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Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Professor and Chief, Colorectal Surgery; Vernon O. Underwood Professor in Colon Cancer Research

Location

  • Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
  • 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

General Surgery

Overview

Diseases and Conditions

  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Small Intestines, Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Colon Cancer
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse

Treatments and Services

  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula Surgery
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Ileal Pouch (J-pouch) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment for Colorectal Disease
  • Pre-Sacral or Retro-Rectal Tumors Surgery
  • Rectal and Anal Ultrasound
  • Recto-Vaginal Fistula Repair
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy
  • Small Intestinal Tumor Surgery
  • Sphincter-sparing Techniques for Rectal Cancer
  • Surgical Treatment for Constipation
  • Trans-Anal Excision of Rectal Polyps
  • Anorectal Physiology Laboratory Testing

Patients Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages

  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • St. Joseph's Hospital - West Bend – West Bend

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinic Locations

Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

General Surgery - Froedtert

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Biography

Dr. Ludwig is a member of the Colorectal Surgery team. This team is comprised of surgeons, nurses and support staff who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. They work closely with colleagues in Surgical Oncology, Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology to ensure that patients get the very finest medical and surgical care for the full range of benign and malignant colorectal disorders.

The Colorectal Surgery team is committed to providing outstanding and compassionate care to patients with colorectal diseases. The team believes that this type of care comes from the intense dedication and specialization of the staff to specific colorectal disease processes and that coordinating efforts with their medical and surgical colleagues ensures patients get the best multidisciplinary care available.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - University of Cincinnati Medical Center - Cincinnati, OH (1988)
Internship in Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (1988-1989)
Residency in General Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (1989-1994)
Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH (1994-1996)