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Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Surgery - Bariatric


Surgery - General


About the Provider

Video Title:Gentle, Compassionate Care Close to Home

Video Summary: 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.

Video Title:Lose Weight...Find Health at the Lakeland Weight Loss Center

Video Summary: Drs. Seth Miller and Michael Schuhknecht from the Lakeland Weight Loss Center share more about the latest options for losing weight and local resources, including bariatric surgery.

Video Title:Weight loss surgery: Sara Westfall "A decision she wouldn't regret"

Video Summary: 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.

Video Title:Robotic Hernia Repair

Video Summary: Robotic Hernia Repair

Video Title:Lose Weight. Find Health. (Michael Schuhknecht, DO)

Video Summary:

Video Title:Physician Video Profile: Michael Schuhknecht, DO (Bariatric and General Surgery)

Video Summary: Dr. Schuhknecht is one of Michigan’s most experienced surgeons, having performed weight loss and general surgeries for nearly 20 years.

Education

Residency
  • St John Detroit Riverview
Medical School
  • Michigan State University
  • Major: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship
  • Detroit Riverview Hospital
Residency
  • Detroit Riverview Hospital

Testimonials

  • "Dr. Schuhknecht helped me lose 110 lbs and saved my life. I was diabetic, taking 4 insulin shots a day, on oxygen full time, and in a wheelchair. Now I'm back to my normal life, with the help of support and counseling offered by the Weight Loss Center. The Weight Loss Center is wonderful."

    "To say that Dr. Schuhknecht gave me my life back would be an understatement. He is so professional, and so kind. I can talk with him no matter the concern, and he listens without judging. Sometimes I think I disappoint him by not quite doing all I should, but he just keeps encouraging me! I can live again because of him."

    "I really appreciate Dr. Michael Schuhknecht. He was so patient with me and talked me through everything to make sure I wasn't scared. He came in twice from home in his bedclothes because I was in so much pain so he could personally review my test results. That's above and beyond!"

    "Dr. Schuhknecht came in before surgery and answered all of me and my mother's questions. He was very patient with my mother; she had a lot of questions. After surgery he came by twice in recovery to check on me. He spent quite a bit of time talking with my mother."

    "Dr. Michael Schuhknecht not only took care of me physically, but also mentally. He listened to me. He made sure I understood everything. He was amazing. Some doctors are not very personable, but he is a real person. He joked with me. He fought for me." 

    “Dr. Schuhknecht immediately took away all my doubts. He was personable, and I felt like I was his only patient.” 

    “I just loved Dr. Schuhknecht’s personality. He was funny, down to earth, and very easy to talk to.”

    "Dr. Schuhknecht is so capable as a surgeon. He was very reassuring going into the procedure and I new I was getting the best care possible."

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Federated
  • Group-Marketing
  • Healthscope
  • Humana
  • Liberty Union
  • Nippon Life
  • PHP of Northern Indian
  • Priority Health
  • Starmark
  • Trustmark
  • United Health Care
  • US Health & Life
  • Community Health Alliance (CHA)
  • Select Health Network
  • McLaren
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • Meridian

Office Locations

A

Lakeland General Surgery - Niles

42 N St Joseph Ave, Suite 100,
Niles, MI 49120
B

Lakeland Weight Loss Center

42 N St Joseph Ave, Suite 101,
Niles, MI 49120

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