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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.

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  • Bariatric Surgery Seminar - Detroit

    Join us for a free, in-depth informational session that is your introduction to the bariatric surgery program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

  • Bariatric Support Group

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

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    Do you ever wonder how the experts do it? In this class, you will learn to cut vegetables, fish and herbs like a professional. Improve your speed...

  • 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.

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