General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeons
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

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William R. Friese, M.D., F.A.C.S. - General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Board Certified

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Dr. William R. Friese is board-certified in general surgery and performs surgery for treatment of the parathyroid and thyroid, breast, colon, hernias, gallbladder and for melanoma, using both conventional and advanced laparoscopic techniques.

He focuses on minimally invasive techniques that help patients recover more quickly and with less pain. Most of his procedures are performed in an out-patient setting, which reduces the cost to the patient.

Education and Professional Associations:

Dr. Friese graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Prior to that, he attained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He completed the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program in 2002.

Dr. Friese is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Hernia Society and he participates in the American Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC), which aims to improve the value in hernia care delivered to patients.


Dr. Friese makes the most of Arizona's beautiful environment and enjoys fly-fishing, snowboarding, camping, and hiking. He is married with three beautiful daughters who he enjoys coaching in basketball and softball.

He practices in the West Valley with privileges at Arrowhead Hospital, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Metro Surgery Center.

Patient Testimonials:

V.J. - "Dr. Friese removed my gallbladder, and I think he is a wonderful general surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Friese if you're going to remove your gallbladder."