Jeffrey S. Fronza, MD, FACS

Dr. Fronza provides succinct explanations of common and complex gastrointestinal problems. He believes that a warm bedside manner sets the tone for a productive doctor/patient relationship. He enjoys working with patients to determine an individualized care plan, and then actualizing that plan during the perioperative period. As a surgeon, Dr. Fronza achieves superior functional and oncologic results by utilizing advanced surgical techniques. This intense focus on technique has resulted in Dr. Fronza being a pioneer in LINX and mesh free, natural tissue hernia repair in Illinois.

Professional Background:

Clinical Interests:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia & GERD
  • Minimally-Invasive Approaches to Esophagus, Stomach, and Colon Cancer
  • Laparoscopic and Complex Hernia Repair
  • Mesh Free, Natural-Tissue Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Complex Gastrointestinal Surgery

Undergraduate Education:

Brown University, B.A. Literatures in English – Literary Theory, Magna Cum Laude (2002)

Medical Education:
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
(2006)

General Surgery Residency:

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
(2011)

Fellowship:

Advanced Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgery,
Oregon Health & Science University (2012)

Academic Appointment:

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Board Certification:

General Surgery (2012)

Affiliations:

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Honors and Awards:

Phi Beta Kappa:
2002

Alpha Omega Alpha: 
2006

Northwestern University Department of Surgery Resident as Teacher Award:
2008, 2009, 2011

Northwestern University Department of Surgery Excellence in Teaching Award:
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Professional Societies:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • MacKenzie Society of Oregon Health & Science University
  • Chicago Surgical Society
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