Many health professionals have labeled obesity as an epidemic, and it is on the rise, especially in eastern North Carolina. Vidant Health offers weight-loss programs designed for individuals and families to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Even children in our region are facing rising rates of obesity. Vidant Medical Center has a comprehensive pediatric obesity program as well as nutrition and fitness programs offered at Vidant Wellness Centers located in Greenville, Washington and Ahoskie. When diet and exercise aren’t enough, Vidant Health also has surgeons who pioneered the Greenville gastric-bypass or weight-loss surgery. Gastric bypass, gastric banding and the gastric sleeve are offered at Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Edgecombe Hospital offers gastric banding as well.