Below is a list of the top and leading Surgeons in Chicago. To help you find the best Surgeons located near you in Chicago, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Chicago’s Best Surgeons:
The top rated Surgeons in Chicago are:
- Dr. Shuaib Malik – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Chicago
- Dr. Howard S. An – Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
- Dr. Firas F. Katabi – Armitage Oral Surgery
- Dr. Sherwin S.W. Ho – UChicago Medicine
- Dr. Lawrence Zager – Millenium Park Oral Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Chicago
Dr. Shuaib Malik obtained his Bachelors of Science with emphasis in Bio-Physics and Molecular Biology in 1999. Dr. Malik then attended New York University College of Dentistry where he received his degree in 2003. After dental school Dr. Malik attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey where he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in 2008.
Dr. Malik also lectures and train surgeons and dentists all over the world as well here in the United States on various complex surgical procedures.
Dr. Malik is an active member of the community and enjoys participating with non-profit groups like The Smile Train and Easter Seals Organization that benefit patients with mental disability and financial hardship.
With his extensive training and clinical expertise, Dr. Malik has become the leading provider in the Bar Attachment Denture procedure. Also, placement of zygomatic and pterygoid maxillary implants as well as onlay symphyseal/ramus and iliac crest hip bone grafts for patients who have upper (maxillary) and lower (mandibular) deficiencies. He has extensive training in advanced facial reconstruction with implants around the world with Dr. Yvan Fortin in Montreal Canada, Dr. Carlos Aparicio in Madrid Spain and Dr. Thomas Balchi in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Dr. Peter Dawson occlusal equilibration.
Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Cosmetics, Sleep Apnea, TMJ
“The service was fast, convenient and pleasant. The staff were very friendly and informative. The oral surgery was knowledgeable and provided great service . He eased my husband anxiety by being patient and thorough.” -Chonte McClain
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Dr. Howard S. An – As one of the leading authorities on spinal surgery, Dr. An has published more than 280 peer-reviewed original articles, 110 chapters and 20 books on spinal surgery and instrumentation. Dr. An has held the inaugural Morton International Endowed Chair position at Rush University Medical Center since 1997, and is Director of the Spine Surgery Fellowship Program at Rush. He held the position of Director of the Division of Spine Surgery for 14 years. Under his leadership, the Division has flourished, excelling in patient care, research and education.
Dr. An served as Director of Spine Surgery for eight years at the Medical College of Wisconsin. A medical graduate from the Medical College of Ohio in 1982, Dr. An stayed at the school to complete his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery. He followed his internship and residency with a spine surgery fellowship at Rothman Institute-Pennsylvania Hospital and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. An is a recipient of the 1990 North American Traveling Fellowship from the American Orthopaedic Association, the 1995 Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellowship, and the 2011 Kappa Delta Award from Orthopaedic Research Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. An is currently involved in research in the fields of spinal biomechanics and tissue engineering with funding from NIH, industries, and foundations.
Spine Surgery, Cervical spinal surgery, Scoliosis surgery, Microsurgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery, Spinal instrumentation
“Dr. An is fantastic. The VA advised me that surgery was necessary. Dr. An reviewed my imaging and symptoms and advised that the best course of action would be some good old fashioned PT; what a relief! He was kind and listened to everything I had to say. Highly recommend.” -Ryan Timmons
Armitage Oral Surgery
Dr. Firas F. Katabi‘s graduation from The Ohio State University in 1994 put him on the path for pursuing a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He went on to receive his DDS in 1998 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He subsequently completed his specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Lincoln Medical Center, affiliated with Weill Medical College at Cornell University in New York City. Throughout his training, Dr. Katabi showed distinction in his field with publications and honors. Immediately upon completion of his training, he maintained a very busy oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, which enabled him to achieve impressive board certification from three different boards. His diplomate status is the ultimate professional testimonial of his expertise in his fields. The board certifications are by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and The American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Katabi is also a Fellow in numerous professional associations, including the prestigious American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the International Congress of Implantology. He additionally has numerous other local, national, and international professional affiliations.
Wisdom Teeth, Dental Implant Placement, Reconstructive Surgery, Corrective Jaw Surgery, Osteogenic Orthodontics, Facial Trauma Repair, Pathology Screenings, TMJ Disorders, Sedation & Anesthesia
“They made my wisdom teeth procedure quick and easy. The whole staff, from Dr. Smythe to the assistants, were professional and made me feel comfortable. They provided clear instructions and followed up with a call the day after my appointment. Thanks for making a not so fun procedure easier and less stressful!” -Daniel Barger
Dr. Sherwin S.W. Ho is an expert in sports medicine, specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. He has served as faculty at numerous advanced arthroscopic shoulder and knee courses for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Ho currently serves on the academy’s Board of Councilors and is an official spokesman for the academy.
He has authored numerous medical articles and reference publications. Dr. Ho has served as a co-chief editor of sports medicine for the online publication, Emedicine, and is chairman of the annual University of Chicago Primary Care Orthopedics Course.
He has also moderated industry conferences on a range of orthopaedic topics including knee and shoulder injuries, advances in arthroscopic surgery, swimmer’s shoulder and primary orthopaedic care.
Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Cartilage & Ligament Repair, Sports Medicine, Knee Injuries, Hip Problems, Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Ankle Arthroscopy
“I have had 3 hip surgeries with Dr. Ho; I would (and do) recommend him to anyone. While my hips suck, its not his fault, it is a genetic thing. But he is a fantastic surgeon skills wise and is caring and compassionate.” -Elizabeth Handler
Millenium Park Oral Surgery
Dr. Lawrence Zager is a Board Certified Oral Surgeon, practicing at Millennium Park Oral Surgery in Chicago Illinois. His practice, located in the “Loop” of downtown Chicago is within the theater district, and just a short walk from Millennium Park and the Art Institute. The scope of his practice includes an array of oral surgery procedures, including advanced CBCT imaging to restore implants, sinus augmentations, bone grafting with soft tissue grafting of the upper and lower jaws, removal of impacted teeth, removal of tumors or cysts, treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD), corrective jaw surgery and treatment for the dental phobic, mentally compromised, elderly or physically handicapped patients.
Dr. Zager was born in Chicago and received his dental degree at Loyola University Dental School (1978) and his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Cook County Hospital, Chicago (1981). He became Board Certified in 1985 and is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, a member of the Chicago and Illinois Dental Society, and a member of the Chicago and Illinois Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Cone Beam X-Ray, Wisdom Teeth, Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, Sedation, Dental Phobia, Stem Cells, Gum Grafting
“Dr. Zager was awesome. I went in to get all four of my wisdom teeth taken out. He explained everything and gave me a thorough overview of my teeth’s condition. He also broke down the costs for me, had a great personality, and made my experience an incredible one. He followed up and called me the day after my oral surgery to make sure everything was fine. I would highly recommend Dr. Zager to anyone. Thank you for a wonderful experience!” -KB Xiong
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