Sports Medicine Surgery

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Sports Medicine Surgery

In the case that an athlete or an active lifestyle patient needs surgery for their injury, Spectrum Health Grand Haven Center’s orthopedic surgeons are on-site who specializes in Sports Medicine. Our surgeons uses minimally invasive techniques and arthroscopy to treat complex injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. They have extensive training and experience that includes caring for athletes.

Our surgeons care for athletes and patients with common orthopedic problems ranging from pediatric injures to fractures and other injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

Our team specializes in but not limited to:

  • ACL Tear
  • Biceps Tendons – Proximal or distal
  • Compartment Syndrome Testing
  • Elbow: Pain, Fractures, Tendon Problems
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Pain, Fractures, Injuries
  • Knee Instability
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Shoulder: Pain, Fractures and Injuries
  • Thigh and Knee: Pain, fractures and injuries

Meet the Team

Kendall Hamilton, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. After earning his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Dr. Hamilton completed his orthopedic surgery residency through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners in affiliation with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He completed a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. Dr. Hamilton’s clinical interests include reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, and knee, and cartilage transplantation.

Brian Hood, DO, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. After earning his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan, Dr. Hood completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing.


James R. Lebolt, DO, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He earned his medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship and residency at Michigan State University, Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Lebolt completed an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship, under Dr. James Andrews, at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, where he served as a team physician for The University of Alabama, the Washington Redskins and Jacksonville State University. Dr. Lebolt’s sports medicine experience also includes appointments as the team orthopaedic surgeon for Virginia Tech and Radford University. His areas of focus include minimally invasive treatment of injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee.

Travis Menge, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His practice offers innovative techniques for joint preservation, with the goal of keeping people active and in good health. Fellowship-trained at the renowned Steadman Philippon Institute in Vail, Colorado, Dr. Menge is sought out for his expertise in hip arthroscopy, as well as minimally-invasive surgery of the shoulder and knee. He has published numerous scientific papers in leading orthopedic and sports medicine journals, and has been recognized both nationally and internationally for his work. He was the recipient of the Nicola’s Foundation Young Researcher Award at the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy 17th Annual Congress, and also the 2015-16 Steadman Philippon Research Institute Outstanding Fellow Research Award. Dr. Menge is an active U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Physician, and travels internationally with the athletes. Additionally, he provides care for multiple sports team across Michigan, including the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Education, teaching, and mentorship are also a passion for Dr. Menge. He is a clinical professor at Michigan State University School of Medicine, and actively involved in teaching medical students and resident surgeons. After completing his undergraduate degree with honors at Michigan State, Dr. Menge earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he was elected to the AOA national medical honors society. He then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before moving to Vail, Colorado for his fellowship in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy at the prestigious Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

Kevin Vardon, PA-C , works closely with our Orthopedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Physicians in providing non-operative and surgical care in treating a variety of conditions within the orthopedic spectrum. He has extensive knowledge in sports medicine, fracture care and injection therapy. Kevin places a high priority on patient education by empowering the patient with knowledge of their condition, treatment options and taking the time to answer any question.