Dr. Sonya Sharpless, MD

Dr. Sonya Sharpless, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Sonya Sharpless, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Lake Forest, IL. She graduated from Queens University / Faculty Of Medicine and specializes in surgical oncology, breast surgical oncology, and more.Read her story

1025 W Everett Rd Ste 2

Lake Forest, IL 60045

Contact Information

(847) 735-0067

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sharpless performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 91% of peers
more than 65% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 46% of peers

Dr. Sharpless's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Sharpless' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sharpless "Dr. Sharpless has been a board certified surgeon since 1994 with both the American College of Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Following the completion of her specialty fellowship training at the University of Illinois, she entered private practice as a surgical oncologist (cancer surgeon), first in group practice and now as a solo practitioner. She is dedicated to giving high-quality, compassionate care to each patient she serves. Since 1998, she had provided cancer surgery consultations to patients in the Chicagoland area, surrounding states and from across the country. She performs surgery at Advocate Condell Medical Center and does small procedures out of her Lake Forest office location. Many patients prefer their care in a smaller, intimate environment rather than a large hospital where care can become impersonal. Our office provides an alternative to this high pressure approach to care. You need time to make important decisions about your own care and at North Shore Advanced Surgery we will help you weigh your options and make the best decision for you and your loved ones."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sharpless "At first, your diagnosis may fill you with fear and uncertainty, but my goal is to make your journey easier. As a private practice cancer surgeon, I will help you navigate the confusing language, provide the tools to help with decisions and ensure your absolute comfort throughout your treatment path.

You will have access to the same high quality care as downtown, but without the hassle of the commute. It's important to be surrounded by family and friends and being closer to home ensures a more stress-free recovery.

At North Shore Advanced Surgery, we believe that laughter and life can be attained through the warm care we offer. It is my promise to you, that we will assist in putting together a treatment team that caters to your individual needs now and into the future."

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3  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Dermatologic Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

9  Conditions Treated

15  Procedures

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Sarcoma Removals
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

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.


  • Queens University / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • U Manitoba
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U Manitoba
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U Ill At Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sharpless has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sharpless' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sharpless to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sharpless' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Sharpless is an amazing surgeon who handled my very complex surgery beautifully..
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