Our Medical Team

At Great Lakes Surgical, our whole team is dedicated to you and your needs. And, as Lockport residents, we’re also dedicated to our community. We are committed to delivering quality inpatient care, backed by honesty and trustworthiness, while working to provide patient care that understands and respects your well-being and your dignity. Learn more about our team.

Meet Our Team

Our physicians are both Board Certified and Fellows through the American College of Surgeons. Both Physicians have lived in the Lockport area for approximately 20 years. They are very civic minded and are deeply involved with several organizations in the community including DeSales Catholic School and the Palace Theatre in Lockport. We are committed to serving the Lockport area – now and in the future.

Jeffrey Schratz, MD

A native of Amherst, Dr. Schratz attended Canisius High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Williams College in Massachusetts, and went on to work at an Immunology Lab at Harvard Medical School before attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for his medical degree. He completed his internship and residency at the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Schratz specializes in general and vascular surgery, and he has been on staff at Eastern Niagara Hospital (formerly Lockport Memorial and Inter-Community Memorial) since 1991. He is also affiliated with Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

He is also a former vice president of the Catholic Education Council at DeSales Catholic School and is a partner and longstanding board member of the Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport.

Robert Hodge, MD

Dr. Hodge received his medical degree at the University of Louisville and completed his surgical residency at the University at Buffalo. His specialty is general and vascular surgery. In addition, Dr. Hodge is certified in robotic surgery and minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Hodge has been on staff at Eastern Niagara Hospital (formerly Lockport Memorial and Inter-Community Memorial) since 1993. He is also affiliated with Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Hodge enjoys local theater and occasionally ventures onto the stage himself. When he’s not working, his favorite pastime is whatever his wife and six children have in mind.

Todd Covel, RPA-C

Dr. Covel is also a longtime resident of Western New York. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology with a double major in recombinant gene technology from State University of New York College at Fredonia. He also attended Daemen College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree as a physician assistant.

Todd has been with Great Lakes Surgical since 1998. He is on staff at Eastern Niagara Hospital (formerly Lockport Memorial and Inter-Community Memorial) as well as Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

He lives in Lockport with his wife and two children and enjoys watching them play lacrosse and hockey.

Better Health Care is Our Mission

Same Day Appointments are Available.

Phone:

716-434-6141

Fax:

716-434-0594

Email:

GreatLakesSurgery@Yahoo.com

Lockport Address:

160 East Ave.
Lockport, NY, 14094

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Kenmore Address:

2914 Elmwood Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217

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Appointments in Kenmore Office available by request