Getting Started

Our customized approach to each patient’s plan and private consultations are the cornerstone of your care at The Metabolic and Bariatric Center at Saint Michael's Medical Center. Every patient begins their weight loss journey by talking with each member of our experienced team. A one-on-one meeting is an ideal way to learn more about medically supervised or surgical weight loss and discover which is appropriate for you.

To ensure safety and appropriateness for surgery, patients who choose the path of surgery will need to undergo:

  • An extensive medical and psychological evaluation
  • An in-depth sleep study
  • Pre-operative laboratory and diagnostic testing
  • Cardiovascular, pulmonary and endocrine evaluations

Better Outcomes, Healthier You

The Metabolic and Bariatric Center at Saint Michaels’s Medical Center (SMMC) is nationally accredited by the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).


This accreditation demonstrates the Center’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients. To earn the accreditation, Saint Michael's met the essential criteria that ensure its ability to support a bariatric surgical care program and the institutional performance requirements outlined by the MBSAQIP Accreditation Standards. Accredited bariatric surgery centers provide both the hospital resources necessary for optimal care of morbidly obese patients and the support and resources necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients, both pre- and postoperatively.