At Carolinas HealthCare System, we will be with you every step of the way through your bariatric surgery journey. To get started, follow these three simple steps:

  • Step 1
    Contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to get information on the Boeing Bariatric Centers of Excellence and determine eligibility requirements.
  • Step 2
    For more information about choosing CMC-Mercy for your bariatric surgery, contact:
    Yelena Dyszkiewicz, Patient Navigator
    Phone: 888-327-3915
  • Step 3
    Visit the Boeing Bariatric Patient Portal to participate in the online bariatric surgery seminar and complete the post-assessment.

Calculate Your Body Mass Index

Use our BMI Calculator

To qualify for surgery, you should:

  • Be between 18 and 70 years of age (in most cases).
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or greater, and typically exhibit a serious medical co-morbidity (such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.).
  • Have previously tried a variety of means to lose weight.
  • Be highly motivated to make an important lifestyle change.
Begin Your Journey Here

Contact Yelena Dyszkiewicz,
Patient Navigator Carolinas HealthCare System
Phone: 704-446-2304
Fax: 704-446-7319