With increased concern in the political and medical arenas about the problem of obesity in Detroit, Michigan and other areas of the United States, more doctors are recommending weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) to their obese patients. Obesity can cause new health problems or make a patient’s existing health problems worse. But obesity help is easy to find in Detroit, MI. When a person’s BMI exceeds 40 (or, in some cases, is 35 or greater and the person also has diabetes, hypertension, or another obesity-related complication), the Detroit bariatric surgery specialist may recommend Lap Band® surgery, gastric bypass surgery, vertical banded gastroplasty, or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Of these bariatric surgery procedures, bypass surgery and gastric banding are, by far, the most common.
If you decide to undergo a gastric band or gastric bypass surgery, Detroit is a good place to consider. Some of the medical facilities in the southeastern Michigan area include Henry Ford Hospital, the Detroit Medical Center, St. John Health System, and Harper University Hospital.
When scheduling your weight loss surgery in Detroit, budget extra time before the surgery for sightseeing and other Detroit activities. Also called the “Motor City” because of its historical participation in the automotive industry, Detroit has many things to do and see. If you’re feeling lucky, you can play the slot machines or tables at Greektown casino. Other options include the Belle Isle Zoo, Fisher Mansion, and Detroit Institute of Art. If you enjoy sports, watch the Pistons play at home.