Dr. Ermilo Barrera, MD

Dr. Ermilo Barrera, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Ermilo Barrera, MD is a general surgery specialist in Glenview, IL and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1980 and specializes in general surgery and oncology.

2050 Pfingsten Rd # 128

Glenview, IL 60026

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

64  Conditions Treated


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10  Procedures

  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Catheterization
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery

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.


  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • St Annes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1953
  • Northwestern University, Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barrera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barrera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barrera to family and friends
18 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Barrera's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I have been seeing Dr Barrera for 15 years. He treated me for breast cancer and has been taking care of me since. I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff. Extremely kind, attentive, patient and detail oriented. The same is true of his lead nurse, Pat. I highly recommend Dr. Barrera...more
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I've had a terrible experience with him. I came to him for a "minor" surgery to get a cyst removed in July 2015 and its now March 2017, I am still having complications from his operation. He massively understated how long recovery would be, how this "newer" method of surgery he would do is better...more
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I went to see Dr. Barrera for a consultation on a very complicated problem. While I was waiting for him, his nurse took all the information about mu problem. About 10 minutes later, Dr. Barrera came in and he was great. He had taken the information and evaluated it and referred me to specialists...more
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