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Weight Loss Surgery

Since it began in 1999, the bariatric surgery program at FirstHealth has helped nearly 2,000 patients to lose weight and restore active healthy lives.

 

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FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and Pinehurst Surgical have established a comprehensive Bariatric Surgical Program in the mid-Carolinas. The program offers Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy surgical approaches to significant weight loss and maintenance for those suffering from morbid obesity. The FirstHealth Bariatric Center is staffed by an interdisciplinary team who provide quality education and support, before and after surgery.

At FirstHealth, we believe it's important to provide safe & effective care.  The Department of Surgery tracks many performance measures and compares them to the national data.  At the following links, you can view some of these measures.

 

MANDATORY INFORMATION SESSION

Complete our mandatory weight loss surgery information session to learn more about the benefits of having bariatric surgery, surgical treatment options, hear from our bariatric surgeons, and more.

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Board Certified

Raymond G. Washington, Jr., M.D.

General/Bariatric Surgeon

Pinehurst Surgical Clinic
Specialties
  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
Hospital Affiliation
  • Moore Regional Hospital
Training
  • M.D., Medical College of Virginia
Internship & Residency
  • Christiana Care Health System, Del.

Board Certified

David W. Grantham, M.D.

General/Bariatric Surgeon

Pinehurst Surgical Clinic
Specialties
  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
Hospital Affiliation
  • Moore Regional Hospital
Training
  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fellowship
  • Laporoscopic & Advanced Gastroenterology Surgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, N.C.
Internship & Residency
  • Wake Forest University, N.C.

Christi Embler, BSN, R.N., CBN

Bio

Christi Embler earned a B.S. degree in communication with a minor in marketing from Appalachian State University and worked in the marketing industry before deciding to become a nurse. She earned an associate degree in nursing from Sandhills Community College in 2010 and a bachelor's degree in nursing in 2015 from ASU.

Embler serves as the nursing liaison for the Bariatric Center and previously worked as a floor nurse on First Surgical, the nursing unit where patients are cared for after bariatric surgery.

Embler recently earned the title of Certified Bariatric Nurse from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

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