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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (2)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Francis Podbielski, Surgeon, Thoracic Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Podbielski has been reviewed by 8 patients who have provided 2 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Francis Podbielski, FACS, MD is board certified in Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 9 areas:
  • Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Diseases
  • Pleural Empyema
  • Pneumonectomy (Lung removal)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Thoracoscopy

Education & Awards

Dr. Podbielski graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago.


Dr. Podbielski has 17 hospital affiliations:

  • U Mass Memorial Med Ctr - Memorial Campus 
  • St. Vincent's Hospital 


  • Spanish
  • Russian

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Additional Information
Dr. Francis J Podbielski FACS and MD is a male Surgeon, has 21 years of experience and practices in Surgery.
Where does Dr. Francis J. Podbielski practice?
Dr. Francis Podbielski has 2 office locations.
Dr. Francis Podbielski practices Surgery near Oak Lawn, IL.
Additional practice locations include: Winamac, IN.
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