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Metro Detroit Weight Loss Program

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Contact us: 866-823-4458

Get back to the life you love…with the Ascension Michigan Weight Loss program

At Ascension Michigan Weight Loss, 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. We can help you lose and manage your weight for a lifetime, so that you can get back to the little things you love, like enjoying time outside, playing with your children or grandchildren, or pursuing your favorite hobby. The next step takes courage. But you’ve got this. And, we’ll be right by your side.

Medical Weight Loss Options

We offer non-surgical weight loss programs that include lifestyle/behavior modification and nutrition counseling in a non-discriminating, compassionate environment. For more information, please call 866-823-4458.

Our program is an individualized approach, not a "one size fits all".  This support is delivered in a variety of ways, so there’s something for everyone—nutritional education presentations, exercise tips, success strategies focused on behavior modifications and tracking tools. Our team of physicians, dietitians and healthcare professionals assist you in finding and maintaining weight loss success.

Surgical Weight Loss Options

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 Michigan Weight Loss Center offers the latest and safest weight loss surgery options:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Adjustable Laparoscopic Gastric Band
  •  Intra-Gastric balloontm ORBERA
    • Is an incision-less, non-surgical solution for patients who are not appropriate for or considering invasive surgery, but for whom diet & exercise or pharmaceutical interventions have not worked. The balloon is placed in the stomach for six months, and is used in conjunction with a long term supervised diet and behavior modification program.
  • Revisions of previous weight loss surgeries

For more information, please call 866-823-4458.

Free informational seminars

Join us at one of our free informational seminars and hear from surgeons about how you too can make the change for a healthier life. The best way to get started is by attending any one of our free weight loss seminars, either in-person or online, which are required before scheduling a surgical consultation. The seminar will give you a better understanding of your options, including:

  • Surgical and non-surgical weight loss options
  • Psychological issues related to weight gain
  • Information on insurance issues
  • Expectations for participation in our bariatric program
  • Diet, nutrition and necessary lifestyle changes
  • How to prepare for surgery
  • What kind of support is available after weight loss

If you have a question about our seminar or services, call 866-823-4458.

Weight Loss Surgeons

Our team of experienced, bariatric surgeons lead a weight loss team made up of nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, behavioral therapists and insurance coordinators that are here to help you in your journey of healthy lifestyle changes.

Gary R. Katz, DO Gary R. Katz, DO
A specialist in general surgery, Dr. Katz is Medical Director of the bariatric surgical team at Ascension Michigan Weight Loss and performs the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic band placement (LAP-BAND), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, ORBERA Insta-gastric balloon and endoscopic gastric outlet reduction procedure. Dr. Katz sees patients at our Madison Heights and Novi locations.


Mubashir Sabir, MDMubashir A. Sabir, MD
Dr. Sabir is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Sabir performs the following laparoscopic procedures: adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. As a general surgeon, he performs gall bladder, appendix, colon, gastrointestinal, skin, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Sabir also performs both lower and upper endoscopy. Dr. Sabir sees patients at our Madison Heights, Novi and Howell locations.


Jason Rizqallah, MD
Dr. Rizqallah is a board-certified general surgeon with Ascension Medical Group and is fellowship-trained and specialized in bariatric surgery. Dr. Rizqallah has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques including advanced laparoscopic procedures. As a bariatric surgeon, he performs the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Rizqallah is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He sees patients at our Novi and Howell locations.


Surgical Weight Loss Locations

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus
27486 Dequindre Road
Oakland Center Professional Building, Suite 204
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: 248-967-7326

Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus
47601 Grand River Ave.
Outpatient Center, Suite B136
Novi, MI 48374
Phone: 248-465-3940

Ascension Medical Center, Howell
1225 S. Latson Road
Suite 380
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: 248-465-3940

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Locations

Ascension St. John Hospital
22151 Moross Road
Professional Building 1, Suite 135
Detroit, MI 48236
Phone: 313-343-7223

Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus
47601 Grand River Ave.
Outpatient Center, Suite B136
Novi, MI 48374
Phone: 248-465-3940

Register for one of free weight loss seminars

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