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Bariatric Surgery
For some patients, the surgical option is preferred. 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.


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypas

The Fitness Lifestyle Improvement Plan (FLIP)
Lakeland offers a comprehensive 8-week program. Fitness Lifestyle Improvement program differs from other weight loss programs in that it combines the essential components for permanent weight loss: nutrition education, behavior modification and exercise. Fitness Lifestyle Improvement program  provides coaching and training for the healthy lifestyle that addresses all the issues that contribute to your weight profile. With these tools, you can improve your health, increase your energy level and lose weight. More importantly, the training can make these changes last permanently.

Medical Fitness
The Lakeland medical fitness program utilizes an individual's unique medical profile to design a safe and medically supervised fitness program to achieve optimal health. The medical fitness program at Lakeland is open to anyone interested in responsible fitness, but is designed primarily for individuals with medical risk factors due to injury, illness, disease, disability or age.

We provide a friendly, safe environment and a staff knowledgeable in medical risk factors and safe exercise principles to help you meet your individual goals for fitness and wellness. Certified personal trainers are also available for individual or group instruction and motivation, or if a member requires physical assistance with their exercise program.

For more information or to register for our free seminar Click here to register or call 877-467-3858

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