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

Bruce J. Thoma, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Bruce J. Thoma, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5005.

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

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Valparaiso - Cumberland Dr - 2501 Cumberland Dr.
Paul J. Gruszka, M.D.<br />   <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Paul J. Gruszka, M.D.
   Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5014.

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

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
LBJI Valparaiso - Cumberland Dr - 2501 Cumberland Dr.
Thomas H. Kay, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Thomas H. Kay, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-921-1382.

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

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
LBJI Valparaiso Cumberland - 2501 Cumberland Dr.
LBJI LaPorte - 600 Legacy Plaza East
David J. Musgrave, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with David J. Musgrave, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5007.

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

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
Anthony C. Levenda, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

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

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

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
Ryan J. Plank, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Ryan J. Plank, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5017.

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

LBJI Crown Point - 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Suite 201A
LBJI Schererville - 833 W. Lincoln Hwy Suite 110
John A. Guzzo, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with John A. Guzzo, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5009.

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

LBJI Crown Point - 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Suite 201A
LBJI Schererville - 833 W. Lincoln Hwy Suite 110
Scott P. Fielder, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Scott P. Fielder, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-369-0452.

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

LBJI LaPorte - 600 Legacy Plaza East
LBJI Knox - 402 W Culver Rd
Thomas D. Magill, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Thomas D. Magill, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-369-0452.

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

LBJI LaPorte - 600 Legacy Plaza East
Eric K. Szczesniak, MD   Orthopedic Surgeon

To make an appointment with Eric K. Szczesniak, MD Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5011.

Eric K. Szczesniak, MD Orthopedic Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
LBJI Valparaiso - Cumberland Dr - 2501 Cumberland Dr.

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