18+ years Performing Bariatric Surgery in West Michigan.
The decision to have weight loss surgery is a very personal decision and one that deserves a great deal of consideration. Dr. Brian Gluck and his team are here to help discuss your options that best suite your unique situation. Find out if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery below!
To know whether bariatric surgery is an appropriate treatment tool for you, let’s look at the medical guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). See our BMI calculator and check the following criteria listed below to get started!
You may be a candidate for surgery if you meet at least one of the following two criteria:
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40.
- Have a BMI of at least 35 with one or more serious obesity-related conditions.
- Have failed more conservative weight loss alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs.
- Are At Least 18 Years Of Age
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Revision of Gastrojejunal anastomosis with reconstruction to reduce GERD. And Conversion surgery from a Sleeve Gastrectomy to Roux en Y Gastric Bypass.
Are you ready to get started on your fitness journey or do you have questions?
What Patients Say About Us.
I chose to have gastric sleeve surgery after hitting my highest weight at 340 pounds. Although I had no pre-existing health conditions, I knew it would be nearly impossible to lose (and keep off) the extreme amount of weight I needed to be at a healthy BMI, and therefore had surgery as a preventative measure.This surgery is simply a weight loss tool, and I had to use my tool in the most effective way possible. To continue weight loss, it was imperative for me to incorporate continued healthy eating and an active fitness plan to my life. Since surgery, I've lost 120 pounds and am more fit now than in my teen years. I'm not yet to my goal weight/ size, but even 2 years after surgery am continuing to see progress in muscle growth and fat loss by sticking to the plan that my friends at Life Without Limits helped me create. It's hard work, but if your'e honest with yourself and truly put in effort, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish!*
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy 5/18/2016. Heaviest weight 290, Current weight 142, Goal Weight was 175....Now my goal weight is 130! 14 months and 148 pounds later, I am literally half the person I was. No regrets. Zero. The thing is this is a total head game. My husband always made me feel like I was beautiful, now that I am thin I still think I am how I was. Unless I look in a mirror, then I'm reminded how much I've lost. So when I was 290 pounds my husband made me feel beautiful. Now that I'm 142 pounds he still makes me feel beautiful, but in my head I'm 290 pounds. I have no idea how to describe it to someone who hasn't lost the equivalent of an adult. A year ago I was a thin girl stuck in a fat suit and now I'm a thin girl stuck in a fat mind.*
I went skydiving in June 2016!*
I can move easier and I’m more comfortable thanks to not being out of breath from moving. I can sit in normal chairs, they don’t have to be extra wide. I can shower without a chair or losing my breath. I can walk in the stores a little at a time when I go out I try to push myself a little bit more each time. Making myself stick to this life change has been easier than I thought it would be. I just take it 1 day at a time. I’ve had a terrible year since my surgery, I lost my mom and 2 other family members. Had many issues with my leg swelling, but thankfully no sores. The 2 coolest thinks are walking around with my great niece and not having to have a seat belt extender when I bought my new used car. Plus buying my clothes off the rack rather than buying from a catalog.*
How is your life different now after surgery? Bought a townhouse with stairs instead of everything on one level!! Off meds for depression, cholesterol, and blood pressure..can now play 18 holes of golf 3 days in a row if I choose. Much happier with myself so I don't hide from pictures. What is the coolest thing you can do now that you could not before surgery? I have walked two 5 K's. The second one was the Color Run which I walked in less than an hour... Had knee replacement the year before my surgery so couldn't run it.*
Frequently Asked Questions
Many health insurance plans, including Medicare and most Medicaid plans, cover weight loss surgery. However, health insurance plan coverage varies, so it’s important to examine coverage provided by your plan.
There are many different types of bariatric surgery. Determining which type of weight loss surgery is best suited for you and your unique situation is best determined after a consultation with Dr. Brian Gluck. Contact us today to schedule!