Dr. Heider and the Lake Norman facility recently were awarded the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (BSCOE) by The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The BSCOE designation enables patients to distinguish specific providers who have met the requirements for delivering high-quality perioperative and long-term follow-up care from those who do not. Dr. Heider received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his surgery training at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. While at UNC, he participated in a variety of advanced minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastrectomy and esophageal surgery. Dr. Heider is a certified LAP-BAND Total Care ChampionTMand board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He has also published numerous articles and completed extensive research in the area of advanced laparoscopic surgery. He was the first Charlotte-area surgeon to perform single-incision, “scarless” bariatric surgery and is one of only a few surgeons in the nation with the advanced training to perform the 90-minute procedure.
Certified LAP-BAND Total Care ChampionTMand
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (BSCOE) by The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
American Board of Surgery
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Awesome doctor and staff. I was well taken care of before, during and after my surgery. I am enjoying a much happier and healthy life. Dr. Heider and his staff are helpful, kind and supportive through the entire process. I would encourage anyone that is thinking about weight loss surgery to see Dr. Heider and his team. - Ramona Roberts on May 19th, 2015
Dr. Heider and his staff are very friendly, easy to communicate with and seem to genuinely care about their patients. Dr. Heider personally emailed me with answers to a question. I'm 43, and I have never received an email directly from a physician. Impressed! - Brenna Bryant on Oct 29th, 2014
Dr. Heider is truly a wonderful doctor. He is knowledgeable and tells you straight up what the deal is when dealing with insurance companies and bariatric surgery. His office helped me quickly traverse the insurance maze to obtain my approval for lapband surgery. He is very friendly and motivating through the weight loss journey. It has given me a totally new lease on life and I fully give Dr. Heider the credit for offering this tool to help find the "real" me hiding under the excess weight and related health issues. He has always been frank about how this tool could potentially help me and he didn't make any outlandish claims before I had the surgery. I am so glad that I met him! It was one of the BEST things I have done for myself. Thank you Dr. Heider! You are my hero! - Charlotte area teacher on Jul 8th, 2010
MDSave is a service for patients electing to pay cash for procedures. Procedure purchases must be made prior to receiving care. You can use HSA, FSA, or HRA funds to pay for your procedure. You may be able to apply payment to your deductible, however eligibility is determined by your insurance provider and depends on your plan. You can access your MDsave purchase history at any time to support your submission.
Low monthly financing plans are available if you need assistance paying for care through patient financing.