As a general surgeon and life-long
Wisconsin resident, Dr. John Petronovich
feels communication is the most important
thing he needs to have with his patients.
“I want to communicate well in terms
of the expectations and make sure my
patients understand what the treatment
process entails,” said Dr. Petronovich.
He is especially interested in working
with his patients to achieve the best care
and outcomes possible.
“Surgery is very gratifying because people
come to you with an acute problem and
you work with them until the problem is
resolved. That is what drew me to surgery
in the first place,” Dr. Petronovich said.
While he is particularly interested in
abdominal and minimally invasive
surgery, that wasn’t the only thing that
drew him to general surgery.
“What drew me to general surgery is the breadth of surgery where I am not focusing on one particular area, but there are several areas I can focus on. That is what I liked about general surgery,” Dr. Petronovich said.
He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin and then completed his residency at Marshfield Clinic Health System.
Dr. Petronovich enjoys spending time with his wife and children. His hobbies include doing anything outdoors, but especially gardening and playing golf.