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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.

Biography:

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."

Melanie S. - "I can't put into words how wonderful the care I was given Pre, and Post Surgery. I admit I don't know how to ask for help and when I do breakdown and ask for help, I seam to ask the wrong people. I did make the correct choice asking Dr. Friese for help. Dr. Friese really spent his time to help me understand what steps for the Surgeries, and the Post Surgery care was informative and talked me though steps I needed follow for the now and the future. Never a long wait in the waiting and never more than 5 min in the examination room. Staff was supportive and helpful. I was really lucky to of had Dr. Friese as my Surgeon. Thank you Dr. Friese"

Sara J. - "Dr. Friese was very knowledgeable and informative when I went for my initial consultation after a referral from my PCP. I appreciated that Dr. Friese team was able to provide me an educated guesstimate as to what my out of pocket cost would be the day of my consultation. My surgery went very smoothly and I just had my follow up visit today. My scaring is minimal and so far they have a nice finish. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Friese to my family and friends and would return should I have a need."

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