Comprehensive Weight Management Program

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Obesity is a chronic health condition with multiple contributing factors including genetics, lifestyle options, medications, and other health issues. In an uncontrolled state, obesity can contribute to the development of weight related chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, and some cancers. There are, however, highly effective and evidence-based treatments for obesity, and these treatments may help to prevent, control, or even reverse common weight- related chronic conditions.

The Wilmington Health Bariatric Surgery Clinic is the only clinic in Southeastern North Carolina that offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to weight management that includes lifestyle counseling by a lifestyle medicine certified internist, nutrition counseling with a registered dietician, medical weight management by a board-certified obesity medicine physician, and bariatric surgery performed by a board- certified and fellowship trained general surgeon. This entire spectrum of services is available in one central office, led by a dedicated team of experts with a collective focus on compassionate, evidence-based care.

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Jayme Stokes, MD, FACS


Jayme Stokes, MD, FACS, is a board-certified
general surgeon with over 10 years of surgical experience. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at East Carolina University in
Greenville, North Carolina. He earned his medical degree from East Carolina University – Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. He completed his general surgery residency and minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia. He received Fellowship
into the American College of Surgeons in 2020. He is passionate about helping patients through their weight loss journey.

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Hillary Kidd, MS, RD, LDN graduated from
Maryland University of Integrative Health with
a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and
Integrative Health. Hillary is an accomplished and energetic Registered Dietitian with a solid history of achievement in nutrition education and individual nutrition counseling/coaching. She enjoys working with patients preparing for bariatric surgery in an effort to support them in being the most successful in their weight loss journey and wellness.

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Obesity Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine

Rhonda Mough, MD is board certified in internal medicine, obesity medicine and lifestyle medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed residency training at the George Washington University. Her focus is on helping patients to manage weight and improve health through lifestyle counseling and medical weight loss treatments. She also works closely with other members of the team to provide specialized long-term care for bariatric patients after surgery.

Cynthia Day, EMT-P


Cindy helps patients navigate through the Bariatric Program. She supports patients in making appointments with providers, helps get everything in order for insurance approvals and authorizations, as well as scheduling the surgery. Cindy has an Associates in Emergency Science with almost 20 years in Emergency Services within Pender and Brunswick Counties. Cindy enjoys helping patients prepare for their next step for a healthier life and seeing their progress after surgery.

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Comprehensive Weight Management Program Services

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Types of Bariatric Surgeries Offered

Dr. Jayme Stokes performs a variety of bariatric surgeries.


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Wellness Warrior Patient Testimonials

“What a difference a year makes! Thanks to Dr. Stokes, Hillary, and my wife for pushing me and all you’ve done to […]

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