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Forstner\u002DBarthell, Adrienne, MD

Forstner-Barthell, Adrienne, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine

Location:

THUNDERBIRD INTERNAL MEDICINE

5620 W. Thunderbird Rd., Suite F1
Glendale, AZ 85308

602-938-6960

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Degrees:

Medical Degree:

Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN

Accreditations:

Internship:

Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Residency:

Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Fellowship:

Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando, FL

Board Certification:

  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Professional & Academic Affiliations:

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
  • Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital

Professional & Academic Affiliations:

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Arizona Associated Surgeons
  • Chair, Cancer Committee Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
  • Member, Medical Executive Committee, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
  • Member, Professional Outreach Committee, ASCRS
  • ​Phoenix Magazine "Top Doc"
Languages:
English
Spanish

Personal Notes:

A native of San Francisco, Dr. Forstner has lived in several parts of the United States. She earned her medical degree at the Mayo Medical School, completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, and obtained specialized training in Colon and Rectal Surgery in Orlando, FL.

Board-certified in general, colon and rectal surgery since 2006, Dr. Forstner pioneered an incision-less technique to remove rectal masses. She specializes in advanced laparoscopic techniques and is a founding member of the Colon and Rectal Center of Arizona. 

She spends her free time singing at her church, hiking, traveling and studying Spanish.