Weight Loss Surgery



Meet the Team

Timothy Farrell, MD, FACS, Professor, Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Wayne Overby, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor

Tara Zychowicz, NP, tarazych@med.unc.edu

Lisa Prestia, RN, Certified Bariatric Nurse, Clinical Program Director-OP, 919-966-8436

Susannah Southern, Clinical Dietitian

Christine M. Peat, PhD, LP, Licensed Psychologist, Christine_Peat@med.unc.edu

Linda Price, Financial Counselor for Outpatient Care services, 984-974-0112


    UNC bariatric surgery program receives two important distinctions:

    The program has been accredited as a Level 1b facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). In addition, the program was named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Read more


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