About Us

Family Surgical & Vein Care

Family Surgical is a leading surgical provider in Calhoun County that takes pride in providing quality medical care with a personal touch. Our motto is: "The personal touch is where the healing begins." We significantly value your input and treat every one of your concerns as if they were our own. Under the direction of a board-certified physician, our friendly and professionally-trained staff strives to provide the utmost in surgical care.

Cutting Edge Technology

At Family Surgical, our top priority is to provide you with outstanding medical care every step of the way. We utilize cutting edge technology and advanced surgical techniques to ensure that each procedure provides you with the best results possible.

Family Surgical is a three time National Best Practice Award winner from MGMA (Medical Group Management Association) in medical practice management.

Always embracing technology and looking to increase efficiency and communication, in 2000 Family Surgical became one of the first medical practices in Calhoun County to adopt an Electronic Health Record.

Professional, Personalized Surgical Care

We strive to provide you with the highest level of professional, personalized care, and we won't consider your care complete until you are fully satisfied. Before, during, and after every procedure at Family Surgical, our friendly staff strives to provide you with individualized care that meets your specific needs. We place a strong emphasis on developing friendly, communicative relationships with our patients to ensure that all of their concerns are addressed.

Coordination of Care

In addition to encouraging our patients' involvement in the decision-making process regarding their healthcare, we also welcome the involvement of your family physician in your care plan. We will strive to work as a team with your other healthcare providers to ensure that the care we provide is optimally effective.

Interested in Learning More About Our Services?

Whether you want to learn more about our surgical care specialties, determine which treatment is right for you, or ask us a question, please don't hesitate to contact us. Call us now to schedule a consultation at Family Surgical or to speak with one of our friendly staff members. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you and your family in your quest for optimal health.

Our Staff

John Koziarski MD

John Koziarski MD

Dr Koziarski was born and raised in Toledo, OH. He did his undergraduate education at the University of Toledo, and then attended the Medical College of Ohio to obtain his MD degree. Following medical school, he completed residency at the Medical College of Ohio in the study of General and Vascular Surgery.

As a Board Certified general surgeon, Dr Koziarski began private practice in Battle Creek in 1994, where he provided general and vascular surgical services. In 2003, Dr Koziarski limited his vascular practice to the treatment of varicose veins. While still performing the full range of general surgery, he took additional training in the treatment of venous diseases, specializing in Phlebology, and was the first physician in Michigan to perform laser ablation.

Dr Koziarski has stayed on the cutting edge of the practice of surgery throughout his career in Battle Creek. He has helped advance the treatment of breast cancer and breast disease by being the first surgeon in the area to do a Sentinal Lymph Node biopsy for the treatment of breast cancer.

Dr Koziarski is the only surgeon in Battle Creek to have an ultrasound lab in the office. This allows immediate needle biopsies of breast lesions at the time of the initial visit. Many minimally invasive surgical techniques were first performed in Battle Creek by Dr Koziarski, including laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic colon surgery, and laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.

Bethany Huffman PAC

Bethany Huffman PAC

Certified Physician Assistant

Bethany is a native of Battle Creek, graduating from Lakeview High School in 2001. She earned her bachelor's degree in health science at Grand Valley State University, where she also moved on to earn her Master's in Physician Assistant Studies in 2008.

She has been with Family Surgical ever since. Her interests outside of work include reading, kayaking, traveling, walking her dog, and spending time with family and friends.

Carrie Palmer PAC

Carrie Palmer PAC

Certified Physician Assistant

Carrie has called West Michigan her home for much of her life, growing up in Grand Rapids. She received Bachelor's degrees in Biology and Music from the University of Michigan prior to obtaining her Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University. She has worked in the medical field for several years, including the fields of ophthalmology and plastic surgery, prior to joining Dr. Koziarski in 2005.