Dr. Jim Surrell is a board-certified colorectal surgeon and holds fellowship status in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He devoted 14 years to formal education with 4 years of pre-med at Northern Michigan University, 4 years of medical school at Michigan State University, 5 years of general surgery residency and one year of colorectal surgery fellowship. He has been a practicing colorectal surgeon for the past 20 plus years. Dr. Surrell has authored many articles in various journals on topics related to his specialty of colorectal surgery and digestive health.
He has a special interest in nutrition and weight loss programs. His practice is focused on digestive health, including nutrition, dietary weight management and colorectal cancer screening and prevention. He is known in his large practice for his ability to communicate effectively with his patients, and he goes to great lengths not to speak "doctor talk" to his patients.
"Doc" or Jim (as he prefers to be called) is also a much sought-after speaker. He speaks frequently to local, regional, and national public and professional groups. He blends a significant amount of humor into his many talks and is available to speak to any group with an interest in learning more about various topics, including diet and weight loss, nutrition, cancer prevention, and other healthy lifestyle topics. He also appears frequently on his local "Ask the Doctors" program on Public TV.