Joseph Battista, MD - General & Vascular Surgery - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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4.8 / 5 (Based on 41 Reviews) Read Patient Comments

Joseph Battista, MD, FACS

Specialties: General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery
"I treat my patients the way that I would like my own family members to be treated: with care and respect."


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Accepting new patients.


Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery


  • English


  • Elmbrook Memorial
  • St. Joseph


  • Medical School
    1983 Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • Residency
    1988 Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals


  • General Surgery

Professional Memberships

Dr. Battista is an associate clinical professor of surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and academic chair of surgery for Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He has won several teaching awards from the MCW including the 2008 Outstanding Medical Student Educator Award and the 2007 Marvin Wagner MD Clinical Preceptor Award. He is a three-time winner of the Teacher of the Year Award from the surgical chief residents at the MCW and was selected by students for the Golden Cane Teaching Award, which recognizes the top teacher in the Department of Surgery. He also received the Excellence in Teaching award from Milwaukee Academy of Medicine in 2010.

Practice Restrictions

Dr. Battista sees children age 2 and older, as well as adults.

Additional Practice Notes

Dr. Battista brings more than 20 years of surgical experience to offer the best medical and surgical care available. His health care interests include cancer surgery (breast, colon, thyroid, etc.); laparoscopic surgery (gall bladder, hernias, stomach, spleen, bowel), and endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas). Dr. Battista was named one of Milwaukee magazine's Top Doctors for 2012.

Patient Reviews

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September 05, 2016
Excellent doctor
May 07, 2016
An excellent relationship and interest in his Patient!
April 25, 2016
excellent doctor
January 29, 2016
Number 1 good doctor. I would recommend the whole world to *Doctor Battista.
January 19, 2016
Dr. Battista is an excellent surgeon. **************************************************************************************He is excellent, knowledgeable, and a good sense of humor. He is polite and shows he cares about not only the surgical site, but the pt. That is what makes a compassionate MD.
December 23, 2015
Very well taken care of by everyone.
October 26, 2015
He made it very easy to talk to him regarding my concerns. He cared. Wonderful!
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