Meet Our Team

Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Surgery - Bariatric
Surgery - General


Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Office Locations

Lakeland General Surgery - Niles
42 N St Joseph Ave, Suite 100,
Niles, MI 49120
(269) 684-6696 (269) 687-1798
Lakeland Weight Loss Center
42 N St Joseph Ave, Suite 101,
Niles, MI 49120
(269) 687-4673 (269) 687-1798

Expertise & Training

St John Detroit Riverview
Medical School
Michigan State University
Major: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Detroit Riverview Hospital
Detroit Riverview Hospital


"Dr. Schuhknecht helped me lose 110 lbs and saved my life. I was diabetic, taking 4 insulin shots a day, on oxygen full time, and in a wheelchair. Now I'm back to my normal life, with the help of support and counseling offered by the Weight Loss Center. The Weight Loss Center is wonderful."

"To say that Dr. Schuhknecht gave me my life back would be an understatement. He is so professional, and so kind. I can talk with him no matter the concern, and he listens without judging. Sometimes I think I disappoint him by not quite doing all I should, but he just keeps encouraging me! I can live again because of him."

"I really appreciate Dr. Michael Schuhknecht. He was so patient with me and talked me through everything to make sure I wasn't scared. He came in twice from home in his bedclothes because I was in so much pain so he could personally review my test results. That's above and beyond!"

"Dr. Schuhknecht came in before surgery and answered all of me and my mother's questions. He was very patient with my mother; she had a lot of questions. After surgery he came by twice in recovery to check on me. He spent quite a bit of time talking with my mother."

"Dr. Michael Schuhknecht not only took care of me physically, but also mentally. He listened to me. He made sure I understood everything. He was amazing. Some doctors are not very personable, but he is a real person. He joked with me. He fought for me." 

“Dr. Schuhknecht immediately took away all my doubts. He was personable, and I felt like I was his only patient.” 

“I just loved Dr. Schuhknecht’s personality. He was funny, down to earth, and very easy to talk to.”

"Dr. Schuhknecht is so capable as a surgeon. He was very reassuring going into the procedure and I new I was getting the best care possible."


  Lose Weight...Find Health at the Lakeland Weight Loss Center
  Drs. Seth Miller and Michael Schuhknecht from the Lakeland Weight Loss Center share more about the latest options for losing weight and local resources, including bariatric surgery.
  Jun 18, 2020
  Weight loss surgery: Sara Westfall "A decision she wouldn't regret"
  Since consulting with bariatric surgeon, Michael Schuhknecht, DO, and under going a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Sara is down 182 pounds and enjoying life again.
  Feb 14, 2022
  Robotic Hernia Repair
  Robotic Hernia Repair
  Jul 12, 2017
  Lose Weight. Find Health. (Michael Schuhknecht, DO)
  Jul 17, 2017
  Physician Video Profile: Michael Schuhknecht, DO (Bariatric and General Surgery)
  Dr. Schuhknecht is one of Michigan’s most experienced surgeons, having performed weight loss and general surgeries for nearly 20 years.
  Sep 20, 2017

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Federated
  • Group-Marketing
  • Healthscope
  • Humana
  • Liberty Union
  • Nippon Life
  • PHP of Northern Indian
  • Priority Health
  • Starmark
  • Trustmark
  • United Health Care
  • US Health & Life
  • Community Health Alliance (CHA)
  • Select Health Network
  • McLaren
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • Meridian