Our Surgery Patients Say it Best

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The best care possible

Nick Limberopoulos
Feb, 2022
I never knew life could be this good.

A decision she wouldn’t regret

Sara Westfall
Nov, 2021
I’m 100% happy with the outcome.

Added peace of mind

Jeff LaFave

Physicians:

James Clancy, MD
Aug, 2021
I can’t say enough good things.

Listen to your body

My healing time was fantastic.

Putting yourself first

Shari Ahlgrim
May, 2021
I am a stronger person now.

Finding a balance

McKenzie Stanton
Apr, 2021
Trust me, it’s worth it!

A brand-new man

Kevin Hines
Apr, 2021
I feel like a brand-new man.

Returning to Life’s Simple Pleasures

Linda Chism

Physicians:

James Clancy, MD
Oct, 2020
My healing time was cut in half.

Living life in the fast lane

Doug Von Koenig

Physicians:

Jeffrey Postma, DO
Sep, 2020
Dr. Postma met all my expectations.

A bright future ahead

Tashawn Reese

Physicians:

Seth Miller, MD
Aug, 2020
I have a second chance at life.
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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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