Surgical Services

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is proud to offer the most comprehensive suite of surgical services in Manistique. Our team of highly experienced surgeons provide surgery options in a broad range of areas to assist with many conditions.

General Surgery

Dr. Bambach

Dr. Bambach

General surgery covers a range of surgical procedures in Manistique including biopsies, hernia repair, appendectomy, and lesion removal. Boasting two of the newest and one of the largest Operating Suites in the Upper Peninsula, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital’s Dr. Gregory Bambach provides a full-spectrum of minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Bambach has been enjoying his growing surgical practice and he is fast becoming the reason why so many have made him their surgeon of choice, in the Upper Peninsula’s south-central region.


Orthopedic Surgery

John Galey, M.D.

Dr. Galey

Orthopedic surgery in Manistique covers any operations that are required on the skeletal system. These can include hip replacements, joint and ligament repair, shoulder reconstruction, and treatment for broken bones.

Dr. Galey is the resident orthopedic surgeon at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital and comes to us from the International Orthopedics & Sports Medicine practice in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Earning his medical degree from the prestigious University of Toronto Medical School in Ontario, Canada, Dr. Galey interned at Toronto General Hospital and completed his residency at the University of Ottawa, in Ontario. Dr. Galey is fellowship trained in Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine and is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.


Surgical Podiatry

 Dr. John Niemela, D.P.M.

Dr. John Niemela, D.P.M.

Surgery in Manistique that involves the feet, legs, and lower extremities falls under the surgical podiatry umbrella. If you are suffering from bunions, hammer toes, sprains, emergent fractures, or diabetic wounds, a surgical podiatrist should be your first point of contact.

Dr. John Niemela, D.P.M., provides complete foot and ankle care from neonates to geriatric patients. Dr. John Niemela specializes in below the knee medical and surgical treatment. He also provides traumatic reconstruction including emergent fracture repair of the ankle, foot, and toes.

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

Dr. Mark Cardamone-Rayner,  M.D.

Dr. Mark Cardamone-Rayner,  M.D.

Ear, nose, & throat surgical services offered at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital cover a wide range of conditions. Our highly experienced surgical team can assist with head and neck surgery, rhinology, plastics and reconstruction, skin cancer, parathyroid conditions, and pediatric issues.

Mark Cardamone-Rayner,  M.D., FACS joins SMH as an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist.  He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.


John Michael Garrett


John Michael Garrett M.D. in a 1973 graduate from Indiana University School of Medicine. Following a 2-year Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Garrett undertook a 3-year Ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta. This was quickly followed by a fellowship in microsurgery, including Phaco-emulsification cataract removal and corneal transplant techniques under Richard Schulze M.D., in Savannah, Georgia. Once completed, Dr. Garrett began an Ophthalmology practice in Iron Mountain, opening in January 1979.

As a Board certified eye surgeon, Dr. Garrett has performed thousands of cataract and glaucoma procedures, as well as thousands of laser operations for glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and retinal diseases.

Other Surgeons

Dr. Hance

Dr. Hoeve

Dr. Vlasic

Dr. Madjar

Read what clients have to say about Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

Everyone in the ambulatory care/outpatient surgery were great!! They all made me feel very comfortable and did a great job!!! thank you to the whole outpatient staff and Doctor Rayner..I would recommend Schoolcraft or patient to anyone in need of surgery

Reviewer: Jeremy Sitkoski


5 out of 5 stars

The care that was provided by The nurses (Cindy, Felicia Ruth) and staff was exceptional. The entire staff was very friendly and made you feel welcome. We received a call from Felicia the next day to check on my husband to check his pain level and do a follow up. The surgery area from check in to check out was well organized, clean, and up to date. Thank you to all of you for what you do so well and everything beyond your normal duties.

Reviewer: Maureen DesChamps


5 out of 5 stars