Dr. Jeffrey Fronza, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Fronza, MD

Gastroenterological SurgeryMaleAge 41

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 574-3157

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Dr. Jeffrey Fronza, MD is a Gastroenterological Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fronza to book an appointment.

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Northwestern Medical Group

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Northwestern Surgical Associates676 N Saint Clair St Ste 1525 Chicago, IL 60611
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Affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Fronza's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fronza

4.6

Based on 95 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (87)
  • Explained conditions well (86)
  • Listened & answered questions (86)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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One of the best doctors I’ve had the pleasure to meet. Easily explained the different treatment options, including anesthetic options, so as to have a confident grasp that the procedure was tailored to my needs (in this case, a mesh free inguinal hernia repair). Highly recommend this competent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J. Rose – Mar 07, 2021
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Great doctor. Excellent bedside manner. Good communicator.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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CP – Oct 23, 2020
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This doctor should not be practicing surgery and should be sent into another profession. It's a tragedy that he is still claiming he can do successful surgery because he is incompetent.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 30, 2020
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worst doctor i have ever met. I would never recommend this guy who calls himself a surgeon. He is not good as a surgeon, not good at communication, and has a lousy office administrator.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 31, 2020
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Was referred to Dr. Fronza by my primary doctor and I feel grateful to have received his care during a stressful time. I felt safe, cared for and in good hands. His staff was also extremely helpful and friendly.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Rachel – Mar 31, 2020
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Dr Fronza did an excellent job with my surgery. I got in for an appointment right away and we were able to set a surgical date by the end of the week. He also answered my post surgical questions in a timely manner. Thank you Dr. Fronza!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Maria – Mar 15, 2020
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Doctor says he can perform surgery but then can perform it wrong which is what happened to me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Feb 29, 2020
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My primary physician recommended Dr. Fronza to me for some long-overdue general surgery, and from the first consultation, his personable manner and professional confidence dispelled any apprehensions I harbored. He explained clearly three different ways to approach the problem I presented with, one of which, I was surprised to learn, was a less well-known technique that I had read about and was interested in pursuing. He responded to my questions before surgery, checked with me before beginning the operation, and explained at the follow-up visit how the incision would heal and what to expect in subsequent weeks. Dr. Fronza’s assistant was exceptionally welcoming from my first call to the office, and his team at Northwestern Hospital could not have been more professional and caring. I am happy to be able to recommend Dr. Fronza and his colleagues without qualification.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 19, 2020
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Dr. Fronza performed a Linx procedure for me. He was extremely personable and was the first physician to make ne feel like my reflux issues were insignificant. My operative and post operative ch e experiences were very positive and the quality my life 6 weeks postop has changed for the good so much. Recommend very highly.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Kim – Sep 26, 2019
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horrible surgeon that performed surgery on me and totally failed; i live a life in constant pain and suffering. He should NOT perform surgery anymore.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Jun 07, 2019
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I don't like to be dramatic but this lack of follow up through phone calls after surgery here was ridiculous. NO phone calls were made even though I was in great pain. Surgery was a debacle. Horrible surgery, horrible follow up and terrible life due to lack of medical skills. You should be ashamed of yourself.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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May 05, 2019
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the worst doctor i have ever met
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No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Apr 28, 2019
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Dr. Fronza is simply the Best!! I had suffered with severe stomach pains for years that required hospitalization. I had also been misdiagnosed until I was seen by Dr. Fronza who made the correct diagnosis of MALS. After years on being unable to eat without pain his diagnosis along with surgery has changed my life!! Thank you Dr. Jeffrey Fronza for your kindness and expertise. You are Simply The Best!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Carol Lee in Chicago, IL – Mar 01, 2019
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With great confidence I highly recommend Dr. Fronza - superb surgeon. We met only once several months prior to an urgent request for help. His response was immediate for someone who required hiatal hernia surgery - most impressive. He is extremely knowledgeable, thoroughly explains & is very professional with a genuine caring manner. He & entire team were present during hospital stay & provided excellent care/followup. He goes above & beyond & remains accessible - so rare. I am forever grateful.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia in Chicago, IL – Feb 25, 2019
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Dr. Fronza is very easy to talk with and always upbeat. With a complex medical history, I need a surgeon that was innovative and willing to collaborate with the rest of my medical team. Dr Fronza went above and beyond! I cannot thank him enough for improving a situation that I had been told was hopeless!
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Melissa J in Chicago, IL – Feb 23, 2019
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Dr Fronza is excellent. I would recommend him to anyone. He explained all aspect of my procedure. I am very satisfied with the care I received. Him and his staff gave excellent service.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Joe Ursini in CHICAGO, IL – Dec 16, 2018
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Dr. Fronza performed my Cholecystectomy one year ago, and I've never felt better. His bedside manner was incredible. He eased my fears and never doubted that I was in pain. He communicated with me every step of the way, even when I had small, panicked questions. He values family and explained my entire procedure to my husband. He accurately described what recovery would be like and continues to answer questions I have. He is an excellent listener and explains the procedure with patience & care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Erica in Chicago, IL – Nov 06, 2018
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I would never recommend this doctor. His surgical performance was less than satisfactory.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Oct 25, 2018
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Dr. Fronza went above and beyond ensuring I was well-informed, comfortable with my surgery, and truly made me feel at ease and confident in my procedure and outcome. My recovery process was seamless and Dr. Fronza was extremely responsive and present when and if I reached out to him with questions. I am so very thankful for his professionalism and talent as a surgeon, my overall quality of life has improved as a result of Dr. Fronza's great work.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Annie B. in Chicago, IL – Oct 18, 2018
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Dr. Fronza was terrific, not only with my appendectomy and care afterwards, but also in his interactions with my wife and daughter. He personally called my wife to let her know how I came through the surgery since it was performed in the middle of the night. He is extremely professional, and yet very down-to-earth as evidenced by introducing himself simply as "Jeff" to both my wife and daughter. A terrific person also with a good sense of humor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Sep 14, 2018
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fronza's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hernia Repair
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fronza performs Hernia Repair more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fronza performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fronza performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fronza performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fronza treats Inguinal Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fronza treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fronza's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Fronza believes that clear explanations of complex gastrointestinal problems help patients better understand the particular issue for which they see...Read more

Biography

Northwestern Surgical Associates (NSA) is a multispecialty surgical practice affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University's...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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Board Certifications

Education

2012
Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2007
Northwestern U McGaw MC
Internship Hospital
2006
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
2002
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Fronza, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-4959.

Does Dr. Jeffrey Fronza, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Fronza has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Jeffrey Fronza, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Jeffrey Fronza, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fronza frequently treats Hernia Repair, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic, and Inguinal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fronza treats.

Where is Dr. Jeffrey Fronza, MD's office located?

Dr. Fronza's office is located at 676 N Saint Clair St Ste 1525, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)