Take the next step
Find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.

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:

If you have questions or would like more information, our dedicated Intake Coordinators are ready to help. Give us a call at (866) 326-6790.
Reclaim Your Life with Bariatric Surgery

Published by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), these videos explain weight loss surgery.

Watch Videos Now

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. Call (866) 326-6790 or register online. 

Register Now

Show Me

Filter Events Near Me
View All Classes & Events
View All News

Bariatric Surgery: More Than Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery is not just a procedure for weight loss -- it can actually help reverse symptoms of diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease and more. Here's how to figure out if you're a candidate and what you need to know.

Mindful Eating Vs. Dieting

A Henry Ford dietitian explains the difference between mindful eating and dieting and helps you learn to enjoy your meals.

5 Ways To Make New Habits Stick

Are your New Year’s Resolutions slipping a bit? Don’t beat yourself up. A Henry Ford health coach shares tips on how to make habits stick.

View All Blog Posts