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B. Israel Yahuaca, M.D.


Conditions of the Shoulder and Elbow, Shoulder Joint Replacement and Revision, Orthopedic Trauma, Wrist, Hand, Ankle, Knee


Fellowship-Trained Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

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Dr. B. Israel Yahuaca is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in 2019. He has undergone extensive surgical training and specializes in conditions of the shoulder and elbow, shoulder joint replacement and revision, orthopedic trauma, wrist, hand, ankle, and knee. In his practice, Dr. Yahuaca’s number-one goal is to provide his patients with the compassionate orthopedic care they need to get back to their highest level of function.

After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Dr. Yahuaca attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, graduating with his Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed a general surgery internship and his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia. Following his residency, Dr. Yahuaca underwent additional training through a shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa.

When Dr. Yahuaca is not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching and participating in mixed martial arts, playing volleyball, doing carpentry, and sketching and painting. Dr. Yahuaca is also bilingual in Spanish.

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Dr. Yahuaca is available to see patients at our Michigan City – Coolspring office.

Clinical Staff: Beau Winchip, L.P.N., Sonia Arroyo, R.M.A.
Direct Phone Line: (219) 250-5030
Se habla Español

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL
  • General Surgery Internship: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
    • Department of Orthopedic Surgery Barry J. Gainor MD Resident Award in Education
    • Outstanding Orthopedic Resident Award
    • Lynn O. Litton MD Resident Award for Academic Excellence
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship: Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Franciscan Health Michigan City
  • Woodland Surgery Center
“Great!! The best hands down!”
– Latashia L.
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