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Weight Loss

Have you struggled with your weight and health for years? Are diet and exercise programs not helping you maintain good health?

Every day at UNC REX Healthcare, we're helping people on their weight loss journey. Whether through the guidance of a dietitian or personal trainer at REX Wellness Centers or through assistance in exploring bariatric surgery options, we are here to help find a solution that’s right for you.

Weight loss surgery is a life changing experience. At UNC REX Healthcare, we will be there for you every step of the way. We offer informational sessions to help you prepare for bariatric surgery and support groups to help you adjust to your new lifestyle. See if you are a candidate by using our simple questionnaire.

Our Surgical Weight Loss Expertise

Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery

UNC REX Healthcare has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery®. Blue Distinction is a designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare. Learn more about the Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery®.

MBSAQIP Accreditation

UNC REX has also been designated as a comprehensive accredited center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This national accreditation is awarded to institutions that have passed stringent quality measures and demonstrated expertise in quality care. MBSAQIP is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Arla's Story

For more information about medical weight loss at UNC REX Healthcare, call 919-784-SLIM or 1-877-DOWNLBS.

Success Stories


As a couple, Polly and Ronnie went through Bariatric Surgery together. Learn about their story of strength, support and success.

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