Dr. Constantine Frantzides, MD

Laparoscopic Surgery •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Frantzides
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Minimally Invasive Specialists

4905 Old Orchard Ctr Ste 409 Skokie, IL 60077

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Dr. Constantine Frantzides, MD is a Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist in Skokie, IL and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical School Of Athens University medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with Presence Saint Francis Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Frantzides to book an appointment.


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Dr. Frantzides performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 15% of his peers

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Dr. Frantzides treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 11% of his peers

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Dr. Frantzides' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Duodenal Surgery
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Joint Fusion
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Obesity
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radical Prostate Removal, Laparoscopic
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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If you are searching for the most exceptional laparoscopic surgeon in the US, you have found him. Dr. Frantzides is a brilliant man with the most compassionate bedside manner. Of course if you research him online, you will find that he is a pioneer in the laparoscopic arena, he has made more than 200 contributions to medical literature, he is a well-respected professor that has trained hundreds of surgeons, he is the author of many medical books, he dedicates time to R&D and has been awarded multiple grants to do so.... the list goes on and on. I chose him to perform gastric bypass surgery on me because he stood out from the crowd. I had read many stories of other gastric bypass patients dealing with vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and nausea for years after surgery. With Dr. Frantzides I NEVER experienced any of these. He carefully preserves the Vagus Nerve when re-sectioning the stomach. This is why his patients NEVER get Dumping Syndrome. Dr. F helped me love life again!
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Michelle Henson – Mar 25, 2020
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I live in a state where I could not find any one that had the knowledge to tackle the dangerous problem that I had with adhesions wrapped around my organs. I was going to the emergency room so often being told there was nothing wrong with me , that it was all in my head . It got to the point that I was beginning to be Stereotyped “not to be disrespectful “but a black women that wanted pain killers. Some one at my church gave me a news paper article about this doctor 5 hrs from my home, he was able to save my life, the most kind man , he and his staff treated me like a real person even in the hospital his care was Superb, he is soft spoken, confident in his work , never judged me based on my race , Matter of fact he sees no color you are just his patient and I mean you are treated like a rockstar under his care . I could never trust any one to operate on me other then Dr Frantzides. I know that with God and Dr Frantzides all is well.
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Teresa Franklin – Aug 10, 2019
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It’s been 10 years since Dr Frantzides perform my surgery, a surgery that was rejected by other doctors because of the high risks involved. I was at a very difficult time in my life, almost without hope.. I met with Dr. Frantzides, whom I knew from a previous surgery and he gave me HOPE, something I was desperate to receive. He is so understanding, compassionate and patient. Dr, Frantzides is a one of a kind surgeon, I really believe he has something special with his skills.. Thank you??
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Kathleen ODonnell in South Holland, IL – Feb 13, 2019
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Dr. Frantzides performed my laproscopic hernia repair surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Frantzides. The surgery went well and Dr. Frantzides was caring and highly skilled. He never rushed exams and office visits and was accessible throughout the process. Equally important, his office managed by Teresa Wojtusiak was competent, efficient and caring. She was always responsive and helped greatly in dealing with insurance.
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Jane Fish in Chicago, IL – Dec 08, 2018
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Dr. Constantine Frantzides is an AMAZING surgeon! He performed a complicated Nissen Fundoplication on me back in 2006. It was life-changing. I'm off of PPI meds, and no longer have any dietary restrictions. He and his staff (Teresa!) could not be more caring. Although out of my insurance network, he was totally worth the cost. Highly, highly recommend!
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Rebecca in Lindenhurst, IL – Aug 28, 2018
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Dr. Frantzides is ABSOLUTELY amazing. He spent several hours with me explaining in detail what he was going to do in surgery and what to expect after surgery. He was available personally 24/7 if I had any questions or concerns and did not make you feel guilty for calling "after hours." Between Dr. Frantzides and his assistant Teresa, they checked on me on a daily basis right after surgery and still continue to follow up with me. They have treated me like family!! Love them!!
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Michelle in Sycamore, IL – Jun 11, 2018
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Dr. Frantzides took excellent care of me performing 2 major surgeries on me in the same day. He went above and beyond anything I could have expected, and followed up quite frequently after surgery to make sure I was doing ok. A very knowledgeable surgeon and answered all my questions and concerns with strait forward answers. Would I use him again? Of coarse!
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S Patterson in , none – May 14, 2018
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We highly recomend dr. Frantzides and his team’s services! He did an excellent surgery for my husband 20 years ago, he never had any further issues from that day. So when it came to my own surgery this past October, I knew I only trusted dr. Frantzides and his team to do it. From bedside manner, to after hours calls, knowledgeable advice, quick appointments, everything went very smooth. Very happy with the results! Highly recommend Thank you Dr. Frantzides! You’re the best
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Bozena DeNigris – Feb 10, 2018
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Dr. Frantzides is as good as they get. He literally “wrote the book” on gastric bypass procedures. When I was contemplating surgery, he took almost 2 hours to answer all my questions and address my wife’s concerns. The surgery went off without a hitch. And many thanks to Teresa, the kind and caring assistant who kept everything on track!
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SAL in Downers Grove, IL – Jan 31, 2018
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For most of my life I had abdominal pain. I can’t compare Dr. Frantzides to other surgeons. I do know his CV is incredibly impressive and the volume of all types of very complicated abdominal surgeries like mine he has performed is cause for a feeling of security. I have never felt so good in my entire life. I look back and think about how miserable and truly uncomfortable I was. I not only feel good but I look good as well. I am happy, I believe Dr. Frantzides was the only expert who helped.
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After a nightmare paraesophageal hernia repair with Nissen Fundoplication by a so-called doctor at Northwestern Hospital and a botched 2nd attempt by a dr at U of C Hospital, I was fortunate to have found Dr. Frantzides. Dr. Frantzides performed my 3rd surgery and saved my life. There is no other surgeon as knowledgeable and amazing as Dr. Frantzides. Not only is he brilliant but he is the most caring doctor you will ever find. I am forever indebted to Dr. Frantzides for giving me my life back.
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Joanne in Chicago, IL – Jan 02, 2017
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I needed to have a lap band removal and gastric bypass at the same time. Dr. Frantzides was not only willing to do it, but guaranteed that he would do both laproscopicly During preliminary tests he also discovered that my band had slipped up to my esophagus and was constricting it. My esophagus was so constricted that I could barely swallow. He assured me he would also fix this. He explained everything in detail, and made me feel confident that the surgery would be successful
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Lynn Schuldt in Kenosha WI – Aug 09, 2016
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Dr.Frantzides is extremely thorough and patient with years of experience. Because of a prior surgery 20 years ago, Dr. Frantzides had to actually remove 19 wires that had moved INSIDE my stomach before he could do the procedure I was there for. Although the surgery took 8 hours my recovery was unbelievably easy. In pre op I met some of his extremely personable surgical team who also assured me that everything would be fine. The care did not end after I was discharged, I received check up calls
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D. Rease in South Holland, Illinois – Aug 02, 2016
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Having surgery is never an easy decision to make. Dr. Frantzides helped me better understand my situation, and the options that were available to me. His experience and knowledge in the field, made me feel very comfortable about the choice I made. His open and understanding personality never made me feel pressured, in fact I felt reassured, about making this change in my life. Post surgery, his follow-up, attention to detail, and continued care about my well being were exemplary. Thank you!
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Jerry in Libertyville, IL – Apr 22, 2016
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When I first met Dr. Franzides he was very friendly. He explained all of the different procedures thoroughly. Most importantly, Dr. Frantzides did not make me feel ashamed for being obese. He also has the best people around him to make sure you get the best care from the beginning to the end. His office manager Teresa is very knowledgeable, helpful, and caring. The staff at Saint Francis is excellent. The nurses, Sonia, Larry, and the volunteers all made my hospital stay a great experience.
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N.L.S. in North Aurora, IL. – Apr 05, 2016
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Three years ago I was diagnosed with hiatal hernia and acid reflex. I would wake up in the middle of the night with no air and pain. I went to many doctors,asking for a solution. They put me on medicine that did not help, and only made it worse. Dr. Frantzides was the only doctor who truly cured me, and gave me my normal life back. Now, I can sing again. I finished my album. I also feel great! Thank you doctor Frantizides! You are my Greek God, a kind person, and the best surgeon!
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Danut Paduraru in Winnetka, IL – Feb 08, 2016
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When I saw Dr. Frantzides in consultation, there was instantly no doubt in my mind that he was the one that would fix my giant incisional hernia once and for all. I had multiple open surgeries over the years and thought I needed yet another one, this time It was different because I couldn't find anyone that was willing to do it. Dr. Frantzides welcomed the challenge and he did my surgery laparoscopically. I was told by other surgeons that laparoscopy was not even an option. I'm soo greatful !!!!
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About Me

Provide the best possible surgical care with the utilization of 'The Gentler Surgery'

Specialties

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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Education

1990
University Of Bordeaux, France Minimally Invasive Surgery Course, Dr. Jacques Perissat
1989
Hospital International, University Of Paris, France Minimally Invasive Surgery Course, Dr. Fracois Dubois
1985
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Athens University-Athens, Greece
Residency Hospital
1978
Queen Mary's Hospital-London
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Nicosia General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1976
Medical School Of Athens University
Medical School
1970
Limassol Academy
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Polish
  • Greek
  • English

Awards

  • Award for Dedication and Service to the Milwaukee Brast Cancer Awarness Program, 1995
  • National Institute of Health GRANT #r29 DK38486, 1986-1991
  • Best Multi Specialty Scientific Paper-American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 14th International Congress, 2005
  • Named America's Top Surgeon by Consumers' Council of America, 2008
  • Covidien Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2009-2011
  • W.L. Gore & Associates-Medical Products Division, Laparoscopic Repair of Large Hiatal Hernia with Gore -Tex, 1996-1998
  • Named Americas Top Surgeon by Consumers' Council of America, 2007
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2006-2007
  • US Surgical Corporation Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2007-2008
  • Most Compassionate Doctor by the Consumers' Research Council of America, 2010
  • Digestive Surgery Original Paper Grassi Prize Laparoscopic Prosthetic Reinforcement of Hiatal Herniorrhaphy, 1999
  • TYCO-United States Surgical Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2002-2003
  • Top Doctor, 2012
  • TYCO-United States Surgical Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2002-2003
  • America's Top Doctor by the acclaimed Castle Connolly Medical Guide, 2012
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, 1995-1999
  • Covidien Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2009-2011
  • Goldane Cane Award-Best Teacher of the Year, 1993
  • National Institute of Health Grant #R01 DK40966, 1990-1995
  • Top Doctor by the Chicago Magazine, and the US News and World Report, 2012
  • TYCO Corpotation Laproscopic Fellowship Program, 2006-2007
  • Best Video Honorable Mention0American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 15th International Congress, 2006
  • Ceterification af Achievement - Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon American Society of General Surgeons, 2003
  • America's Top Surgeon, 2011
  • Roche Research The Billary Penetration of Fleroxacin and Ciprofloxacin: A Competative Stud?, 1990-1991
  • America's Top Surgeon, 2010
  • Shipley Medal (Southern Surgical Association), 1985
  • US Surgical Corporation (Covidien) Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2008-2009
  • Sandoz Research Institute, 1992-1993
  • Most Compassionate Doctor by the Consumers' Research Council of America, 2011
  • US Surgical Corporation (Covidien) Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2008-2009
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery Education and Training Program, 1998-2000
  • Ethicon Endod-Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery Education and Training Program, 2001-2003
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, 1995-1999
  • TYCO Corpotation Laproscopic Fellowship Program, 2006-2007
  • W.L. Gore & Associates-Medical Products Division, Laparoscopic Repair of Large Hiatal Hernia with Gore -Tex, 1996-1998
  • America's Top Doctor by the acclaimed Castle Connolly Medical Guide, 2012
  • Best General Surgery Scientific Paper- American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 14th International Congress, 2005
  • Top Doctor by the Chicago Magazine, and the US News and World Report, 2011
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2006-2007
  • US Surgical Corporation Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2007-2008
  • Top Doctor, 2012
  • America's Top Doctor by the acclaimed Castle Connolly Medical Guide, 2011
  • Named Americas Top Surgeon by Consumers' Council of America, 2007
  • TYCO Corporation Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2003-2006
  • Ethicon Endod-Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery Education and Training Program, 2001-2003
  • Physician's Recognition Award (Amwerican Medical Association_, 1997-2000
  • Roche Research The Billary Penetration of Fleroxacin and Ciprofloxacin: A Competative Stud?, 1990-1991
  • Physician's Recognition Award (American Medical Association), 1990-1993
  • Named “America’s Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly Medical Guide, 2010
  • America's Top Doctor by the acclaimed Castle Connolly Medical Guide, 2011
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery Education and Training Program, 1998-2000
  • TYCO Corporation Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, 2003-2006
  • Digestive Surgery Original Paper Grassi Prize Laparoscopic Prosthetic Reinforcement of Hiatal Herniorrhaphy, 1999
  • Named America's Top Surgeon by Consumers' Council of America, 2008
  • Ceterification af Achievement - Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon American Society of General Surgeons, 2003
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Minimally Invasive Specialists4905 Old Orchard Ctr Ste 409 Skokie, IL 60077
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Presence Saint Francis Hospital

Evanston, IL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)