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Dennis R. Van Dorp, M.D.

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  • General Surgery

Provider Type: Physician

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Dennis Van Dorp, M.D., is a fellowship trained advanced gastrointestinal/minimally invasive surgeon, specializing in a broad range of surgical treatments for disease and conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, gallbladder and more. Dr. Van Dorp performs robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery.

According to Dr. Van Dorp, he was drawn to the field of general surgery based on the wide variety of pathologies and cases. “I chose the field of minimally invasive surgery because I am a person who loves new gadgets and technologies,” he said. “This field allows me to offer cutting-edge technology and techniques like robotic surgery, which allow for complex procedures to be performed using smaller incisions. Smaller incisions means patients are able to heal and recover more quickly.”

Philosophy of Care

“Surgery oftentimes offers a definitive treatment for a medical condition,” he said. “I like being able to help my patients recover from their medical problem and improve their quality of life.”

Dr. Van Dorp works hard to comprehend his patients’ unique medical problems and understand their personal beliefs and needs in order to develop lasting doctor-patient relationships. “I believe this allows for patients to not only participate in their medical care, but also to make informed decisions and create individualized treatment plans that satisfies their wishes,” he added. “I want to teach my patients about their disease, so that they are comfortable with their decisions and with me as their physician. In order to deliver this care, I believe in a team-based approach, so that they can experience the best outcomes.” According to Dr. Van Dorp, this often involves collaboration with multiple specialties, such as a patient’s primary care provider or cardiologist.

Special Interests and Procedures

Dr. Van Dorp performs paraesophageal and traditional hernia repairs, surgery for gastroparesis, as well as minimally invasive complex gastrointestinal surgery. He has extensive robotic surgery training and offers a variety of robotic-assisted procedures.

In his free time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.


  • Male

Year Began Practicing

  • 2012

Board Certified

  • General Surgery


  • English


Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE


St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, MI, GENERAL SURGERY


University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, ADVANCED GI/MIS

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Minimally Invasive Complex Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs
  • Hernia Repairs
  • Robotic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons


"I want my patients to know that all of their questions will be answered, and they will be taken care of as if they were part of my family."

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • Optum VA Choice
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • TriCare Humana
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

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  • General Surgery

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