T. Ryan Heider Bariatric Surgeon M.D., F.A.C.S.
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6 yr in Bariatrics

11 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

6 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

90% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 16

Max Age of Patient is 70

Erin Abbey Gray
Tammy Beck
Practice Manager
Amanda Downs
Bobbie Brown
Insurance Coordinator
Jessica Sandoe
Administrative Coordinator
Tiffany Hinson
Bariatric Program Coordinator / Nurse Navigator

  • About Me

    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.

  • Latest Reviews See all 42 reviews
    avatar sallyawad on Sept. 20, 2016

    I was so skeptical about working with any dr. , my insurance did not pay for my surgery so I had to find somewhere with a reasonable price to do my surgery at and I have called Dr. Heider office, found that the price was affordable More...

    avatar Sammy D. on Nov. 16, 2014

    Hands Down, Dr. Heider is one of the BEST surgeons available. He really cares about his patients, and does an awesome job. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center is a top notch hospital that is super clean, state of the art, and with a staff that More...

    avatar reinventme127 on Sept. 3, 2014

    I have severe painful GERD, painful IBS, and yellow stools since surgery. I was sleeved Jun 12th. At this time I regret having the surgery done. I also did not like that I was not given pain med unless I asked post surg which is More...

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