When more traditional attempts at weight loss have not resulted in long-term success, many people struggling with obesity turn to bariatric surgery, or weight-loss surgery, as an option.
Bariatric surgery is a way to change the amount of food your stomach can hold and the way your body absorbs calories and nutrition, resulting in long-term weight loss. The Bariatric Surgery Center at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital provides patients with the safest and most-effective surgery experience. Almost all procedures are done laparoscopically, a technique that minimizes incision size and reduces recovery time and discomfort.
“Bariatric surgery is a big step in a patient’s life, so it’s our goal to foster an environment of trust and compassion for such an important decision,” says Puraj Patel, DO, bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital.
Where To Start
At Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, we meet with you prior to surgery to determine the best options for your needs. The process starts with a no-cost information session where you will meet with a bariatric surgeon and ask questions to make sure this is the right option for you. Once you decide to proceed, we arrange a one-on-one surgical consultation, a nutritional consult, and an evaluation by one of our bariatric psychologists.
Our program offers a unique approach by providing patients with a dietitian and psychologist to provide lifetime support and positive lifestyle changes, before, during and after surgery.
Bariatric surgery might be the right choice for you if you have tried all other weight-loss options and your BMI is greater than 40, or greater than 35 with other medical problems such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Degenerative joint disease
- Polycystic ovaries
“Bariatric surgery is the most effective form of long-term weight loss and resolution of medical problems associated with obesity,” says Dr. Patel. “We offer a life-long commitment to our patients, and require they make a life-long commitment to their health and wellness.”
Attend a free weight-loss seminar. Call (248) 325-1355 for dates, times and to register, or visit HenryFord.com/Bariatrics.