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​​​​"Our Marshfield Clinic team has contributed greatly in helping me achieve this ‘Surgeon of Excellence’ designation."
Eau Claire Center

2116 Craig Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Appointment Phone:
1-715-858-4747

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Dr. Timothy Pitchford has quietly been doing his job as a Marshfield Clinic general surgeon in the Chippewa Valley since 2000. Highly regarded by his patients and colleagues, now others are recognizing what we have known for years. A national organization called the Surgical Review Corporation in 2013 bestowed upon Dr. Pitchford an honor no other general surgeon can boast of in the upper Midwest: a “Surgeon of Excellence” designation in metabolic and bariatric weight reduction surgery.

“It’s a reflection of the care and the product we provide patients who need this kind of surgery,” says Dr. Pitchford. “A lot of work goes into receiving this certification, such as demonstrating a record of superior safety and excellent outcomes.”

Dr. Pitchford, who earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is quick to credit his Marshfield Clinic colleagues for helping him garner this prestigious honor. Achieving it required years of work history that measured patient volumes and quality of outcomes. Working collaboratively with Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Dr. Pitchford met requirements related to patient education, standardized pre and post-surgical procedures, and effective support systems.

“This is definitely a surgery that requires a team effort,” Dr. Pitchford says. “It’s a great honor to receive this designation.”

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    University of North Dakota - School of Medicine & Health Sciences Grand Forks, ND, United States, M.D. 1995

    Residency
    Mount Carmel Medical Center Columbus, OH, United States, General Surgery 2000

  • Professional Societies
    American Medical Association American Society for Bariatric Surgery American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Wisconsin Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    General Surgery: 2001, recertified 2009

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (42 ratings, 6 comments)
4.8
Provider friendliness
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's medication information
4.6
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.8
Provider's use of words I understood
4.7
Provider's amount of time with me
4.7
My confidence in this provider
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments down arrow

Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
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August 01, 2017
Prompt excision of CA.
October 05, 2017
Dr. Pitchford was amazing. Very caring & took time to explain everything.
October 18, 2017
Excellent.
December 08, 2017
Dr. Pitchford MD will be doing a 2nd cancer operation for me on[...], I am well pleased with him.
January 03, 2018
I have already recommended the doctor.
January 11, 2018
Doctor answered all my question and went over my concerns with me.
August 01, 2017
Prompt excision of CA.
October 05, 2017
Dr. Pitchford was amazing. Very caring & took time to explain everything.
October 18, 2017
Excellent.
December 08, 2017
Dr. Pitchford MD will be doing a 2nd cancer operation for me on[...], I am well pleased with him.
January 03, 2018
I have already recommended the doctor.
January 11, 2018
Doctor answered all my question and went over my concerns with me.
August 01, 2017
Prompt excision of CA.
October 05, 2017
Dr. Pitchford was amazing. Very caring & took time to explain everything.
October 18, 2017
Excellent.
December 08, 2017
Dr. Pitchford MD will be doing a 2nd cancer operation for me on[...], I am well pleased with him.
January 03, 2018
I have already recommended the doctor.
January 11, 2018
Doctor answered all my question and went over my concerns with me.
January 11, 2018
Doctor answered all my question and went over my concerns with me.
January 03, 2018
I have already recommended the doctor.
December 08, 2017
Dr. Pitchford MD will be doing a 2nd cancer operation for me on[...], I am well pleased with him.
October 18, 2017
Excellent.
October 05, 2017
Dr. Pitchford was amazing. Very caring & took time to explain everything.
August 01, 2017
Prompt excision of CA.

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