Barix Clinics of Michigan

Barix Clinics of Michigan has over twenty years experience performing bariatric surgeries in southeast Michigan. From your surgeons who undergo specialized training in bariatric surgical techniques to your nurses who walk alongside you as you recover, your team works with you every step of the way. Your caregivers are trained specifically for bariatric care. Our facility was designed to meet the unique needs and concerns of weight loss surgery patients, from patients of gastric bypass and gastric sleeve recovery to lap band surgery patient adjustments. Whichever path toward better health is right for you, we invite you to learn more about our facility and the benefits of choosing Barix Clinics of Michigan.

Barix Clinics is conveniently located in Ypsilanti

135 S. Prospect St.  | Ypsilanti, MI 48198  |  734-428-3083

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CareChex Bariatric Surgery Patient Safety Award for 2021Barix Clinics at Forest Health Medical Center in Ypsilanti, MI has been recognized as the safest bariatric surgery hospital in the Midwest with the CareChex® Patient Safety Award for five straight years – 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022! Click here to learn more.

Barix Clinics Advantage

  • Training
    The Barix Clinics program has developed the most comprehensive training program for bariatric surgeons. Every surgeon, regardless of his or her previous bariatric surgery experience, must complete this program to perform surgery at our hospitals.
  • Experience
    With almost 30 years experience and more than 50,000 patient surgeries performed, Barix Clinics is the most experienced program providing bariatric surgery in America. Barix Clinics of Michigan has performed more weight loss surgeries than any other bariatric surgery program in Michigan.
  • Safest place for surgery
    Because of the experience of our doctors and staff, the complication rates at our Michigan hospital are 73% lower than the national average. It's one of the many reasons why Barix Clinics was rated #1 in patient safety by CareChex® for the entire Midwest for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
  • Caring and compassionate individual care
    Just as important as expert surgical care is the way in which you will be treated by the entire staff. Our patients sum it up best—respect, trust, family, comfort, expert care, non-judgmental, and individual attention.
  • High Satisfaction Rates
    Independent studies show that Barix Clinics patients are incredibly satisfied following their surgeries. At their one-year follow up, over 90% of gastric bypass patients and 85% of gastric sleeve patients state that they are "very satisfied" with their surgery results; over 97% claim to be either very satisfied or somewhat satisfied.

Our Bariatric Clinic Features

  • Convenient
    We are located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, a close commute from communities including Detroit, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Columbus.
  • Free and close parking
    We make sure that every weight loss surgery patient can park near our doors. You can be confident of reaching our doors without worrying about long walks in the cold or rain.
  • Easy access
    You do not have to walk through an entire hospital or risk getting lost trying to find your doctors. Barix Clinics of Michigan has a receptionist at the entrance of the hospital and you will meet your doctors in nearby rooms.
  • Patient-oriented spaces
    We make an effort for all aspects of our hospital to be comfortable for weight loss surgery patients. From large parking spots that make it easy to get in and out of your car to custom-built furniture, we have designed our hospital around your needs.

Making the Decision

After you contact Barix Clinics we will set up a consultation for you with a surgeon who will discuss the type of weight loss surgery that fits best with your health history. At your consultation your surgeon will discuss the following bariatric surgery options:

  • Gastric bypass (also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) is the most commonly performed bariatric surgery. It helps you lose weight by surgically decreasing the size of the stomach, decreasing hunger hormones, and bypassing part of the small intestine. Recent studies have found that gastric bypass surgery works better than medication at resolving Type 2 diabetes and other insulin-related illnesses.
  • Adjustable gastric band surgery (also known as lap band surgery, LAP-BAND® and Realize® Band) is a restrictive surgery. Lap band surgery reduces the amount of food that can be eaten at a meal and helps you feel full longer—which may allow you to eat less and lose weight.
  • Gastric sleeve surgery (also known as sleeve gastrectomy) helps patients lose weight by reducing the stomach size and hunger hormones present in the stomach. Most patients lose 60-80% of their excess weight.

The best way to find out which procedure is right for you is to meet with a qualified, experienced bariatric surgeon at Barix Clinics. Fill out the form on the top right corner of the page to begin your journey today!

"I was losing my life! I could not run, play, dance, climb steps or exert myself without gasping for breath. I knew where I was headed and knew it was time to take charge!" --Annette C. 

Barix Clinics is conveniently located in Ypsilanti

135 S. Prospect St.  | Ypsilanti, MI 48198  |  734-428-3083

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