We reviewed all the Bariatric Surgeons serving the greater North Carolina area, and picked the top picks based on experience, education, and empathy.

North Carolina is home to 10.4 million people, a 1.07% increase from the previous year (data from 2018). $53,855 is the median salary of North Carolina residents. The number saw a 2.09% growth from the previous year, i.e. 2017. The median age of the residents is 38.9 years. North Carolina has a 1,417:1 ratio of patients to primary care physicians. This ratio represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year. Compared to the neighboring states of Georgia and South Carolina, the ratio of patients to primary care physicians is low in North Carolina, which is really good. Although, it is higher compared to the ratio in Virginia and Tennessee.

In 2014, the per capita personal healthcare spending in the state was $7,264. This was a 3.37% increase from the previous year, i.e. 2013. Per enrollee, Medicare spending on personal healthcare was $10,260 between 2013 and 2014. The Medicaid spending per enrollee was $7,225, while private health insurance spending per enrollee was $3,859.

Adult obesity rates across different counties of North Carolina ranges between 19.9% to 40.8%. The county with the highest adult obesity rate, i.e. 37.7% to 40.8% is Hertford county, with the average prevalence being 40.5%.
In terms of health coverage, North Carolina has a fairly high ratio of uninsured individuals at 10.7%. 44.7% of the population has employer coverage, 15.8% are on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 2.98% on military or VA coverage, and 14% have non-group health insurance.

Between 2016 and 2017, the number of uninsured individuals in the state grew by 2.46%. 16.2% of the population in North Carolina did not visit a doctor in 12 months due to cost.

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2630 East Seventh Street, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28204

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Gersin, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 33 years of experience, currently serving the greater Charlotte, NC area. His area of expertise includes - laparoscopic bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. His surgical skills also include - Gallbladder Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Polyps, Gallstones Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, and Diverticulitis.

415 N. Center Street, Suite 102, Hickory, NC 28601

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Hata, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialization in Bariatric Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery, currently located in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has more than 24 years of surgical experience. His area of expertise includes laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, colon surgery, general surgery of gallbladder, hernia, anti-reflux surgery, etc., as well as surgical weight loss procedures.

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North Carolina Weight Loss Surgery

Our mission is to connect you with the leading bariatric surgeons locally. We've hand-picked the top Bariatric Surgeons in the greater North Carolinas area based on our three phase methodology. Narrow your search to Charlotte, NC Weight Loss Surgeons.

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Our Selection Criteria:

1. Education

We list only the most qualified bariatric professionals who have accreditations, awards, and licensing.

2. Experience

Vast surgical experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and general surgery is a must. Must have the necessary practical experience for

3. Empathy

Surgeons with the professionalism and empathy to provide the best service to those seek obesity treatments.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

The average cost of bariatric surgery in North Carolina typically ranges from $6,000 to $64,000. However, it is important to note that this number will depend on factors such as insurance coverage and the exact procedure involved.

While bariatric surgery can be a very effective weight loss tool, the success of the procedure will depend mostly on the patient's ability to adhere to post-operative diets and lifestyle changes.

While generally considered a safe procedure, bariatric surgery, like all medical procedures, does have certain risks associated with it. These risks include bleeding, infection, and blood clots.

Due to the use of anesthesia, it is very unlikely patients will experience any pain during the procedure. However, pain or discomfort during the recovery phase is not uncommon.