General Surgeon Joins MidMichigan Physicians Group in Midland
General Surgeon Dennis Van Dorp, M.D., recently joined MidMichigan Physicians Group and serves on the medical staff at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. Dr. Van Dorp currently welcomes new surgical patients to his office in the Towsley Building, located at 4201 Campus Ridge Drive, Suite 2000, in Midland.
He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, completed his residency training in general surgery at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Dr. Van Dorp recently completed his fellowship training in advanced gastrointestinal, minimally invasive surgery from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
He specializes in a broad range of surgical treatments for disease and conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small bowl, colon, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Dr. Van Dorp performs laparoscopic and open surgery; paraesophageal and traditional hernia repairs; surgery for gastroparesis, as well as minimally invasive complex gastrointestinal surgery. He has extensive robotic surgery training and offers a variety of robotic-assisted procedures.
According to Dr. Van Dorp, he was drawn to the field of general surgery based on the wide variety of pathologies and cases. “I chose the field of minimally invasive surgery because I am a person who loves new gadgets and technologies,” he said. “This field allows me to offer cutting-edge technology and techniques like robotic surgery, which allow for complex procedures to be performed using smaller incisions. Smaller incisions means patients are able to heal and recover more quickly.”
Dr. Van Dorp works hard to comprehend his patients’ unique medical problems and understand their personal beliefs and needs in order to develop lasting doctor-patient relationships. “I believe this allows for patients to not only participate in their medical care, but also to make informed decisions and create individualized treatment plans that satisfies their wishes,” he added. “I want to teach my patients about their disease, so that they are comfortable with their decisions and with me as their physician. In order to deliver this care, I believe in a team-based approach, so that they can experience the best outcomes. This often involves collaboration with multiple specialties.”
Those who would like more information about Dr. Van Dorp may visit www.midmichigan.org/vandorp. Those interested in making an appointment may call (989) 839-1795.