J. Michael Kelbel, M.D.

Dr. Kelbel Practices at:

South Bend Office: 53880 Carmichael Drive
Mishawaka Office: 60160 Bodnar Boulevard (Off Elm Road)

Participating Hospitals and Surgery Centers

Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka Campus
Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend

Undergraduate

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Residency

4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

 

4.4 out of 5
449 Patient Ratings
68 Patient Comments
Updated 2/17

 

University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Board Certification

Diplomate of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Society Memberships

Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
Mid-America Orthopedic Society
Indiana State Medical Association
Indiana Orthopaedic Society
Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

 

It has been my pleasure to treat the patients of Michiana for 25 years. My goal is to provide the highest level of orthopaedic care. I have a special interest in treating knees, shoulders, hips and sports medicine. As the president of South Bend Orthopaedics, I assure you that we have the best and brightest orthopaedic doctors in the area who will treat you with the care and compassion you deserve.

 

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Friendliness/courtesy of care provider
4.5  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s explanation of problem/condition
4.3  4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s concern for questions/worries
4.3  4.2 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s efforts to include me in decisions
4.3  4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s information about medications
4.3  4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s instructions for follow-up care
4.2  4.2 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider spoke using clear language
4.5  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Time care provider spent with me
4.1  4.1 Star Rating: Recommended

 


My confidence in care provider
4.4  4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.3  4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

 


 

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Satisfaction Survey. Patients are not identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

SBO Patient 1/17

Dr. Kelbel is THE best Dr. in the house.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

I have heard many wonderful things about your facility and especially Dr. Kelbel. So personable, very professional in explaining about my problem but in a very friendly manner.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

I like Dr. Kelbel a lot, he is very nice.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

I always leave wishing he would talk to me more about my condition and experiences.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

I have been seeing Dr. Kelbel for 20+ years. Would not trust anyone else.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

There is no one else I’d rather have do surgery than Dr. Kelbel.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

This was my first visit with Dr .Kelbel and I really liked his manner and his personality.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

Dr. Kelbel and staff are very good.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

Dr. Kelbel was courteous, friendly and explained everything very well. The knee surgery went very well.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

Dr. Kelbel was great and took time to explain what would happen next.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

I would not have come back had my earlier experience not been very good. I have the utmost confidence in this establishment for my care with understanding my problem and being so fast in taking care of it and me.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

Was very pleased with Dr Kelbel.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

Came highly recommended. It's justified.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

Dr. Kelbel was wonderful throughout this whole experience of 2 new knees.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Dr. Kelbel was extremely accommodating and understanding in setting a surgery date.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Everything was great.

SBO Patient 8/16

Dr was very pleasant, up to date on my previous visits and reason for this visit, and gentle w/ procedure.

SBO Patient 8/16

100% confidence in Dr. Kelbel.

SBO Patient 8/16

Dr. Kelbel was very helpful, professional, and courteous.

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr Kelbel is wonderful with his patients.

SBO Patient 5/16

Very good first visit all around.

SBO Patient 4/16

Explained my diagnosis to where I could understand it. Asked if I had questions before leaving the room. This was much appreciated.

SBO Patient 4/16

Dr. Kelbel is great, the care I received is top notch.

SBO Patient 2/16

Great everyone was very nice.

 

SBO Patient 2/16

The nerve block was excellent and I was basically pain free for the first 24 hours and very little pain thereafter.

 

SBO Patient 2/16

Dr. prescribed PT, but didn't let us know if we need to follow up with him after PT is completed.  We haven't ever done PT before, so maybe it is assumed that the patient will be healed enough to play sports.

 

SBO Patient 2/16

The dr. was very warm and friendly, he made me feel good about my treatment.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

Overall my husband and I were very pleased with the efficiency and how well run SBO is.  We both commented on that when we walked out of the building.  Nothing but good things to say about SBO.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Dr. Kelbel is awesome. He is very personable and interacted with Jordan in such a way, that made him feel comfortable

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Dr. Kelbel is a 'top-notch' physician!

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Good

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Excellent staff.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

No wait time.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Was so glad that Dr. Kelbel told me to come over directly from ER and he would see when.  I didn't have to wait long once I arrived either.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

The staff is always very professional and courteous.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

We’ve always had the good fortune of getting right in to see the doctor without delay.

SBO Patient 10/15

We love Mike! I have been working with him since 1986 at St. Joseph Hospital when it was on Main St., downtown Mishawaka. I have ALWAYS referred my family, friends, and patients from my own practice to him. Mike is the ONLY orthopod I will use!!!!!

SBO Patient 10/15

Dr. Kelbel & his staff were excellent!

SBO Patient 9/15

I understand that it is a very busy office, but do not feel a whole lot of personal attention when visiting.

SBO Patient 9/15

Good experience. Fast and efficient.

SBO Patient 8/15

Every time I've been there it has been a good experience.

SBO Patient 7/15

I love Dr. Kelbel and his staff. They are very attentive to my many issues.

SBO Patient 6/15

Dr. Kelbel was very patient and answered all of pre-surgery questions. All of the staff have been very courteous and proficient at their jobs.

SBO Patient 5/15

Dr. did my left knee & I came back to do the right knee.

SBO Patient 4/15

I like Dr. Kelbel, very honest and professional.

SBO Patient 2/15

Would recommend this facility and doctor to any.

SBO Patient 2/15

Pretty straight forward. Told me my shoulder was torn up and he did the best he could to fix it.

SBO Patient 2/15

Dr. Kelbel was awesome!! He explained my son's fracture to us, by showing us his X-rays and talking through everything. My son was not nervous at all

SBO Patient 1/15

Easy to talk to and is very friendly

SBO Patient 1/15

The Dr. was seemingly anxious to get to his next patient, but always remained for the next question, if I spoke up fast enough.

SBO Patient 11/14

I have recommended Dr. Kelbel several times. I have had two rotor cuff surgeries and a knee replacement by him.

SBO Patient 11/14

I'm very pleased with Dr. Kelbel and the treatment that I received from him. He is a very caring doctor.

SBO Patient 5/14
Dr Kelbel was friendly and came right to point about condition.

SBO Patient 5/14
I am confident when I am in Dr Kelbel’s care.

SBO Patient 5/14
Our family will only ask for Dr. K. He is excellent.

SBO Patient 5/14
Dr. Kelbel was AWESOME!

SBO Patient 5/14
Very good.

SBO Patient 5/14
All great.

SBO Patient 5/14
Dr. Kelbel is easy to talk to and helps with all questions asked. He makes us feel like we are in good hands!

SBO Patient 5/14
I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Kelbel. I have had two rotator cuff surgeries and a knee replacement by Dr. Kelbel.

SBO Patient 2/14
Dr. Kelbel and Dr. Stillwagon are excellent physicians and I trust them completely.

SBO Patient 2/14
Already had the pleasure of meeting Dr. before he took care of my mother very good personality.

SBO Patient 11/13
Good.

SBO Patient 10/13
Dr. Kelbel is very nice and I have full confidence in his skills but I and my daughter are not doctors. Explanation of her condition was far too technical. I have some medical experience but she, the patient, does not! She only knew what was being said after I explained it to her.

SBO Patient 10/13
Dr Kelbel was fast, friendly and efficient. I've talked with someone else about him and they said same thing.

SBO Patient 10/13
This was the first time I had met Dr. Kelbel. I liked him right away, and felt he explained everything and answered all my questions completely.

SBO Patient 9/13
Have recommended Dr. Kelbel to many others.

SBO Patient 8/13
He just seemed to be in a hurry!

SBO Patient 7/13
Good.