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Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Chief, Professor
Chief of Colorectal Surgery; Vernon O. Underwood Professor in Colorectal Surgery

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Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

(414) 805-0505

St. Joseph's Health Center

(262) 836-7300

General Surgery

(414) 805-5783




  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certification

  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospital - West Bend

Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English

Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Physiology Laboratory Testing
  • Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Small Intestines, Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Colon Cancer
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse

Treatments & Services

  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula Surgery
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Ileal Pouch (J-pouch) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment for Colorectal Disease
  • Pre-Sacral or Retro-Rectal Tumors Surgery
  • Rectal and Anal Ultrasound
  • Recto-Vaginal Fistula Repair
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy
  • Small Intestinal Tumor Surgery
  • Sphincter-sparing Techniques for Rectal Cancer
  • Surgical Treatment for Constipation
  • Trans-Anal Excision of Rectal Polyps

Clinic Locations

Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI,  53226
Phone:(866) 680-0505
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General Surgery - Froedtert

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI,  53226
Phone:(414) 805-5800
Fax:(414) 805-8199
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St. Joseph's Health Center

3200 Pleasant Valley Rd.
West Bend WI,  53095
Phone:(262) 836-7300
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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 colleagues in Surgical Oncology, Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology to ensure that patients get the very finest medical and surgical care for the full range of benign and malignant colorectal disorders.

The Colorectal Surgery team is committed to providing outstanding and compassionate care to patients with colorectal diseases. The team believes that this type of care comes from the intense dedication and specialization of the staff to specific colorectal disease processes and that coordinating efforts with their medical and surgical colleagues ensures patients get the best multidisciplinary care available.

Education / Training
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Cincinnati Medical Center - OH (1988)
  • Internship in Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1988-1989)
  • Residency in General Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1989-1994)
  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery - Cleveland Clinic - OH (1994-1996)
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