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  • Emergency & Urgent Care

    Is this an Emergency?

    In an emergency, seconds count. If you are alarmed by unusually severe symptoms, seek immediate care. Please call 911 if you feel your condition is life threatening. If a poison is involved, please call Grand Rapids Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.

    When to go to the Emergency Room When to go to Urgent Care
  • Hospital ER
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    Emergency Room Hours:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    • Directions to the ER

      5900 BYRON CENTER AVE SW

      WYOMING, MI

      (616) 252-7200

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  • Urgent Care

    Urgent Care Hours:
    Open 9 am - 9 pm, 7 days a week

    • Directions to Urgent Care

      4055 CASCADE RD SE

      GRAND RAPIDS, MI

      (616) 252-4010

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  • Types of Procedures

    Metro Health provides three different minimally invasive surgical options to help you lose weight and keep it off. Our team of experts will recommend which options will work best for your particular needs to ensure that you get the results you deserve.

    Sleeve Gastrectomy

    The sleeve gastrectomy is the most common weight loss procedure. It is a restrictive surgery that involves permanently removing approximately 80% of the stomach. Patients lose weight because they not only feel full after a small amount of food, but can also experience a decrease in hunger. On average patients lose up to 70% excess weight loss and resolve and/or improve many medical conditions linked to obesity, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

    Benefits:

    • No malabsorption of nutrients and/or vitamins
    • Resolve and/or improve medical conditions
    • Less invasive, with minimal recovery time
    • Up to 70% excess body weight loss
    • Covered by insurance

    Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

    Patients whose physicians recommend gastric bypass surgery can lose up to 70% of their excess body weight. The surgery not only helps patients lose weight but is also beneficial in resolving and/or improving many medical conditions linked to obesity, similar to sleeve gastrectomy.

    Benefits:

    • Effective weight loss and maintenance
    • Resolve and/or improve medical conditions
    • Less invasive, with minimal recovery time
    • Covered by most insurances

    Duodenal Switch

    The duodenal switch (DS) is a combination of restriction and malabsorption of food. Surgically, the DS is a sleeve gastrectomy combined with a very long limbed gastric bypass. The DS offers an option for patients with a very high BMI. Patients can lose up to 80% of their excess body weight. Patients with DS must adhere to strict vitamin and nutrition requirements.

    Benefits:

    • Higher percent of weight loss with minimal weight gain
    • Resolve and/or improve medical conditions
    • Less food intolerance than with other procedures
    • Covered by insurance
  • Bariatric Revision Surgery

    If you’ve had bariatric surgery in the past and would like to discuss additional options, the bariatric physicians will review your options with you. As with other serious health conditions, obesity is a chronic disease and the first treatment may not be enough. If this is the case, your doctor may recommend additional treatment options, including a bariatric revision surgery.

joseph.weller@metrogr.org