Tammy Lyn Kindel, MD, PhD

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Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
4.9 (49)
Assistant Professor
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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.


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.


Diseases & Conditions

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

Treatment & Services

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

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


General Surgery - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-5800
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Education & Training

The Ohio State University - Columbus - Doctor of Medicine - (2005)

University of Cincinnati - OH - Doctor of Philosophy - (2010)

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine - Chicago - IL - Residency in General Surgery - (2005-2013)

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha - Fellowship in Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery - (2014-2015)

Board Certifications

General Surgery

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5. 49 ratings, 9 reviews
March 1, 2020
Dr. kindel answered all questions and was very knowledgeable was so nice I'm really glad she is going to be my Dr.
Jan. 5, 2020
Quick response to epic messages & great way to communicate/parking or lack in _____ as an issue.
Dec. 5, 2019
Dr. Kindel and Anna were instrumental in helping me feel comfortable with making a plan and moving forward with confidence.
Nov. 29, 2019
Great team.
Nov. 28, 2019
This was my first visit, I was referred because of a complex health condition. I was very pleased with my visit, felt like she had a good handle on my medical history, and we came up with a plan for treatment.
Oct. 9, 2019
Dr. Kindel is amazing!!
Sept. 18, 2019
Dr. Kindel is always nice, professional and hands on. When I went to her my medical records from the VA were not yet available.
Aug. 6, 2019
she was great, respectful and very knowledgeable!
May 31, 2019
Dr. Kindel is wonderful