Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute


Excellence in Motion


At Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, our mission is to provide excellence in musculoskeletal care to all of our patients, using state-of-the-art technology, with integrity and a spirit of compassion that encompasses all that we do.

Our experience and compassion come together to deliver quality care for your orthopedic problems. Our team includes orthopedic surgeons with a range of specialists, and we offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, and advanced imaging options, all on-site. Read about our services.

We provide specialized, comprehensive care throughout Northwest Indiana, with offices in Chesterton, Valparaiso, Portage, Michigan City, and Crown Point, LaPorte and Knox. See all locations.


LBJI is pleased to introduce two new physicians to our staff.  We are extending a warm welcome to John A. Guzzo, M.D. and Brian T. Damitz, D.P.M.

  • John Guzzo, M.D. is our new Orthopedic surgeon.  He will practice in our Crown Point office.  Dr. Guzzo can see most of your bone and joint issues.  
  • Brian Damitz, D.P.M.  is our new Foot and Ankle surgeon.  He will practice in our Valparaiso and Crown point offices.  Dr. Damitz can see most of your foot and ankle issues.

These two physicians have joined our expert team of providers and have appointments open immediately. 

Call today 219-921-1444 and speak to a scheduler to make an appointment with these or any of the Lakeshore Bone and Joint doctors

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Featured Physician 

Bruce J. Thoma, M.D. 

I was born on the south side of Chicago to loving parents of the World War II generation. When I was four years old, my dad took a job in nearby Gary, Indiana. I was lucky enough to grow up in the Miller Beach area along Lake Michigan in a quiet neighborhood. There were all kinds of people there, mostly hardworking steel mill families. Read more

Saturday Sports Clinic

Sports Clinic will reopen August 16, 2014

Voted Best Orthopedic Practice

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Orthopedic Questions?

Visit our free orthopedic library for videos and brochures about common orthopedic conditions such as bone fractures, sprained ankle, bursitis, and others.

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