Our Surgeons

Advanced Laparoscopic, Bariatric, Endoscopic & General Surgery

jsmithsmJeffrey F. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He completed his residency in general surgery at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals in Saginaw Michigan, where he was awarded the Ziele Outstanding Junior Resident and the Resident Teacher of the year. Dr. Smith has served as the Chief of Staff at Gratiot Medical Center and as a trustee for the Gratiot Medical Center Board. Dr. Smith is certified by the American Board of Surgery.  Read more...


ecudjoesmErnest Cudjoe, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a graduate of East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. He completed his residency in general surgery at Morristown Memorial University Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey, as the Chief Surgical Resident. He was awarded the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award and the US Surgical Laparoscopic Resident Award. He completed his fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at North Shore Long Island Jewish University Hospital in Manhasset, NY.   Read more...


jpilkingtonsmBoard Certified General and Bariatric Surgeon, James Pilkington, M.D., F.A.C.S., specializes in general, bariatric, and laparoscopic surgeries. He has been performing gastric bypass surgery in Mount Pleasant since 2000. Dr. Pilkington is a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and completed his residency in surgery at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. Dr. Pilkington is trained in the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure and sleeve gastrectomy laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (lap band).  Read more...


jbonaccismJeffrey L. Bonacci, M.D., F.A.C.S., received his bachelors from Central Michigan University then attended Michigan State University Medical School for his Medical Degree. Dr. Bonacci completed his internship and residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center through Michigan State University.  While in school, Dr. Bonacci earned the Medical School Clerkship Honors Designation as well as Medical School Commendation in Gross Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pathology, Epidemiology, Neuroantomy, Human Behavior and Development.  Dr. Bonacci is certified by the American Board of Surgery.  Read more...

Alma Office

Warwick Medical Plaza
315 Warwick Drive, #3
Alma, MI 48801

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

Mt. Pleasant Office

4851 E Pickard St
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Midland Office

MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland
Towsley Building
4201 Campus Ridge Drive, Suite 4050
Midland, MI  48640
Towsley Building Entrance - take elevator on right to 4th floor

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Office Hours:
Thursdays - Bi-Weekly
1pm - 5pm

Clare Office

602 Beach Street
Suite 2240
Clare, Michigan 48617
Across from the Dougherty Hotel, behind the hospital

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Hospital Affiliations

All of the surgeons at Great Lakes Surgical Associates have full, unrestricted privileges to practice general surgery at the two major hospital systems in Gratiot and Isabella Counties: Gratiot Medical Center and Central Michigan Community Hospital. We perform surgery at the following locations:
    MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot
    Mount Pleasant Surgery Center - Mount Pleasant
    MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
GLSA Offices are also equipped with surgery suites for indicated office procedures.

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GLSA does not discriminate. Please read our non-discrimination policy listed below.

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