Weight-loss surgery in Saginaw
Bariatric surgery helps you to lose weight by reducing the size of your stomach and changing how your body absorbs nutrients. Your appetite decreases and your stomach gets fuller with less food. Bariatric care teams at Ascension Medical Group Bariatrics, in Saginaw, Michigan, provide specialty care for weight-loss surgery and weight management. If you are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above, weight-loss surgery may be an option. Talk with your doctor about your answers to these questions:
- Does my current weight cause any other chronic health conditions?
- Can I commit to documented weight-loss efforts required by my insurance plan?
- Am I willing to re-evaluate my diet and exercise regimen to live a healthier life?
Weight-loss surgery can be a deeply personal, life-changing decision. Our doctors and nurses listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a weight-loss plan that’s right for you.
What to expect at a bariatric surgery consultation
Weight-loss management is a step-by-step process. At Ascension Medical Group Bariatrics, we help guide and support you through every step of your journey. Our team of surgical weight-loss specialists includes a surgeon, bariatric dietitian, and behavioral health support. Our care team will also help with insurance questions and pre-approval requirements.
Our care team helps you to understand surgical and non-surgical treatment options and lifestyle changes. We care about your physical and emotional health. Get started on your weight-loss journey by registering for a seminar.
Types of bariatric surgery
At Ascension Medical Group Bariatrics, our bariatric surgeons specialize in the following procedures:
- Duodenal switch
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Revisions of previous weight-loss surgeries
We offer minimally invasive surgical options that may help shorten your recovery time. Our doctors and weight management care team are committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals.
Weight management programs
Bariatric surgery is not your only option. Our dietitians work with you to create a personalized nutrition plan with meal ideas. We help address your lifestyle, activity level, foods and behaviors that may trigger emotional eating.
Weight loss before and after surgery
You will have a network of support before, during and after your weight-loss surgery. During your journey, you’ll have follow-up visits with your doctor and care team at a location near you. At Ascension Medical Group Bariatrics, we also offer bariatric support groups, exercise and fitness programs that fit your capabilities and nutrition counseling. Your success is important to us.
Patient stories about their bariatric surgery journey
Bariatric surgery has helped many people achieve their weight-loss goals. Here are real-life success stories from patients who have followed our program.
- Lisa’s weight-loss story
- Ann’s weight-loss story
- Dawn’s weight-loss story
- Dennis’ weight-loss story
- Gary’s weight-loss story
- Heather’s weight-loss story
- Leanne’s weight-loss story
- Mary Jo’s weight-loss story
Ascension St. Mary's Hospital is nationally accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
The reason this is important is because the national medical society assessing these programs requires that hospitals meet rigorous standards of quality and patient safety. A bariatric surgery center achieves accreditation after an intense review process during which it proves it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources and standards of practice.
All accredited centers report their outcomes to the database of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). MBSAQIP combines the exceptional standards of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery into a unified process to create one national accreditation standard for bariatric surgery centers.
Weight-loss results may vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results.