The Program
Catawba Valley Medical Center


Our Program

Begin your journey of transformation today.
Put your TRUST in the Surgical Weight Management Program at Catawba Valley Medical Center

About the Surgical Weight Management Program

Since the development of the Surgical Weight Management Program, numerous lives have been transformed. This program offers comprehensive care for the “morbidly obese” patient before and after weight loss surgery. Under the leadership of medical director, Montgomery Cox, MD, and board-certified bariatric surgeons, Dr. James Cook and Dr. Jon Hata from the Hickory Surgical Clinic, the staff consists of a team of professionals who are experts in their respective field. The team works together to provide patients with the best medical services in an environment of compassionate intervention and goal-oriented care. This excellence in patient care is provided from consultation through treatment.

Changing Lives through Compassionate Care, Guidance, and Education

Don’t Battle Your Weight Problem Alone. Our weight loss surgery team partner with you to achieve sustained weight loss, improve serious medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and to enhance your quality of life. We use the latest surgical technique and equipment to ensure safe and successful weight-loss surgery. We also provide the comprehensive support and education you need before, during and after surgery to ensure your success in reaching your health and lifestyle goals. Live the Life of Your Dreams.

Taking the First Step and Attending a FREE Information Seminar

If you are not sure bariatric surgery is right for you, attend a free information seminar to learn more about the Catawba Valley Medical Center Surgical Weight Management Program. During this two-hour presentation, you will have a chance to meet members of the bariatric program team as they walk you through the details of the weight loss surgery and the lifestyle changes necessary for success. The surgeon will present information on bariatric procedures including the Adjustable Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, and Sleeve Gastrectomy. You will learn more about the dietary and lifestyle changes required both before and after surgery. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear honest answers from the experts. To view the schedule of our upcoming seminars and to register click here or call 828-326-2082 and speak to the program coordinator.

Seminar Location:

Health First Center?
Valley Hills Mall
1960 Highway 70 SE
Hickory NC 28602 

Supporting You along the Journey

Losing weight takes a strong commitment on your part, and undergoing Bariatric Surgery as a significant part of a weight-loss program, is a major undertaking. While it’s something you can do alone, there is absolutely no reason you have to. We’ve found that to be truly successful both in the short- and long-term, it’s best to have plenty of support along the way. And just not from your family and friends.

The Surgical Weight Management Program offers you the opportunity to participate in monthly support group meetings before and after surgery to help contribute to your successful outcome. Support group provides a friendly forum for people who are considering surgery or have already had weight loss surgery. Friends and family are welcome, too. You will hear about successes, frustrations, plateaus, and special moments, and have a chance to share your own experiences. Various speakers, including our registered dietitian, exercise specialists, psychologists, and physicians will share their knowledge and experiences on a variety of topics of interest to bariatric support group participants. Successful patients attend support group regularly.

Support groups are held the first Monday of each month at the Health First Center at Valley Hills Mall at 6:30pm.

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