Bariatric Surgery

 

MBSAQIP Accredited Center: American College of Surgeons - American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The Michigan Medicine Adult Bariatric Surgery Program offers a comprehensive, personalized weight loss surgery program designed to help patients reach their goals. If you are struggling to lose weight after multiple attempts, are over the age of 18 years old, and are willing to making a lifelong commitment to your health, bariatric surgery may be for you.

If you’ve explored the resources on this site and are ready to start your weight loss journey, watch our adult bariatric surgery informational video or call to schedule a new patient consultation: 734-936-5738.

Bariatric Surgery Works

The benefits of bariatric surgery extend beyond weight loss. The procedure has been shown to improve medical conditions related to obesity, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Arthritis

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported that individuals affected by severe obesity are resistant to maintaining weight loss by diet and exercise alone. Currently, bariatric surgery is the only treatment recognized as effective by the NIH to combat severe obesity and maintain weight loss in the long term.

A Complete Program and Life-Long Support

The Michigan Medicine Adult Bariatric Program is designed to guide patients through their entire journey, from determining which procedure is best for each patient to post-operative care and counseling. A multidisciplinary care team including surgeons, physician assistants, registered dietitians, neuropsychologists, endocrinologists, and nurses — all specifically trained in bariatric surgery — work with patients through the entire process.

For most patients, success starts by learning about the health risks associated with obesity, as well as understanding the risks and benefits of surgery and the required commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Free informational sessions are held regularly to educate potential patients and answer questions.

Additional advantages include:

  • Efficient enrollment process
  • Fast, easy access to initial evaluations
  • Online learning resources for an enhanced, convenient patient experience
  • Streamlined approach to minimize the number of appointments
  • Thorough evaluations customized for individual patients
  • Lifelong follow-up with the Michigan Medicine team

Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative

Michigan Medicine bariatric surgeons participate in the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSC), aimed at continually improving the quality and safety of bariatric surgery. Learn more about the MBSC.

Research

Michigan Medicine is a national leader in scientific and medical research. We strive to better understand the effects of obesity on the human body and the impact of bariatric surgery. Participating in research is entirely voluntary and requires separate consent. Read more about Michigan Medicine bariatric research on the Michigan Lab Blog.

Find Out More and Get Started with the Program

Watch our adult bariatric surgery informational video or schedule a new patient consultation to meet the Michigan Medicine bariatric surgery team and learn more about obesity, bariatric surgery, and the Michigan Medicine program: 734-936-5738.