General Orthopedics

General Orthopedics

From diagnosing and treating problems, to surgical care, the orthopedic surgeons at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute provide expert care to patients at five different locations in Northwest Indiana.

Lakeshore Bone and Joint is the place to be where experience and compassion come together to deliver quality care for your orthopedic problems.  Our team of specialists is the reason so many people with orthopedic injuries think of Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute. They are all highly trained and respected professionals who deliver specialized, comprehensive care for a wide array of musculoskeletal injuries.

Exceeding our patients' expectations is Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute’s main goal.  Our in-house diagnostic imaging, consisting of X-ray, MRI, and bone density studies, along with our occupational and physical therapy departments, allow our surgeons the ability to deliver stellar care.

Our general orthopedic s address a wide variety of disorders affecting bones, cartilage, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. They are trained in all aspects of the musculoskeletal system and are committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal musculoskeletal health and movement.

As one of our patients, you can expect a timely and thorough consultation. Our orthopedic surgeons will provide you with a detailed diagnosis, a clear explanation of your injury or condition, and your treatment options. They share information readily, in terms you can understand, and they encourage you to actively participate in the decision-making process so you feel confident and comfortable with your care. If necessary, our general orthopedists will consult with and/or refer you to another sub-specialized orthopedic surgeon.

Orthopedic Conditions

General orthopedic conditions treated by our surgeons:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Ligament and tendon tears
  • Cartilage tears
  • Pediatric injuries

Most injuries or conditions can be resolved with non-surgical treatment options such as physical therapy or occupational therapy, cortisone injections, or viscosupplementation, which is the injection of gel-like substances into a joint to supplement the viscous properties of synovial fluid. However, if you and your doctor determine that surgery is the best treatment option, our orthopedic surgeons offer a number of surgical interventions that can reduce your pain and speed your recovery.

Physicians Specializing in General Orthopedics

Michael C. Leland, M.D.

To make an appointment with Michael C. Leland, M.D., call at 219-921-1444 ex 11704.

Michael C. Leland, M.D. sees patients at the following locations:

MondayLBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
WednesdayLBJI Valparaiso - 2501 Cumberland Dr.
FridayLBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
Learn more about Michael C. Leland, M.D.
Bruce J. Thoma, M.D.

To make an appointment with Bruce J. Thoma, M.D., call at 219-921-1444 ex 11703.

Bruce J. Thoma, M.D. sees patients at the following locations:

TuesdayLBJI Valparaiso - 2501 Cumberland Dr.
Wednesday, ThursdayLBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
Learn more about Bruce J. Thoma, M.D.
Paul J. Gruszka, M.D.

To make an appointment with Paul J. Gruszka, M.D., call at 219-921-1444 ex 11709.

Paul J. Gruszka, M.D. sees patients at the following locations:

MondayLBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
WednesdayLBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
ThursdayLBJI Valparaiso - 2501 Cumberland Dr.
Learn more about Paul J. Gruszka, M.D.
Thomas H. Kay, M.D.

To make an appointment with Thomas H. Kay, M.D., call at 219-921-1444 ex 11703.

Thomas H. Kay, M.D. sees patients at the following locations:

MondayLBJI LaPorte - 600 Legacy Plaza East
WednesdayLBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
FridayLBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
FridayLBJI Valparaiso - 2501 Cumberland Dr.
Learn more about Thomas H. Kay, M.D.
David J. Musgrave, M.D.

To make an appointment with David J. Musgrave, M.D., call at 219-921-1444 ex 11702.

David J. Musgrave, M.D. sees patients at the following locations:

TuesdayLBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
ThursdayLBJI LaPorte - 600 Legacy Plaza East
FridayLBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
Learn more about David J. Musgrave, M.D.
Anthony C. Levenda, M.D.

To make an appointment with Anthony C. Levenda, M.D., call at 219-395-2109.

Anthony C. Levenda, M.D. sees patients at the following locations:

TuesdayLBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
ThursdayLBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
FridayLBJI Michigan City - Lifeworks - 3777 N. Frontage Rd.
Learn more about Anthony C. Levenda, M.D.
Ryan J. Plank, M.D.

To make an appointment with Ryan J. Plank, M.D., call at 219-921-1444 ex 11702.

Ryan J. Plank, M.D. sees patients at the following locations:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, FridayLBJI Crown Point - 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Suite 201A
Learn more about Ryan J. Plank, M.D.
John A. Guzzo, M.D.

To make an appointment with John A. Guzzo, M.D., call at 219-921-1444 .

John A. Guzzo, M.D. sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Crown Point - 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Suite 201A
Learn more about John A. Guzzo, M.D.
Scott P. Fielder, M.D.

To make an appointment with Scott P. Fielder, M.D., call at 219-921-1444 .

Scott P. Fielder, M.D. sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI LaPorte - 600 Legacy Plaza East
LBJI Knox - 104 E Culver Rd Suite 103
Learn more about Scott P. Fielder, M.D.
Thomas D. Magill, M.D.

To make an appointment with Thomas D. Magill, M.D., call at 219-921-1444 .

Thomas D. Magill, M.D. sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI LaPorte - 600 Legacy Plaza East
LBJI Michigan City - Lifeworks - 3777 N. Frontage Rd.
Learn more about Thomas D. Magill, M.D.

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