Michel Gagner Clinic MD
Your Bariatric Surgery Specialist

Michel Gagner Clinic MD

Deciding to pursue weight-loss surgery is a step towards reclaiming your life and your health. Bariatric surgery provides patients suffering from long-term obesity a chance to permanently lose excessive weight, and reduce or completely eliminate obesity-related health issues. Although it is a difficult choice to make, Dr. Michel Gagner’s knowledge and experience will quickly make you realize it was the right one. No matter your weight or pre-existing health conditions, Dr. Gagner will ensure you are given the most effective and safest treatment to guarantee a lifetime of benefits.

For decades, Dr. Michel Gagner has performed life-saving bariatric surgeries all over the world with long-term results. Using innovative weight-loss procedures, some of which he himself has pioneered or perfected, Dr. Gagner has managed to give patients hope for better health when diet and exercise alone has not been enough to lose significant weight. He is known for performing minimally invasive procedures, and his renowned techniques are taught and studied in universities and other academic settings. Through various conferences, interviews, and on-going research, Dr. Gagner has been a champion for better access to weight-loss procedures and continues to fight the stigma of obesity that can make life-saving surgery hard to access.

Obesity in the United States

In the United States, almost 38% of adults are obese. Almost 8% are morbidly obese. Preventable chronic diseases associated with obesity are the biggest cost to healthcare in this country. Up to $210 billion dollars are spent on healthcare costs for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancers. In 2017, 14.8% of high-school students were obese. While a healthy diet and exercise are essential to maintaining a healthy body mass index, our country needs more permanent obesity solutions. Despite an obese person’s best efforts to lose weight, their goals may not be achievable without bariatric surgery.

The truth of obesity in the USA is that it isn’t always a result of a series of poor lifestyle choices. Studies show that eating high-sodium, high-sugar diets and inactivity don’t always lead to obesity. Excessive weight is often a result of genetics and are beyond the individual’s control. Dr. Gagner and his team have helped thousands of patients in the US and all over the world reach their weight-loss goals by first making them feel comfortable and open to discuss their hopes and expectations for a better, healthier future. Find a clinic nearest to you.

Weight Loss Procedures

Gastric Balloon

A gastric balloon reduces the space within the patient's stomach, so they feel full after consuming less food.

Aspire Assist

By way of a tube, patients empty 30% of their stomach's contents with ease after meals.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

A laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy reduces stomach volume with the remaining section left in the shape of a sleeve.

Mini Gastric Bypass

A Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) provides the dual action of a gastric reduction and intestinal malabsorption.

Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

A laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass consists of creating a Roux limb and a Bilio-Pancreatic limb to constrain digestion and ingestion.

Single Anastomosis Duodenal Switch

Single-Anastomosis Duodenal Switch

A single anastomosis duodenal switch (SIPS) reduces bowel movement frequency and produces fewer side effects and vitamin deficiencies.

Duodenal Switch

Duodenal Switch

The end product of a duodenal switch is two intestinal limbs. However, nutrient absorption is limited within the lower intestines.



Dr. Gagner performs revisions for failed gastric band and gastric sleeve patients.

General Surgery

Diagnostic Surgery

When imaging techniques fail, we turn to diagnostic surgery to target the source of pain.

Hernia Repair

No matter the type of hernia, Dr. Gagner will repair it. This is an out-patient procedure that requires post-surgery convalescence.


Have gallstones? Dr. Gagner removes the gallbladder and with it, your excruciating pain. Leave the same day as your surgery.

Nissen Fundoplication

For a permanent solution to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), patients opt for the Nissen Fundoplication.



A Gastroscopy is an orally administered endoscopy and is performed for diagnostic or exploratory purposes.


Stretta is an endoscopic procedure for the treatment of gastric reflux, or gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). It works by delivering radiofrequency energy in the form of electromagnetic waves emitted from a catheter that sits inside the lower esophageal sphincter...