Why Munson Healthcare Orthopedic Institute?

When you’re in pain, your bottom line is to feel better. But there’s far more to healing than a one-size-fits-all surgical procedure. At Munson Healthcare Orthopedic Institute (MOI), we believe full recovery is a journey that is highly individual and holistic. Here, we offer everything you need for the most successful, smooth recovery from joint pain – all under one roof and close to home in northern Michigan.

The MOI Approach to Joint Pain

Consultation with an orthopedic expert who subspecializes in your area of concern… Evaluate the source of your discomfort…Comprehensive Treatment Plan… Pre-and-post-procedure physical therapy… Back to the things you love

Matthew Dubiel, MD
Fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery

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Peter McAndrews, DO
FAOAO, Fellowship trained in sports medicine

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Michael VanWagner, DO
Fellowship trained in hip and knee reconstructive surgery

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What We Treat as Orthopedic Specialists

Patients in pain need answers. Sometimes that answer is a treatment plan that includes surgery. But not always. MOI offers patients the unique opportunity to work with the top orthopedic experts in the region to pinpoint and address the source of your discomfort, with a laser focus in the following subspecialties:

  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Sports-related injuries

What’s more, each orthopedic surgeon at MOI subspecializes in a specific area, so you’re treated by THE expert in knee pain, shoulder mobility, a sports-specific injury, and more. We provide you with as many options as possible to address your pain and mobility so you can get back to the things you love.

Struggling with chronic back pain? Learn more about our spine services.


“Munson Healthcare Orthopedic Institute formed out of the desire to address persistent joint pain using a compassionate, comprehensive, and patient-centered approach. When you need the very best in hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, and sports-related injuries, we’re here for you.”

Dr. Michael VanWagner, DO, fellowship-trained at Mayo Clinic. 


Introducing the Munson Healthcare Orthopedic Institute

In this recording of a virtual press conference held September 28, 2022, learn more about the Munson Healthcare Orthopedic Institute and meet some of the team. The panel discusses the new institute’s model of care, robotic-assisted surgery, the new clinic, and rehabilitation.

Meet ROSA at MOI - Robotic Knee Surgery

No leading-edge orthopedic team is complete without next-generation technology. If joint-replacement is part of your treatment plan, ROSA is here to help.

Northern Michigan’s first ROSA robotic surgical assistant provides our surgeons with a unique blueprint of your joint for the most precise joint replacement surgery. ROSA is just one more way our experts provide highly individualized treatment for the smoothest recovery possible.


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Partnered with Nationally Recognized Rehabilitation

To ensure the most successful outcome, we integrate physical therapy and occupational therapy with your treatment plan – including pre-surgery therapy or “prehab”.

As part of the Munson Healthcare family, our patients receive the benefit of working with therapy experts from Mary Free Bed at Munson Healthcare – whether rehabilitation is the core of your treatment plan or a step in your road to full recovery.

Who is Mary Free Bed?

Mary Free Bed at Munson Healthcare is part of a nationally recognized rehabilitation network, originating from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids.

One of the only freestanding hospitals in the country solely devoted to rehabilitative therapy care, Mary Free Bed has expanded access to care by partnering with several hospitals throughout the Midwest, including Munson Healthcare.

Much like MOI, Mary Free Bed subspecializes in a specific area of care, so you get only the very best.


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Make it Munson Healthcare Orthopedic Institute

MOI has everything you need to address your joint pain and mobility so you can get back to the activities you love.

Questions? We’re here for you. Schedule a consultation where we can address your questions and concerns. We look forward to meeting with you!

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