The Bariatric Surgery Process: Steps Along the Journey to a New You
Surgical Weight Loss Treatment Options
Weight loss surgery has helped millions of people shed excess weight and live healthier lives. The Ascension Medical Group Mid-Michigan Bariatrics care team’s goal is to meet our patients’ needs before, during and after surgery. Your success is important to us.
Most of our surgical procedures can be performed laparoscopically. This minimally invasive surgical technique uses video technology to assist the procedure, resulting in smaller incisions, reduced pain, shorter recovery time and reduced risk of infection.
The Ascension Medical Group Mid-Michigan Bariatrics offers the latest and safest weight loss surgery options:
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Adjustable Laparoscopic Gastric Band
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Reshape Gastric Balloon
- Duodenal Switch
Through our online video seminar, we go into more detail on each surgical procedure.
Following surgery, the average bariatric patient loses and keeps off 50-75% of excess body weight. Many of the health risks associated with obesity — heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, cancer and diabetes — are reduced by as much as 95-100%.
Despite the positive results, patients considering weight loss surgery need to know that there is no quick fix when it comes to losing weight. Bariatric surgery is only a tool and requires willpower and a commitment to making significant lifestyle changes.
"A lot of people come to us looking for hope. We want to help them live the fullest life."