Jon C. Gould, MD

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Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
4.9 (52)
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Professor and Chief, General Surgery; Alonzo P. Walker Professor in General Surgery
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As a surgeon often referred the most complex and complicated cases in my specialty, I understand how stressful it can be for patients and families who have suffered greatly from a significant medical condition that requires surgery. I strive to provide patient centered, timely, compassionate, and exceptional care to all of my patients. I aim to include my patients in the decision making process, to understand their treatment goals, and to create a treatment plan that is tailored just for them.

As a surgeon often referred the most complex and complicated cases in my specialty, I understand how stressful it can be for patients and families who have suffered greatly from a significant medical…
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Dr. Gould joined Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin as the Chief of General Surgery in 2011 after 9 years in practice at the University of Wisconsin.  He is currently Professor of Surgery and he holds the Walker Endowed Chair in General Surgery at the Medical College.  He has a national reputation as a minimally invasive foregut surgeon (specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases of the stomach and esophagus) and as a bariatric surgeon (weight loss surgery).  He is frequently invited to give talks on his areas of expertise, and has published extensively on these topics as well.   His research focus is on clinical outcomes in foregut surgery, innovation and the development of new surgical devices and technologies, and surgical skills training through simulation.



Diseases & Conditions

Achalasia and Esophageal Motility Disorders
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Hiatal Hernia
Para-esophageal Hernia
Symptomatic Cholelithiasis

Treatment & Services

Bariatric Surgery
Endoscopic GERD Treatments
Enterra Therapy
Foregut Surgery
Heller Myotomy
Inguinal (groin) Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
LINX ® Reflux Management System for GERD
Robotic Surgery
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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


General Surgery - Froedtert Hospital
900 N. 92nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Education & Training

University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health - Madison - WI - Doctor of Medicine - (1996)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health - Madison - WI - Residency in General Surgery - (1996-2001)

The Ohio State University Medical Center - Columbus - OH - Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery - (2001-02)

Board Certifications

General Surgery

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5. 52 ratings, 15 reviews
July 9, 2020
very friendly, helpful and professional
June 19, 2020
very knowledgeable and confident. listened and respectful
June 18, 2020
very good. Dr Gould is very nice and explained things well.
May 14, 2020
Excellent discussion about the process and recommended procedure. Focus on explanations and pictures/x-rays excellent
March 19, 2020
Seemed to blow off question about discomfort. Didn't seem willing to investigate or find suggestions or answers.
March 11, 2020
Dr.Gould is a very caring dedicated surgeon. He operated on me in Madison and unfortunately I need more surgery and the relief of knowing he is now in Milwaukee makes it so much easier to have the next surgery. The Medical College of Wisconsin hospital is extremely lucky to have such a talented surgeon working there.
March 5, 2020
he went over everything with me carefully
Feb. 13, 2020
Dr. Gould was very informative and caring. I did not feel rushed and he explained everything. I feel very confident in his ability and he made me feel very comfortable.
Feb. 1, 2020
It was almost 8 years ago that I had surgery but Dr Gould seemed to remember me & the surgery. He is very calm & never makes me feel like I don't know what I'm talking about. It was a very enjoyable appointment!
Dec. 26, 2019
I was very nervous because of a very bad experience at Surgical associates in Wausau. The nurses and practitioners were true care-givers taking the time to understand my journey. Dr. Gould did not disappoint my expectations. He came highly recommended. Dr. Gould was kind and personable. He allowed me to express my worries and validated them. He thanked me for making the long trip and he assured me I would have the best care possible. He asked that I have all my pre and post procedures with him and his care team. I appreciated that piece of mind. I am coming 360 miles to find comfort and heal. I felt the effort I made was matched. Thank you all.
Dec. 20, 2019
I feel in very good hands with this team. Excellent care without exception.
Nov. 21, 2019
Oct. 23, 2019
Doctor Gould was very knowledgeable and explained things very well! Thank you
Oct. 7, 2019
THe doc's office was supposed to call me to schedule further treatment . I have yet to hear from them.
Oct. 4, 2019
Doctor and his PA were fantastic. The problem was the LPN who took my vitals. She was uncaring . Stop using the blood pressure machines. Take my blood pressure manually machines always read higher. When I visit my primary care doctor they manually do blood pressure. I wasn't nervous.If she would of taken the time and looked at my chart she would of see I have a normal BP. Using a machine is being lazy. Be compassionate is her job. If she would of listened to my wife instead of blowing her off maybe she would of learned something. She put my wife in the exam room like she was be bad. My wife is a medical assistant. The LPN needs to listen. I will be back because of the doctor and PA.
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