New general surgeon seeing patients in Niles

Published 4:30 pm Monday, September 20, 2021

NILES – Spectrum Health Lakeland recently welcomed general surgeon Benjamin Sopczynski, MD, to the medical staff.

Sopczynski is seeing patients alongside Brian Bates, MD; Seth Miller, MD; and Michael Schuhknecht, DO, at Lakeland General Surgery in Niles, located at 42 N St Joseph Ave., Suite 100.

Sopczynski earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed a general surgery residency at Beaumont Health. He is specially trained to perform surgeries using the da Vinci XI Surgical System and completed a fellowship in minimally invasive/robotic surgery at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California. Sopczynski has authored several medical publications and presentations and is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

“I am excited to be joining the team at Lakeland General Surgery and look forward to working alongside a talented and compassionate team of surgeons,” Sopczynski said. “I was born and raised in Michigan and have lived here most of my life. I am happy to have relocated to southwest Michigan and feel it is a great place to practice medicine and raise a family.”

Spectrum Health Lakeland offers patients access to a highly trained team of general surgeons and advanced practitioners who use the latest treatments and technologies to complete hundreds of surgeries each year.

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