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Take Time to Get to Know Your Provider

It is important to have confidence in the doctor who will be doing your surgery. Whether this is someone you have chosen yourself, or a doctor or surgeon you have been referred to, you can make sure that he or she is qualified. This may include any or all of the following:

  • Ask your primary care doctor, your local medical society, or health insurance company for information about the doctor or surgeon's experience with the procedure.
  • Ask about the doctor or surgeon's credentials and whether he or she has any additional certifications or experienced in doing the procedure.
  • Make certain the doctor or surgeon is affiliated with an accredited health care facility. When considering surgery, where it is done is often as important as who is doing the procedure.
  • Look up your surgeon through Lakeland's Find a Doctor.  Many profiles include video profiles.

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Brian

Bates, Brian MD

Surgery - General

Coloma, Niles
Lourich

Burton, Lourich NP

Surgery - General

St. Joseph
James

Clancy, James MD

Surgery - General

St. Joseph
Lauren

Farris, Lauren PA

Surgery - General

St. Joseph
Craig

Kline, Craig MD

Surgery - General

St. Joseph
Provider
Specialty
City
Rating
Brian

Bates, Brian MD

Surgery - General

Coloma, Niles
Lourich

Burton, Lourich NP

Surgery - General

St. Joseph
James

Clancy, James MD

Surgery - General

St. Joseph
Lauren

Farris, Lauren PA

Surgery - General

St. Joseph
Craig

Kline, Craig MD

Surgery - General

St. Joseph

Continue Watching

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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