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Title
Michigan Bariatric Institute New Clinic Open House - Tuesday, March 12
Start Date
02/08/2013
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The Michigan Bariatric Institute (MBI) is pleased to announce the opening of their newest clinic location at St. Joseph Mercy Brighton, 7575 Grand River Road, Suite 202, Brighton, MI 48114. The public is invited to the Open House on Tuesday, March 12, from 5-7 p.m.

The event will include:
· A meet and greet with the surgeons and MBI staff
· Meet post-operative patients, including Kelly Brighton, featured in the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Discover Remarkable WXYZ-TV show
· Tour of our new clinic
· Refreshments and a drawing for an iPad Mini

The new Brighton clinic hours are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, offering pre-surgical consultations, pre-surgical testing and post-surgical follow-up visits for the convenience of MBI patients living in the surrounding Brighton area who have had surgery at one of our MBI surgery centers. This new clinic is an expansion of the current surgery center and clinic locations at St. Mary Mercy Livonia, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. Since the program’s inception in 2005, MBI has performed over 1,600 surgeries.

The Michigan Bariatric Institute offers four options for Bariatric weight loss surgery, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding and duodenal switch. Bariatric surgery is a minimal surgical approach to treating obesity and is performed laparoscopically, resulting in minimal

pain, less scarring, shorter hospitalization and recovery time. Patients can lose up to 70 percent of their excess body weight in the first year. This can benefit morbidly obese patients resolving many of their associated health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pain, certain cancers and premature death.

For more information, call the Michigan Bariatric Institute at 1.877.Why.Weight (1.877.949.9344).
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