If you’re struggling to achieve a healthy weight, you now have a trusted weight-loss program and partner close to home. Together with Grand Health Partners, Holland Hospital Bariatric Services offers the support you need to transform your life.
Our program combines nutrition, exercise and mental health guidance, along with access to the latest surgical procedures. We understand weight loss and its challenges, and our experts are ready to advise, inspire and motivate you throughout your weight-loss journey.
Top Quality and Best Value
At Holland Hospital, patients receive nationally recognized top-rated quality care, uncompromising patient safety and an exceptional patient experience. In addition, patients who choose to have their bariatric surgery here will find the best value for their health care dollar.
So what are you waiting for? With Holland Hospital by your side, your weight is finally over.
A Tailored Approach to Weight Loss
In partnership with Grand Health Partners, Holland Hospital Bariatric Services provides a multidisciplinary, tailored approach to weight loss, including surgical and nonsurgical interventions:
Nonsurgical Weight Loss: Those who decide to seek nonsurgical support realize that fighting excessive weight alone is challenging, and their efforts to do so haven’t helped them achieve the results they deserve. Our medical weight management program is designed to help you take your weight-loss journey to a new level. Comprehensive dietary and nutritional guidance, customized meal plans, and exercise instruction are offered in a nurturing, patient-centered atmosphere.
Surgical Weight Loss: Experienced bariatric surgeons from Grand Health Partners perform the latest weight-loss surgeries at Holland Hospital, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass (Roux en Y) and duodenal switch. Whenever feasible, surgical procedures are performed laparoscopically, resulting in small incisions, fewer complications and a faster recovery.
- Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: The vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a most commonly used procedure that allows for food to pass through the digestive system and nutrients to be absorbed as they normally would; however, it limits the size of the stomach to about 4-6 fluid ounces. This procedure will permanently remove about 80% of the stomach, leaving a long vertical tube or ‘sleeve’ in its place.
- Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass: The Gastric Bypass is a bariatric surgery that realigns your intestine and re-routes the food. It involves making a small pouch, roughly the size of an egg, with the upper part of the stomach. Then the small intestine is divided into a tube with two ends. One of the ends is brought up to the stomach pouch and reconnected. Next, the other end is connected to the middle portion of the small intestine, completely bypassing the rest of the stomach and upper portion of the small intestine.
- Duodenal Switch: The Duodenal Switch is a procedure that makes the stomach smaller, reroutes the intestines, and in some cases, removes the gallbladder. This surgery can be done in two stages. The first stage is the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, which is removing 80% of the stomach and leaving a long vertical ‘sleeve’ in its place. If a second procedure is performed, the surgeon will re-arrange the intestines and remove the gall bladder if needed.
Following surgery, the average bariatric patient loses—and keeps off—60 to 70% of excess body weight. This weight loss often lowers co-morbidities (serious health consequences associated with obesity) by about 95 to 100%. Despite the potential for a positive outcome, it’s important to keep in mind that bariatric surgery is a weight-loss tool that requires an ongoing commitment to healthy eating and exercise.
Gaining More from Life
Some of the benefits of surgical intervention include:
- Loss of an average of 60 to 70% of excess weight within three years of surgery.
- Remission of type 2 diabetes.
- Decreases in other serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obstructive sleep apnea. That often means having to take fewer medications or avoiding additional medical treatments.
- Enhanced mobility, energy and activity level, and overall life quality.
- Improved mood, and less risk of suffering from depression and anxiety.
- Reduction of premature death by 30 to 40%.
- Reduction in risks for cancer.
Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
If you’re considering bariatric surgery, answering a few questions is a good place to start:
- Do you have a BMI* of 40 or higher?
- Do you have a BMI of 35 to 39 and are experiencing obesity-related conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea or heart disease?
- Have you made attempts at medical weight loss before? (We offer medical weight loss options for those who may not qualify for bariatric surgery.)
*Your BMI (body mass index) is an estimate of your body fat based on your height and weight. Doctors use BMI and other indicators to evaluate an adult’s current health status and potential health risks.