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BMI over 35 with obesity health conditions qualifies for bariatric surgery.View Surgery Qualifications

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Weight Loss Journey​​​​​​

If weight loss has been a struggle and you feel like you've tried everything, we can help. We offer the education you need at each step of your weight loss journey. Many of the experts on our care team have been right where you are. They understand the concerns and fears, and are ready to answer all your questions.

Step 1: Is Surgery Right for You?

The first step on your weight loss journey is to explore your options to help you make an informed decision.  It is important to understand how obesity works and your surgery options. You might talk to others who have had surgery or read testimonials. Part of the process is learning whether you qualify for surgery and what to do to be approved. It's important to consider the pros and cons before deciding whether surgery is right for you.

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Health Library

Understanding Obesity

Surgery O​ptions

Do You Qualify?

Step 2: Information Session

We offer an information session to help you understand how weight loss surgery can help you succeed in meeting your health goals. This free seminar covers key details and answers common questions about surgery options, life after surgery and how the Atrium Health​ Floyd team is with you each step of the way. The session will address common concerns as you hear from others who, like you, turned to bariatric surgery to help meet their health goals. Join us either in-person or online with zero obligation.

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In-person Information Session

Online Information Session​

Step 3: Surgery

Surgery of any kind is serious and involves a measure of risk. You should consider the benefits, risks, your expectations and possible complications of weight loss surgery and discuss these topics with your physician and your family before deciding whether a surgical solution is best for you. Weight loss surgery has been shown to improve patients' quality of life and their life expectancy.

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Expert Care at Atrium Health ​Floyd

Surgery Types

Step 4: Life After Surgery

Weight loss surgery is not a short-term solution but a long-term tool that can help you lose weight. You can become healthier and maintain weight loss for the rest of your life. Our team focuses on your unique needs, the importance of nutrition and exercise, and the behavior modifications necessary to succeed.

Patients who choose bariatric surgery often benefit from the rapid improvement of such obesity-related health complications as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint pain, heart disease, vascular disease, GERD, respiratory problems, urinary incontinence and gynecological abnormalities.

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Jennie Redmond Testimonial
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I’ve been overweight my entire life. I started gaining weight in third grade. I've tried every imaginable diet. I would lose about 60 pounds and gain it back. I tried out for “The Biggest Loser” and didn’t make it.

Jennie Redmond

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My mother was on dialysis for five years. She had kidney disease and needed a new kidney. I was not a candidate to donate a kidney to her because of my high body mass index (BMI).

Adam Grant

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I had high cholesterol, osteoarthritis and was at the point of having knee replacement surgery. I just wanted to be healthier.

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