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Traverse Surgery & Trauma Care
701 W. Front St.
Ste. 200
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-932-7311 fax

Practice Providers

  Jay Dujon, MD
  Roche Featherstone, MD, FACS
  David Hobbs, MD
  David Kam, MD,MS,FACS
  Christopher LaFond, MD, MPH
  Jennifer Marsh, NP
  Michael Nizzi, DO
  Ashley Sachtleben, DO
  Adrian Seah, MD
  Steven Slikkers, MD, FACS
  Joel Strehl, DO
  Wendy Whitfield, NP
  Mary Williams, FNP

Tooley, Richard N. MD, FACS
General Surgery
Colon & Rectal Surgery

A general surgeon has expertise in diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with disease and disorders of the head and neck, breast, skin and soft tissues, abdomen, extremities, and the gastrointestinal, vascular, and endocrine systems. Common problems treated by a general surgeon include hernias, tumors, gallstones, appendicitis, bowel obstructions, colon inflammations and cancers. General surgeons may further specialize in an additional Board certification from the American Board of Surgery.

A colon and rectal surgeon is a physician who completed a general surgery residency program and then goes on to complete a colorectal surgery fellowship, which is more intensive training in diseases of the colon and rectum.

Trauma specialists utilize both operative and non-operative management to treat traumatic injuries.

Board Certified: Yes
Fellowship: Mayo Medical School, 1995
Special Interests:
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Critical Care
  • da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
  • Endoscopy
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Incontinence
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Trauma
Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School, 1988
Residency: St Joseph Mercy - Ann Arbor, 1994
Internship: St Joseph Mercy - Ann Arbor, 1989
Accepting new patients? Yes
Hospital Affiliations:
  • Copper Ridge Surgery Center
  • Munson Medical Center
Insurance Plans Accepted:
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Auto Owners Insurance
  • BCN Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Champ VA
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity (including GT Band)
  • Health Alliance Plan (HAP, ASR)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Priority Health
  • Priority Medicare Advantage
  • Private Pay
  • Tricare Prime
  • United Healthcare
  • Veterans Choice
  • Workmans Compensation