Our Surgery Patients Say it Best

Your friends and neighbors from throughout southwest Michigan and beyond share their experiences at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Do you have a story to share? Click on the "What's Your Story" button and complete the form. 
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NEW 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.

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%.
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Weight loss surgery: Tashawn Reese "A bright future ahead"

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General surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, discusses at home treatments for hemorrhoids and when surgery may be required to correct the problem.

Double knee replacement: Maureen Bishop "Walking with her head held high"

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Check-up: What are the warning signs of an appendicitis? (Seth Miller, MD)

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Physician video profile: Nicole Phillips, MD (Plastic Surgery)

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Check-up: What do gallbladder issues look like?

General surgeon, James Clancy, MD, shares what gallbladder symptoms look like and how they are treated.

Check-Up: What is breast reconstruction?

Plastic surgeon, Nicole Phillips, MD, discusses how breast reconstruction can dramatically improve a woman’s appearance, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.

Hip replacement: Connie Harmacinski "A humbling experience"

When Connie's hip pain didn’t go away, she knew it was time to seek help from orthopedic surgeon, Nicholas Loafman, DO.

Lakeland Weight Loss Center Helps Lacy Lange Lose over 140 lbs.

Lacy Lange of Benton Harbor lose over 140 pounds with the tools, resources, and support of the Lakeland Weight Loss Center.

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