Published by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), these videos explain weight loss surgery.
A healthy new you is waiting
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/or the way your body absorbs calories and nutrition, resulting in weight loss. There are a number of different ways to perform the surgery, based on each patient’s unique needs and situation. Almost all procedures are done laparoscopically, a technique that minimizes incision size and reduces recovery time and discomfort.
At Henry Ford, our surgeons have performed thousands of procedures and work with a team of healthcare professionals to support you along your weight-loss journey, from deciding to have surgery, preparing for surgery and adjusting to a new way of life and health after surgery. The team includes:
- Devoted bariatric surgery nurses
- Registered dietitians who specialize in bariatric surgery patients
- Psychologists trained to provide guidance to bariatric surgery patients
- Dedicated bariatric surgery inpatient unit
- Exercise team focused on the severely obese - a component unique to our program
The benefits of weight loss surgery
Often, people choose bariatric surgery to safely manage or resolve a variety of health conditions and symptoms, including:
- Arthritis and mobility issues
- Depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues
- Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol and lipid levels
- Infertility issues
- Sleep apnea and other sleep issues
- Urinary/bladder incontinence
High standards you can trust
The Henry Ford Bariatric Surgery Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a part of the American College of Surgeons. MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice.