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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (16)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark Ferguson, Thoracic Surgeon is Good. Dr. Ferguson has been reviewed by 29 patients who have provided 16 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 2.6
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 4.3
Bedside Manner 2.9
Spends Time with Me 3.2
Follows Up After Visit 3.8

Specialties & Research

Dr. Mark Ferguson, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 23 areas:
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
  • Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer (Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pleural Empyema
  • Pneumonectomy (Lung removal)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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Education & Awards

Dr. Ferguson graduated from University of Chicago. He has 13 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux)
Esophageal Diseases
Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
Lung Cancer (Lung Neoplasm)
Lung Cancer (Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Thoracic Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Chicago Metro Area
Thoracic Surgeon


Dr. Ferguson has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • The University of Chicago Medicine 
  • Louis A Weiss Mem Hosp, Chicago, Il 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Mark K Ferguson MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 35 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Mark K. Ferguson practice?
Dr. Mark Ferguson has 2 office locations.
Dr. Mark Ferguson practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Chicago, IL.
See Chicago Cardiothoracic Surgeons.