Jeffrey Fronza, MD, General Surgery, Chicago, IL


General Surgery Chicago, IL

Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Minimally Invasive Surgery

Bariatric & Gastrointestinal Surgeon at Northwestern Surgical Associates

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  • I specialize in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. I am particularly interested in diseases of the esophagus and stomach such as gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal cancer, and morbid obesity. I have advanced training in laparoscopic surgery completed under the mentorship of John G Hunter, a pioneer in laparoscopic foregut surgery.

    I strive to provide professional, efficient, and compassionate care to my patients. In addition, I believe strong relationships with referring physicians is critically important to the seamless care of the surgical patient.

    Northwestern Surgical Associates (NSA) is a multispecialty surgical practice affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Our surgeons have been in practice at and have been on the teaching faculty of Northwestern Memorial Hospital for over 40 years. NSA surgeons have repeatedly been named “Top Doctors” by Castle-Connoly, Chicago Magazine, and other professional organizations. We are committed to continuing our tradition of exceptional care for the residents of Chicago, the outlying suburbs, and beyond.

    The wide breadth of training and practice of our surgeons allows NSA to offer subspecialty expertise in abdominal wall hernias, bariatric surgery, breast cancer, colorectal surgery, and gastrointestinal disorders. We preferentially utilize minimally-invasive approaches, as this allows our patients to resume normal activity in the shortest time possible.

    The surgeons at Northwestern Surgical Associates strongly believe in open communication between physician and patient. Patients are treated with the same respect and compassion as a member of our family. Our goal is to provide professional, personalized, and prompt care. At NSA we are highly visible and intensely involved in our patient’s care from the preoperative consultation through the postoperative visit.

Education & Training

  • Oregon Health & Science University
    Oregon Health & Science UniversityFELLOWSHIP
  • Northwestern McGaw/NMH/VARESIDENCY
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2020 - 2022
  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 2011 - Present
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2006 - 2023
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Excellence in Teaching Award Northwestern University Department of Surgery, 2013-2016
  • Member Alpha Omega Alpha, 2006
  • Member of Rhode Island Alpha Phi Beta Kappa, 2002
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Publications & Presentations


Books/Book Chapters


  • Invited Lecturer on Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Cancer 
    Saint Mary & Elizabeth Hospital - 8/2013
  • Invited Lecturer on Biliary Disease 
    Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program at Westinghouse College Prep - 7/2013
  • Invited Lecturer on Colorectal Cancer 
    Healthy Transitions Lecture at Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 3/2013
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