Bariatric Surgery in Jacksonville, NC

Weight Loss Surgery

Effective Weight Loss Surgery in Jacksonville and Morehead City, NC

Success with weight loss surgery depends on you working with the right team. Carolinas Center for Surgery is eastern North Carolina’s premier bariatric surgery center, employing Dr. Juozas Zavadzkas and Dr. John Johnson, two highly-respected local experts.

With our dedicated surgical experts in your corner, you have your best chance of success getting your weight under control. We offer the following bariatric surgical procedures:

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Lap Band Surgery
  • Conversion Surgeries:
    • Lap Band to Sleeve
    • Sleeve to Gastric Bypass

Dramatic weight reduction is possible using any of the weight loss surgical options we offer. By getting closer to your target weight, you can also improve other obesity-related health issues, including joint pain and high blood pressure.

Patient Education

Weight Loss Seminar

To begin your Weight Loss Journey, you must first attend our Free Informational Seminar to hear about your Weight Loss Surgery options. Our surgeons will discuss each weight loss surgery option and give you the chance to ask questions. At the end of the seminar you will be able to schedule your first consultation with one of our surgeons. Call 252-247-2101 to register.

We offer a Weight Loss Support Group to our patients who have had weight loss surgery. The support group provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere to talk about any issues, struggles, or success stories you have had since having weight loss surgery. We discuss a variety of topics which could include Exercise, Healthy Eating, etc. No Registration is required for the support group. Just come on out and join us!

The Seminar and Support group are both held the

2nd Monday of Each Month @ 6:00pm
Crystal Coast Civic Center
3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

2024 Seminar Dates

  • January 8th
  • February 12th
  • March 11th
  • April 8th
  • May 13th
  • June 10th
  • July 8th
  • August 12th
  • September 9th
  • October 14th
  • November 11th
  • December 9th

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Weight Loss Surgery right for me?

You have taken your first step on the journey to a healthier lifestyle by visiting our website. The Carolinas Center for Weight Loss Surgery wants to ensure that you have all of the information available to make the best decision possible. Our team is committed to your well-being, and we will be there as your coach along this life changing journey. Your success is our success, and we will celebrate your milestones along the way with you. Please feel free to contact our Bariatric Coordinator at (252) 222-5861 for any questions or additional information.

Why would I consider bariatric surgery?

Bariatrics refers to the branch of medicine dealing with obesity, its causes, and methods for prevention and treatment. Obesity is a serious problem in American society with 65% of the population now regarded as overweight and 30% of the population in the obese range. Obesity has moved to the number one preventable disease.

What Weight Loss Surgery’s are available through Carolinas Center for Surgery?

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Zavadzkas both perform the Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, and Lap-Band surgeries.

How is obesity measured?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the measurement used to evaluate if a person is overweight. BMI is calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI is a reliable indicator even though it does not directly measure body fat.

  • An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
  • An adult who has a BMI of 30 or greater is considered obese.
What is a BMI and how do I calculate mine?

Your body mass index (BMI) is an indicator of your total body fat, which is related to your risk of developing or dying from obesity related disease. While there are some limitations with BMI calculators, they do provide you with an idea of how overweight you may be. You are eligible to be considered for Weight Loss Surgery if your BMI is:

  • Between 35 and 39.9 and you have other weight related health problems (co-morbidities).
  • Equal to or above 40.
What is a co-morbidity?

A disease or illness associated with being overweight. Some examples are high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes, and severe joint disease.

Choose From Lap Band Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, and More at Our Surgery Center

Get started on your weight loss journey at Carolinas Center for Surgery. Schedule an appointment with a member of our team or contact us at (252) 247-2101 to learn more about your treatment options.

Weight Loss Surgery is available at these locations: