Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, DO

General Surgery •  Male • Age 56

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Niles, MI. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lakeland Hospital, Niles and Lakeland Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schuhknecht to book an appointment.


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Lakeland General Surgery, Niles

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(269) 262-5164
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Lakeland Medical Suites, Niles42 N Saint Joseph Ave Niles, MI 49120
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New Patient?
(269) 262-5164
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42 N Saint Joseph Ave Niles, MI 49120
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Dr. Schuhknecht's Reviews

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4.9

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Dr. Schuhknecht is a god send! He assisted Dr. Miller with my surgery 2 weeks ago and very HAPPY with the results! It’s been a long road with BOTH Doctors! Both took the extra time and effort for my case and was able to fix me and get me on track again. Thank you!
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Amanda Ford – Aug 06, 2020
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He removed my appendix in September of 2019 and his before and after care were superb. He's friendly, put me at ease, and took plenty of time to answer my questions. He even prayed with me and asked for God's blessing for the surgery. His staff was very helpful in follow-up and my in-office check-up was friendly and efficient. Thanks Doc!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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John Hood – Feb 09, 2020
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I have been a patient for 2 years now. He has always treated me with the up most respect and compassion. He has been my biggest cheerleader in my journey. I have recommend this man to everyone That I know that is in need of weight loss
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Tonya Wirick – Dec 07, 2019
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During my time in the bariatric program Dr. Schuhknecht was very professional, knowledgeable, patient, and respectful. I view Dr. Schuhknecht as a surgeon that truly cares for his patients. I had gastric bypass surgery and I’m pleased with the care that I received.
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S. Marlowe – Nov 27, 2019
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Dr. Schubknect took great care of my daughter before, during and after her surgery.
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Nov 27, 2019
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He is an amazing dr very caring. And helpful
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lisa White – Nov 23, 2019
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An awesome doctor, i wish all were like him
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Michael Rapp – Nov 20, 2019
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He is the most caring Doctor I have ever had. He has saved my life on more than one occasion.
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Margarett Rapp – Nov 20, 2019
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Very compassionate and really cares about his patients. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking into getting bariatric surgery. Always takes time to listen and answer any questions or concerns
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Satisfied Patient – Jul 24, 2019
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Great
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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K.Cooper – Jul 19, 2019
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Love the ease and comfort of talking to him makes every visit enjoyable, information is always good. Definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Irene in Hartford, MI – Jun 05, 2019
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Amazing Doctor and staff.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Melissa SALLEE in Niles, MI – May 21, 2019
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He is a very caring person that takes the time to listen to what you have to say and he cares about what you are saying. He did my hernia surgery and before I went in was told what was going on and what to expect. He is a very caring man and he really cares about his patients well being. All of the staff is just great. They treat you with respect from the time you come till you leave.
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Dr. Schuhknecht never makes you feel rushed, and explains everything really well. I had gallbladder issues, & while I was totally ready to have it removed, Dr. S actually advised against surgery in my case. I was surprised (and at the time, a little disappointed—I was sort of hoping surgery would be a "cure" for my issues), but the reasons he gave made so much sense. We decided to monitor it and he found a mix of meds that helped, and now a few years later, I'm better—SO glad he was my doctor!
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His personality is great! Always helpful if you have any question about your procedures. He did my Bariatric sleeve and I was very pleased with how the surgery went and his bed side manner!
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Heather Hollaway in Niles, MI – Mar 12, 2019
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I had Robotic bilateral hernia surgery. With in a few days I was up walking around and doing well with in a few days. I was back to work with in two weeks . And six weeks later I feel great and I am almost back to full strength. I would recommend Dr. Schuhknecht to all and anyone I know,anytime.
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Very personable cares about every aspect of the patient
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Kbyers in St joseph, MI – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Schuhknecht saw me for a large hernia. He saw it right away on a CAT scan that was taken 4 months earlier and never caught. He did surgery and things are going very well. He and his staff are quite kind and friendly.
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CWalter in Niles, MI – Jan 24, 2019
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Dr Schuhknecht is absolutely amazing! I had a horrible gallbladder and after seeing it he scheduled me into his already booked up day the following day. He did a fantastic job with my complicated gallbladder. I can't thank him enough and his wonderful staff for everything they have done for me. Although I will not go back to the ER, I will go only to him for any future surgeries if needed. Thank you for taking the time to submit my case in for review. Truly the best doctor I've ever met.
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April in Buchanan, MI – Jan 11, 2019
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Exceptional Doctor and staff. Very personable, honest and caring doctor who is an advocate for patients rights and care levels. I would want Dr. Schuhknecht on my team every time. I feel welcome and wanted in their offices anytime I am there and I have been seeing him for a year now. His staff is caring and compassionate and really strive to help you on the journey. I wouldn't want to go through any other type of program than the one they have developed.
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Dr. Schuhknecht's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuhknecht treats Obesity more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schuhknecht treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuhknecht performs Esophageal Surgery more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Schuhknecht performs this procedure more than 60% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuhknecht performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Schuhknecht performs this procedure more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Schuhknecht's conditions and procedures:

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

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Biography

Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Niles, MI. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lakeland Hospital, Niles and Lakeland Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schuhknecht to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
FACOS
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

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Lakeland Hospital, Niles

Niles, MI

Lakeland Medical Center

Saint Joseph, MI

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

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