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From Frustrated to Fit: Hear How Bariatric Surgery Restored Her Health

Jan Zileski was frustrated by her inability to lose weight and lower her dangerously high BMI. Bariatric surgery turned out to be the tool she needed to regain a healthy weight. She encourages others in similar circumstances to talk to their family doctor, explore the options and perhaps attend a support group meeting. “Surgery was the best thing I could have done for myself and I’m so glad I did,” she said. “I feel better about everything in life. Best of all, I feel healthy.”

MidMichigan Health offers bariatric surgery in both Alma and Midland. Our bariatric surgeons have performed more than 3,000 surgeries. Those who would like more information about surgical weight management may watch MidMichigan’s online seminar videos.

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Celebrate our Holiday Season Giving Programs

Holiday GivingThe magic of the holidays is something that no one can fully explain, but most of us experience. It's a time that brings out the best in many of us. One example is the support that MidMichigan's holiday giving campaigns receive from the community each year.

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Welcome to MidMichigan Health

MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 7,800 employees, volunteers and physicians and provided $90 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2017.

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Learn more about our Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Program

MidMichigan Health's program coordinator, Tina Mason, describes the overall goals of the program, risks factors and symptoms. This life threatening condition increases the risk of a heart attack for stroke. For more information visit,