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Bariatric Surgery and Spectrum Health

Surgical treatment of obesity is a complicated and life-changing process. Spectrum Health Bariatrics is committed to providing you with the best possible care and an exceptional experience based on your needs. That’s why our team will guide you every step of your journey. From the moment you call our office to the day you reach your goal weight and beyond, we will be there. Because your safety is our top priority, we make sure you are prepared―both mentally and physically―for what lies ahead.

Spectrum Health Bariatrics is one of the largest bariatric programs in West Michigan. It is an accredited MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center dedicated in providing high quality care for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients. When you choose Spectrum Health for surgical weight loss, you have a highly skilled team dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Your team includes your surgeon, nurse, dietitian, behaviorist, exercise specialist and other professionals, if needed.

Throughout our program’s history, we have consistently ranked in the top ten percent of nearly 1,000 health care organizations in the country due to our superior patient satisfaction scores.

The first step in the surgical weight loss process is to attend one of our free surgical weight loss seminars. 



Hear first-hand from bariatric patients who took back control of their lives. They no longer need diabetes and hypertension medications…and are walking daily or are living their dreams as a personal trainer. Learn how Spectrum Health’s multidisciplinary team approach to bariatrics and weight management is a recipe for success.

  • FAQs & Preparation

    Patients who have weight loss surgery are able to lose—and keep off, on average—around 50 to 70 percent of their excess body weight. Patients can also experience a significant decrease in weight-related illnesses, including, in many cases, remission from type 2 diabetes.

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    Insurance and Payment Options

    The cost of bariatric surgery depends on your insurance coverage (and deductibles) and the procedure performed. Generally speaking, a patient paying cash for a procedure will pay between $12,500 and $31,000.