Dr. Dennis Rasbach, MD

Dr. Dennis Rasbach, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

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Dr. Dennis Rasbach, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint Joseph, MI and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and more.Read his story

Lakeland General Surgery, St. Joseph

2990 Niles Rd

Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
very high
more than 96% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 88% of peers
Hernia Repair
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Rasbach's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rasbach "Dennis A. Rasbach, MD, FACS has practiced general surgery in the St. Joseph area since 1984. Dr. Rasbach received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and his surgical training at the Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. He had additional training in surgical endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Rasbach's practice covers all areas of general surgery, with a special interest in endocrine surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the Michigan State Medical Society and Berrien County Medical Society."

6  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

68  Conditions Treated

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62  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Wound Repair
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  • University of Pittsburgh
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Ms Hershey Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Mayo Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Ms Hershey Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Associate Professor
  • Western Michigan University P.A. Department, Member

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What People Say About Dr. Dennis Rasbach, MD
Dr. Rasbach and staff are very thorough and very kind. Dr. Rasbach explained everything to my understanding and returned my call promptly when I had questions. Thank you!!!!
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Angela Martin in Saint Joseph, MI – Sep 21, 2018
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Dr. Rasbach is very good with following up with his patients. He will always be our family’s first choice for anything surgical. He took amazing care of my brother during a very complicated Crohn’s operation.
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Stevensville – Aug 21, 2018
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I trust him.
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Nov 02, 2017
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Dr. Rasbach did a gallbladder removal on me and then when I told him in the office meeting afterwards I had been rushed by ambulance once, and then taken to the ER a second time for chest pain, he wouldn't look any further into it and told me to go get a second opinion. Even as I was checking out,...Read More
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Watervliet, MI – Feb 16, 2017
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Very rude and abrupt. Does not explain complications nor treatment!
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SK in cOLOMA, MI – Jun 21, 2016
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