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Bariatric Surgery

Take control of your weight—and your well-being—with bariatric surgery at Cone Health.

Research shows that only 20 percent of people who are overweight or obese reach and maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise alone. Improve your odds of long-term success with bariatric surgery. When you succeed in sustaining major weight loss, you benefit from better health and an increased quality of life.

Coordinated, Supportive Care

Depend on your team at Cone Health to help you through every stage of surgical weight management—from deciding whether bariatric surgery’s right for you to making healthy choices after surgery so you can reach your long-term goals.

Weight-Loss Surgery Options

Choose the best type of weight-loss surgery for your lifestyle, medical history and health goals. Your Cone Health bariatrics team will help you understand the benefits and risks of all your options, including:

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve

Removes a large portion of your stomach so you feel full more quickly.

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Lap Band

LAP-BAND® adjustable gastric banding

Restricts the amount of food you can eat by placing an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of your stomach.

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Roux En Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Makes your stomach smaller and causes food to bypass part of the small intestine so you absorb fewer calories.

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Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery

Whenever possible, your bariatric surgeon will perform your bariatric surgery using laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, techniques. That means you benefit from a lower risk of complications, less pain and scarring, and a faster recovery.

Experience You Can Trust

Together with our surgical partners, we’ve helped thousands of North Carolinians lose excess weight and improve their health. Trust Cone Health for safe, effective bariatric surgery and follow-up care that helps you conquer obesity.

Nationally Recognized Program

When you choose Wesley Long Hospital for your weight-loss surgery, you can be confident you’ll receive the highest-quality bariatric care because we’re accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Wesley Long’s bariatrics program also holds the following recognitions from the top four health plans in North Carolina:

  • Aetna Institute of Quality (IOQ) for Bariatric Surgery
  • BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center Plus (+) for Bariatric Surgery
  • Cigna Designated Facility for Bariatric Surgery
  • UnitedHealthcare Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery

Steps to Weight-Loss Surgery

Take your first steps toward bariatric surgery by registering for an in-person or online weight-loss seminar at the location most convenient for you. During this seminar, you’ll learn about the health risks associated with obesity, discover how bariatric surgery can help, review pre-surgery requirements, and more.

Following the seminar, you can make an appointment for a personal consultation.

Throughout your journey, you’ll enjoy coordinated care from experienced bariatric surgeons, nurses, behavioral health specialists, dietitians and other providers.

Paying for Your Procedure

You’ll appreciate our competitive costs and assistance helping you understand your financial obligations.

You’re encouraged to contact your employer and insurance provider to learn about your coverage and co-pay responsibilities for bariatric surgery. We recommend requesting written confirmation that specifically states your coverage for this procedure.

A portion of your out-of-pocket cost, if applicable, will be requested prior to surgery. If your actual charges exceed this amount, you’ll be billed for the balance after surgery. If your actual charges are less than the estimated amount, you’ll receive a refund.

All your Cone Health accounts must be paid in full before your surgery. Learn about our patient financial services.

Register for a Weight-Loss Seminar

Take the first step toward transforming your life. Sign up for a bariatrics seminar to explore your options for weight-loss surgery.

  • Wesley Long Hospital – Join us for a weight-loss seminar in Greensboro or High Point, or watch our online webinar; for more information, call 336-832-8000.
  • Alamance Regional Medical Center – Join us for a weight-loss seminar in Burlington; for more information, call the LiveWell Line at 336-586-4000.