Pardee Bariatrics and Weight Loss brings expert comprehensive medical weight loss options to the greater Western North Carolina community. The premier bariatric and minimally invasive surgical practice in the area, Pardee Bariatrics and Weight Loss bring together the expertise of a board-certified surgeon with a multidisciplinary team, providing you a comprehensive medical weight loss program that supports a life-long journey.
Pardee’s program is led by Dr. Chris Edwards, a board-certified general surgeon who has performed over 2000 bariatric procedures and specializes in minimally invasive surgery. His personalized approach focuses on making the patient feel like a member of the family, supported by Dr. Edwards, our physician assistant, program navigator, dietitian, financial counselor, and other dedicated team members.
Post-surgery, our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure your continued success. You can access tools, education, and dedicated support to keep you on track during your weight loss. Our mobile app through Baritastic allows you to learn all about our surgical program, stay in touch with our team, and track your meals, vitamin intake, and exercise. Patients receive lifelong care from our program team, including yearly follow up visits and support.
If dieting or exercise hasn’t worked for you in the past, there may be a better option. Despite having led active healthy lives in the past, many of our patients struggle to lose weight as they age. Obesity is a leading cause of cancers and numerous other health issues and greatly affects the quality of life our patients experience. Bariatric surgery procedures have helped our patients reduce their dependencies on blood pressure, insulin, and other medications. Surgery can diminish your need for medications, and help you to lead a healthier life.
Are you a candidate? Use our BMI Calculator by clicking here to determine if you might qualify for this life-changing surgery. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 35–39.9, with a history of obesity-related conditions such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea or a BMI of at least 40, regardless of any history of obesity-related disease may qualify for our program.
If this sounds like you, or if you would like to learn more, you can take the first step by joining us in person for an information session or watching it online.
Learn more about our programs today at pardeebariatrics.org or contact our program navigator directly at 828-694-8436