Bloomfield Hills Bariatric Surgeon
43494 Woodward Ave. , Ste. 202
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302 US
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5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Simply the best

Dr. Pleatman has one of (if not THE) best price for bariatric surgery in the country. I’m sure this causes some people to wonder if you possibly “get what you pay for.” I assure you that what you get is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country who was savvy enough to have made arrangements with a top class local hospital for reduced rates. (More on the hospital in a moment.) Dr. ...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Saved My Life

Amazing. Knowledgeable, comforting, polite, professional, among other things.

5 out of 5 stars Lap Band

Amazing Surgeon

My surgery was a reversal of a lapband and a vertical sleeve. Everything went as planned. Virtually no post op pain. Pain was minor and only at one of the incision points. Dr Pleatman did my lapband 13 years ago and has been excellent on followup and recommendation for new treatments. Great Surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgery went as planned and scheduled

My surgery experience was great. Everything went according to schedule for my gastric sleeve procedure. Dr. Pleatman's office staff is professional and knowledgeable. All my questions were answered and my worries were put to rest.

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Time to Get Healthy Again - Bloomfield Hills, MI

Dr pleatman and his staff were very helpful they answered all of my questions and did not try to rush me. It was a very smooth process and they make you feel like you're part of their team. I would encourage anybody who needs help to call them.

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

45 Year Old with Type 2 Diabetes Among Other Things - Hamtramck, MI

Dr. Pleatman is kind, knowledgeable and approachable.

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Mark Pleatman - Bloomfield Hills, MI

After researching Dr. Pleatman, and various other reasons, I chose him (and luckily he also chose me) for my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) surgery. I had only spoke to him and his staff through email and via phone conversation and they were always very responsive and very timely to respond to my questions. I scheduled my surgery for 6 months, March 17, 2016. This would give me emought...

5 out of 5 stars Weight Loss

A New Life. Bloomfield Hills, MI

I'm so grateful to Dr. Pleatman for accepting me as a patient. He is a wonderful doctor. Honest, straight forward, caring. Others have said he doesn't have a "bedside manner", but I did not feel that. He is reserved, but very nice. Told me exactly what to expect, which I appreciated. He has given me a new life, saved my life. I have been able to get off several meds. All of his staff are...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Grateful for a Great Surgeon! - Bloomfield Hills, MI

Dr Pleatman had patience with me and all my questions that I'm sure he answered a thousand times before. Cari, Adele, and Erin were all so kind and wonderful! I can't necessarily say that about some of the hospital nurses, but that's another story. I'm off to a great start. Slow and steady wins the race right?!

29 Yrs Old & Ready for a New Chapter! Bloomfield Hills, MI

Since middle school I have had problems with my weight. Diet and exercise only helped somewhat. A few years ago I was able to lose 30 lbs before I got married, but that only put me at a 31 BMI, and it has slowly crept back up to 35. I've struggled for so long, feeling ashamed that I couldn't manage my weight. I started the gastric sleeve journey not long ago... I have no co-morbidities...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$200. Initial Consultations are generally covered by Insurance

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Pleatman has hospital affiliations at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac General Hospital, Mclaren Oakland, Crittenton Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Haverford College
    Medical: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Saint Louis University, General Surgery
    Fellowship: Mount Sinai Center, Surgical Endoscopy

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What is the success rate on removing a lap band and having a gastric sleeve?

Removal of a LapBAND is a fairly easy procedure. Conversion to another operation is not. The complication rate with conversion to sleeve gastrectomy... READ MORE

Gained all weight back after a gastric sleeve. What other surgery do I need to do to take off that weight?

Sorry to hear that the sleeve isn't working for you. There are two possibilities here. One as Dr. Simpson alluded to, is that it is "your fault" and... READ MORE

I saved enough to have the sleeve done, but am concerned about the cost of potential complications.

This is one of the most important questions you could ask in the self-pay scenario. Let me preface by saying that MOST OF MY PRACTICE is bariatric... READ MORE

Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Yes, it's true that studies show slightly better early weight loss with Gastric bypass than with sleeve gastrectomy; but that comes at a price of more... READ MORE

How Rough is the Pain from the Gastric Sleeve?

Pain after sleeve gastrectomy isn't much of an issue. Many patients have shoulder and back pain that they say is worse than the abdominal pain. This... READ MORE

Payment Upfront for my Gastric Balloon Normal?

Each clinic has it's own protocol. There is a Clinic in Prague where the package price includes airfare and pickup at the airport. I can imagine that... READ MORE

Converting gastric sleeve to bypass - Have a substantial umbilical hernia: Is a combined surgery possible? (Photos)

The first and most important question:  What is the best option for more weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy?  You say you want to have a gastric b... READ MORE

I am a 38 year old female with a BMI of 33. I'm being treated for high blood pressure. Do I qualify for a gastric sleeve?(photo)

You would benefit from surgery; there is a good chance that your blood pressure would improve or resolve.  Unfortunately insurance doesn't cover ... READ MORE

3 yrs post op gastric bypass and I can't stop losing weight. Will I ever stop losing weight?

Something is fishy here. I suspect that you didn't have a simple gastric bypass, as this operation rarely; nay, never leads to too much weight loss.... READ MORE

HELP!!!! Gastric sleeve or Gastric Bypass???? Surgery Date Quickly Approaching! (photos)

I commonly encounter this question. Incidence of reflux after sleeve gastrectomy partly depends on the technique of the surgeon. You should ask him... READ MORE

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Mark Pleatman, MD has shared 13 before and after pictures with 554 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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