Dr. Brian Bates, MD

Dr. Brian Bates, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
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Dr. Brian Bates, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Niles, MI. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Bates is affiliated with Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph and Lakeland Hospital, Niles.

Lakeland General Surgery, Niles

42 N Saint Joseph Ave Ste 100

Niles, MI 49120
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • North America Administrators (NAA)
  • Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.
  • Physicians' Care Network

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Abdominal Disorders
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more than 92% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
high
more than 85% of peers
Hemorrhoids
normal
more than 80% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Debridement
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Pontiac Genl Hosp-N Oakland Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bates' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bates to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews
Dr. Bates' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bates accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • ASR Health Benefits
    ASR
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • North America Administrators (NAA)
  • Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.
  • Physicians' Care Network
    Physicians Care Network
  • Priority Health
  • Starmark
  • Trustmark Companies
    Trustmark Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • US Health and Life Insurance Company

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Hospitals where Dr. Bates has admitting privileges

Lakeland Hospital, Niles
31 N Saint Joseph Ave
Niles, MI 49120
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Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph
1234 Napier Ave
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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