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Surgical and Non-Surgical Weight Loss

Lakeland provides a full range of solutions—from nutritional counseling, individualized exercise plans, and psychological support groups for both medical weight loss management and bariatric surgery.

Some patients prefer or may benefit more from the surgical option. This is a decision that must be determined by you and your doctor. If you are ready to make a lifelong difference in your weight management, consider your choices carefully, and if the surgical option is the one you choose. Lakeland can help. Our complete behavioral, medical, nutritional and surgical program features one of Michigan's most experienced surgical teams. Our team will accommodate any questions you may have. Our team is lead by Dr. Michael Schuhknecht. He is one of Michigan's most experienced bariatric surgeons, having performed procedures for over 10  years.

Patients looking for non-surgical weight loss have options too; customized medical weight loss management, support groups, and comprehensive multi-week programs such as Lifestyle Enhancement through Activity and Nutrition (LEAN).

To learn more, call (269) 687-4673.

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Check Up: Gastric Bypass vs. Sleeve Gastrectomy (Seth Miller, MD)

Bariatric surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, discusses the pros and cons to the two most popular weight loss surgery options: Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

Physician Video Profile: Seth Miller, MD (Bariatric and General Surgery)

Seth Miller, MD, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon who sees patients at Lakeland General Surgery and the Lakeland Weight Loss Center in Niles, Michigan.

Lakeland Weight Loss Center Helps Lacy Lange Lose over 140 lbs.

Lacy Lange of Benton Harbor lose over 140 pounds with the tools, resources, and support of the Lakeland Weight Loss Center.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: Lacy Lange "How I lost 120 Pounds (The Healthy Way)"

Lacy Lange had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy with Dr. Jill Gorsuch and has lost over 120 pounds since her first visit with the weight loss center.

Physician Video Profile: Michael Schuhknecht, DO (Bariatric and General Surgery)

Dr. Schuhknecht is one of Michigan’s most experienced surgeons, having performed weight loss and general surgeries for nearly 20 years.

Lose Weight. Find Health. (Michael Schuhknecht, DO)

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss Surgery, Shelley Wilkinson

Follow Shelly through her weight loss of over 110 lbs, through vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Patient Story on Weight Loss: Lenee Svorec

Follow Lenee through her weight loss of over 120 lbs, through bariatric surgery

Check-Up: How Sickness Affects Diabetes (Claudia Hanely, RN, CDE)

Claudia Hanley, RN, CDE, explains how being sick can affect your stress level and blood sugar level.

Check-Up: Safe Blood Sugar Levels (Michael Rushlow, RN, CDE)

Michael Rushlow, RN, outlines how diabetes educators use target ranges to help patients gauge their blood sugar levels at various points in the day.

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