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Meet Our Robotic Surgery Team

The physicians who perform robotic surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center are at the forefront of their field. They are committed to ongoing training and education in the evolving technology and technique of robotic surgery. This pursuit of surgical excellence, combined with the support of our skilled and compassionate surgical staff, ensures our patients get the best care available.

Our hospital is home to some key firsts in robotic surgery:

  • The first tongue-based robotic surgery to treat sleep apnea was performed by Michael Friedman, MD.
  • One of the first hysterectomies with the da Vinci® Surgical System in the area was performed by Alvaro Mercado, MD.
  • Abraham Shashoua, MD, performed the first robotic hysterectomy and myomectomy, a procedure for removing uterine fibroids, in Illinois. He also performed the first sacrocolpopexy, a procedure used to treat pelvic prolapse, in Chicagoland.
Experience advanced care from skilled surgeons who care about your future.

Our Robotic Surgery Team

Gynecology and Urogynecology

Silvia Bicalho, MD
Brenda Darrell, MD
Sean George, MD
Angela McElwee, MD
Alvero Mercado, MD
Abraham Shashoua, MD


Balakrishna Sundar, MD
Michael Young, MD
Paul Yonover, MD

Ear, Nose and Throat

Michael Friedman, MD

General Robotic Surgery

George Salti, MD

Contact Us

To find out if you are a candidate for robotic surgery, consult your physician or call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622).

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