Change your lifestyle with the support of a caring team
For obese patients, reaching a healthier weight can improve other health issues, including migraines, sleep apnea, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, PCOS and more. At Sparrow, we support patients like you in this weight-loss journey so you can live a healthier life and win back more time to spend with your loved ones.
Bariatric surgery can help. If you’re a good candidate for this procedure, it can provide the foundation you need to make drastic changes to your weight and to your lifestyle.
When you choose Sparrow as your bariatric care provider, you’ll be supported by an accomplished, compassionate team that collaborates across disciplines. Our team also includes registered dietitians, exercise specialists coaches and behaviorists, for help from every angle.
Most importantly, when you choose Sparrow, you’ll feel valued and cared for as a patient and a person. We know that bariatric surgery is a big decision, and the journey isn’t an easy one. We provide both support and accountability, every step of the way.
Rely on a multidisciplinary team of experts
You can trust Sparrow’s bariatric surgery team to provide you with the best care. All our bariatric surgeons are board-certified, fellowship-trained, and experts in minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Surgeries take place in Sparrow Hospital. For our surgical Patients, we offer a dedicated bariatric post-surgical floor with specially trained Nurses to ensure the best recovery.
As you take control of your health, you may need support for other obesity-related health challenges. Sparrow’s bariatric services department also has a dedicated doctor to oversee this part of your care.
We collaborate with practitioners in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic services and the Sparrow sleep center. Due to our multidisciplinary focus, we can tackle whatever health issues you’re experiencing, and work toward a holistic recovery.
Get even more support for your weight-loss journey
As a bariatric patient at Sparrow, you’ll have all the help you need to succeed as you make a big change and embrace your new lifestyle. That includes a pre-surgery curriculum (taught by our highly trained experts) that will teach you all about nutrition and how to exercise safely and sustainably. You’ll also get access to affordable group fitness classes at the Michigan Athletic Club (MAC), the only hospital-based health club in Mid-Michigan.
With ongoing support from Sparrow’s physical therapists, registered dietitians and behaviorists, it’s easier for patients like you to make effective changes that last.
Attend a Free Online Info Session
We invite you to watch our online information session with Dr. Mindy Lane, D.O. to learn if a bariatric procedure is right for you. At the end of this video there will be a short quiz to demonstrate your understanding of content presented. Upon completion of the online information session and post-test, our office will follow up with you within two business days to set up an appointment to discuss your individual goals and needs.
Celebrate Nutritional Supplements
The SMG Bariatric Surgery Office recommends products from Celebrate Nutritional Supplements for your weight loss program. From multivitamins in pill and soft chews form, to calcium citrate supplements and white cheddar crisp proteins snacks, Celebrate Nutritional Supplements can assist you through your weight loss journey.
Another recommended source for bariatric nutritional supplements is from Bariatric Fusion. We recommend all patients take multivitamins and calcium citrate during the weight loss process. Additional supplements include iron, vitamin B12, and vitamin D.