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Bariatric Surgery in Michigan

If you’re reading this, you have decided that diet and exercise are not enough to help you lose the significant weight you need. In fact, weight-loss surgery is often the only solution for patients with high body mass indexes or whose waning health requires them to lose drastic weight in a short period of time. Bariatric surgery in Michigan may be a difficult decision, but it’s most often the right one.

Michigan is the 10th most obese state in the country. Of the 32.5% of adults who are obese in this state, a third of them suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension), and 11.2% have type 2 diabetes—two conditions that are completely reversible with a significant amount of weight loss and lifestyle changes. Our country’s significantly high rate of obesity and obesity-related health conditions—cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, to name a few—has cost well over $200 billion dollars in healthcare a year.

Dr. Gagner and his team will thoroughly assess the state of your health to determine if weight-loss surgery is right for you, and if so, what procedure is the safest and most likely to give you the results your body needs. Your procedure will help you keep the excess weight off and reverse your existing health conditions that are making your weight-loss journey even more urgent.

Dr. Michel Gagner has developed many of the most common procedures that are used today across the globe. He is a pioneer in his field and has performed various bariatric surgeries—such as mini gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric balloon—in Michigan and all over. His procedures are as minimally invasive as possible to promote faster healing, shorter down time, and less stress on the body. For more information about our bariatric procedures, contact our Michigan location.

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Frequently asked questions

Your recovery from surgery will take place in the surgery center's recovery room for the first night, and then in our Westmount Square convalescent center for the following night.

When will I be able to return to work? Under normal conditions, patients are able to leave their recovery rooms and return home 48 hours after the surgery.

The time required before returning to work depends on the type of work. For desk work, return times are 1-2 weeks post-op. For physical work, return times are 2-6 weeks post-op.