A West Michigan Health Company
Big Rapids (231) 592-3102
A West Michigan Health Company
Big Rapids (231) 592-3102
A West Michigan
Health Company
Big Rapids (231) 592-1361


Health History and Insurance

Thank you for choosing West Michigan Surgery Center for your surgical needs. Please fill out the appropriate paperwork before your visit. 

West Michigan Surgery Center Patient Forms

West Michigan Surgery Center accepts the following Health Insurance providers

We work with the majority of local health insurance plans. If your insurance provider is not listed, please contact our office at 231-592-1360 to receive the most up-to-date list of accepted insurance plans, see if arrangements can be made with you and your provider.

West Michigan Surgery Center Accepts the Following Insurance Providers

  • All Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • All Priority Health Plans
  • Medicare
  • Workers Compensation
  • Auto Accident Related

Please Bring the Following with You for Your Visit:

  • Identification card
  • Insurance card(s)
  • New patient packet
  • Current medication list (or bring your prescription bottles)
  • If applicable workers compensation or an automobile claim (please bring the carriers name, phone number and your claim number as well as the adjustor’s name.)

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Stellate Ganglion Block for Pain

Stellate Ganglion Block

Pain Relief Option for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and PTSD West Michigan Surgery Center specialists offer Stellate Ganglion Block injections for their patients. Stellate ganglion block (SGB) is used for the treatment of many medical conditions including complex regional pain syndrome, anxiety, depression and PTSD. Schedule Now “Stellate Ganglion Block is a safe, well tolerated procedure that we use for our patients,” says West Michigan Surgery Center specialist Roman Zolotoy, DO. “It’s been around for about half a decade for Complex Regional Pain, which is a disproportionate amount of pain and injury after a traumatic event. Unfortunately, some patients can develop Complex Regional Pain Syndrome without any significant trauma, so we use SGB to block that painful cycle that results in the extremity that is involved.” West Michigan Surgery Center specialists administer the block by targeting the sympathetic nerves found near the bottom part of the neck on either side of the neck. The procedure takes just minutes. WMSC specialists take every precaution to safely locate the targeted area. “Even though there are a lot of nerves and vasculature in that area, the way we position the patients and use our imaging guidance, it  is a very safe procedure,” says Dr. Zolotoy. The procedure can be performed using ultrasound or fluoroscopy, x-ray guidance. “We hope each Stellate Ganglion Block offers months of relief, but every patient is different,” says Dr. Zolotoy. “In the beginning, we may need to repeat the procedure monthly. What we are hoping for is at least 50% improvement in their discomfort which will allow them to move their joints better and allow them to participate in physical therapy to a greater extent.” According to the National Institutes of Health, SGB is indicated for the following conditions: Complex regional pain syndrome of the head and upper limbs

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Colonoscopy Prep Diet

How to Prepare for Your Colonoscopy Once you turn 45 your Primary Care provider will likely suggest you schedule your first  Colonoscopy screening. The screening, offered at nationally recognized West Michigan Surgery Center, has long been considered the gold standard in colorectal cancer detection. The American Cancer Society changed its guidelines a few years back, lowering the recommended age for getting the test, from 50 to 45, partly in response to the rising rates of colorectal cases among younger individuals. In fact, the American Cancer Society recommends testing take place even earlier for those at high risk of the disease. Screening Recommendations for those at Average Risk for Colorectal Cancer: Begin Regular Screening at Age 45 People in good health should continue regular screening through the age of 75. People ages 76 through 85 should decide with their health care provider whether to continue to get screened.  (ACS  “When Should You Start Getting Screened for Colorectal Cancer?”) Screening Recommendations for those at Higher Risk of Colorectal Cancer: Those with a strong family history of Colon Cancer A personal history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) A family history of a hereditary syndrome such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or Lynch syndrome A history of radiation to the abdomen (belly) or pelvis to treat a prior cancer ×It’s important to seek the advice of your Michigan Primary Care Partners provider or family physician to determine the best screening schedule for your individual needs. Your provider knows yours and your family history, and is able to make the best assessment for your care. The Days Leading Up to Your Colonoscopy Your doctor will send you home with some detailed instructions so you get accurate results the day of

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Health News

WMSC Named “Best Ambulatory Surgery Center” for 2023

For the 3rd consecutive year, West Michigan Surgery Center (WMSC) takes top honors in Newsweek Magazine’s “America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2023.” Newsweek partnered with respected global research firm Statista to analyze 5,000 Medicare-certified ambulatory surgery centers around the country in all the major surgical specialties including: orthopedic surgery, cardiac surgery, eye surgery, spinal surgery. The report ranked Big Rapids’ based West Michigan Surgery Center among the top 10 Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the state. Rankings were based on recommendations by medical professionals and a careful analysis of the facilities’ performance data. Read more about what went into the methodology by clicking this link. Read More Previous Next

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