Dr. Constantine Frantzides, MD

Dr. Constantine Frantzides, MD

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Dr. Constantine Frantzides, MD is a laparoscopic surgery specialist in Skokie, IL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Medical School Of Athens University in 1976 and specializes in laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.Read his story

4905 Old Orchard Ctr Ste 409

Skokie, IL 60077

Contact Information

(847) 676-2200

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Dr. Frantzides' Experience

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Dr. Frantzides' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Laparoscopic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Frantzides' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Frantzides "Dr. Frantzides is the Director of the Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (CIMIS). He is recognized worldwide as an expert in the field of laparoscopic surgery and is a charter member of the United States Laparoscopic Founders Society. His experience in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery is one of the most extensive in the United States. Dr. Frantzides created the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center (MIS) at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and was the Director of the center from 1995-1997. Dr. Frantzides has served as the Director of the MIS Center and professor of surgery at the University of Chicago from 1997 to 2000. He was also the Chairman of the Dep. of Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital from 1997-2000. Dr. Frantzides was the Director of MIS at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and professor of surgery at Rush University. He was also the director of MIS (2003-2006) and director of the MIS Fellowship Program (2003-2008) at Northshore University Health System. Under his Directorship, and because of his high volume of procedures and excellent outcomes Evanston Northwestern Healthcare was named a "Center Of Excellence" by the American College of Surgeons. In addition Dr. Frantzides was Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University from 2004-2009. He has traveled internationally to perform and teach laparoscopic operations. In recognition of his efforts in teaching advanced laparoscopic techniques, he was named Honorary Member of the Brazilian Society of Surgery, the Hellenic Surgical Association, and the Greek Laparoscopic Society. He has organized 31 laparoscopic courses through which 331 surgeons were trained in laparoscopic surgery. He has created the first laparoscopic fellowship program in the US (1995) for training young surgeons in the art of minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Frantzides is a member of numerous professional societies and has been the recipient of several awards and honors as well as grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the surgical industry. He has made more than 200 contributions to the medical literature and has written three books on laparoscopic surgery. He was the first in the world to introduce and perform 14 different laparoscopic procedures. He has worked extensively on the laparoscopic management of Gastro- Esophageal Reflux disease and Hiatal Hernia, Incisional Hernia, treatment of esophageal achalasia and the laparoscopic treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon. He has published in peer reviewed medical journals on the above mentioned ailments and other diseases managed in a minimally invasive approach. He performed the first in the world prospective randomized trial of laparoscopic mesh repair of large hiatal hernias (Archives of Surgery 2002) and he introduced "The Frantzides Technique" for the treatment of esophageal high grade dysplasia and Barrett's esophagus (American Journal of Surgery 2016). He developed a new safer technique for the laparoscopic gastric bypass ("Triple Stapling Technique" Archives of Surgery, 2003.) He was the first surgeon to define and publish the importance of preserving the Vagus nerve during a gastric bypass for avoidance of the dumping syndrome (Obesity Surgery 2011). In recognition of his academic activities in laparoscopic surgery as well as his surgical skills he was given the "Achievement award for advanced laparoscopic surgery" by the American Society of General Surgeons. He was named in 2007 & 2008 America's Top Surgeon and as the Most Compassionate Doctor by the Consumers' Research Council of America (2010-2014). In addition Dr. Frantzides was named "Top Doctor" by the Chicago Magazine (2012-2016). He was given the "Certificate of Excellence" by US News & World Report 2011, 2012 & 2013. He was also named "America's Top Doctor" by the acclaimed Castle Connolly Medical Guide for 8 consecutive years (2009-2016) Awards and Honors Link to Website: http://www.laparoscopicexperts.com/dr-frantzides-diplomas-and-certificates/# Media and Publications Link to Website: http://www.laparoscopicexperts.com/dr-frantzides-articles/"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Frantzides "Provide the best possible surgical care with the utilization of 'The Gentler Surgery'"

8  Specialties

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Frantzides does not have any board certifications listed.

73  Conditions Treated

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50  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Polish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Frantzides' Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frantzides to family and friends
38 total reviews (12 have comments)

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Dr. Frantzides' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

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  • Explains condition(s) well

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  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Frantzides Says:
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"It is a great pleasure and honor for me when patients, turned down by others, present to my office with challenging surgical issues that I am able to successfully treat with laparoscopic surgery".

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Patient Comments (12)

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...more
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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,...more
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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...more
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When I had just about given up hope that my pain and stomach problems would ever get better. I looked to Dr Frantzides as a last hope. I had two surgeries for stomach problems and Dr Frantzides told me to never let anyone operate on me again. In desperation I called him and went to talk to him....more
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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...more
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