Surgical Weight Management Services in Southwest Michigan - Bronson Healthcare

Surgical Weight Management

Surgery can help you lose excess weight and improve health problems associated with being severely overweight such as metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis. By choosing bariatric surgery, you must be willing to make permanent changes like eating healthy and exercising regularly.

Is bariatric surgery the right option for you?

You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you meet the following criteria:

  • At least 18 years old (those younger than 18 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Body mass index (BMI) of at least 40
  • BMI of at least 35 with obesity-related medical problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease or sleep apnea
  • Previously tried a non-surgical weight loss program
  • Willing to stick with lifestyle and nutrition requirements after surgery
  • Psychologically stable
  • Willing to attend bariatric surgery support group sessions

If you have additional questions, visit the National Institutes of Health for more information about bariatric surgery and to calculate your BMI.

Preparing for bariatric surgery

Our six-week program is designed to help you prepare for bariatric surgery. Our team of experts will help you plan for the permanent dietary and lifestyle changes you’ll need to make after surgery. The program also includes:

  • A personalized meal plan designed by a dietitian
  • Menus, recipes and shopping lists you can customize
  • Ten private, one-hour personal training sessions with an exercise physiologist
  • Weekly group education sessions led by our team members

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