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The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan

Caring inspires


Current diagnosis and

and treatment methods


Vascular Diseases

Offering the highest quality

medical care and treatment

Ascension Borgess

The Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers and Staff of The Surgical Group of SW Michigan are pleased to announce that on October 22, 2018 we will become an Ascension Borgess owned Practice. Our new name will be "The Surgical Group."

We are excited for this change and we promise to continue to provide you with excellent service.

As part of this change, our Patient Portal that you may access for your medical records will be changing. Our front desk staff can help you sign up for our new Ascension Borgess Patient Portal.

Our phone number will not change, so you can continue to contact us as you have in the past.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.

We look forward to our trusted relationship with you and our new relationship with Ascension Borgess.

Members of The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan have been providing uninterrupted surgical care to the community of Kalamazoo and southwestern Michigan since 1981.

The members of the group were instrumental in the development of endovascular surgery in Kalamazoo, working to establish the first dedicated endovascular operating suites in Michigan. This group was the first to promote minimally invasive therapies for peripheral venous disease. The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan pioneered office-based VNUS procedures thus, providing significant cost savings. The largest ICAVL certified peripheral vascular laboratory in southwestern Michigan is based with The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan. Registered vascular technologists with combined experience of over 35 years perform all studies.

Our practice offers a wide range of general and vascular surgical services. In the field of vascular surgery, these services include the treatment of carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and lower extremity stenosis.

We also offer general surgical services such as the laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder, hernia repair, treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome, colon surgery and two procedures for the treatment of varicose veins: injection therapy (sclerotherapy) and ClosureFAST procedure for varicose veins.

  • Peripheral Vascular


    The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan - Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), we evaluate, diagnose and treat PAD to restore proper blood flow throughout the body.

  • Hernia Repair


    We specialize in the accurate diagnosis and complete repair of both simple and complex hernias. We use the most advanced technology and the latest techniques to provide the safest and most effective hernia surgery available.

General & Vascular

surgery with a difference

We treat people of all ages – bringing together a multi-disciplinary team of specialists dedicated to making a positive difference.

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Our Physicians

John T. Collins, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.

John T. Collins, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Collins has dedicated his life to providing excellent patient care along with performing the least invasive and most effective procedures used today.

James T. McLaren, M.D., F.A.C.S.

James T. McLaren, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. McLaren is a highly skilled surgeon who provides caring, capable and compassionate service while working hard to stay current with the advances of General and Vascular surgery.

Sean P. O'Brien, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Sean P. O'Brien, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. O'Brien's passion and experience in Vascular Medicine has allowed him to be one of the most innovative and creative vascular surgeons.