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, Sleeve Gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band 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.
MANDATORY INFORMATION SESSIONS
Attend one of our mandatory weight-loss surgery information sessions to learn more about the benefits of having bariatric surgery, surgical treatment options, hear from our bariatric surgeons and bariatric surgery patients, and more.
FirstHealth offers in person and online information sessions. Choose the option that's best for you.
All Weight-loss Services
Read more about the comprehensive services that make FirstHealth's bariatric program one of the best.
Prior to weight-loss surgery, Jamie Waldschmidt suffered from high blood pressure, acid reflux and an overall lack of energy. With the support of her family, she decided it was time to make her health a priority, and she chose weight-loss surgery at FirstHealth. Since the surgery, Jamie's health has drastically improved. Hear more of her story.
Dr. Ronald Kader
After years of struggling with weight, Dr. Ronald Kader, an emergency room physician, opts for weight-loss surgery at Moore Regional.Learn more
Watch as Volonda Calloway from My Carolina today interviews weight-loss surgery patient, Mark Rhyne & bariatric surgeon, Dr. Raymond Washington.
Danielle chose to have the gastric sleeve surgery so she could lose weight, feel healthy, and have the opportunity to play and have fun with her kids in the evenings after work instead of being tired every night after work and just sitting on the couch.
Exercise is Medicine
Physical activity is essential to successful weight-loss. The FirstHealth Fitness Exercise is Medicine program is available to teach weight-loss surgery patients the importance of exercise and assist in establishing an exercise program.
Before and After Photographs
Check out these amazing before and after photos that were shared by FirstHealth weight-loss surgery patients.View Photos
JoAnn received the gastric sleeve less than two years ago from FirstHealth. Since her surgery, JoAnn has gone from a size 20 to a size 8, and she feels great. Hear more of JoAnn's story.
Trembley had weight-loss surgery, a Roux-en Y gastric bypass procedure, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital on Aug. 20, 2010. In addition to being a successful bariatric patient, Trembley has become a passionate spokesperson for FirstHealth’s weight-loss service.Read More
Trembley had weight-loss surgery, a Roux-en Y gastric bypass procedure, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital on Aug. 20, 2010. In addition to being a successful bariatric patient, Trembley has become a passionate spokesperson for FirstHealth’s weight-loss service.
What our Patients are Saying
We asked some of our patients how having weight-loss surgery has changed their lives. Here is what they had to say.Read More
Brittany had gastric sleeve surgery at FirstHealth. At three months post surgery, she had already lost 60 pounds. A 24-year old emergency room nurse with polycystic ovarian syndrome, Brittany had a hard losing weight because of the disease. Hear Brittany's story.
Jackie Welder felt that gastric sleeve was the best surgical weight-loss option for her. She says being morbidly obese has to be one of the worst feelings in the world and that bariatric surgery was her lifesaver. Hear more of Jackie's story.
Before weight-loss surgery, Juanita Arnold couldn't walk from her house to her mailbox without becoming short of breath. Now, she walks up to five miles a day and feels great.
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