Learn About Bariatric Surgery

Are You A Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery?

  • Are you 100 pounds or more above your ideal body weight and want to lose weight?
  • Do you have a BMI of 40 or greater? - Calculate Your BMI
  • Do you have a BMI of 35 or greater with one or more obesity-related health condition(s)?
  • Have other forms of weight control failed?
  • Are you over 18 years of age?
  • Are you well informed about the potential procedure and risks?

If so, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Together, you and your McLaren bariatric surgeon will take steps to determine:

  • If surgery is the right treatment for you
  • Which type of procedure is right for you
  • If you are mentally and emotionally prepared to make lifelong lifestyle changes


Our Comprehensive Bariatric Surgical Program Includes:

  • Complete Medical Evaluation
  • Surgical Consultation
  • Psychological and Nutritional Counseling
  • Complete Pre and Post-operative Care
  • Support Groups
  • Fully Monitored and Specially Equipped Unit for Inpatient Care

Meet Our Physicians

  • Michael Kia, DO, FACOS, FACS

    Surgery - Bariatric, Surgery - General

    Location: Flint, Flint, Lansing

Greater Lansing Bariatric Surgery

Types of Bariatric Procedures We Offer

Lap-Band Removal Revision Surgery

The most common reason patients consider bariatric revisional procedures is weight related, either not enough weight was lost following surgery or too much was gained back. The stomach or the connection between the stomach pouch and the small intestine can slowly increase if there is weight gain after initial weight loss surgery. Some bariatric revisional procedures do not require large open incisions and can effectively reestablish the full benefits of their previous weight loss surgery.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a laparoscopic surgical procedure in which the stomach is remodeled into a long tube about one-quarter the size of the original stomach. During the procedure, staples are placed across the stomach to create the new smaller reservoir, permanently dividing the stomach. A portion of the stomach is removed. Fewer calories are absorbed as your stomach is now restricted in size. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach. This is not a reversible procedure.

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