Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

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Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, DO is a bariatric surgery specialist in Niles, MI and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.


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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
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Love the ease and comfort of talking to him makes every visit enjoyable, information is always good. Definitely recommend him.
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Amazing Doctor and staff.
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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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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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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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Dr. Schuhknecht's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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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:

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • 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, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, DO is a bariatric surgery specialist in Niles, MI and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Facos
Fellowship Hospital
1998
St John Detroit Riverview Hosp
Residency Hospital
1997
Detroit Riverview Hosp
Residency Hospital
1994
Detroit Riverview Hosp
Internship Hospital
1993
Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
Michigan State University
Undergraduate School
2004
1998
1997
1994
1993

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average