Tammy Lyn Kindel, MD, PhD

Associate Professor


  • General Surgery - Froedtert Hospital
  • 900 N. 92nd St.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Appointments and Referrals

General Surgery Appointments and Referrals

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.


Diseases and Conditions

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

Treatments and Services

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

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Adolescent
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Clinic Locations


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 and Training

Doctor of Medicine - The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH (2005)
Doctor of Philosophy - University of Cincinnati - 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, NE (2014-2015)