Lindsey Sean Sharp, MD

Medical Director, Bariatric Division

UNC Health Provider

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Weight-Loss Surgery, General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

REX Surgical Specialists Bariatric Specialty Center
4207 Lake Boone Trail
Suite 210
Raleigh, NC 27607
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible


Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

About the Provider


  • Weight-Loss Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery


  • Hernia Surgery

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

About Lindsey Sean Sharp, MD

I love having the opportunity to cure type II diabetes through metabolic surgery/bariatric surgery. Losing weight, for those who have a long history of obesity, is life-changing, and I am privileged to be a part of that journey. I also enjoy performing complex gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and hernia repairs and doing so in a minimally invasive manner to speed recovery and improve function.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Health Rex


  • English

Medical School

  • Emory University, 1999 - 2003
  • Honors: Cum Laude, Alpha Omega Alpha


  • Emory University, 2003 - 2008
  • Area: General Surgery


  • Duke University, 2008 - 2009
  • Area: Bariatric Surgery

Bachelor of Science

  • Duke University, 1995 - 1999
  • Area: Biology-Cell and Molecular
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Surgery, Board Certified, 2019
  • Obesity Medicine, Board Certified, 2019
Bariatric/Weight-Loss Procedures: duodenal switch, single anastomosis duodenal switch (SIPS), vertical sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, revisional bariatric surgery; General Surgery Procedures: paraesophageal hernia repair, antireflux surgery, inguinal hernia repair, incisional hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, lumps and bumps; Research: conversion of gastric bypass to duodenal switch, predicting diabetes remission after bariatric surgery, optimal performance of bariatric surgery to maximize outcomes and reduce risk
Bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, surgery for esophageal reflux, advanced gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, general surgery, obesity medicine

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
* Coverage for certain behavioral health, Medicare and commercial plans as well as TriCare varies across UNC Health entities. Please call prior to your visit to determine coverage.
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