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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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Lakeland Weight Loss Center: More than a number on the scale.

Patients at the Lakeland Weight Loss Center share their personal experience undergoing bariatric surgery and how it has improved their health and overall outlook on life.

Weight loss surgery: Tashawn Reese "A bright future ahead"

Tashawn Reese has lost 150 pounds and hopes to soon be off his high blood pressure medications and CPAP machine for sleep apnea, after having bariatric surgery with Seth Miller, MD.

Check-up: Losing weight the healthy way (Halley Harmon, RD)

Registered dietitian, Halley Harmon, RD, shares tips to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Check-up: Eating out the healthy way (Halley Harmon, RD)

Registered dietitian, Halley Harmon, RD, shares tips for simple menu substitutions and choices you can make when eating out at any restaurant to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Check-up: Reading food labels

Follow these simple tips for reading food labels shared by registered dietitian, Selena Diaz, RD.

Check-up: The importance of protein in your diet (Halley Harmon, RD)

Registered dietitian, Halley Harmon, RD, shares more about how much protein you should be eating and good sources of protein in the food you eat.

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.

Weight loss surgery: Heidi Schmitz "A relationship worth having"

When Heidi Schmitz was told she couldn't go zip lining on vacation because of her weight, she knew it was time to make a permanent change.

Check-Up: Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? (Selena Diaz, RD)

Registered dietitian, Selena Diaz, RD, explains why eating breakfast helps to wake your body up and shares some healthy meal ideas to start your morning off right.

Check-Up: Emotional vs. Physical Hunger

Registered dietitian, Selena Diaz, RD, explains how you can tell the difference between physical and emotional hunger and steps you can take to help stop cravings.

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