Welcome to the Division of General Surgery

Jon C. Gould, MD

Jon C. Gould, MD
Alonzo P. Walker Professor in
General Surgery
Chief, Division of General Surgery


Welcome to the Division of General Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The division is the proud home to several ‘cutting edge’ programs including Bariatric Surgery and the Minimally Invasive General Surgery (MIGS) Research and Innovation Program. In addition, a number of our surgeons are expert hernia surgeons and members of the Condon Hernia Institute where they work together with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to provide the latest hernia repair techniques. Surgeons in the Division of General Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin strive to offer the most advanced surgical options available – from laparoscopic surgery, to totally incisionless endoscopic procedures, to robotic surgery and whatever comes next. I encourage you to learn more about the clinical care, research activities, and educational programs of the Division of General Surgery.

Mission Statement and Values

The mission of the Division of General Surgery is to promote excellence in patient care, scientific research, and education. We strive to provide the latest techniques to allow our patients to work with us to tailor a treatment plan that is right for them – whether their problem is simple or complex. We will provide timely and attentive service to our patients and referring providers. We will advance the science of surgery and define the future of surgery – both through our advanced research and education programs. Our actions will embody our core values of compassion, professionalism, integrity, and excellence.

Featured Updates

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  Self-Pay Package for the LINX® Reflux Management System

Surgeons at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are now offering a discounted, self-pay package for patients without insurance benefits for the LINX® Reflux Management System, or for patients with high insurance deductibles and those who don't want to spend weeks to months fighting with their insurance companies for benefits. Find more information on the attached flyer (PDF).

  POEM - Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia

Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgeons in the Division of General Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin are proud to offer a novel, scarless procedure that restores swallowing function in some patients with achalasia, a rare condition where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach.  Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a state-of-the-art technique to treat patients who have achalasia. POEM is an incisionless procedure which utilizes endoscopy to perform a targeted myotomy of the circular muscle fibers of the lower esophagus. This allows food to pass more easily and helps patients eat more comfortably. Additionally, the POEM procedure is performed without any external incisions and as a result there are no surgical scars.

The POEM procedure provides a more minimally invasive approach to achalasia that can help patients recover more quickly than a traditional surgical approach (Heller myotomy).

  The LINX® Reflux Management System

The LINX® Reflux Management System

Surgeons in the GERD and Gastrointestinal Surgery Program are the first in the area to offer a brand new, innovative device designed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – the LINX® reflux management system. The LINX system is a small flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores designed to restore the body’s natural barrier to reflux in patients with GERD. Read more about the LINX Reflux Management System

YouTube video showing laparoscopic surgery to implant a magnetic sphincter augmentation device (LINX)

"Heartburn hell: Woman finds relief with magnetic bead implant" (NBC Today Show 1/22/2015)

MCW on the RADIO

Join us on Saturday, August 18 at 4 pm on NEWS/TALK 1130 WISN for the next program of “The Word on Medicine” supported by Selig Leasing Co., and produced by the Department of Surgery. This multidisciplinary, bi-weekly radio show will highlight innovation and discovery across MCW – how knowledge changes life!

The next show will air this Saturday, August 18, at 4 pm. It is focused on Hernias: medical experts and patients discuss the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal hernias which affect many of us. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Matthew Goldblatt
  • Dr. Erin Doren
  • Dr. Christopher Fadumiye
  • Michelle Weber, APNP

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Contact Us

Clinic address:
Center for Advanced Care
Surgical Specialties Clinic
8900 West Doyne Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery Program
New and Established Patients
(414) 955-1799
(414) 955-0085 (fax)

General Surgery
Clinic and Patient Appointments
(414) 955-5751
(414) 955-0085 (fax)

Administrative Offices
Bariatric and General
(414) 955-5751
(414) 955-0085 (fax)

Mailing address:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of General Surgery
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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