Get Started

Getting started has never been easier. We hold free monthly educational seminars where we discuss the benefits and potential outcomes of bariatric surgery procedures in terms you can easily understand. Here you will meet our Michigan Bariatric Institute surgeons and staff, who will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Our goal is to help you understand the entire procedure — we believe education helps you make the best decisions when it comes to bariatric surgery.

Sign up today to attend one of our upcoming seminars. Simply click on this link (Seminars) and fill out a short form. We will send all the information you need to get started on your weight loss journey. You can also call Michigan Bariatric Institute at 1-877-WHY-WEIGHT to learn about upcoming seminar dates and times but most people find our online form fast and easy to use.

Once you have decided that bariatric surgery is the right choice for you, start the process by completing the necessary paperwork. Click on the patient forms link on this page. You can print out the forms, including a short application, insurance information, health and diet surveys, and a personal letter of interest, and complete them ahead of time. This simplifies the process and reduces the time you spend in our waiting room before your appointment.

After completing the application, you will schedule an appointment with one of our bariatric surgeons. During this meeting, you and your surgeon will talk about the bariatric surgery procedure that's best for you. We will review your medical history, discuss recommendations and requirements for pre-operative testing, and set a tentative date for weight loss surgery.

You will also meet our program director to discuss the process of the bariatric surgery program. During this meeting, we will review your insurance carrier's criteria for convering the cost of bariatric surgery. As a BariPartner™, our program director will be open to sharing her weight-loss experience with you too!

Fill out the "Request Your No Obligation Consultation Today!" form on this page and click "Get Started". A member of our staff will contact you within 24 hours to let you know if you qualify for a no-obligation consultation. Or, simply call us at 1-877-WHY-WEIGHT. We're standing by to help you start your journey to a healthy weight tomorrow.