Bariatric and Metabolic Center

There comes a time when you need a little more help to lose weight and improve your overall health. The Covenant weight loss team pledges to be with you every step of the way as you embark on this transformational journey. No one performs more robotic bariatric surgeries than we do, which is why Covenant is the best partner to help you overcome the obstacles that have prevented you from enjoying all that life has to offer. Learn more at our free, on-demand bariatric seminar today, or see our informational brochure to learn more about Bariatric procedures at Covenant HealthCare.

Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

While bariatric surgery helps individuals with weight loss, it is important to understand that the procedure is not for everyone. You may qualify as a candidate for the Covenant Bariatric and Metabolic Center if you:

  • Are 80 to 100 pounds over your ideal weight
  • Have a history of obesity, and non-surgical methods have failed
  • Have high-risk health problems (for example: diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure)
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or 35-39.9 with a co-morbid condition.* (Adults 18 or over)
  • Have a BMI greater or equal to 35 or 120% of the 95th percentile for age and sex, whichever is lower (Adolescents)
  • Have a BMI greater than or equal to 40 or 140% of the 95th percentile for age and sex, whichever is lower (Adolescents)

Our comprehensive approach to treatment leads to successful weight loss. These extraordinary services include:

  • Medical Evaluation – Works with a patient's primary doctor for weight management
  • Exercise and Therapy – Supervised program of exercise before and after surgery
  • Nutrition Counseling – Monitors proper intake of foods, liquids and vitamins
  • Outpatient Pharmacy - for all your medication and supplement needs
  • Psychological Assessment - ensures the patient's well-being before undergoing treatment
  • Sleep Center - sleep apnea can often be alleviated with surgery
  • Surgical Consultations - surgeons conduct physical exams and evaluations prior to surgery

*Co-morbid conditions include:
Asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, deep venous thrombosis, depression, female reproductive disorders, gallbladder disease, gastroesophageal reflex, heartburn, high cholesterol, hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and joint pain, stress, urinary incontinence and Type II diabetes.

Taking the First Step

We recommend that you watch our on-demand bariatric seminar to determine what options are best for your individual situation. Our team will take into consideration the necessary factors, so we can best assist you as you consider having bariatric surgery. 

Bariatric Success Stories

The Covenant Bariatric and Metabolic Center is dedicated to helping people transform their lives and health for the better. Click on the photos below to read patients' success stories in their own words.

What makes our Bariatric and Metabolic Center so extraordinary?

  • We accept most insurance, which means more people can afford bariatric surgery
  • We help our patients plan for possible insurance copayments and deductibles with our insurance worksheet
  • We have a highly-trained team of bariatric surgeons who are fellowship-trained and board certified
  • We have the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the Great Lakes Bay Region
  • We specialize in less invasive laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy
  • We surround you with a multi-disciplinary team of experts to support you throughout your journey
  • We provide ongoing treatment, metabolic nutrition education and support to help you meet your goals

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program


We understand that weight-loss surgery is not an easy decision. Patients and families can work with a pediatrician or family doctor to determine if a child is a candidate for bariatric surgery.

For more information about the Covenant Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program, watch our bariatric program informational video. Then, submit the consultation request information, and a member of our team will contact you to answer questions or talk through next steps.

View the Bariatric Informational Video

The Most Preferred MBSAQIP Accredited Facility in the Great Lakes Bay Region

Accreditation Seal for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality ImprovementThe Covenant Bariatric and Metabolic Center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent facility under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program of the American College of Surgeons and ASMBS. The accreditation demonstrates the surgery center's commitment to delivering the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients. The Covenant Bariatric and Metabolic Center is the most preferred accredited facility in the Great Lakes Bay Region.