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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ermilo Barrera sees patients in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Barrera include breast cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Barrera speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Jonathan Paul Fryer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fryer practices general surgery and transplant surgery in Chicago, IL. In his practice, Dr. Fryer focuses on liver cancer, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fryer attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Fryer has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Kang-Ming Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Lee is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Lee accepts Healthfirst, Vytra, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Inguinal Hernia, Neonatal Surgery, Soft Tissue Tumor, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nora M Hansen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste 4-420
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nora Hansen is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and breast cancer. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hansen attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Hansen completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hansen's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

Dr. Catherine Jane Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue #63; Division of Pediatric Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Hunter is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunter takes. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Esophageal Surgery, Hernia, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Beth Beth Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Madonna's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Madonna include surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathaniel Jolas Soper, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Soper specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Soper is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Soper's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Hiatal Hernia, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Cronin's medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. He is especially interested in abdominal organ transplant. Dr. Cronin is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Cronin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Super Doctors. Dr. Cronin is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Organ Transplant, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Karl Y Bilimoria, MS, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
251 E. Huron Street, Galter #3-150; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Karl Bilimoria practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bilimoria include breast cancer, soft tissue tumor, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Bilimoria is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Arnold Gerald Coran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Arnold Coran's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Coran include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coran attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Dimitrios Patrianakos, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Ophthalmology
1900 W Polk Street; Suite 618
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Patrianakos sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Patrianakos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Medical Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Patrianakos's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patrianakos is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marshall Baker works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. Dr. Baker's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal surgery and pancreatic cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Baker is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Dina Michael Elaraj, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
250 E Superior Street; Ste 5-520
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dina Elaraj, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elaraj include thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia, and thyroid surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elaraj takes. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Elaraj's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Pheochromocytoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
840 S Wood Street; Suite 416
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ami Shah is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, crohn's disease, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Burns, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabil Mohamed Issa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nabil Issa works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and critical care specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Issa include intensive care and trauma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Issa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Trauma

Dr. Michael Benjamin Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Shapiro's areas of specialization are adult critical care and general surgery. Dr. Shapiro's areas of expertise include intensive care and trauma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Trauma

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.