Welcome I am a general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery.  The procedure I perform most commonly is laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy. In the last few years I have performed very few LAP-BAND procedures due to poor weight loss and high long term failure rates being reported by surgeons around the world. I also do revisional surgery; mostly removal of failed LAP-BANDS with conversion to sleeve gastrectomy. I have now performed more than 1300 weight loss operations.       There are numerous web-sites with detailed information about bariatric surgery.  It won't take long for you to find them.  Obesityhelp.com is a popular site and they have plenty of links to help you get going.   Another is realself.com.  If you are interested in seeing me about having this type of surgery, download this Patient Information Packet and complete the questionnaire.  Do the homework and bring the completed questionnaire to your appointment. Self-Pay Bariatric Program We often receive inquiries from patients who want to have weight loss surgery, but don't have insurance coverage. We offer package pricing for laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and adjustable gastric band (LAP- BAND). This price includes the hospital, anesthesia, surgery, as well as 2 years of follow-up, including band adjustments (fills). For patients unable to bring a support person with them, we can also provide an even more comprehensive package which will include everything from airport pickup, transportation to and from the doctor's office and hospital, and post-op meals. Please email us or call the office for further details, or click here. Revisions for Weight Regain I used to do various endoscopic procedures for patients who have regained weight after gastric bypass surgery.  This included pouch and stoma reductions using the StomaphyX device, the USGI instrument used for the “ROSE” procedure, and sclerotherapy. These innovative procedures offer an endoscopic option to gastric bypass patients who have not reached their weight loss goals or have begun to regain weight after previously successful gastric bypass surgery.  Unfortunately, these procedures have generally not fulfilled their promise.  The effects have been temporary, at best.  I am therefore very reluctant to offer these procedures any more.  I will still do an occasional stoma sclerotherapy, but no longer use the StomaphyX device. With a large number of people undergoing LapBand placement, there is also a significant number of patients (up to 40%) who have not been successful in losing weight with the Band. For these unfortunate patients I can laparoscopically remove the LapBand, with conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. For further information on this procedure, email me or contact the office. Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Surgery LaparoscopyBariatric Surgery Weight Loss Surgery LaparoscopyPleatman Surgical Bariatric SurgeryMark A. Pleatman M.D.weight loss surgeryweight loss surgeryBloomfield Hills Michigan 248 334-5444Mark 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  Our Patients Come from All Over the US and Canada! Revisions for Failed Gastric Banding