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Dr. Francis Podbielski Is this you?


Dr. Francis Podbielski, MD, FACS is a Doctor primarily located in Hinsdale, IL, with other offices in Oak Lawn, IL and Chicago, IL (and 1 other location). He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Podbielski is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Clinton Hospital and Worcester State Hospital. He speaks English.


Dr. Francis Podbielski has the following 3 specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
    They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.

  • Thoracic Surgery

    If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
    Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award


  • On-Time Doctor Award


  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition


  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • Aneurysm
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Diseases
  • Pleural Empyema
  • Pneumonectomy (Lung removal)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Podbielski is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital

    120 N Oak St
    Hinsdale, IL 60521

  • Clinton Hospital

    201 Highland St
    Clinton, MA 01510

  • Worcester State Hospital

    305 Belmont St
    Worcester, MA 01604

  • Worcester Medical Center
  • U Mass Memorial Medical Center

    55 Lake Ave N
    Worcester, MA 01655

  • St. Vincent's Hospital

    20 Major Taylor Blvd
    Worcester, MA 01608

  • U Mass Memorial Med Ctr - Memorial Campus

    119 Belmont St
    Worcester, MA 01605

  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Saint Joseph Hospital, Resurrection Hlth Cr

    2900 N Lake Shore Dr
    Chicago, IL 60657

  • Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago
  • St Joseph Hospital
  • Jordan Hospital Inc

    275 Sandwich St
    Plymouth, MA 02360

  • Marlborough Hospital

    157 Union St
    Marlborough, MA 01752

  • University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
  • Milford Regional Medical Center

    14 Prospect St
    Milford, MA 01757

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Columbus Hospital


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