Dr. Michael P. Schuhknecht, DO

Dr. Michael P. Schuhknecht, DO

Bariatric Surgery | Male | 52 years old

Lakeland General Surgery
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Dr. Schuhknecht specializes in Bariatric Surgery and practices in Niles, MI. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schuhknecht to family and friends
based on 33 total surveys (13 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Schuhknecht's Office & Staff
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (31)
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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 Niles, MI |
He is a very good doctor. Have had wonderful experiences seeing him.
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 Dowagiac, MI |
Dr. Schuhknecht was willing to give me the time I needed to tell my story. He was responsive to my concerns and questions. Gave me good information and helped me towards the decision for surgery that I needed to make without rushing me to make that decision. He was compassionate and supportive through out the process. Thank you, Dr. Schuhnecht.
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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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General 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

Procedures Performed

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • 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 Sleeve Surgery
  • 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

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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  • Medical School
    Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Michigan State University

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Schuhknecht's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Schuhknecht

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Dr. Schuhknecht's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Schuhknecht

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients