Dr. Kirk Ludwig, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Ludwig
Accepting new patients

Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital

9200 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53210

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(414) 805-3666

Dr. Kirk Ludwig, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ludwig has more experience with Transplant Surgery and Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ludwig to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ludwig accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Transplant Surgery

Transplant surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on replacement of damaged or diseased organs with healthy donor organs and includes partial, single or multi-organ transplant, as well as living donor organ procurement.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ludwig performs Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy) more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Ludwig performs this procedure more than 69% of their peers

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ludwig performs Colectomy more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ludwig performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ludwig performs Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Ludwig performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ludwig performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Ludwig performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

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Dr. Ludwig's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Wonderful doctor/surgeon!! Did a fantastic job with my rectal cancer surgery! Highly recommend!!!! Can't praise him and his staff enough!!
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Kathy McK – Feb 13, 2020
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Dr. Ludwig and his staff were amazing !! They answered all of my questions and took the fear ( well most of the fear ) out of the surgery for me, .I would recommend Dr. Ludwig to anyone. Thank you for getting me through my fight w/ colon cancer !!
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Jennifer Peters in West Allis, WI – Nov 14, 2017
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I was very lucky to be referred to Dr. Ludwig. He is an extremely skilled and gifted surgeon. When your life hangs in the balance, choose Dr. Kirk Ludwig for any colorectal problem or surgery. I believe he will give you the best chance for success or survival.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Ludwig is a member of the Colorectal Surgery team. This team is comprised of surgeons/ nurses and support staff who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon/ rectum/ and anus. They work closely with ...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1996
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Med College Of Wisconsin
Residency Hospital
1989
Med College Of Wisconsin
Internship Hospital
1988
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School

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Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital9200 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53210
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Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)