Specialties & Services

Specialties & Services

Our team of orthopedic specialists understand that the musculoskeletal injuries or conditions of our patients are painful. We also realize that a quick and correct diagnosis is critical to successful treatment. This is why Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute has invested in the most modern technology to provide our orthopedic patients a single resource for all treatment phases. Our on-site Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Advanced Imaging, Osteoporosis Care, and Pain Psychology complete our full range of patient services.

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Dr. Eric K Szczesniak

 Dr. Eric K Szczesniak

We are excited to announce that Dr. Szczesniak will be joining Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in August 2016.

Trained in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Preservation, Dr. Szczesniak received his Fellowship at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedic in Baltimore, Maryland.  He will be treating pediatric and adults patients with a wide range of diagnoses: fractures, trauma, hip and knee replacements, sports injuries, hip dysplasia, and much more. 

Dr. Szczesniak will be seeing patients in our Chesterton, Valparaiso, and Portage offices; call our office at 219.250.5011 to schedule an appointment at one of these convenient locations.



Dr. Hamad I Farhat, Neurosurgeon


Dr. Hamid I Farhat

Dr. Farhat joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute (LBJI) in May 2016.

Dr. Farhat loves the practice of Neurosurgery and the fact that he can use his unique skills to help people. When a patient has an injury or condition involving the brain, they look to someone who has the experience and skill to take them from a critical situation to recovery; from fear to relief. It’s important to be able to trust the person who will diagnose and correct a condition of the brain. Dr. Farhat enjoys the confidence that people have in him to perform the needed treatment, he enjoys when he can communicate with his patients and their families in a way that they can understand what is occurring, and ultimately he enjoys watching their tension subside. This is why he went into medicine and into this most distinctive specialty.

Dr. Farhat currently has privileges at Porter Regional Hospital and LaPorte Hospital; he currently practices at the Chesterton LBJI Office.

Please call 219-250-5028 to schedule an appointment