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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 68

500 Arcade Ave Ste 200
Elkhart, IN 46514
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  • General Surgery

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Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
5215 Holy Cross Pkwy
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Elkhart General Hospital
600 East Blvd
Elkhart, IN 46514

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GENERAL & VASCULAR SURGERY PC
GENERAL & VASCULAR SURGERY PC
500 Arcade Ave Ste 200
Elkhart, IN 46514
GENERAL & VASCULAR SURGERY PC
6301 University Commons Ste 340
South Bend, IN 46635
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    Dr. Peterson's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Colectomy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision of Stomach Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Peripheral Artery Bypass Procedures
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
    • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
    • Skin Grafts
    • Splenectomy
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    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Varicose Vein Procedure
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    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Appendicitis
    • Atelectasis
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Rib Fracture
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    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Ventral Hernia
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Indiana.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Graduated in 1973

    Internship Hospital

    Rochester Strong Meml Hospital
    Complete in 1974

    Residency Hospital

    Rochester Strong Meml Hospital
    Complete in 1978
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Peterson & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Peterson's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Elkhart General Hospital

    • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

    • Memorial Hospital of South Bend

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.2
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    4.2 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Peterson to family and friends

    4.2 out of 5

    9 responses

    Dr. Peterson's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.4 out of 5

    9 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.4 out of 5

    8 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.4 out of 5

    8 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    7 responses

    Experience with Dr. Peterson

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.2 out of 5

    9 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.3 out of 5

    9 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.3 out of 5

    9 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.3 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    GENERAL & VASCULAR SURGERY PC
    500 Arcade Ave Ste 200
    Elkhart, IN 46514
    (574) 293-3317 (Office)
    (574) 293-3523 (Fax)
    B
    GENERAL & VASCULAR SURGERY PC
    6301 University Commons Ste 340
    South Bend, IN 46635
    (574) 236-1896 (Office)
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    General & Vascular Surgery
    621 Memorial Dr Ste 302
    South Bend, IN 46601
    (574) 236-1888 (Office)
    (571) 236-1887 (Fax)
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