Oussama Alsawas, MD

Dr. Alsawas is a gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopist who joined the Digestive Health Institute group in April of 2016. Dr. Alsawas has practiced gastroenterology since 2012. He studied medicine at Damascus University and finished his internal medicine training 2008, graduating from Providence hospital in Southfield Michigan. After that he received his gastroenterology training at UCLA. He did his advanced endoscopy training at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Prior to joining Digestive Health Institute Dr. Alsawas practiced gastroenterology at Beaumont Hospital in Troy Michigan. He is a board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Mary D. ★★★★★ I had worried myself to the point of being very anxious. Dr. Oprenau and his staff calmed me and very gently and efficiently took care of my problem. I’m so grateful.Jody H. ★★★★★ First time I seen Britney I believe her name was. Very personable I liked her a lot she seemed to care and address my needs and issues. Hopefully her ideas will work.Julie T. ★★★★★ Dr. Coffey and his staff, in my experience, are the best in the business of Colorectal Surgery. I would not hesitate to share what I've been through with anyone who required these specific surgical procedures.Brian ★★★★★ Aesome!Malina S. ★★★★★ The staff were great! Joking around so it wasn't so nerve wrecking. Over all I would say this is the place to go if you have to go.Mark S. ★★★★★ Dr. Yusuf is a terrific physician, providing excellent specialty care. The office itself is a little cramped and dated, but the staff is efficient and I’ve never waited too long to be seen. Recommend this group and especially Dr. Yusuf.Robert K. ★★★★★ the team was friendly and professionalDaralee G. ★★★★★ I trust Johnathan with my life literally. I have been with this group for over 25 years Chrones IBS etc. A few months back hospitalized for 13 days after a very long remission. Every day one of the GI drs were there to see me.They continued daily to assess and answer all my concerns.I will continue to see Jonathan as needed as he is by far one of the most compassionate educated of any GI I've worked with on remaining healthy 😀Jacquelyn Church (. ★★★★★ Grace the PA that saw me was very nice, cureteous, and took time with me to answer all my question. Made me get feel confident that I was there.Annette F. ★★★★★ A very welcoming environment.The receptionist was pleasant, professional & thorough. She pointed me to a waiting area & told me I will be called shortly.The nurse was friendly & reassuring. The Doctor examined everything as he was examining me which helped me to understand my condition and I could ask any question pertaining the condition & he patiently explained. Privacy was paramount. I have a fruitful, relaxing visit.Julia S. ★★★★★ Everyone very nice and Donald very informativeTheRealOG ★★★★★ The office and medical staff were very professional. My procedure went 100% better than I anticipated.Cate M. ★★★★★ Brooke is always so thorough, she addresses any concern I have. She's even willing to talk with my insurance about not paying for my medication. She makes me feel like an individual, not just one patient of many.Bob R. ★★★★★ Over all the experience was very positive. There were a lot of people in the waiting room but I was taken in very quickly and guided through the process very smoothly. Everyone was very nice and caring. They were all peasant and answered any questions I asked. They even laughed at a dad joke or two. A colonoscopy is not pleasant but they all did everything they could to help ease it all. I'd like to mention the receptionist (sorry I can't remember her name). I forgot my driver's license and proofs of insurance. My fault, it is clearly noted in the directions you get before the procedure. But she went the extra mile to suggest, and then, contact my doctor to get the info. I would have had to go home and reschedule the whole procedure otherwise. Thanks to everyone there for a decent, helpful visit.gena G. ★★★★★ Jonathan Thelen, PA, is a very thorough and compassionate provider. He takes time to know his patients history and has their best interest with their care.Dan K. ★★★★★ Outstanding staff. Office runs smoothly. I would highly recommend Lansing Surgery Center to anyone needing surgery.Rebecca T. ★★★★★ From check in to exit, everyone was amazingly helpful and friendly. I felt like a human and not a number which is refreshing now days. The doctor was amazing and the nurses were great. Thank you for a wonderful experience.Dawn C. ★★★★★ I see Dr Plahen and have for years he's my Gastro Doctor and I have always been very happy with him he's a great Dr, The staff is also very nice and helpful! I highly recommend this office.Carrie H. ★★★★★ Quick and easy colonoscopy. All female staff associated with my procedure, from check-in to post, which I appreciated greatly. Everyone was friendly, informative, professional. If I need another procedure, I won't go anywhere else. (Female, 65yo, first colonoscopy)Anita S. ★★★★★ Everyone there is so nice and the Dr. Is very thorough. I highly recommend them.Angie ★★★★★ From check-in to discharge the entire staff were friendly and professional. The procedures went smoothly with follow-up provided by the doctor during the short recovery period. I would highly recommend the Lansing Surgery Center!Christina F. ★★★★★ Everyone was extremely professional and kind. The process was very efficient, and the center was well run. I was told what to expect and everything happened as expected.leanne M. ★★★★★ Have been extremely Blessed!! Had major surgery in 2020. Dr. Coffey and his team plus All of the office staff were wonderful. I have beeb released from Dr. Coffey's care unless of course problems arrive in the future. The 7N unit @ Sparrow where I stayed have an Amazing team of RN's as well. Thank you AllSteve S. ★★★★★ Dr. Coffey is amazing pretty much a pain free experience. Thank you!Betsy A. ★★★★★ Very caring, efficient and well organized.Wilma R. ★★★★★ The quality of care is among the highest I have ever received .The staff is awesome and very pleasant. The doctors truly care about their patients and it shows in the care they give.Linda D. ★★★★★ Very helpful at reception. Nurse very responsive and explained all the process. Anathesia prep expert very professional. Appreciate Physician review and information.Josh D. ★★★★★ Excellent!Edita H. ★★★★★ Very positive and pleasant. Nice staff and very pleased with Dr. Julien.Anna F. ★★★★★ I need at least TEN stars to express how appreciative I am of DHI today!!! They went so over and beyond to help me; it was truly unbelievable and far exceeded my expectations! I had severe pain all through the night in my lower right groin area. I thought it might be a diverticulitis flare and tho my pain warranted a trip to the ER, I did not want to go there! So I presented to DHI on Ramblewood and said "I think I'm in a diverticulitis flare, I have a lot of pain, do you have any emergency fit-in appointments today?" Turns out they took me right back, even though I have not been seen there in over 10 years! Brooke Janke was SPECTACULAR! She explained everything, answered all my questions, devised an excellent treatment plan AND will see me back in 1 week! Less than 1 hour later, I was on my way with a treatment plan that was sure to reduce my pain and clear up the flare. This kind of skill, responsiveness, and compassion I thought was a thing of the past. I'm beyond grateful that the team at DHI proved me wrong. This whole experience today was exceptional! Thank you SOO much! I am feeling much better as I write this.Mona D. ★★★★★ They were pretty quick, friendly and efficient.p S. ★★★★★ Friendly, courteous staff. Quick processing with minimal waiting time for appointment. Friendly, personable, professional Physician and assistant. Very good experience at DHI/CS.Michael J. ★★★★★ Without exception, everyone that interacted with me was pleasant, patient, competent and made the entire experience as easy as possible.Anita ★★★★★ Everyone from the beginning to the end of my procedure were professional and very nice. The facility was clean and I felt comfortable while in their care.Darryl H. ★★★★★ Great experience every timeS K. ★★★★★ Don Laird is the best!Tracy M. ★★★★★ so far i like him a lot . takes things seriously and cares. he doesn’t mess around when he thinks something is wrong unlike the many many Dr’s i have seen in the past .. 10 stars!Cherolyn S. ★★★★★ All the staff and Dr Julien were very kind and caring.Hope H. ★★★★★ All the staff were polite they explained everything. They made me feel comfortable. The procedure went well. The doctor was so nice. I thank them for making me feel confident in there abilities. I recommend the digestive Health InstituteLaura M. ★★★★★ From scheduling to the procedure, everyone that I talked to/met were very friendly and professional. They were all willing to spend extra time to make sure that all of my questions were answered and that I was comfortable. Very organized and the facility is brand new (Next to the new McLaren hospital). Evelyn, my nurse, was especially helpful and went above and beyond to make sure that I was well taken care of. Thank you to all who had a part in my visit there. Highly recommend!Ed S. ★★★★★ This was a great experience.Kenneth F. ★★★★★ My experience was positive from the front office staff to my medical interaction with Ms Kelly Heart, PA.David F. ★★★★★ Staff at the DHI's Grand Ledge Office were very nice and worked together to come up with a treatment plan that would work best for me. They listened and answered all my questions which made me feel better regarding my health concerns. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking help with their digestive issues.Florensio H. ★★★★★ Great visit to this facility. Dr. Grace asked the right questions, and I felt my concerns were answered.Kathleen L. ★★★★★ They don’t give up even though the answers don’t magically appear. And they do it with care and hopefulnessPaul E. ★★★★★ I felt like they truly care about every person who walked thru there doors. From the receptionist to the nurses and Dr Walling, they made it a very pleasant visit. I would recommend there services to anyone.edna B. ★★★★★ Awesome experienceJan B. ★★★★★ Efficient pleasant staffJennifer A. ★★★★★ I would like to thank everyone. You all are so helpful, take time to answer questions and made me fell very welcome. I wish I would of found you first before I had my operation. If I need another operation this is where I would come. Thank you.Cherrye Marchelle M. ★★★★★ He has been my doctor since 1995 when he first started his business inmuch smaller office.I have 3 other family members that also go to him now that I referred them to Dr.Ross. Everyone one of us loves him.I refuse family members to see him for their troubles like I have. He is the best in the Lansing area.SANDRA L. ★★★★★ Best experience here, perfect!Jane M. ★★★★★ The doctor was considerate and friendly. Service at the clinic was prompt and efficient. All in all, a very professional groupmoustafa H. ★★★★★ Outstanding physician clinically and ethicallySandy D. ★★★★★ Staff was friendly, helpfull and professional.Kathy W. ★★★★★ The whole staff of nurses anesthesiologist and Dr Lee-Allen was the best. Very knowledgeable caring and polite.Kt ★★★★★ Efficient, kind &friendly. Good communication with Doctor Jonathan Thelen and staff. 👍Edwina S. ★★★★★ Absolutely 💯 % professional and yet very personal care. I was very comfortable and no problems after my colonoscopy procedure. A great team who obviously are committed to their patients and work well together. Yes, it's a very unique atmosphere and I was grateful for that. Dr Jones and everyone were top notch healthcareJody F. ★★★★★ Everyone was so nice, explained steps as they happened. Made sure I was comfortable.Heidi D. ★★★★★ Dr. Jones is very knowledgeable, intuitive, kind and a pleasure to work with. The staff are very complimentary of him, and I felt very well cared for.Faye N. ★★★★★ I was very apprehensive about having a colonoscopy but Allison was so knowledgeable, personable and friendly in scheduling my procedure. Dr. Opreanu was so patient and respectful in listening and answering my questions. He was very skillful in removing 2 pre-cancerous polyps. Thank you for an excellent experience.Paula T. ★★★★★ This was my 2nd time needing to see a specialist at D.H.I., and highly recommend this professional office to anyone requiring their help.The Dr. and his staff have always been very kind, caring, detailed, and professional.My specialist, (who I'll call Dr. O. , ) is a very caring, smart, and through physician. He and his staff always do thier best to make me feel as comfortable as possible, and to take the stree out of the visit by being respwctful, considerate, and calm.Dr. O. recommended I get a specialized kind of physical therapy before I have any surgery.Thanks to him and his recommendation, the issue I had, has all but resolved itself. He gave me a choice to go ahead with surgery or not and see how things go. I chose to waylay surgery, and he agreed. That told me he actually does care about his patients, and is more concerened about me, than lining his practices pocket.I'm extremely grateful for having the Digestive Heath Instute in my line up of my personal physicians. Thank you again Dr.O., and all of your kind, caring staff.Irish F. ★★★★★ Obviously we wish we never would’ve had to have a visit here, but the staff made a terrible situation better through their expertise, kindness, empathy and honesty. My daughter and I particularly appreciated Nicole’s down to earth demeanor and kind heart. We appreciated Dr Coffey’s skill, honesty and approachability and thoroughness with our questions.Rosie D. ★★★★★ I have the most wonderful experience with Dr. ALBERT Ross BEEN MY DOCTOR! He have brought me through so much. I have been under his care for about 20 years or longer. He is the most wonderful and caring DOCTOR and person. He take time time to explain to you what is going on with which make you feel comfortable. He have time for his patient. His patient always come first. Thank youROSIE DAVISKeri E. ★★★★★ Professional yet personal. Very efficient. I always have a good experience which makes an unpleasant procedure more pleasant. Great staff who make me feel special. Thanks!Danielle D. ★★★★★ He is an amazing Doctor and is very caring. He listens and is genuine.charlene P. ★★★★★ The staff is very friendly, efficient, and show concern for their patients. I appreciate that Dr. Julien is attentive, thorough, and knowledgeable in his field as he cares for my medical needs.Kristine C. ★★★★★ Speedy at registration. Kind staff. Excellent surgery with Jannel Lee-Allen. Grateful and thankful for such caring staff. Vernor's was my end of surgery reward! 😁Daniel M. ★★★★★ Professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate staff! I was impressed at every step.Brian F. ★★★★★ Staff is extremely professional and friendly. Plan to return for future needs.steve M. ★★★★★ To the point and direct. Your in and out a very professional group.Mark F. ★★★★★ All the people involved in this procedure were very nice and professional. Thank youDesiree Q. ★★★★★ I was treated with excellence! Thanks to everyoneJohn C ★★★★★ I've have had three, if I remember correctly, Colonoscopies and an endoscopy in the last 20 years with Dr. Yusuf. I found him to be very nice and the procedures went without a problem. In addition he prescribed Omeprazole when it was first coming out, before it could be found over the counter. My esophagus was pitted and damaged from GERD. His prescription was life changing for me. At last it didn't feel like I was burping lava all day long.D L. ★★★★★ I was referred to the Digestive Health Institute (Capital Colorectal) by my primary care physician and have been very happy with the care and expertise of the doctor I am seeing there (Lucas Julien). The support staff are also very nice.Ron L ★★★★★ Lansing Surgery Center is very professional, effiecient, and on time. My procedure required 15 minutes in the OR (under sedation). The total time (door in to door out) was 1 hour and 20 minutes.Barry G. ★★★★★ Communication was excellent. I was able to ask questions without interruptions and received the information that I needed in detail.Jennifer Kay D. ★★★★★ The office is very nice and very easy to access and the staff is very friendly and helpful extremely polite. Overall I had good experience.Terri H. ★★★★★ Everyone at this office from the front office staff, to the clinic assistant, to the scheduler, to the physicians are professional, friendly and helpful.Ray H. ★★★★★ Staff very friendly, communication good, procedures quickly done.Mrgf D. ★★★★★ Dr Jones has a great demeanor and he's willing to investigate and give you peace of mind regarding your concerns. Family members were also very happy with his explanations after procedureKaren P. ★★★★★ Dr. Janke is very knowledgeable and a great listener. I really appreciate that.Bob C. ★★★★★ Phenomenal, extremely competent, honest and caring Doctor.Krista Jo L. ★★★★★ Dr. Yusuf was very thorough and made me confident that he was checking my gastro system completely so I could relax about this area of my health.Lois C. ★★★★★ This was my first visit to Dr. Julien’s office. The day before, the office called me to confirm information on my referral which was not correct. That was straightened out. On the day of the visit, the office staff was friendly and I did not wait long to be called back. DR. Julien was pleasant, and took his time answering my questions. I felt good about the appointment and left with confidence in him as my doctor.Jaclyn S. ★★★★★ I had a great experienceKim F. ★★★★★ Office staff smiling and friendly. PA was very thorough and answered questions. Scheduling was very accommodating.Cynthia D. ★★★★★ Dr Opreanu and staff are great! Professional and caring and helpful.Antoinette S. ★★★★★ I am thoroughly impressed by my doctor Dr. Julian Lucas and the staff that were so attentive to making sure my needs are met.Debbie P. ★★★★★ Had a wonderful experience the staff was great with the most pleasant bedside manner made me very comfortable everyone was very professional.David S. ★★★★★ Was an excellent experience and they take great care of you! Thank to all the staff who made my unpleasant surgery go as smooth as possible.Amy B. ★★★★★ Dr Plaehn was very professional and timely. Both office visit and procedures went smoothly and on timeChris Mac D. ★★★★★ Doctors and staff are super friendly and helpful.lori K. ★★★★★ He is the most caring physician and pays great attention to detail. He listens to the patient and makes sure they get the best care possible. He is one of a kind for sureGary R. ★★★★★ Very good everything explainedCatherine L. ★★★★★ The PA, Grace, listened intently as I explained my health concerns. Grace is an active listener and she gave me viable suggestions and reasons for what she was recommending to me. The time in the waiting room was maybe 1 minute. The time waiting to be seen in the exam room was under 5 minutes. Checkout was prompt and efficient. Well done everyone!Jonda W. ★★★★★ I had great service with Dr Plaehn.he explained everything very clear to me.so glad I found him for my drMark T. ★★★★★ Dr Julien's office is always efficient and professional just like the Doctor.Qiana Green S. ★★★★★ Everyone is super nice and informative. Dr. Opreanu is fantastic!Alvin C. ★★★★★ Great staff all the nurses are caring always willing to help.Dt Jullen very skilled in performing colonoscopy no post procedure issues.Tom CRNA explained the process of anesthesia. Facility is very clean and overall GREAT STAFF.😀don K. ★★★★★ very professionalCaedmon V. ★★★★★ Great experience. They even got to my appointment 30 mins early. Super professional, and quick to resolve issues.Brenda H. ★★★★★ Very friendly environment. They meet every need and listen to what your concerns are. Thorough, courteous, and excellent staff.Denise D. ★★★★★ Wait time was short. And everyone I interacted with was pleasant and friendly.Jamie S. ★★★★★ I was sent for a referral for possible surgery on a lipoma in my intestine… After meeting with Dr Coffey and discussing my case and options I was relieved to know surgery wasn’t really a necessity at this time …I had many questions about my issues which he very professionally addressed in terms that were understandable to me … office and staff were warm friendly and professional…. I would give a high recommendation to this practice and Dr CoffeyCandis D. ★★★★★ ALL STAFF VERY HELPFULL AND FRIENDLY, AND FOLLOW-UP NEXT DAY MAKES IT NICE THAT PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOU.Brandon H. ★★★★★ John Walling Jr. was professional and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable with his service. If having a colonoscopy done I would highly recommend him and his staff at the Lansing Surgical Center. Thanks John!Carl G (. ★★★★★ Friendly. Professional and courteousMalvin B. ★★★★★ I had a clearly outstanding experience with digestive health systems. Everyone was courteous and kind and was very relaxing to me. I was nervous coming in and was at ease and just a few minutes was in and out and less than an hour thank you for a clearly outstanding experience in the medical profession.Candace A. ★★★★★ Very thorough staff. Well explained medical info.Brenda N. ★★★★★ Excellent care! I am always impressed by all the employees there. The definition of quality care!js_loader
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