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General Surgery

Lakeshore Health Partners – General Surgery offers advanced treatment options including a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services and minimally invasive techniques. Our team of highly trained surgeons diagnose and treat diseases utilizing advanced techniques in:

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Diseases of the Breast
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Testing & Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Surgical Oncology: Breasts, Colon, Lung & Thyroid
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vein Ablation

Gallstones or gallbladder disease can cause painful digestive problems. Gallbladder disease is sometimes treated with lifestyle changes and medication. If surgery is required, the surgeons of Lakeshore Health Partners specialize in minimally invasive laparoscopy, including da Vinci robotic assisted single-site surgery which may mean faster recovery and little to no incision scars.

Nearly 20% of the US population suffers from acid reflux, medically known as GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD causes stomach acid to back up in the esophagus, resulting in regurgitation, coughing and chest pain. If left untreated GERD can also cause more serious conditions that may lead to esophageal cancer.

Our experts offer surgical treatment that can help stop GERD and relieve your symptoms and discomfort.

Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease causes valves in the leg veins to become damaged or diseased, eventually failing to seal properly. The most common symptom is varicose veins, often accompanied by pain, swollen limbs, fatigue, and even skin changes and ulcers.

Approximately 30 million Americans suffer from venous reflux disease. Venous Reflux Disease is progressive -- symptoms can worsen over time if left untreated. There are effective and minimally invasive treatments available that are covered by many insurance providers. Vein ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates varicose veins, stops the progression of venous reflux disease, and improves well-being. With today's technology, most patients resume their normal activities the next day.

Meet Our General Surgery Team

Daniel DeCook, MD

Education & Training

Institution Degree
Henry Ford Hospital Residency
University of Michigan Hospitals (Ann Arbor) MD
Henry Ford Hospital Internship

Brian Dishinger, MD

Education & Training

Institution Degree
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Internship/Residency
Michigan State University - (MD degree) College of Human Medicine MD


da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

Jessica Hafner, DO

Education & Training

Institution Degree
Midwestern University - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine DO
Genesys Regional Medical Center Residency
Genesys Regional Medical Center Internship

William Houskamp, MD

Education & Training

Institution Degree
St Mary's Health Services (Grand Rapids,MI) Residency
Loyola University of Chicago (med degree) MD
St Mary's Health Services (Grand Rapids,MI) Internship

Jane Pettinga, MD

Education & Training

Institution Degree
William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak,MI) Residency
Wayne State University - School of Medicine (Detroit) MD
William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak,MI) Internship

Stephen VanWylen, MD

Education & Training

Institution Degree
Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak,MI Residency
Michigan State Univ (East Lansing) MD
Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak,MI Internship


Lung-Thoracic Surgery