Our Surgery Patients Say it Best

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A Humbling Experience

Connie Harmacinski


Nicholas Loafman, DO
Aug, 2019
If I would have known how easy surgery was, I would have done it sooner.

Four Surgeries in Four Years

John Hoffman


Daniel Sohn, MD
Aug, 2019
I would recommend Dr. Sohn to anyone.

Back in Circulation

Aaron Wolfe


Glen Hastings, MD
Jun, 2019
The entire staff was very caring and considerate of what I was going through.

Nothing to Laugh At

Carol Hageman
May, 2019
When Dr. Schuhknecht suggested robotic surgery I knew he had my best interests in mind.

Riding the Waves of Life

Michael von Dorpowski
Jan, 2019
I was confident in my doctors and nurses. I had a lot of really good people taking care of me.

A Dream Come True

Linda Dolezan
Aug, 2018
There’s been a lot of tears but everyone at Lakeland has been so compassionate and caring.

Overcoming a Lifelong Battle

James Syson
Jun, 2018
I loved all my doctors and received great care all around.

A Very Lucky Man – Bad Kidney Causes Back Pain

Mitchel Simmons
Jun, 2018
I’m a very lucky man – I feel like I got a second chance at life.

A No Brainer

Pat Howland
Jun, 2018
As far as I was concerned [IORT] was a no brainer for me.

Consult, Surgery, and Rehabilitation – All Within Five Miles of Home

Peter Toth


Jeffrey Postma, DO
Jan, 2018
Dr. Postma was understanding of my situation and was willing to work with me.
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Provider Video Profile: Tatiyana Stankovic, NP (Plastic Surgery)

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Provider Video Profile: Sheena Lader, PA (Plastic Surgery)

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Physician Video Profile: Seth Miller, MD (Bariatric and General Surgery)

Seth Miller, MD, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon who sees patients at Lakeland General Surgery and the Lakeland Weight Loss Center in Niles, Michigan.

Number One in the State for Orthopedic Care - Spectrum Health Lakeland

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Find Relief From Varicose Veins (Glen Hastings, MD, FACS)

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