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.
Step 1: Watch the Info Session video below
You will need to take a quiz after watching the entire video.
Step 2: Take the quiz by clicking on the button below.
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