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Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

When preparing for your surgery with REX Bariatric Specialists, it’s best to follow our comprehensive preparation process. We offer the most thorough education program to ensure optimal results from your weight-loss surgery. We offer our bariatric services to patients in not only Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and larger Wake and Johnson County, but also state-wide, serving patients from Charlotte, Winston-Salem/Greensboro, Greenville, and Wilmington.


Free Weight-Loss Bariatric Surgery Seminar

Attend a free virtual Zoom seminar, or watch a online video seminar for an overview of the bariatric surgery process, treatment options, and expected results.


Orientation/Nutrition Class

After the informational seminar, you will take our Orientation/Nutrition Class. A registered dietitian leads this small-group, three-session event. You’ll explore:

  • How to eat healthily before and after surgery
  • Find out more about the surgical process
  • Review common insurance requirements and coverage

Prepare for this class by reviewing the steps in our preorientation checklist explains.

Also, look forward to personal one-on-one nutrition counseling, where you’ll receive a weight-loss plan tailored to you.


Weight Loss Surgery Education Classes

Attend at least two free weight-loss surgery education classes to prepare for lifestyle changes. These specialized classes are designed to support your weight-loss journey.


Bariatric Surgery

Initial Consultation

Make a one-on-one appointment with a bariatric surgeon, who will get to know you, your weight-loss challenges and goals, and your medical history. You’ll learn more about surgery options for you, and you can also ask questions regarding the preparation, the recovery process, and more.


Psychological Consultation

Part of preparing for bariatric surgery is meeting with our licensed psychologists for guidance to make positive changes that support health and weight loss. You’ll get help addressing any mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety. And you can expect to learn the role that environment, motivation, and emotions play in your success.


Decision Visit for Weight-Loss Bariatric Surgery

After completing the pre-orientation checklist above and meeting the qualifications of your insurance company, you’ll meet with our surgeons to make a decision about surgical weight-loss treatment. We’ll recommend a path forward based on factors such as your:


Patient Forms & Payment Information

If you’re preparing for bariatric surgery in Raleigh, you’ll find it helpful to explore our patient information page. Here, you’ll find forms and documents to review before surgery. You can also visit our payment & insurance page to learn more about the cost of the procedure, including the insurance process and payment options.


Dr. Sharp, Dr. Ng and all of the staff are amazing! I completely trust them with my care. The surgeons are very knowledgeable and will continue to follow you closely after surgery to ensure you are meeting your goals and healing properly. I really enjoyed the education and dietician classes prior to surgery. It prepared me for a healthier lifestyle in the long run. I highly recommend this practice.

The Cost of Bariatric Surgery

The cost of bariatric surgery will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about bariatric surgery arrange a consultation by contacting our office. During your visit, our bariatric surgeons can discuss best practices for preparation, recovery, and more.

REX Bariatric Specialists serves all of North Carolina, providing specialty care in weight loss surgery. Our office locations include Raleigh, Wake Forest, Garner, and Cary. We reach patients throughout the region by telemedicine, from Wilmington, Greenville, Charlotte, and beyond as a destination center for bariatric surgery.

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