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Gentle, compassionate care

Learning that you need surgery can come with  a host of emotions. Knowing as much as you can about the process ahead of time can help alleviate any concerns you may have. Spectrum Health Lakeland offers a wide range of surgery procedures so you can stay close to home, your family, and loved ones while you recover. 

Our outcomes are stellar, and we rank among the  best in the nation for safety. We hope you will choose Lakeland not only for our excellent medical care delivered by a highly-skilled team, but because we strive to provide the most gentle, least invasive treatment possible.

Types of surgery

Our highly trained team of surgeons and advanced practitioners complete hundreds of surgeries each year and provide treatment to thousands of patients throughout Michiana. Our physicians have the training and experience with all primary components of surgery for the following conditions:


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Check-up: What is general surgery? (Benjamin Sopczynski, MD)

General surgeons at Spectrum Health Lakeland specialize in surgical procedures to promote health and healing and treat a range of conditions and injuries from head to toe.

Provider Video Profile: Lauren Farris, PA (General Surgery)

Lauren Farris, PA, is a physician assistant at Southwestern Medical Clinic Surgical Specialties.

Robotic Hernia Repair (James Clancy, MD; Michael Webb, MD)

Learn what happens if hernias are not taken care of and about the latest treatment options.

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' data-PublishedDate='Mar 08'>Physician Video Profile: Maria Rapciak, DO (General Surgery)

' data-PublishedDate='Mar 08'>Maria Rapciak, DO, is a board-certified general surgeon at Southwestern Medical Clinic Surgical Specialties in St. Joseph.

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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.

How can you prepare for the cost of surgery?

Planning for a surgery? Stay ahead of your health care bills by connecting with a financial counselor today.

Weight loss surgery: McKenzie Stanton "Finding a balance"

Since undergoing a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, McKenzie is down 89 pounds and has energy to keep up with her son.

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' data-PublishedDate='Oct 05'>Diverticulitis: Jeff LaFave "Added peace of mind"

' data-PublishedDate='Oct 05'>James Clancy, MD, surgically removed a section of Jeff's colon to treat his diverticulitis.

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Check-up: Breast cancer surgery (Maria Rapciak, DO)

Surgery is a common treatment for breast cancer. It’s done to remove as much of the cancer as possible. General surgeon, Maria Rapciak, DO, explains the types of surgical options available to women and the factors that go into creating a plan of care.

Colon cancer: Judi Huff "Listen to your body"

Judi was shocked to learn that her pain was caused by colon cancer. Thanks to general surgeon, Michael Webb, MD, Judi is now cancer free.

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