Dr. Jeffrey Fronza, MD

Gastroenterological Surgery •  Male • Age 40

  
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Telehealth services available

Dr. Jeffrey Fronza, MD is a Gastroenterological Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 14 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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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Surgical Associates676 N Saint Clair St Ste 1525 Chicago, IL 60611
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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May 05, 2019
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the worst doctor i have ever met
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Apr 28, 2019
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With great confidence I would NEVER recommend Dr. Fronza - he is NOT a superb surgeon. He is extremely dumb. He has no medical assistant who can help answer questions after surgery nor does he follow up with a phone call to see how you are doing. I live in a lifetime of pain because of his bad surgery.
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Mar 09, 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!!!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Sep 14, 2018
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From making appointments to scheduling surgery and care afterwards, Dr. Fronza has been friendly, accommodating, and skilled at all aspects of my treatment. I would highly recommend this doctor.
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Dave in Chicago , IL – Sep 14, 2018
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I could not have asked for a more generous surgeon and doctor. Dr. Fronza has an outstanding "bedside manner" and really helps put you at ease. On my initial visit he helped both me and my wife understand how he would perform my procedure (gall bladder removal) and what he recovery would look like. Even in this serious conversation he was able to bring in a little levity to help lighten the mood. Follow up was outstanding as well and he really is a patient's advocate. Procedure was a success!
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Randy in oak park – Mar 07, 2018
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I had a very successful Sleeve Gastrectomy with Dr. Fronza 10 weeks ago. The procedure was very successful, beyond my highest expectations. The surgery itself went very smoothly, and the recovery was quick. Dr. Fronza is very responsive to my communications and highly informative. Every interaction with him is a positive one. I also have a high opinion of the other professionals who work with him. I already have recommended him to friends and will continue to do so.
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Gary Johnson in Evanston, IL – Feb 13, 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

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fronza performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Fronza performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Hernia Repair
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Dr. Fronza performs Hernia Repair more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Fronza performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fronza treats Abdominal Disorders more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Fronza treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Fronza's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Meningiomas
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Dr. Fronza believes that clear explanations of complex gastrointestinal problems help patients better understand the particular issue for which they see him in consultation. He also believes that a warm bedside manner sets the tone for a productive d...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology

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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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)