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Weight Loss

Weight Loss is a journey that starts with a single step and ends with better health. If you want to achieve or maintain a healthy weight, the team of experts at WakeMed is here for you.

From our board-certified physicians with expertise in medically-directed weight loss, to bariatric surgery and non-surgical weight loss procedures, to our multidisciplinary team of diet and exercise specialists, we enjoy working closely with our patients to determine the best path to good health. Because, in the end, it’s not just what you lose; it’s the health, confidence – and all the other good things – that you gain.

Offering a full continuum of services, WakeMed is committed to supporting patients on their journey to losing weight – or simply maintaining a weight that’s healthy for you.

We also offer comprehensive pediatric weight management services and bariatric surgery for teens.

  Bariatric Surgery

   You may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery if you:

  • Have a BMI of ≥30 (ASMBS BMI calculator)*
  • Are 55 pounds or more overweight
  • Want a long-term weight loss solution
  • Have been unsuccessful with previous attempts to lose weight

WakeMed Cary Hospital is a certified Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Our team of experienced bariatric surgeons has been helping patients achieve weight loss and better health through the latest surgical procedures.

*The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recognizes a patient with a BMI over 30 with comorbidities as a good candidate for bariatric surgery. However, insurance providers consider a patient with a BMI over 35 with comorbidities to be good candidate for bariatric surgery. In the case that insurance won't cover the procedure, we do have self-pay options for patients concerned enough about their health to proceed with surgery outside of insurance.

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  Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedures

   You may be a candidate for non-surgical weight loss procedures if you:

  • Have have a BMI of 30-40
  • Are 30 pounds or more overweight
  • Are not interested in or not eligible for surgery
  • Want a reversible or temporary jump-start for weight loss
  • Have been unsuccessful with previous attempts to lose weight

WakeMed and its partnering physicians offer a variety of non-surgical weight loss procedures. From multiple intragastric balloon options to advanced technologies such as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), WakeMed has the solution to help you achieve your weight goals.

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  Medical Weight Management

   You are a candidate for medical weight management if you:

  • There are no BMI restrictions for medical weight management
  • Are not interested in or not eligible for surgery
  • Are seeking medical guidance in losing weight or maintaining healthy weight
  • Are a surgical or procedural patient who wants long-term support

Working one-on-one with a board-certified bariatric medicine physician and a multidisciplinary team of specialists to develop a customized weight loss plan, patients can lose weight in a supportive environment without the need for surgery or procedures. Medical weight management is also a great service for patients who have already undergone surgery or a procedure and need ongoing support to maintain a healthy weight.

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  Nutritional Services

   You are a candidate for an nutritional services if you:

  • There are no BMI restrictions for nutritional services
  • Are not interested in or not eligible for surgery
  • Seeking professional guidance on healthy eating, nutrition
  • Great for patients with restricted diets, food allergies/intolerances

Managing a healthy diet on your own can be challenging – nutritional science is always changing and everyone has varying dietary preferences and restrictions. WakeMed’s Outpatient Nutrition Counselors provide personalized education and coaching to help you on your journey to better health and long-term weight loss.

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