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About Dr. Mark M Connolly
Dr. Mark M Connolly, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL, with another office in Chicago, IL. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Surgical Oncology and Surgery. Dr. Connolly is affiliated with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Connolly has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Mark M Connolly has the following 2 specialties
- Surgical Oncology
Surgical oncologists play various roles in treating cancer. They can perform biopsies to determine if a tumor is cancerous or not. If it is, they’re trained to remove the tumor, tissue, and in some cases, all or part of an organ or bodily structure where the cancer has spread. In addition to removing cancer, they can perform any reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary.
Many surgical oncologists specialize in certain types of cancer, such as liver, lung or breast. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they have the most experience treating. When looking for a doctor, it’s important to know that general surgeons are also qualified to perform many of the same surgeries. However, surgical oncologists have specific training in recognizing and treating cancer, which some patients prefer.
- Lung Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Hepatocellular Carcinoma
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Connolly performed a laparoscopic cholecystectomy and upon entering the abdominal cavity encountered my liver covered with yellowish spots which he told his residents and my wife wa stage 4 metastatic cancer. Three days later when biopsy results were done, it was discovered that the spots were non-malignant hamartomas. Totally benign. What arrogance! After 38 years it's time to put down your scalpel, Mark.
He is the best. Not too often do you find a "hot shot" doctor who is also genuinely a nice person. You cannot go wrong with choosing him. Any length of time you wait to get in will be worth it. The first time I went to see him, I did wait a long time, but that was because he is in such demand. People were walking in with complex and urgent surgical needs that day. He is an excellent doctor.
I was under the care of Dr. Connolly twice within the span of five years for breast cancer. I am now a thirteen year survivor. All that I say to anyone who is reading this and seeking a world class physician that genuinely cares deeply about his patients for yourself or anyone you know who is suffering with cancer you really don't need look anti further. A more caring higher skilled physician than Dr. Connolly would be almost impossile to find. See for yourself.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2011)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2011, 2012, 2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Regional Top Doctors
Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.
Dr. Connolly is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health
Graduated in 1980
Dr. Mark M Connolly accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
- BCBS IL PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
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