UNC Weight Loss Surgery

If you’ve struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise, weight loss surgery may be right for you. Our expert team will provide the foundation needed to achieve a healthier life.

The comprehensive bariatric weight loss program with UNC Weight Loss Surgery is centered around education and support. This finely tuned program is designed to give you all the information you need to take the next step:

  • Provider consultation
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Psychologic consultation
  • Sleep study
  • Support groups

Weight loss results may vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. This website does not provide medical advice.

UNC Medical Center • 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC

Start Your Weight Loss Journey Today

Take the First Step

Getting started is easy! Give us a call and a teammate will walk you through the next steps. Coupled with a referral from your Primary Care Physician, a health assessment will help determine if bariatric surgery is right for you. Once your health assessment is complete, together we’ll plan your comprehensive clinic visit. At this appointment, you’ll meet with a dietitian, psychologist and our nurse practitioner.

We are excited to help you begin your weight loss journey. Let’s get started!

The Support You Need to Succeed

No matter where your journey starts, we support every step toward a healthier life.

Take the First Step. Give us a call today to get the information you need to start your journey to a healthier life!


Are You a Candidate?

You may qualify for bariatric surgery if you’re at least 18 years old and have one or both of the following:

  1. Body mass index (BMI) of 35–39.9, with a history of obesity-related conditions such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, infertility, high cholesterol or sleep apnea.
  2. BMI of at least 40, regardless of any history of obesity-related diseases.

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Team Approach

You will have access to a team of experts who are dedicated to helping you every step of the way:

  • Board-certified Bariatric Surgeons
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Registered Dietitians

Additionally, our friendly staff is here to help you navigate our program and the insurance coverage process if you have questions.

Timothy M. Farrell, MD

Timothy M. Farrell, MD

About Dr. Farrell
David Wayne Overby, MD

David Wayne Overby, MD

About Dr. Overby
Maggie McQueen Hodges MD MPH

Maggie McQueen Hodges, MD MPH

About Dr. Hodges