The Bariatric Surgery Process: Steps Along the Journey to a New You

New Patient Weight Loss Consultation

When you visit our office for a new patient consultation you will spend time with your bariatric surgeon and your weight loss team and begin to build your personalized weight loss journey.

This first consultation is key to your overall weight loss success. During this visit:

  • You will meet with your surgeon to discuss and review your health history.
  • Your surgeon will explain the bariatric surgical options and will help you decide which one is right for you.
  • The patient navigator will meet with you to discuss the requirements of our program, as well as, your health insurance plan in relation to bariatric surgery.

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Dietary Consultations

All insurances require diet documentation with a registered dietitian or a physician. This is a 2-hour class with our dietitian and exercise physiologist to start you on your weight loss journey. A support person is welcome to attend. View our Bariatric Group Class schedule here.

Our Bariatric Care Team

At Ascension Medical Group Mid-Michigan Bariatrics, we offer a supportive, nurturing environment and a customized treatment approach to help you achieve your weight loss goals through either a non-surgical weight loss program or surgical weight loss procedures. Our team can provide you with the tools and support you need to make the decision that’s right for you.

Vasanth Stalin

Dr. Vasanth Stalin

MD, Bariatric Surgeon

Megan Hammis

Megan Hammis

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Lisa Guyton

Lisa Guyton

Bariatric Center Manager