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Surgery at Memorial

Surgeons at Memorial use advanced minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques in many surgical cases. Ask your surgeon about minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgical options.

For patients, minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery can minimize pain, reduce scarring, speed recovery and eliminate potential complications.  Minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery have become widely accepted in nearly all medical specialties, often replacing traditional, open surgery.  

Memorial Medical Associate Surgeons:
Walid Azmeh, MD
Forrest Robart, DO
Richard Schulz, DO, MBA, FACOS
J. M. Vachhani, MD, MBA

Minimally Invasive or Laparoscopic Surgeries:                                  
  • Appendectomy
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery                    
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • Orthopedic

Other Surgeries:

  • Cataract                                                                                                         
  • Gastrostomy (feeding tube)                                                                                     
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Gynecology
  • Knee & Hip Procedures
  • Ligament & Cartilage Repair
  • Lithotripsy
  • Oral/Maxillofacial
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic
  • Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Ovarian & Tubal Procedures
  • Pelvic Floor & Bladder Procedures
  • Plastic Surgery (cosmetic and reconstructive)
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Shoulder Procedures
  • Tendon Repair
  • Urology
  • Vascular & Vein

To find a Memorial surgeon click here

Over 4,500 surgical procedures are performed at Memorial Healthcare each year. Many of these surgical procedures can be performed efficiently and safely on a same-day basis utilizing techniques such as advanced minimally invasive and laser surgery. Approximately 75% of all surgery at Memorial is performed on a same-day basis.

The Surgical Services Department is committed to continuously improving service with the patient's needs in mind. Our highly trained nurses and surgical technicians make your surgical experience the best and safest possible.


  • Memorial Healthcare has approximately 30 specially trained surgeons, the majority of them being board certified. 
  • Anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists make up our highly qualified Anesthesia Team.

We perform surgery utilizing technologies in the following areas:

  • Laparascopic Techniques
  • Laser including Image Guided Technology
  • Microscopic
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques (including 2 mm incision sites)
  • Harmonic Scalpel
  • Lithotripsy
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiologic Imaging
  • Video
  • 64 Slice CT
  • Excite MRI
  • Mobile Pet Scan
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Memorial Healthcare employs a highly skilled nursing staff to assist patients
    through their surgical experience.
  • Our Surgical Services Department averages about 375 cases each month.

To locate a Memorial Healthcare surgeon, use our Find a Doctor feature or call 989.729.6422 or toll free 1.866.900.6422.

Recent Patient Compliments

I had an excellent stay at the hospital. Everyone was very courteous & professional.  Note: The joint academy was an excellent program. Very informative and when I woke up I saw people I had previously met- Very reassuring.

I have always been pleased with my care at MHC. Owosso is very lucky to have a hospital like MHC.   Thank you.

Can't think of anything that needs to be improved. They did a good job. I was treated very well. They took very good care of me. I was comfortable through the whole process. They gave me pain meds after the surgery I was given coffee & toast after the surgery They called me at home after the surgery to see how I was doing. I was very pleased with my surgery at Memorial Healthcare.


I have always been satisfied with memorials service very competent hospital & staff. Please let the staff know we appreciate them or let them read the remarks.  Thank you.

Memorial Healthcare provides the latest techniques in surgery services to all Michigan residents including the counties of Shiawassee, Eaton, Ingham, Saginaw, Genesee, Clinton. We are proud to offer the latest surgery services to communities surrounding Alma, Bay City, Flint, Lansing, Owosso, Saginaw and St. Johns.