Michael R. Probstfeld, MD, FACS

General Surgeon


Dr. Michael Probstfeld is a native of Southern California, where he attended Chapman College in Orange, California. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in biology. He attended medical school at the University of California / Irvine and served his internship and surgical residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles.

From 1990 through 1993, Dr. Probstfeld served as a major in the United States Air Force at Loring Air Force Base in Maine where he was Chief of Surgery and responsible for regional triage during the Desert Storm conflict. From 1993 until 1997 he was in private practice in north central Wisconsin before moving to Tucson in 1998 to practice.

Dr. Probstfeld is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona. His practice includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Biliary and laparoscopic surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Varicose vein treatment, including minimally invasive VenaSeal™ Closure and Endovenous Radio Frequency Therapy, microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy

Dr. Probstfeld is certified by The American Board of Surgery. He is governor of the Arizona chapter of the American College of Surgeons and served as Chief of Staff at Tucson Medical Center from 2012-2014. His other active memberships include the American Medical Association, Tucson Surgical Society, the American Society of General Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Arizona Medical Association and the Pima County Medical Society.


  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Tucson Medical Center
  • Tucson Surgery Center
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