Weight Loss Surgery Program
Hillsdale Hospital, in conjunction with Hillsdale Surgical Group (HSG), offers bariatric surgery to include laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection, and the laparoscopic adjustable banding as part of a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of obesity.
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Resection and 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.
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Resection is a procedure where 75-80 percent of the gastric volume is reduced and a narrowed “Sleeve” of stomach, shaped like a banana, remains limiting the volume of food intake and speed of eating.
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’s bariatric patients receive thorough multidisciplinary education and screening prior to surgery as well as follow-up after surgery to ensure success. Hillsdale Hospital’s bariatric surgery program has a special bariatric support group open to those that have had bariatric surgery or are thinking of having the bariatric surgery. This group is facilitated by the bariatric surgery coordinator and dietitian. The group provides patients with small group interaction and nutritional support to help ensure successful outcomes.
Hillsdale Surgical Group has been performing bariatric surgery at Hillsdale Hospital successfully for many years. Meet the surgeons for more information.
There is a multitude of happy and healthier patients that have had the bariatric surgery at Hillsdale Hospital. Meet some of these patients.
For Your Information For those interested in the Gastric Sleeve surgery or LAGB for weight loss, we offer free seminars on a monthly basis. Each seminar is conducted by one of the bariatric surgeons and provides details about the surgery and expected outcomes. There is plenty of time to ask questions. In addition, there are post-op bariatric patients at the seminars to answer your questions about their experience. A representative from 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 and a step-by-step on how to prepare for surgery.
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
451 Hidden Meadows Drive • Suite 260
Hillsdale, MI 49242