Surgical Services

Helping you get back to what’s really important in life!

To learn more , please call the SMH Surgical Office Suites at:
906-341-1888 or 1-888-460-8724 ext. 1888


John Galey

John Galey, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

John Galey, M.D. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Galey 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 Ottawa Ontario.

Dr. Galey is fellowship trained in Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine and is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Galey currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.

New Hospital Logo 4 Total Hip Replacements
New Hospital Logo 4 Joint and Ligament Repair
New Hospital Logo 4 Full and Partial Knee Replacement
New Hospital Logo 4 Shoulder Reconstruction
New Hospital Logo 4 Hand Surgery
New Hospital Logo 4 Scoliosis Treatment
New Hospital Logo 4 Elbow Surgery
New Hospital Logo 4 Bone and Tendon Grafts
New Hospital Logo 4 Bunionectomy
New Hospital Logo 4 Arthroplasty Joint Replacement of Finger and Toe
New Hospital Logo 4 Arthroscopic Surgeries of the Knee, Ankle, Shoulder, and Wrist
New Hospital Logo 4 Knee Surgeries

General Surgery

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

A life long Michigan resident, Dr. Bambach received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing and his Medical Degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Bambach also completed his residency at Wayne State University.

Dr. Bambach is board certified in General Surgery. He also serves as Chief of Staff at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.

Gregory Bambach

Gregory Bambach, M.D.

New Hospital Logo 4Colonoscopy
New Hospital Logo 4EGD (Upper Scope)
New Hospital Logo 4Breast Biopsy
New Hospital Logo 4Breast Cancer (mastectomy, lumpectomy, biopsy)
New Hospital Logo 4Colon Operations
New Hospital Logo 4 Lesion removal
New Hospital Logo 4Mediport placement
New Hospital Logo 4PEG tube placement
New Hospital Logo 4Hernia repair (including inguinal, umbilical & ventral)
New Hospital Logo 4Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder) & Appendectomy
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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Mark Cardamone-Rayner

Mark Cardamone-Rayner, M.D. FACS

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.

In his spare time Dr. Cardamone-Rayner loves to tour on his Harley Davidson with his wife Amy.  He has recently learned to fly and now has his private pilot license.  He enjoys upland bird hunting and recreational shooting.  Prior to medical school,  he was a certified executive chef and restaurant owner.  He loves to spend his free time in the outdoors, gardening, camping, canoeing and exploring new areas.  To top it off, he plays piano on a daily basis.  Dr. Cardamone-Rayner chose Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in search of a more intimate medical experience with a small community where he could establish relationships and contribute to the growth of a medical practice.

Special Interests

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New Hospital Logo 4Parathyroid conditions

New Hospital Logo 4Plastics

New Hospital Logo 4Rhinology

New Hospital Logo 4Sinus disease

New Hospital Logo 4Skin cancer management of the neck and head


Head & Neck



Chronic or recurrent acute tonsillitis Globus Chronic ear disease
Neck masses Strider Hearing loss: gradual, sudden
Recurrent sialoadenitis Vocal cord masses Otorrhea
Salivary gland masses Voice disorders: hoarseness, Recurrent acute ear disease
Thyroid masses dysphonia, etc Tinnitus
Tonsil/adenoid hypertrophy Vertigo
Upper aerodigestive neoplasms
Neck masses
Snoring or apnea
Stridor or airway concerns

Plastic & Reconstructive



Congenital malformations Chronic adenotonsillitis Epistaxis
Facial skin lesions & cancers Chronic otitis media Nasal masses or foreign bodies
Scar revisions Congenital malformations Nasal obstruction Sinus disease
Hearing loss

Procedures offered at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital include:

Adenoidectomy Functional endoscopic sinus surgery Removal of PET with gel film myringoplasty
Aerodigestive tract cancers I & D head & neck abscesses Septoplasty
Closed reduction of nasal fracture Inferior turbinate reduction Submandibular gland excision
Deep cervical neck masses Laceration repair Tonsillectomy
Excision of lesions with local flap reconstruction Open septorhinoplasty Thryoidectomy
Excision of neck masses Pressure equalization tubes Tonsillectomy
Fine needle aspiration Ultrasound guided biopsies of thyroid and neck masses


Surgical Podiatry 

John Niemela

John Niemela, DPM

Dr. John Niemela, D.P.M., provides complete foot and ankle care from neonates to geriatric patients. Clinical services include: evaluation and treatment of all foot and ankle conditions below the knee. This includes treatment for orthopedic deformities (bunions, hammer toes, flatfeet, arthritis ankle/foot), sports medicine conditions (tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, sprains), warts (hands and feet), ingrown nails, wound care (below the knee), masses/tumors, and diabetic foot care.

Some of the services include: custom orthotics, injections and diabetic shoes. Surgical care provided includes: bunion/tailors bunion/hammer toe repair, forefoot/midfoot/rearfoot/ ankle reconstruction (everything below the knee).

He also provides traumatic reconstruction including emergent fracture repair of the ankle, foot, and toes. I will be available for trauma call at the hospital for injuries below the knee and will also be providing complete pediatric foot and ankle care, including clubfoot casting, congenital deformities, and flatfoot treatment.

Dr. Niemela is an Upper Peninsula native from Marquette, MI. He graduated with Honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelors Degree majoring in Medical Technology. He completed a one year internship for Medical Technology at Hurley Hospital in Flint, Michigan. Following the internship, he worked as a Medical Technologist for three years at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan before attending medical school at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.  Before receiving his medical school degree, he earned a second bachelors degree from Scholl College: Bachelors in Biology.  Dr. Niemela then graduated from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2002, Magna Cum Laude, with a Doctorate. Following medical school, he was accepted to a three year surgical residency at the Legacy Portland Hospital/Kaiser (PSR 36) Surgical Residency Program.  Upon completion of his residency, he started in private practice in Marquette, Michigan and has provided complete foot and ankle care from neonates to geriatric patients for over 12 years.

Dr. John Niemela specializes in below the knee medical and surgical treatment.

New Hospital Logo 4Orthopedic deformities – bunions, hammer toes, flatfeet, arthritis in ankle and foot
New Hospital Logo 4Sports Medicine Conditions – tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, sprains 
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Warts – hand and feet
New Hospital Logo 4Ingrown nails
New Hospital Logo 4Wound care
New Hospital Logo 4Diabetic foot care – orthotics, injections and diabetic shoes 
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Emergent fracture repair