Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, DO is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Niles, MI. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 96% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 84% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
more than 81% of peers

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

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Schuhknecht's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schuhknecht to family and friends
based on 62 total reviews (33 with comments)
Dr. Schuhknecht's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (33)
in Dowagiac, MI |
So happy to have been placed in his care. He found what was wrong with me after many other Doctor and hospital visits. I am so thankful and would recommend him to the highest degree.
in Niles, Michigan |
I absolutely love Dr. Schuhknecht and his entire team! Very kind and caring, everyone knows you by name and is very friendly.
in Niles, MI |
I have never been to a doctor who is genuinely cares about me and how I feel about my health care. He takes the time to listen and "hear" me. I had Bariatric surgery in 2003 and due to some poor choices on my part I have put some of the weight on and he and his team have helped be get my life back on track.
in New Carlisle, IN |
I have nothing but praise for the care given to me by Dr Schuhknecht, He is a very skilled surgeon and Lakeland Healthcare is lucky to him on their staff. He explains everything to you in terms easily understood. I have been seeing him for more than a year after my Bariatric surgery, follow up care has been excellent. Great Doctor.
in Cassopolis MI |
I would highly recommend Dr S to anyone. He handled himself in a very professional manner and treated me with respect. He confirmed my diagnosis and the procedure for which I was referred to him for. He is very good at what he does. Thank you.
in St Joseph |
Dr. Schuhknecht is one of the most caring, genuine, and personable physicians I have ever met. He is great at explaining complex medical issues in ways that normal people understand. He is straightforward and won't give you the runaround when you have questions for him. If you are looking for a great Bariatric/General Surgeon, look no further than Dr. Schuhknect - he will not disappoint.
in Niles, MI |
I have a lot of respect for Dr Schuhknecht to me he is a excellent surgeon he made me feel very comfortable
in Buchanan, Mi |
Dr. Schuhknecht is a very kind and caring person. Not to mention very knowledgeable about what he does.
in Niles,Mi |
Very good dr. He literally saved my life after being ill for 5 years. he saw my problem and did surgery right away he explains everything to you so you thougruly understand, he totally listens to everything you have to say he doesn't rush you through appts , he takes his time. any procedure he goes in to full detail and explains the ups and downs of everything if there are going to be any. great personality very professional. you will find no better Dr Schuhknecht.. I 100 percent recommend him
in Niles, MI |
Dr. S is an awesome, caring doctor. I've been his patient for several years and trust him completely with my health care.
in Oxford Mi |
A fine doctor and a gentleman. You are his patient for life. Even after the weight is gone he is there for you. He has great bedside manner. I have and will recommend Dr. Schuhknecht to anyone needing help with weight loss.
Berrien Springs, MI |
I really like Dr. Schuhknecht! He is personable and friendly. He really cares about how you are doing. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family!
in Niles, MI |
Dr. Schuhknecht listens and treats me like a human and not a dollar sign. He knows me and my history even before opening the computer file.
in Niles mi |
Won't provide mecical clip that's was put in me and may have a possible allergic reaction to it. And is clearly in my charts that I have a allergy to nickel and never did a simple blood test to see. Been in pain for 3 years and nobody could figure it out. Called office to get answers and still nothing for 2 months. No concern for my health
in niles, mi |
He is a very good doctor and surgeon. He has a good relationship with his patients. Is honest in telling them what is wrong and needs to be done.
in Niles, MI |
I would highly recommend Dr. Schuhknecht to other patients.
in Eau Claire, MI |
Extremely professional and cares about his patients. I would recommend family and friends to his practice.
in Niles, MI |
After having a cholecystectomy, I had some urgent concerns at 2AM. Even at that early hour, Dr. Schuhknecht was able to be reached by telephone, and reassured me that what I was experiencing was completely normal. Impeccable bedside manner, gentle and kind. In all honesty, I wish he was a general practice dr.
in Edwardsburg, MI |
was very helpful and caring. gave me excellent care.
in St Joseph, MI |
Smart, professional and courteous, I recommend him for any type of surgical need.
in Niles, MI |
he seemed to genuinely care, listen,and answer questions. i was very satisfied with my surgical experience at lakeland, and follow up.
in Benton Harbor Michigan |
Dr. Schuhknecht is the most awesome doctor I have ever meet. he was recommended to me by a co-worker and that was the best decision of my life. I was scared to find out what my health problem was and my first visit with him he made me feel at ease and is very down to earth, answered all my questions. I had to have surgery after all and that even went smooth he explained exactly what was going to happen and everything else in between. I would recommend him to everyone.
in Niles, Michigan |
Absolutely the most outstanding physician I have worked with. I consider myself fortunate that I am his patient. He is extremely intelligent, capable, honest, caring and informative. He treats his patients with the highest level of respect. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Schuhknecht and would refer my dearest friend for surgery with him. He is talented, dedicated and kind. Top notch!
in Cassopolis, MI |
He is an Excellent doctor! He did two procedures on Oct 6, 2016, he removed my Gall Bladder & did a Colonoscopy. When I went to set the appt up, I found him to be Very pleasant and informative. He made me feel comfortable & not afraid of the surgeries. He answered all my questions so I could understand the answers and knowing he is a Christian made me more relaxed. Surgeries went well, I feel great and will highly recommend him to everyone!
in Hartford, MI |
This is one Awesome Doctor! He treats you as if he is part of your family! I went to him in hopes of losing weight! He always spends time with you and answers every question in a way I can understand! I was pre diabetic when I had the gastric sleeve procedure in 2015. Day of surgery he told me I would never need the diabetic pills again!! I am now down 110 pounds and living life again! Thanks so that MAN! I will be forever grateful to you!
in Stevensville, MI |
I began having problems with weight and enlargement of my abdomen. My doctor suggested seeing a bariatric surgeon to resolve the problem. Dr. Schuhknecht met with me and offered and explanation for the problems. He took his time and answered questions from myself and my wife and he offered a general outline for treatment. I was very impressed with the doctor and am planning on taking his reccomendations for the problem. He is very easy to talk to and took time to explain.
in Niles MI |
He has done several surgery"s on me threw the years. I have been very pleased. I would recommend him to anyone. He is my favorite Dr.
in buchanan mi |
best doctor in the world. very concerned, patient, loving, caring. prayed with me before surgery. i would recommend him to the whole world. hes the best
in Buchanan, MI 49107 |
Great doctor, great support staff. A very pleasant experience. Highly recommend.
in Niles, MI |
Simply put, Dr. Schuhknecht is an amazing doctor! He truly cares for his patients!!
Niles, MI |
A truly fantastic Doctor, who really cares about his patients
in Niles, MI |
Saved My Life! First he found and then soon after removed malignant tumor. Connected me with my great oncologist, and really went above and beyond. Explained everything as we went along, made sure I understood, is caring, and thorough, he's my hero, and he's always treated us like family. We love this guy.
in Sodus, MI |
Dr. S is the best. He not only cares for his patients he cares about his patients. After surgery I had some issues. (Not his fault, my own) I got dehydrated. I called him and he told me to go to the ER. After they rehydrated me he had them admit me and then he came to see me the next morning. He gave me his personal cell phone number and made me to promise to call him if I had any more issues before he would release me. Which I did. Such caring I have never seen. He is gets A++++++++.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schuhknecht accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • Trustmark Companies
    Trustmark Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • US Health and Life Insurance Company

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Hospitals where Dr. Schuhknecht 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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