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There are different kinds of hepatitis.

Hepatitis A usually gets better within a few weeks without treatment. Usually, getting lots of rest and avoiding alcohol will be sufficient, but if symptoms persist you should see a doctor.

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are usually not treated unless they become chronic. If chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C causes liver failure, a liver transplant may become necessary.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Victor L. ★★★★★ Ontime, staff very friendly. Dr Walling was very professional and explained the process completelyLyla B. ★★★★★ I was treated better here then any place I have ever been. Everyone was so nice and caring.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 DAVISSydney H. ★★★★★ The staff was VERY friendly and helpful. And the medical staff was kind and compassionate. I would highly recommend Lansing Surgery Center.Bob M. ★★★★★ Dr. Julien and Dr. Opreanu are the best. They literally saved my life. Only great things to say about them and the practice.Kelly M. ★★★★★ Brooke Janke has been beyond phenomenal! I've never had any Healthcare worker take the time to listen to me the way she has. She is also incredibly intelligent, I trust her judgement completely!Alan W. ★★★★★ Arrived at scheduled time. Prompt checkin. Taken back within minutes to prepare for the procedure. They were running ahead of schedule. performed the procedure and was complete and walking out the door before my scheduled procedure time. Staff was friendly and effecient. Best colonoscopy I ever had.Linda S. ★★★★★ The receptionist was amazingly nice and so are all of the nurses and aides and doctors. I had a terrible experience approximately 20 years ago which was done at a different facility but Lansing surgical clinic was wonderful. No pain no anxiety no frustration and I was able to go on with my house duties the next day. I thank you again so very much and I thank all who took part of making me feel welcome and safe.Cynthia D. ★★★★★ Dr Opreanu and staff are great! Professional and caring and helpful.Tamara N. ★★★★★ Very friendly and professional. Staff was very helpful with answering all my questions and concerns about my procedure and office visit.Nicholas M. ★★★★★ Visit with Don Laird was excellent. Knowledgeable and personal.Diane M. ★★★★★ Dr. Julien and his staff at Lansing Colorectal were so kind, compassionate, and very professional and knowledgeable. I felt at ease right away and would definitely recommend them for anyone who needs GI care.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.Oscar R. ★★★★★ Very smooth, efficient process. Excellent staff at each step of process.Anita S. ★★★★★ Everyone there is so nice and the Dr. Is very thorough. I highly recommend them.Richard W. ★★★★★ Very friendly, extremely professionalSelame S. ★★★★★ I’m a referral coordinator for local practice here in Lansing. As someone that refers patients to Capitol Colorectal daily, I can honestly say that this practice delivers excellent patient care and even better customer service. In the case of urgent/ASAP referrals, the front office staff is extremely efficient and accommodating for our patients. I have to eulogize Aly N in particular...for those urgent referrals, she calls me as soon as our patients are scheduled (or she’ll send an appointment notice for routine referrals), so that our providers are well informed throughout the process. Regardless If they are non par with the patient’s insurance, Aly has not only notified me, but she has given me a list of CRS doctors (in Michigan) that participate with that patient’s insurance just to be sure that patient is ultimately taken care of. In addition to her meticulousness, Aly is positive and quite marvelous to work with!Mitch I. ★★★★★ Very professional administrative staff and medical providers. Doctors and nurses were friendly and most competent. They make an unpleasant medical procedure pleasant😊Todd S. ★★★★★ All of the staff was professional and seems genuinely concerned about my comfortJim S. ★★★★★ My procedure was easy and fast to schedule. All information for preparation was concise and easy to understand. The procedure was on time and very comfortable. The staff was attentive and cordial and Doctor visited before the procedure. Most pleasant colonoscopy ever and I am old and had a few!! Highly recommend Lansing Surgery Center.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.Josh D. ★★★★★ Excellent!Jennifer 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.Yvonne M. ★★★★★ Very friendly and professional staff. Dr. Opreanu was timely and informative both before and after my procedure. Incredibly clean facility. I recommend Dr. Opreanu and the Lansing Surgery Center to anyone looking for a positive experience and outcome.Jeffrey V. ★★★★★ Had colonoscopy yesterday. Went very well. Staff well organized, friendly, made sure me and my guest were comfortable. Explained every step very well. Answered all my questions. Very efficient. Felt great afterwards. Was asked if I had any questions.Hospital very clean and nicely laid out, private rooms to change, get ready, receive my IV. And for my guest to wait in during procedure.Could not ask for it to have gone any better.Jeff VennAndy S. ★★★★★ Nice facility. Very nice people. Got me in, and helped me navigate since it was my first time being there. Doc was attentive and got to the "bottom" (lol!) of the issue. Very good experience all together.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.Jaclyn S. ★★★★★ I had a great experienceLiz B. ★★★★★ Everyone was so nice and made me feel comfortable. The girl that put in my IV was so awesome I hardly felt it. Thank you so muchSue B. ★★★★★ I was very pleased with my appointment and follow throughThora W. ★★★★★ Dr. Lee Allen and her staff are delightful, efficient and supportive. Very positive experience.Michelle F. ★★★★★ From pre-op information provided via phone and electronically to the nurse escort to my vehicle (driven by my husband), my experience was exemplary. Every person and every interaction very positive and professional.Cheri H. ★★★★★ From the minute I got registered to getting my colonoscopy, everyone was friendly and kind. The nurses were amazing and put me at ease. It was a good experience. Glad it's over though! Thanks to ALL of you,it went well.Tom ★★★★★ The staff was very professional and courteousTina N. ★★★★★ I love the doctor's in this office and sparrow hospital I will go to no other hospital,and Dorian Jones is an awesome doctorSusan D. ★★★★★ From the scheduling process of my colonoscopy through discharge, everyone was great! No issues once returned home. Definitely recommend LSC!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.Dan The M. ★★★★★ Thanks for everything. Very helpful and friend 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.Brian ★★★★★ Aesome!E C. ★★★★★ Dr. Plaehn was great. Stopped in before the procedure and answered any questions. The staff, from Ann at reception, Joey checking me in, Jami and Jackie helped getting ready, and Beth handled making me comfortable in the OR. They were all terrific! Dr. Plaehn arrived after I woke up and gave us a run down of everything he found and what happens next. So great to have such a wonderful group of professionals. Michelle gave us our checkout instructions and saw that I was comfortable and safely on our way home.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!Kevin S. ★★★★★ Very informative and friendly staff.Harriette C. ★★★★★ My experience with my first time visit to this office was amazing. The staff there are so nice and welcoming and also professional from checking in to checking out. I love doctor Lee Allen and her staff. I highly recommend her.Roxanne P. ★★★★★ Everyone knew their job and things went very smoothly and quickly. Everybody was polite and when I need to go back, that’s where I will go.Danielle D. ★★★★★ He is an amazing Doctor and is very caring. He listens and is genuine.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.Carla J. ★★★★★ I was very pleased with Lansing Surgery Center the staff was awesome nurses, doctors and the receptionist.joe N. ★★★★★ Lisa offered a lot of information that will help me with my problemJohn K. ★★★★★ Very positive experience from all the professional Doctors, Nurses, and Support Staff. Would recommend them and hope more referrals would be made there as they made an uncomfortable procedure very comfortable. 👍Mona D. ★★★★★ They were pretty quick, friendly and efficient.moustafa H. ★★★★★ Outstanding physician clinically and ethicallygarrett F. ★★★★★ Very professional and welcoming. Everyone was very nice and upbeat . They didn’t try to rush me out to fill another bed. Thanks again!Chris Mac D. ★★★★★ Doctors and staff are super friendly and helpful.John L. ★★★★★ Very good experience. Everything went very smoothly!Candis R. ★★★★★ I was in rather desperate need for a new GI doctor, and I could not be more pleased with Dr. Jones, his PA, Jonathan, and the rest of the staff.Denise D. ★★★★★ Wait time was short. And everyone I interacted with was pleasant and friendly.Cyndi P. ★★★★★ Great experience with staff and my doctor, Dr Ross! They know it's a nerve wracking day for their patients, and they are so kind and respectful.Joseph G. ★★★★★ From the moment I walked in the door, I was met with smiles and professionalism. The nursing staff were absolutely cheerful at 7 am. Crystal and Michelle are absolutely the best. Beth and her knock out drugs 😆 were very comforting. Doc Coffey, like the drink but not spelled the same!!! Was a spot on pleasant professional. I will go no where else for this procedure. Thank you all for a pleasant experience.Donna M. ★★★★★ A well run medical facility. My procedure went smoothly. Staff was professional and upbeat. I highly recommend.Gerald K. ★★★★★ Excellent care ,staff and doctor were greatMark T. ★★★★★ Dr Julien's office is always efficient and professional just like the Doctor.Connie A. ★★★★★ I had a wonderful experience at lansing surgery center. The Dr and staff were so polite and caring. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.Diane O. ★★★★★ Very good experience! The staff was very friendly, efficient and professional.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.Charles ★★★★★ Everybody was very friendly. I was well informed of what they would be doing.Eloise ★★★★★ Very nice Patient with me and understandingBarbara H. ★★★★★ Loved the pa I had very caring and knowledgeableT F. ★★★★★ In for a colonoscopy and got good news. My first time here. The facility is clean, well run, and the staff were professional and friendly. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Lucas Julien.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.John 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.Bill K. ★★★★★ Dr Coffey is awesome, very thorough, understanding, patient, kind, and knowledgeable. His staff was friendly and helpful.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.Nancy L. ★★★★★ Everyone that I interacted with throughout the morning was professional and caring. Dr. Walling has done my colonoscopies for many years and is always excellent. His staff is equally kind.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.Sharon B. ★★★★★ All staff who assisted with my colonoscopy were professional and helpful. Dr. Yusuf spoke with me before and after the colonoscopy. It was really nice to not have a long wait and I appreciated seeing a notice in the waiting area when I walked in saying that each doctor was "on time" today. I would definitely return for my next procedure.Colleen C. ★★★★★ I'm updating my review, as this facility has greatly improved since my first visit several years ago. The reception staff and nurses are incredibly nice and pleasant to work with, and now seem better equipped to answer questions (or at least know someone who can.) Appointments are on time, and don't feel rushed.I especially appreciate the 2nd floor reception and infusion staff, who are always so friendly!Greg P. ★★★★★ Amazing care and results from Dr. Opreanu and the staff. Highly recommended.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 procedureDavid 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.Dianne A. ★★★★★ Very professional and courteouslori 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 sureJack B ★★★★★ Super friendly and professional from the moment you check-in til the moment you walk out the door!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.Sandra M. ★★★★★ The staff was very kind and efficient. Dr Walling is very knowledgeable and very helpful. I highly recommend Digestive Health Institute!!Barry G. ★★★★★ Communication was excellent. I was able to ask questions without interruptions and received the information that I needed in detail.Janet M. ★★★★★ I was able to get right in at my appointment time with no waiting. They answered all of my questions and went over my health history. Together we came up with a strategy and plan. I would highly recommend them to anybody having digestive health issues. They are very knowledgeable, professional and caring!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!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.chuck L. ★★★★★ Very nice people and I liked the doctor.Karin R. ★★★★★ If your going to have a colonoscopy, this is the place to do it. No giant hospital buildings to navigate. Very personal friendly staff. Never felt like a number or nameless. Highly highly recommend. They do 50-60 colonoscopies a day just in one of their branch locations, the one I was in. They should say "Colonoscopies R Us" lolJoseph P. ★★★★★ The staff is welcoming & caring. The doctor provided a thorough description of the procedure and results.Steve S. ★★★★★ Dr. Coffey is amazing pretty much a pain free experience. Thank you!Debbie F. ★★★★★ It was a very pleasant office visit. They all seemed to know what they were doing.They make you feel very comfortable.Marla M. ★★★★★ Appreciate the great treatment and professionalism of the staff!Linda B. ★★★★★ I have never had an uncomfortable experience with your company! Dr. Plaehn is OUTSTANDING as is his staff at all the locations where he performs colonoscopies and endoscopies. Please tell Dr. Plaehn I said, “Go Blue” LOL!Hanna J. ★★★★★ Was healed by Dr. Opreanu. He knew exactly what to do! I’m so glad that I was referred here. I also like that they have a bystander during observations. It makes me feel safe.Pam D. ★★★★★ Seen physician on time, no long wait. I have been going here for over 10 years and always had great service.Jim K. ★★★★★ The receptionist was very nice and helped document my issues for Callie Hart and made an appointment for me. My meeting with Callie was very good listening to my history and developing a plan and followup for my chronic problem. Callie was a big help discussing my suggested alternative options I posed to her and one option worked for me Thank God. I appreciate Callie being on my care team. She is very competent and caring.Mike D. ★★★★★ Clean facility and everyone has a great attitude and take the patient care seriously. I would recommend the DHI to anyone 😀Jeffrey L. ★★★★★ Dr jones was awesome very good communication and very kind excellent bedside manner would greatly recommend him to anyoneLorrie S. ★★★★★ A well run office from the front staff to the Dr. Thank you!Kenneth B. ★★★★★ Everyone at this surgery center treats you very gently. I'm sure it's because they are aware of your prep time before you arrived. It is greatly appreciated at a vulnerable time. Thank you so much.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.Sirpong K. ★★★★★ Dr. Lee Alen is very good Doctor including her staffs. Throughly explains step-by-step of procedure and follow up her care to patients.Jaime S. ★★★★★ I’ve been to see Dr. Coffey a few times now, including for one surgery (on that note, I found banding to be literal torture— allegedly it isn’t a big deal to some but I’d NEVER go through that again—so ask what the odds are that the banding would be AWFUL & painful vs just going for the surgery (which also was super painful but that’s just the nature of it, and at least it was a pain I could get through) and one screening procedure. I found him to be straightforward (not that he’s overly blunt but just that he’s a straight shooter) and he’s nice, as were all of his staff.John B. ★★★★★ Professionalism is the one word that describes everything you folks do. Everyone i had contact with let me know they really cared. Dr. Walling has done my colonoscopies for decades. He REALLY does listen to your questions--and ANSWERS them!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.Bob C. ★★★★★ Phenomenal, extremely competent, honest and caring Doctor.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 CoffeyFaye 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.js_loader

Our Doctors

We’re proud of our team here at Digestive Health Institute. Our health care providers include some of the very best colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists and physician assistants. To learn more about our qualified team of specialists, click their image or visit our providers page.

Dorian Jones, MD

Lucas Julien, MD

Razvan Opreanu, MD

Scott Plaehn, DO, FACOI

Albert Ross, MD

John Walling, Jr., DO, FACOI

Siaka Yusuf, MD

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FAQs

What happens during my first visit?
If you are a new patient, you can expect to have a complete physical exam. You will also be asked detailed questions about your current problems and your past medical history, your current medications, allergies, your family history and other pertinent medical information. If you are taking medications, please bring a completed medical history form with you to your appointment. Once the physician has reviewed your medical information and completed the physical examination, a plan of care will be developed. You may need to be seen again in the office, be referred back to your family physician for follow-up care, or require additional testing. If additional tests are needed, we will assist you in scheduling these tests.
What if I need to schedule an endoscopic procedure?
An endoscopic procedure allows the physician to visualize a part of your gastrointestinal tract with a special instrument called an endoscope. If your family physician has ordered testing, you will be contacted by telephone by one of our staff members. If an Digestive Health Institute physician orders testing and you are in the office, the procedure can generally be scheduled during the course of your visit. You will be given a date, time, and location for the test, as well as written instructions telling you how to prepare for the test. If you have any questions about the procedure, please feel free to ask one of our staff members or the physician.
How do I get test results?
We ask that you wait 10 to 14 days before contacting us for results. Often results come from several different sources. This information needs to be compiled and reviewed by your physician before you can be appropriately advised. You may call 517-332-1200 and press “8″ and your call will be directed to the triage nurse.
What insurances do you accept?
Digestive Health Institute accepts payment from most insurance companies including Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Physicians Health Plan, Cofinity, Sparrow Professional Health Network, Medicaid, McLaren, Health Plus, and several others. Accepted insurances are subject to change at any time without notice.

If your insurance requires an authorization from your primary care physician, you may be asked to assist us in obtaining this authorization.

All patients are responsible for all copays and deductibles at the time of service.

If you have any questions regarding your benefits or insurance coverage, please contact our Billing Department at 517-332-1200 #6.

What if I need to contact the doctor?
To contact your doctor during business hours please call our main number 517-332-1200. If you have an urgent need to speak with the doctor after hours please call our answering service at 517-483-9124 and the doctor on call will be paged. In the case of a medical emergency please proceed directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.

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