DETROIT — The Detroit Medical Center and the Medical Weight Loss Clinic have formed a non-surgical partnernship. With the new partnership, patients who access programs at either Medical Weight Loss Clinic or DMC will have access to a comprehensive weight loss program, with both non-surgical and surgical options to meet any weight loss goals, DMC officials said.
DMC surgeons perform weight loss procedures–bariatric surgery–on men and women who are at least 100 pounds overweight, suffer from related health conditions, and have unsuccessfully tried other weight-loss methods. DMC bariatric surgeons use many different surgical techniques to help morbidly obese patients lose weight, regain health, and take control of their lives.
“The partnership with Medical Weight Loss Clinic was a natural fit, because our services complement each other so well,” said Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at DMC Harper University Hospital Dr. Michael Wood. “Not every patient who comes in for weight loss help needs surgery, but when they do, the DMC bariatric surgeons will serve as the partner for those procedures. Creating seamless access to both of our services will prove cost-effective and efficient for the patient.”
All Medical Weight Loss Clinic programs are customized based upon a patient’s medical profile, use regular grocery store food, and feature unlimited visits to the clinic for nutritional guidance and individual support. Each patient receives one-on-one support from professionals with the focus of the weight loss program to help patients develop healthy and satisfying eating habits.