Frederick Tiesenga, MD

Dr. Frederick Tiesenga is a board-certified bariatric surgeon focused on changing lives through obesity treatment options. Dr. Tiesenga has a passion for continual learning and innovation, and was one of the first bariatric surgeons to introduce Single Incisions Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) and robotic surgery. Dr. Tiesenga performs all bariatric surgery procedures, including the gastric sleeve, gastric balloon, gastric band, and the SIPS procedure. Dr. Tiesenga sees patients in Elmwood Park, Illinois.

About Frederick Tiesenga, MD
Surgical and Clinical Expertise:
General surgery, advanced laparoscopy, endoscopy specializations, and bariatric surgery procedures.
Bariatric Procedures Performed:
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Balloon, Gastric Band, Revisions and conversions of previous bariatric procedures, and Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing (SIPS) Surgery.
Board Certified by the American Board of Surgeons and the American Board of Obesity Medicine, Member of the Chicago Medical Association, Member of the American Medical Society, Fellow at the American College of Surgeons, Member of the Illinois State Medical Society, Affiliate Surgeon at the American Society for Bariatric Surgeons, and Board Member at the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons.
Training Institutes:
Dr. Tiesenga graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry before going to medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. In 1996, Dr. Tiesenga graduated from a general surgery residency at the Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois.
Work Experience:
Following graduation from medical school and residency, Dr. Tiesenga joined a private practice group in 1996. In 2002, he founded New Hope Surgical Weight Loss Center, specializing in bariatric procedures. During this time, Dr. Tiesenga also became a surgical proctor, training other bariatric surgeons. In 2005, Dr. Tiesenga was appointed the Director of Bariatric Surgery at West Suburban Hospital and has since held other director and board roles at various Illinois hospitals. Dr. Tiesenga currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the Avalon University School of Medicine and the president of the medical staff at West Suburban Medical Center.
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Clinic Location
1950 N Harlem Ave
Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707
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