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Weight Loss Surgery Program

Hillsdale Hospital, in conjunction with The Hillsdale Surgical Group (HSG), offers laparoscopic, adjustable gastric banding, the Gastric-Band System (www.lapband.com) and Realize band (www.realize.com) bariatric procedures, as part of a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of obesity.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery Overview
The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is a silicone ring that has an inflatable inner balloon.  The band transitions to a silicone tube that connects to an access port, which allows post-operative adjustments in the band tightness.  The band works by tightening around the upper part of the stomach, which decreases hunger and the amount of food that can be eaten.

The LAGB procedure is minimally invasive, adjustable, and reversible.  Laparoscopic surgery offers patients improved outcomes that may include less postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay, and fewer infections.  Patients recover overnight in a deluxe private suite.

Hillsdale Hospital LAGB patients receive thorough multidisciplinary education and screening prior to surgery as well as follow-up after surgery to ensure success with the band.  Hillsdale Hospital LAGB Surgery Program has a special LAGB support group open to those that have had LAGB surgery or are thinking of having the LAGB surgery.  This group is facilitated by the LAGB surgery coordinator and dietitian and the program’s psychologist.  The group provides patients with psychological and nutritional support to help ensure successful outcomes.

We have three board certified surgeons at Hillsdale Hospital (each part of The Hillsdale Surgical Group) that are committed to the LAGB surgery program and perform surgeries.  Meet the LAGB surgeons for more information.

There is a multitude of happy and healthier patients that have had the LAGB surgery at Hillsdale Hospital.  To meet some of these patients, click here.

For Your Information
For those interested in the LAGB surgery for weight loss, we offer free seminars on a regular basis.  Each seminar is conducted by one of the LAGB surgeons and provides details about the surgery and expected outcomes.  There is plenty of time to ask questions.  In addition, there are post-op LAGB patients at the seminars to answer your questions about the LAGB experience.  A representative from The Hillsdale Surgical Group is available at the seminars to give insurance information regarding your coverage for the surgery.  Check the Hillsdale Hospital Calendar of Events for seminar dates, times, and location.


For more information on the weight loss surgery program or to see if you are a candidate for our program, call:
Weight Loss Surgery Coordinator
Hillsdale Surgical Group
(517) 437-8373

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