Lose Weight with Bariatric Surgery at War Memorial Hospital
Bariatric surgery is the only proven method to achieve long term weight loss success in those individuals that suffer from morbid obesity. Although it is not right for everyone, it is a proven option for candidates whose obesity does not respond to conventional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise alone.
WMH offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to help you achieve long-term weight loss success. The physicians and staff of Advanced Surgical Care work very closely with your primary care doctor and other healthcare providers so that your journey toward weight loss is as smooth as it can be. We also work with very closely with your insurance company to make sure that all insurance criteria are met.
In Her Own Words - Meet Tracey
I have struggled with my weight most of my life. I was an overweight child and an obese preteen and a morbidly obese teenager and adult.
My heaviest recorded weight was 398 lbs at age 39.
I finally went for Bariatric medical attention.
At age 40 and weighing 352 lbs, I had the Vertical Sleeve done in 2011 by Dr. Jamie Adair with Advanced Surgical Care in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan at War Memorial Hospital and it was a wonderful choice for me. Before that, I was miserable, in severe pain every day, and was quickly losing my battle with my weight. I was well on my way to an early death.
My life changed when I began to work with the Doctors and staff at Advanced Surgical Care. I found Dr Adair to be a fantastic surgeon and he was extremely helpful and honest about what I was to expect and how this surgery could, and would, change my body and my life. He was very informative and answered all my questions with a clear and caring style that made me feel comfortable right away.
Getting Closer to Her Goal Weight
I have lost over 200lbs so far and still continue to lose weight and I am closer to my goal weight every week. I still receive superior care at Advanced Surgical Care and recommend the Doctors and Staff there to everyone that asks about my surgeries and my progress. I thank everyone at Advanced Surgical Care for all their help and support through this life changing journey of mine. And I credit all their compassion, care and talents in truly helping me to save my life.
The support staff is far and away, the best group of people I have encountered in the medical profession. They were all very friendly, always made me feel very comfortable, answered my questions and were available for me with help whenever I needed. They really are some of the nicest and most compassionate professionals out there.
Surgical Options - Video Presentation
Advancements in Bariatric Surgery have resulted in different options for patients, which can sometimes be confusing. During your consultation with your Advanced Surgical Care surgeon, you'll discuss these options in depth, reviewing the pro's and con's of each for you and your particular situation. Watch the video below to get started understanding the different types of procedures and how they help the patient to lose weight.
Understanding Options and Costs
If you are considering bariatric weight-loss surgery and want to read more about the various options, please open the comparison of bariatric surgical procedures PDF below. See a side-by-side comparison of each procedure including information about the impacts of each on your overall health.
Some people wonder if they can afford this life-changing surgery. The two fee schedules below review the costs for two different options and the services that are included for each.
For a truly in-depth opportunity to learn whether bariatric surgery is right for you, attend one of our free informational sessions. Sessions are held at 6pm at the WMH Rehab Center at 2472 Ashmun Street. Dates for 2017 include:
- January 17, 2017
- February 21, 2017
- March 21, 2017
- April 18, 2017
- May 16, 2017
- June 21, 2017
- July 18, 2017
- August 15, 2017
- September 19, 2017
- October 17, 2017
- November 21, 2017
- December 19, 2017
If you have additional questions or want to learn more, contact Advanced Surgical Care at (906) 253-9770 or visit our web page.