In this phase, we assist you in completing the application packet and scheduling your consultation with our surgeon. Following the consultation, we will help you organize and schedule your pre-admission testing. Just prior to your surgery, you will complete your pre-surgical education classes, where you learn what you will need for your hospital stay, your nutrition needs following surgery, and details of what to expect when you return home from the hospital.
This includes the laparoscopic procedure, the recovery period and the first two days of your new healthy life! During this time you will be up and walking through the hospital corridors and receiving further education about your post-operative lifestyle.
This phase covers your follow-up appointments with your surgeon and dietitian, your membership in our ongoing support group and possibly becoming a "Bari-Partner™".
A Bari-Partner™ is someone who has experienced the surgery and is willing to mentor someone else on his/her weight loss journey. As you lose weight rapidly, we want to ensure comprehensive medical follow up and close connection to the Michigan Bariatric Institute. We are always available for questions, concerns, or just to talk about your weight loss.