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Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Surgery - Bariatric

Surgery - General

About the Provider

Video Title:Lose Weight…Find Health (Lakeland Weight Loss Center)

Video Summary: Bariatric surgeons at the Lakeland Weight Loss Center share more about the latest options for losing weight and local resources, including bariatric surgery.

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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.

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

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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.

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


  • "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." 

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


Lakeland General Surgery - Niles

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

Lakeland Weight Loss Center

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

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