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Compassionate Care

At The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman, we understand that weight loss is a complicated issue, and it requires a supportive community to make lasting changes. We love the opportunity to walk alongside our patients through the entire process, providing both trusted medical guidance and compassionate emotional support. When it comes down to it, this is far more than a medical procedure—it's a chance for a fresh start, a boost of confidence, and a newfound hope for what the rest of your life can look like. 

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The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman

If you have questions or need more information, give us a call. A member of our bariatric care team would be glad to talk with you and see how we can help you get back to a healthy weight.

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A Variety of Procedures Customized for You

Losing weight can be incredibly hard, both physically and emotionally. Many people struggle with their weight for years and years and just can't seem to get ahead. If that sounds familiar, it may be time for you to consider a bariatric weight loss surgery. Our surgeons regularly perform several weight loss procedures:

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Revision Surgeries
  • Conversion Surgeries
  • Nonsurgical Intragastric Balloon Procedure 
  • Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Medically-Supervised Weight-Loss Program

We want to make sure our patients are comfortable with what to expect at every point in the process. As part of that, we offer regular seminars with one of our bariatric doctors. We also offer a free online assessment to help determine if surgery is right for you.

Attend an In Person Seminar

Attend a seminar in person at The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman.

Learn more about procedure options, typical results, and the lifestyle changes that will help ensure weight loss is long term. You will also get to know the surgeons who've helped so many take the first step to a whole new life.

Attend an In-Person Seminar: Mooresville

Watch our Online Seminar

Sign up for an Online Seminar

Sign up to watch The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman's online seminar.

Our online seminar also helps you learn more about procedure options, typical results, and the lifestyle changes that will help ensure weight loss is long term. The online seminar is pre-recorded and can be viewed at any time.

Finding Weight Loss Solutions

The Center for Surgical 
Weight Loss at Lake Norman

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Wondering whether a weight loss procedure is the right fit for you, and not sure if you're ready to talk to a doctor? Consider attending a seminar to learn more.

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This surgery was the best decision I have ever made for myself and I wish I had done it sooner.*

After being told by her primary care physician in 2011 that she was borderline diabetic with elevated cholesterol, Michelle Sierzega, then 320 pounds, knew she had to take control of her life and her health. 

After working for The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman as a Registered Medical Assistant for a few years, Sierzega said she watched patients go through weight loss surgery and realized it was safe and possibly the right choice for her. She attended an educational seminar with Dr. Ryan Heider and decided to go through with a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. Sierzega had her surgery in January 2012. 

Overall, Sierzega has lost 185 pounds and has taken up running, something she says she’d always wanted to do, but couldn’t before because of her weight. She said she loves having more energy now and feeling healthier. “This surgery was the best decision I have ever made for myself and I wish I had done it sooner.” 

*Individual results may vary.

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Our Doctors

Ryan Heider, M.D., FACS, Medical Director/Surgeon  

Dr. Heider received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his surgery training at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. While at UNC, he participated in a variety of advanced minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastrectomy and esophageal surgery. Dr. Heider has also published numerous articles and completed extensive research in the area of advanced laparoscopic surgery. He was one of the first surgeons to perform single-incision, "scarless" bariatric surgery and is one of a limited number of surgeons in the nation with the advanced training to perform the 90-minute procedure. 

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Brendan Marr, M.D., FACS, FASMBS, is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a Verified Surgeon of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Dr. Marr is a fellowship-trained, experienced bariatric surgeon who has performed thousands of surgeries to help patients meet their weight loss goals. Dr. Marr is an experienced guest lecturer and has been published in bariatric and general surgery journals.

Brendan Marr, M.D., FACS, FASMBS, Surgeon

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