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Surgical Weight Loss

at Catawba Valley Medical Center

Named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award, our MBSAQIP® accredited program is designed to help you live your healthiest life, both emotionally and physically, by giving you the tools needed to achieve sustained weight loss. We provide the comprehensive support and education you need before, during and after surgery to ensure your success in reaching your health and lifestyle goals.

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Explore Your Weight Loss Options

Fill out the form below to be contacted for more information on our Surgical Weight Management Program or call 828.326.2082 to speak to our program coordinator today.

The Surgical Weight Management Program at Catawba Valley Medical Center is fully Accredited with the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Our Program

Our 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.

Our Program includes:

  • Comprehensive care coordination by an RN both before and after surgery
  • Operative education, support and follow-up for both the patient and family
  • FREE Medically Supervised Diet required by some insurances to complete before surgery
  • Nutrition counseling and education by a clinical dietitian prior to and after surgery
  • Monthly support group meetings as well as an online support group
  • Lifetime follow-up care
  • Commitment to the long-term management, support and care of our patients

Surgery Options

Depending on your needs and goals, you and our team may choose to pursue one of these minimally invasive, bariatric surgery procedures:

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

These surgeries decrease the size of the stomach into a small pouch which can only hold a limited amount of food. This pouch becomes full quickly and empties out slowly. It provides a feeling of fullness that lasts longer but with a smaller intake of food. Decreasing the size of the stomach helps the person have more control over what type of food and how much they eat.

Weight Loss results may vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results.

Are you a Candidate?

You may qualify for weight loss surgery if you are at least 18 years old and are characterized as one of the following:
  1. are 100 pounds or more overweight
  2. have a body mass index (BMI) of over 40, or
  3. have a BMI of over 35, with a history of obesity-related conditions such as high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes (Use our BMI calculator to determine your BMI)
  4. unable to lose weight or maintain weight loss through traditional methods such as diet and exercise