The Team Helping You Succeed in Surgical Weight Loss

Our team will make sure you are ready for bariatric surgery and will guide you through every step of the process.

The most important member of this team is you. We want to understand your needs and concerns. We take time to listen with compassion and make sure you and your loved ones understand everything in your care plan. We explain things in easy-to-understand ways, and we do not stop until your questions are answered.

Bariatric Surgeons

Surgeons who perform bariatric surgery at NHRMC Surgical Pavilion are board certified and have years of experience.

Led by David Miles, MD, and James Harris, MD, these surgeons have performed thousands of minimally invasive bariatric surgeries and have outcomes better than national averages.

Our Bariatric Surgery Program has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons as the result of these surgeons’ dedication and achievements.


When you have bariatric surgery at NHRMC, an anesthesiologist will manage your pain during your procedure and help you safely “sleep.” A board-certified anesthesiologist works closely with certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) throughout your surgery to make sure you are comfortable.

Program Coordinator

The coordinator manages the program, coordinates patient care, delivers postoperative instructions, and organizes support groups. If you have any questions about the program, the program coordinator can be reached at 910-667-7170.

Nursing & Clinical Staff

Our nursing staff cares for hundreds of bariatric surgery patients each year and is dedicated to your care and comfort. These professionals help you and your loved ones understand what to expect during and after your procedure.

Registered Dietitians

A dietitian plays an important role in your preparation for weight-loss surgery and adjustment afterward. This professional helps make sure you are getting the nutrition you need as you adjust your diet to ensure your long-term success.


You will see an approved psychologist or mental health provider for an evaluation to make sure you are in the right mindset to have bariatric surgery and are prepared for changes that will occur. Often, your surgeon will recommend mental health care after your surgery to continue your adjustment.