Is Bariatric Surgery Right For Me?

If healthy eating and exercise haven't helped you lose weight, consider bariatric surgery at UNC Medical Centerin Chapel Hill.

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Medical Criteria for Bariatric Surgery

You're a candidate to explore weight-loss surgery if you:

If you're younger than 18 or older than 65, you may still qualify for bariatric surgery depending on your medical condition and needs.

Financial Factors to Consider

You’ll need to receive your insurance company's approval for any type of weight-loss surgery before you can move forward. Our surgeons cannot accept self-paying clients. Learn how to verify insurance coverage while preparing for bariatric surgery.

Sign Up for a Seminar

Start your journey to bariatric surgery at UNC Medical Center by registering for a free informational seminar. For details, call 919-843-1258 to reach Lisa Prestia, RN, clinical program director.

Join a Virtual Seminar?

We hold a virtual new patient seminar monthly on the third Tuesday from 6 pm to 7 pm. When it’s time, click the link below to learn about bariatric surgery and ask our providers questions!

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Please note: This information should not be construed as professional medical advice. This tool is accurate for heights between 4'10" and 7'0" and excludes pregnant women, children and athletes.

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