Dr. Steven Immerman moved to Eau Claire and started Evergreen Surgical in December of 1981. Since his solo beginning in 1981 the practice has grown to it's present size of four board certified general surgeons. Before moving to Eau Claire, Dr. Immerman received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago. Following that, he completed a five year residency in general surgery at Northwestern University. As part of his surgical training, he completed an American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Il. Dr. Immerman has published papers on cancer of the breast, lung, pancreas, parathyroid glands, and skin; and more recently on pilonidal disease. He is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as Director of Trauma for Sacred Heart Hospital, chaired their Department of Surgery, and currently serves on both their Oncology and Performance Improvement Committees. He has special interest in the treatment of lung cancer, and difficult pilonidal disease utilizing the Bascom Procedure. He is the founder of the of the OakLeaf Medical Network which was created in 1993 to allow patients and physicians in the Chippewa Valley maintain private practice as a health care option. He was the CEO of the OakLeaf organization from 1993 to 2006, and was the driving force behind the creation of the OakLeaf Surgical Hospital. Dr. Immerman has given numerous talks and seminars on surgical topics in the Chippewa Valley since starting his practice here in 1982. He was been an active participant in the UW Medical School Family Practice Teaching Program in Eau Claire for over 35 years. He was named Sacred Heart Hospital's "Physician of the Year" in 2016. "Dr. Immerman is absolutely passionate about providing the very best care to our patients," said CEO Julie Manas. Dr. Immerman was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. He has lived in Eau Claire since 1981. He is married and has three boys and three grandchildren. His hobbies include photography, computers and kilnformed glass. His glass artwork is seen in galleries across the US and his recent work can also be seen on his art website under Immerman Glass.
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As a general surgeon and surgical oncologist I place great value on the relationship I have with each patient. Their story and why they come to see me is as important as their symptoms. It is the goal of my practice to give people information so they can make an informed decision on their diagnosis and/or surgical care in the most expedient way. Our staff works in concert with our physicians to help patients navigate both insurance and appointment information.
Our clinic is small and personal intentionally. Our staff works with each patient to help you navigate the medical and insurance obstacles that can cause frustration and stress. We are here to help you! Our goal is getting you back to your life as quickly as possible!
Dr. Immerman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in General Surgery
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Complex General Surgical Oncology
Dr. Immerman does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Immerman's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Northwestern University Honors Medical Program
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1976
Northwestern University Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
Northwestern University Med Ctr
Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
American Cancer Soc
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Immerman has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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