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Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery at CMC Surgery

Thank you for your interest in our bariatric surgery information session. To register, please see the table below and click on the date / location for the seminar you would like to attend.

For more information, contact one of Carolinas HealthCare System's (CHS) weight management locations:

Carolinas Weight Management
2608 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-355-9484

Carolinas Weight Loss Surgery
1090 Vinehaven Drive, NE
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-786-5700

Minimally Invasive Surgery

CHS surgeons perform weight loss surgery using minimally invasive techniques called laparoscopically that result in several small incisions, as opposed to more invasive options that leave larger scars. Most patients report less pain, fewer complications and faster recovery times.

Weight loss help is provided at the following Carolinas HealthCare System facilities:

Specialties in minimally invasive weight loss procedures include:

Gastric bypass

  • Advantages of laparoscopic gastric bypass:
    • Surgeon makes 4 to 6 small cuts in your belly as opposed to large cuts.
    • Shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery
    • Less pain
    • Smaller scars and a lower risk of getting a hernia or infection

Laparoscopic (adjustable) gastric banding (lap band surgery)

  • Advantages of laparoscopic gastric banding:
    • Laparoscopic gastric banding is considered to be the least traumatic and be performed using laparoscopy (using small incisions and long instruments)
    • Adjustable- One of the major advantages of the gastric banding system is that the diameter of the band outlet is adjustable to meet individual needs
    • Reversible - Adjustable gastric banding systems can be removed if necessary and the stomach usually returns to its original form.
    • Shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery
    • Less pain
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