the convenience
and support of our patients.
This Program offers you the opportunity to participate in
monthly support group meetings before and after surgery to help contribute to your successful outcome.
Support group provides a friendly forum for people who are considering
surgery or have already had weight loss surgery. Friends and family are
welcome, too. You will hear about successes, frustrations, plateaus, and
special moments, and have a chance to share your own experiences. Various
speakers, including our registered dietitian, exercise specialists, psychologists,
and physicians will share their knowledge and experiences on a variety
of topics of interest to bariatric support group participants. Successful
patients attend support group regularly.
Support groups are held the
first Monday of each month in AHEC 112 on CVMC Campus at 6pm.
Surgical Weight Management Testimonials
Abby Lutz, Newton
"I am so glad I had the surgery. When I was at my heaviest, I was
tired all the time and felt terrible. Time spent playing with my daughter
then consisted of watching her play by herself. Now we ride bikes at the
park and enjoy an active lifestyle."
Roger Whisnant, Hickory
"At the weight I was at, I really don’t think I would have
had the confidence to go back to school and walk around campus."
Andra Williams, Statesville
“Bariatric surgery truly gave me my life back. I never used to feel
well or do things with my kids. My weight was embarrassing and I stayed
away from several social situations. Now, my life is the total opposite."
Chesley Greer, Morganton
“I have struggled with my weight my whole life. Due to my weight,
I developed problems with my feet and ankles and could not exercise. I
knew that I could not lose the weight with dieting alone.With the surgery,
I lost 135 pounds. It's changed my life."
Jessica Goodman, Salisbury
“The Surgical Weight Management Program at Catawba Valley Medical
Center changed my life for the better. I can walk miles without being
out of breath, and I can spend more time with my nieces and nephews. When
the folks at CVMC asked me if I would do this again, I said, ‘Yes!
Of course, I would!’ I couldn’t imagine not doing it."