Having a good support system is an important part of your weight loss journey. You are embarking on a life style change and having the support needed will ensure your success. Our office offers a Bariatric Support Group at different locations in Eastern NC. Below are the locations, day and time of each event. Please join us. Our support groups are open for anyone who has had surgery, thinking about surgery, in the process of having surgery or a friend or family member of someone that would like to gain insight on the world of Bariatrics.


Second Monday of each month
6:00 pm 
Southern Surgical Conference Center
2459 Emerald Place, #100

New Bern

Third Monday of each month
6:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
400 New Street
(Facing church, in building on far left)


Fourth Monday of each month
7:00 pm
Vidant Wellness Center
Cowell Farm Road

Laura B. Smith

Bariatric Customer Care Representative


In 2008 Southern Surgical took a new direction of recommitment to the highest level of customer service by adding a full time employee dedicated to our patients and quality of care provided to them. Laura B. Smith is our Bariatric Customer Care Representative.  She is from Plymouth, NC.  She moved to Greenville in 1988 to come to college.  She found her passion in Marketing and Business.  Laura not only gives our patients wonderful customer care, but is also a patient of Southern Surgical.  She had gastric banding in August 2007. In August 2013, she had to have her band converted to a sleeve. She is available as a resource for current and prospective patients about the journey she has already taken.  She can be reached at (252) 295 9898. Laura is an avid swimmer, morning show radio host, The Morning Rush 107.9, enjoys traveling, and loves to spend time with her family.  Her passion is people and she is committed to helping others during their weight loss journey.