Required Steps to Follow For patients who live nearby: 1. Obtain the Patient Information Packet which you can download from this website.  Complete and sign the requested information from this packet 2. Bring your original insurance cards and proper identification.  Be prepared to make payment for your appointment with the necessary deductible or co-pay for your office consult. We also accept cash, personal check, or major credit cards. 3. Alert your Primary Care Physician of your desire to undergo Weight Loss Surgery and request a Letter of Medical Clearance. Your physician should state the following to support their recommendation. Your current health status Conditions that are being managed Recommendations for your perioperative care 4. Obtain a Psychological Evaluation if required by your insurance company. 5. We also suggest for you to bring your personal calendar to schedule any future appointments or to set a tentative surgery date. For patients who don’t live nearby: Call the office and schedule your surgery.  You will be instructed to email Dr. Pleatman, who will call you to discuss your case.  Once he gives the OK, your surgery date will be confirmed.  You will then follow these steps: 1.  Download and fill out the Patient Information packet from this website. 2.  Get a letter of Medical Clearance from your personal physician.  (Under certain circumstances this may be waived if you are otherwise in good health). 3.  Arrange to come to Michigan at least one day before your surgery date.  On the day before surgery you will attend: Surgery Preparation Class given by Dr. Pleatman’s staff Pre-admission testing at the Hospital Personal Consultation with Dr. Pleatman 4.  Be prepared to stay in the area for at least a week before being cleared by Dr. Pleatman to return home.  We strongly recommend that you bring someone with you to drive you to your appointments and take care of you after discharge from the hospital  If this is not possible, we can make special arrangements to provide someone to help you. 5.  Make contact with a LOCAL surgeon who will be willing to provide follow-up care when you return home.  This is best done BEFORE you have your surgery. Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Surgery Laparoscopy Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Surgery Laparoscopy Pleatman Surgical Bariatric Surgery Mark A. Pleatman M.D. weight loss surgery weight loss surgery Bloomfield Hills Michigan 248 334-5444 Mark A. Pleatman, M.D. 43494 Woodward Ave. #202, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 248-334-5444, Fax: 248-334-5484 email:  info@drpleatman.com