Lose Weight and Get More out of Life.Take the first step with the Ascension Genesys Bariatric Surgery Program.

Losing weight and keeping it off can be a difficult, lifelong journey. Statistics tell part of the story. If you put ten average Michigan residents in a room, four will be overweight (BMI 25-30) and another three will be obese (BMI > 30).
Perhaps you’ve tried many years of exercise routines, countless diet and nutrition programs, and therapy. You’ve likely experienced periods of weight loss, sometimes for months or years, but have never quite achieved long-term, sustainable and significant weight loss.
Ascension Genesys offers a compassionate, individualized approach, not a “one size fits all” weight-loss program. The Ascension Genesys Bariatric Surgery Program is designed to give you the tools and support you need to make the decision that’s right for you. We can help you lose weight and manage it for a lifetime so you can get back to the little things you love, like enjoying time outside, visiting with friends, playing with your children or grandchildren, or pursuing your favorite hobby.
Led by bariatric surgeon, Vasanth Stalin, MD, the program features the latest minimally-invasive weight-loss surgical techniques, and soon will include robotic-assisted procedures offering smaller incisions, reduced pain and often, a shorter recovery time. Matched with the exceptional surgical and nursing staff at Ascension Genesys, Dr. Stalin is focused on effectiveness, innovation and patient satisfaction.

Surgical Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery leads to weight loss by restricting food intake and interrupting the digestive process. Dr. Stalin’s expertise allows him to provide the advanced surgical solution that fits the exact needs of each patient. You may be eligible if you are:
  • More than 100 pounds overweight
  • Body mass index (BMI) higher than 35
  • Suffering from weight-related health problems
  • Unsuccessful in losing weight by traditional,non-surgical methods

“Bariatric surgery is only a tool and it requires willpower and a commitment to making significant lifestyle changes.”
Dr. Vasanth Stalin

Benefits to Surgery

Today, bariatric surgery is helping thousands of individuals live healthier, longer lives. Following surgery, the average bariatric patient loses and keeps off 50-75% of excess body weight. Many of the health risks associated with obesity – heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, cancer and diabetes – are reduced by as much as 95-100%.
People considering weight- loss surgery need to know there is no quick fix when it comes to losing weight. “Bariatric surgery is only a tool and it requires willpower and a commitment to making significant lifestyle changes,” explains Dr. Stalin. “Surgery speeds up weight loss, but it isn’t the ‘easy’ option. It requires patients to be extremely dedicated to lifestyle changes which include eating techniques and exercise.”

Support and Learning – Keys to Success

The journey to a new you starts with a strong knowledge of the entire weight-loss process. The Ascension Genesys Team offers seminars and monthly support groups that can help with your success before and after surgery. Support groups are offered at three different, convenient locations. And, you’ll be surrounded with your own personal cheerleaders, our bariatric coordinator and bariatric dietitian, who will be with you every step of the way.
Patients of the Ascension Genesys Bariatric Surgery Program will also receive a free membership at the Ascension Genesys Health Club.
If you’re thinking about taking the next step, the Ascension Genesys Bariatric Surgery Team is here for you. You can lose the weight and get more out of life! For more information or to register for an informational seminar, call 810.606.7669.

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