Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery


Exceptional quality of life is what makes our community a desirable destination to visit and, for us, a place we are proud to call “home.” NOCHS’ mission is to provide health care services, close to home, that not only sustain but continuously improve our already stellar quality of life. 

Dr. Eric Krebill, NOCHS Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery, and his team are with you every step of the way - from informational seminars, through surgery and well into the future with support designed to sustain your weight loss success. We also have incorporated a bariatric surgical support group to our program,

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In addition to experienced surgical talent, NOCHS bariatric team of clinical and administrative professionals are all part of a seamless weight management program that is custom-designed for you right from the beginning.



Eric Krebill, MD

NOCH Bariatric Medical Director

Our surgeries are performed laparoscopically, often with robotic-assist, which is a minimally invasive procedure that generally means less pain and shorter recovery for patients. Bariatric surgery can cure or lessen many conditions associated with obesity such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, venous stasis, GERD and soft tissue infections.

It is a life-changing experience that requires a long-term commitment from you and your bariatric care team. And the best part is, you don’t have to leave Grand Haven to access that support.

We are all right here, working for and with you.

NOCHS Bariatric Team includes …
• Behavioral consultants
• Exercise physiologist
• Financial counselors
• Dietitian
• Medical/Surgical clinicians (RNs & Techs)
• Professional facilitators for support groups 

Most insurance companies cover bariatric surgery; please check with your provider for coverage. The Bariatric Clinic at NOCHS is a Blue Distinction Center* for Bariatric Surgery.

To start your weight loss journey, watch the seminar by clicking on the purple box above. You may also call us at 616.847.5489.

Good to know information:

Watch - Dr. Krebill talks about the services and difference of The Bariatric Clinic 

Set yourself up with NOCHS Bariatric Clinic 

Looking for help to manage your weight? Read this first. 

What every patient should know about Bariatric Surgery at NOCHS 

Meet our patients: Michael and Michelle 


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