Take the first step to a healthier life

Learn more about our bariatric surgery options

Bariatric 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:

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.

Join Us for a Bariatric Surgery Seminar

Learn more about the options and support available, meet the team, and get your questions answered.

Register Now

Show Me

Filter Events Near Me

LiveWell Grocery Store Tour

Join a Henry Ford LiveWell registered dietitian nutritionist at a Kroger near you for a hands-on tour of the grocery store.

Bariatric Support Group - Macomb

Join patients and family members for monthly discussions about post-surgical weight management and other topics of interest.

View All Classes & Events
View All News
View All Blog Posts