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Tammy Lyn Kindel, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

"I strive to provide my patients with excellent surgical results and outcomes but above all to have the patient feel safe, respected, and educated throughout the surgical process. I believe this requires expert surgical counseling regarding surgical and non-surgical options available and a tailored treatment plan to the patient's needs, expectations, and associated medical problems. "

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Bariatric Surgery Appointments and Referrals

(414) 805-5747

General Surgery Appointments and Referrals

(414) 805-5844




  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certification

  • General Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital

Patient Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Adolescent
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English

Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Gallbladder Disease
  • Biliary Colic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Obesity

Treatments & Services

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hiatal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal/Open
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia/Open
  • Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Clinic Locations

General Surgery - Froedtert

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI,  53226
(414) 805-5800
Fax:(414) 805-8199
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My passion is the science and clinical practice of bariatric surgery for both adolescents and adults.  I received my medical training at the Ohio State University and completed general surgery residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.  I then completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Nebraska.  I have a PhD in Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine with a particular interest in the hormonal changes induced after bariatric surgery that are responsible not only for sustained weight loss but also improve multiple medical problems, including type 2 diabetes.

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - The Ohio State University - Columbus (2005)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Cincinnati - OH (2010)
  • Residency in General Surgery - Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine - Chicago, IL (2005-2013)
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery - University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha (2014-2015)