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B. Israel Yahuaca, M.D.

Conditions of the Shoulder and Elbow, Shoulder Joint Replacement and Revision, Orthopedic Trauma, Wrist, Hand, Ankle, Knee

Dr. B. Israel Yahuaca is a fellowship-trained orthopedic shoulder surgeon serving patients in Michigan City, Indiana. He has undergone extensive surgical training and specializes in treating injuries and conditions of the shoulder and elbow, as well as the wrist, hand, ankle, and knee. Dr. Yahuaca also treats traumatic orthopedic injuries, such as fractures. His expertise includes total shoulder replacementreverse shoulder replacement, complex revision shoulder replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, complex rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic instability repair, and elbow surgery. In his practice, Dr. Yahuaca's number-one goal is to provide his patients with the compassionate orthopedic care they need to get back to their highest level of function.

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After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Dr. Yahuaca attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, graduating with his Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed a general surgery internship and his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia. Following his residency, Dr. Yahuaca underwent additional training through a shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa.

Dr. Yahuaca is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

When Dr. Yahuaca is not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching and participating in mixed martial arts, playing volleyball, doing carpentry, and sketching and painting. Dr. Yahuaca is also bilingual in Spanish.

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Dr. Yahuaca is available to see patients at our Michigan City office.

Clinical Staff: Beau Winchip, L.P.N.
Direct Phone Line: (219) 250-5030
Se habla Español


    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
    • Doctor of Medicine: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL
    • General Surgery Internship: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
    • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
      • Department of Orthopedic Surgery Barry J. Gainor MD Resident Award in Education
      • Outstanding Orthopedic Resident Award
      • Lynn O. Litton MD Resident Award for Academic Excellence
    • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship: Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL


    • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
    • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

    Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

    • Franciscan Health Michigan City
    • Woodland Surgery Center
    • “Dr. Yahuaca is kind, patient, and extremely good at explaining complicated information in everyday terms. ”
      – Christina S.