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.
The process begins by attending an on-line or in-person informational meeting that provides the necessary details about surgery, our comprehensive approach and the need for medical follow up. Afterwards, you will undergo a medical, dietary and psychological evaluation. Our multidisciplinary review committee will evaluate all of your records and create a personalized letter with your specific risks of surgery as well as the expected amount of weight loss you may achieve at 1 year. You may need to complete additional requirements before surgery depending on your health and specific insurance requirements. These requirements will be included with the review committee letter in a check-list format.
Step 1: Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)
To qualify for weight loss surgery:
You must be 18 years or older.
There is no maximum age for surgery
Your BMI must be:
40 or more
35 or more
you must have weight-related illnesses such as:
High blood pressure
Due to higher complication rates, your BMI must be less than 65 to be considered for surgery.
Step 2: Attend an Informational Session
You may participate in an info session on-line or in person.
To complete an on-line info session, watch the entire video and then click here.
Take Notes! You will be asked about your comprehension of the video.
If you would like to attend an info session in person please call (734) 936-5738 to schedule.
Each session is 2 hours in length and is led by a bariatric surgeon and dietitian or PA.
Session are held in a group format along with other interested applicants.
Learn about our program, meet members of the team and have your questions answered.
Step 3: Fill out a Health History Questionnaire
The Road to Surgery
Medically Supervised Weight Loss Documentation
Primary Care Physician Letter