Our Surgery Patients Say it Best

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A Bright Future Ahead

Tashawn Reese

Physicians:

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

A Relationship Worth Having

Heidi Schmitz

Physicians:

Seth Miller, MD
Jul, 2020
I was ready to make a change.

A Homerun Experience

Steve Petlick

Physicians:

Kenneth Edwards, MD
Jul, 2020
I no longer experience any pain.

Restoring Confidence

Shelly Morlock
Jun, 2020
I knew I would be in good hands.

A Phenomenal Feeling

Bill Chickering

Physicians:

Kenneth Edwards, MD
Mar, 2020
My hip is 100%.

Make Food Fun Again

Michael Aldrich

Physicians:

Seth Miller, MD
Mar, 2020
I didn’t want my life to look like this.

A Risk Worth Taking

Bonnie Gast
Dec, 2019
Watervliet is my number one hospital.

Begin with the End in Mind

Caren Rossow

Physicians:

Kenneth Edwards, MD
Nov, 2019
I only wish I had the surgery sooner.

Nothing to Be Scared Of

Tom Norbey

Physicians:

Justin Sybesma, MD
Nov, 2019
Surgery was one of the easiest things.

In the Blink of an Eye

Allen Porter

Physicians:

Seth Miller, MD
Oct, 2019
I was ready to take it seriously.
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Knee replacement: Steve Petlick "A home run experience"

When pain in his knees began to interfere with his ability to keep up on the field, he turned to orthopedic surgeon, Kenneth Edwards, MD. Since undergoing double knee replacement surgery he's now back in the game pain free.

Weight loss surgery: Heidi Schmitz "A relationship worth having"

When Heidi Schmitz was told she couldn't go zip lining on vacation because of her weight, she knew it was time to make a permanent change.

Breast reconstruction: Shelly Morlock "A restored sense of confidence"

A small, cancerous lump in Shelly Morlock's right breast required a mastectomy along with a full course of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Knee Injury: Jonathan Paulus "Bouncing Back from an Injury"

While playing a game of basketball, 37-year-old Jonathan Paulus noticed discomfort in his knee. In the days that followed he could no longer straighten his knee and knew it was time to seek medical care.

Plastic Surgery Secrets (Ginard Henry, MD)

Plastic surgeon, Ginard Henry, MD, answers questions and address concerns people may have about plastic surgery.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Michael Aldrich "Make Food Fun Again"

Michael Aldrich suffered from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) nearly his whole life.

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.

Orthopedic Surgery: Caren Rossow "Begin with the End in Mind"

After years of wear and tear on her body, Caren Rossow was knee-deep in pain. Since undergoing a bi-lateral knee replacement Caren is back living life the fullest.

Jeff Hannan "Three Years Later and a Clean Bill of Health"

Jeff Hannan's primary care provider discovered a strange lump on his neck which he later learned was thyroid cancer. Two surgeries and multiple tests later, he is happy to have received a clean bill of health at his last check-up.

Say Goodbye to GERD (Seth Miller, MD)

General surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, discusses the TIF ® procedure, an innovative approach which reconstructs the body’s natural barrier to reflux without an incision.

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