University of Wisconsin–Madison

Anne O. Lidor, MD, MPH, FACS


  • Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive, Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
(608) 263-1036

600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792-7375


  • MD, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 1996
  • General Surgery Residency, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1999
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2004
  • MPH, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2007

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Lidor is fellowship-trained in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery and is board certified in General Surgery. She is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society for University Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the American College of Surgeons. She specializes in minimally invasive techniques for surgery of the stomach and esophagus as well as bariatric surgery. In addition, she uses minimally invasive techniques for benign and malignant disorders of the stomach and esophagus. She has particular interest in complex and revisional foregut disease.

Research Interests

Dr. Lidor’s principal research interest focuses on outcomes related to minimally invasive surgical techniques, surgical education and bariatric surgery.

Recent Publications

    • Healthcare spending and utilization following antireflux surgery: examining costs and reasons for readmission.
    • Kleppe KL, Xu Y, Funk LM, Wang X, Havlena JA, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO
    • Surg Endosc 2019 Apr 05;
    • [PubMed ID: 30953200]
    • National guidelines may reduce socioeconomic disparities in treatment selection for esophageal cancer.
    • Nobel TB, Lavery JA, Barbetta A, Gennarelli RL, Lidor AO, Jones DR, Molena D
    • Dis. Esophagus 2018 Nov 28;
    • [PubMed ID: 30496376]
    • Persistent Dysphagia Rate After Antireflux Surgery is Similar for Nissen Fundoplication and Partial Fundoplication.
    • Walle KV, Funk LM, Xu Y, Davies KD, Greenberg J, Shada A, Lidor A
    • J. Surg. Res. 2019 Mar; 235: 52-57
    • [PubMed ID: 30691837]
    • Wisconsin's Enterra Therapy Experience: A multi-institutional review of gastric electrical stimulation for medically refractory gastroparesis.
    • Shada A, Nielsen A, Marowski S, Helm M, Funk LM, Kastenmeier A, Lidor A, Gould JC
    • Surgery 2018 10; 164(4): 760-765
    • [PubMed ID: 30072246]
    • Underutilization of Treatment for Regional Gastric Cancer Among the Elderly in the USA.
    • Liu N, Molena D, Stem M, Blackford AL, Sewell DB, Lidor AO
    • J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2018 Jun; 22(6): 955-963
    • [PubMed ID: 29404983]

All Publications on PubMed