Detroit Medical Center surgeons are nationally known for developing and performing innovative weight-loss procedures – bariatric surgery – on men and women who are at least 100 pounds overweight, suffer from related health conditions and have unsuccessfully tried other weight-loss methods.
DMC bariatric surgeons use many different surgical techniques to help morbidly obese patients lose weight, regain health and take control of their lives.
Bariatrics at DMC Harper University Hospital
Harper Bariatric Medicine Institute is recognized nationally as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery – one of the highest standards in Bariatric Care. In addition, it has received Center of Excellence/Blue Distinction through Blue Care Network and was the first hospital in Michigan to earn the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Bariatric Surgery. These designations mean that Harper Bariatric Medicine Institute’s Bariatric Surgery program meets the rigorous standards set forth by the nation’s highest bariatric accreditation organizations.
And since our Detroit bariatric surgery program is part of a world-class hospital – and its surgeons have performed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures – patients turn to Harper for peace of mind as well as weight loss.
To learn more about the bariatric/weight loss program at DMC Harper University Hospital, visit their website.
Bariatrics at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
DMC bariatric surgeons at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital offer The LAP-BAND® procedure. The LAP-BAND® procedure usually requires only a 24 hour hospital stay. The procedure itself takes less than an hour and results in very little post-operative pain. In fact, most patients who undergo the lap-band procedure do not need to take prescription pain medicine - Tylenol or Advil usually is enough.
The process at all DMC bariatric surgery sites usually begins with an informational seminar and a pre-operative visit with your surgeon. At the seminar, you will receive more information about the process and have a chance to ask the surgeon any questions that you may have
For an appointment, a second opinion or more information, please call 1-888-DMC-2500.