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Bariatric or weight loss surgery makes changes to your digestive system by limiting the amount of food you can eat, or by reducing your absorption of nutrients, or both. These changes result in weight loss. Start your healthy weight quiz, and find out if weight loss surgery is right for you.
Weight Loss Surgery is Safe and Effective
30% Weight Loss
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
During this procedure, a small stomach pouch or sleeve is created to decrease the amount of food it can hold. This surgery does not involve the small intestine in any way.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
During this procedure, a small stomach pouch is created to decrease the amount of food it can hold. Reconfiguration of the small intestine allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine to limit the calories your body absorbs.
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?
A successful weight loss surgery candidate meets the following requirements:
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 and type 2 diabetes.
- A BMI of 35 to 39 (Obesity) and a serious weight-related health issue, such as: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, severe sleep apnea, or severe joint pain or mobility issues.
- A BMI of 40 or higher (extreme obesity)
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Bariatric Surgery Can Improve Chronic Health Conditions
Bariatric surgery, combined with healthy eating and intentional exercise has helped many patients see significant improvement or reversal of chronic health conditions such as:
- Arthritis and mobility issues
- Depression and anxiety
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Infertility issues
- Sleep apnea
- Urinary incontinence
Many insurance companies will cover a portion of weight loss surgery. They typically require documentation of medical conditions and medical treatment by your primary care doctor to establish whether you meet the criteria for surgery. Henry Ford Health has a bariatric surgery insurance specialist who will work with you to obtain authorization.
Bariatric surgery didn’t just help me lose weight
I know we’re here to help other people. But there came a time when I physically couldn’t help others without first helping myself.