DETROIT, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is now the exclusive surgical weight loss partner of Medical Weight Loss Clinic and the Medical Weight Loss Clinic (MWLC) is now the exclusive non-surgical partner of the DMC.
With the new partnership, patients who enroll in a program at either MWLC or DMC will have access to a comprehensive weight loss program, with both non-surgical and surgical options to meet any weight loss goals.
DMC surgeons perform weight loss procedures–bariatric surgery–on men and women who are at least 100 pounds overweight, suffer from related health conditions and have unsuccessfully tried other weight-loss methods. DMC surgeons use many different surgical techniques to help morbidly obese patients lose weight, regain health and take control of their lives.
"This is a landmark partnership but makes so much sense because our services complement each other so well," said Dr. Michael Wood, Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at DMC Harper University Hospital. "Not every patient who comes in for weight loss help needs surgery, but when they do, the DMC bariatric surgeons will serve as the partner for those procedures. Creating seamless access to both of our services will prove cost-effective and efficient for the patient."
All MWLC programs are customized based upon a patient's medical profile, use regular grocery store food and feature unlimited visits to the clinic for nutritional guidance and individual support. Each patient receives one-on-one support from MWLC professionals with the focus of the weight loss program to help patients develop healthy and satisfying eating habits.
"This is the first health care system partnership in Medical Weight Loss Clinic's nearly 30-year history," said MWLC President David Paull. "We have a common mission, to lead patients down a path to healthy, satisfying weight loss. Now, with the addition of access for our patients to the DMC, we know no matter the type of weight loss support required, we can help them meet their needs."
Founded in 1985, the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is a leading regional healthcare system with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education—DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan with nine specialties centers, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan with more than 30 outpatient locations, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, DMC Surgery Hospital, and DMC Cardiovascular Institute with new heart hospital coming in 2014. DMC is proud to be the official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Grand Prix and the Detroit Free Press Marathon, with six DMC Sports Medicine clinics and Sports Performance Academy locations. For more information, visit www.dmc.org.
Medical Weight Loss Clinic (MWLC) is one of the largest established medically supervised weight loss programs in the United States. It was founded in 1986 and has grown to more than 30 corporately owned clinics throughout Michigan and across northern Ohio. All MWLC programs are customized based upon a patient's medical profile and supervised by board certified doctors. Each patient receives one-on-one support from MWLC professionals with the focus of the weight loss program to help patients develop healthy and satisfying eating habits. This year alone, Medical Weight Loss Clinic patients will lose in excess of two million pounds. For more information, go to www.mwlc.com.
SOURCE Detroit Medical Center