Obesity is about more than extra pounds. It's a complex medical problem that requires a serious treatment plan.

The Wake Forest Baptist Health Weight Management Center is among a handful of weight loss clinics nationwide to offer comprehensive medical weight loss and surgical weight loss programs in one location.

Facilities in Winston-Salem and Greensboro allow patients to make the most informed decision when choosing a weight loss option, and engage a dedicated team of dietitians, fitness specialists, health behaviorists and doctors for optimal success.

Our weight loss surgery program is recognized as an accredited Comprehensive Center with Obesity Medicine Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Our other designations include:

  • Blue Distinction Center+ Bariatric Surgery
  • Optum Bariatric Center of Excellence
  • Aetna Institutes of Quality for Bariatric Surgery

All of which recognize superior and affordable care from the highest quality providers. 

Our bariatric surgeons are some of the most highly regarded in the field and perform the following surgeries:

We also offer Medical Weight Management, which includes two tailored programs that help patients make key lifestyle changes that lead to weight loss and improved overall health. These program options include:

Why Choose the Weight Management Center?

If you need to lose weight, you know there is no easy, one-size-fits-all approach to successful weight loss. That's because everyone struggles with weight for different reasons.

At the Weight Management Center, we start with people, not pre-written diet and exercise plans. Whether you choose weight loss surgery or our medical weight management program, our expert team of bariatric surgeons and weight loss specialists tailor the programs to your needs with customized nutrition plans, exercise development and counseling.

Your weight management team is available for lifelong support.

We Put Patients First

The Weight Management Center offers full-service weight loss clinics that prioritizes our patients' experience and convenience. Getting the help and support you need should not add to your struggle. We make it easy. Our weight loss clinics offer:

  • An on-site Nutrition Shop all locations
  • Exercise physiologists, psychologists, counselors and dietitians on-staff who specialize in working with weight loss clients
  • An on-site gym with the latest strength and cardio equipment that is available by appointment only, for a more personalized, private workout experience

Compassionate and Specialized Doctors and Staff

Every member of our team has experience and special training in the clinical management of obesity. From our bariatric surgeons and nurses to our weight loss specialists, nutritionists and therapists, every staff member has an important role to create personalized treatment plans and deliver compassionate care.

Our weight loss specialists are led by Dr. Jamy Ard with our Medical Weight Management program and Dr. Fuzz Fernandez, a bariatric surgeon, from our Weight Loss Surgery program.