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Brian Bates, MD

Surgery - General


Brian Bates, MD

Office Locations

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

Expertise & Training

North Oakland Medical Center
Medical School
Loma Linda University
Major: Medical Degree


"Dr. Bates listened to my feelings and was kind."

"Dr. Bates took the time to explain to me what he was going to do, what to expect and the benefits of the procedure."

"Dr. Bates explained why it kept coming back and what he was going to do to prevent it from coming back."

"Dr. Brian Bates and his team were spectacular — I couldn't have asked for better care."

"Dr. Bates was a wonderful surgeon. He has a terrific bedside manner and I highly recommend him to anyone going through surgery."


  Gentle, Compassionate Care Close to Home
  At Spectrum Health Lakeland, we're part of a team of 80 da Vinci ® surgeons who are specially trained in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.
  May 22,2020
  Physician Video Profile: Brian Bates, MD (General Surgery)
  Introducing Dr. Brian Bates, a surgeon with Lakeland General Surgery.
  February 10,2014

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