Dr. Stephen VanWylen, MD

Dr. Stephen VanWylen, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Stephen VanWylen, MD is a general surgery specialist in Holland, MI and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1982 and specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery.

577 Michigan Ave Ste 202

Holland, MI 49423

Contact Information

(616) 394-0673

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Top Care Areas

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Esophageal Surgery
more than 87% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
more than 81% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 62% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

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42  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Michigan State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Wm Beaumont Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • East Birmingham Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. VanWylen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. VanWylen to family and friends
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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  • 1

Dr. VanWylen'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 (4)

Love Dr Van Wylen! He's been my surgeon/dr since 2001. I had lost my voice for 6 months and everything I ate burned he diagnosed my GERD and did my 2 surgeries. I was also born with issues with my esophagus closing-spasms all the time and Dr Van Wylen took care of me. I just found out he retired...more
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Dr. VanWylen was the person who performed my Colonoscopy. This gave him a first hand view of what was going on. Dr. listened to me, answered my questions and concerns, explained my test results and condition in great detail. then we discussed my options, together we decided the best route for me....more
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Dr. VanWylen was very kind, patient, and helpful with answering my questions regarding potential surgery, we explored every option and took every test that was suggested other than surgery. In the end I went with the surgery based off the information provided and test results.
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Very personable and took time to answer my questions...trusted him totally
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