Guido Marra, MD

Guido Marra, MD

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Primary Specialty

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy - Elbow
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1992
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 1997
Fellowships:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) - 1998

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

1323 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Dr Marra had performed surgery on my shoulder a few years ago. I had a great outcome and have recommended several people to him. Being a retired nurse I have never met an MD with such wonderful bedside manner.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

In addition, Dr. Marra listens tremendously well and is very caring and professional. He has tremendous compassion for his patients and the ailments they may bring.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon and very personable. Easy to understand his explanations.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Doctor Guido Marra triat me with a respect, explains everything well,very patient.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

He’s the best!

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Doctor Marra is a great doctor. Very professional yet I feel like he takes the time to listen to my concerns and questions.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

He is exceptional…

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He is to the point re: what needs to be done and steps to get there. Plus his staff is nice as well.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Very proffesional, expert with his position

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Really thoughtful analysis of my situation

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He was very nice and mindful of how to fix the problem.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He is thorough in his exam, he has a calming manner and explains the problem and solutions available. He did excellent surgery for me previously and these are the reasons I am a returning patient.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

The best doctor there is.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Listened carefully and understood the situation. Explained the various treatment options well and justified the reasoning for his advice very clearly.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Great dr. All around

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March 18, 2022

5.0

So far going on 4 months now and recovery is getting better every month

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Very professional staff and quick to answer your questions

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He’s extremely trustworthy , experienced and in my mind very honest and transparent.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He's a caring & very skilled surgeon

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Addressed patient concerns and provided understandable explanations and options.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

His level of expertise, professionalism Skill bedside manner and ability to provide a top tier surgical team is on par the best ever

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Very good doctor good care all personal work at north western memorial hospital thank you very much

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Skilled surgeon Communicates well Sense of humor Kind

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Concerned care.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Very caring and skilled

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Wonderful surgeon.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and proficient surgeon.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Very. Direct with answers

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, focused on patient needs, doesn’t go to surgery as a first option. Skilled surgeon. Listens to patients and their family.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He is very good

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March 09, 2022

5.0

His whole team is just spectacular

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Very competent and thorough in explaining procedure.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Friendly, efficient

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Marra is a very caring physician always looking for the best outcome for his patients and he listens and works with his patients to find the best solutions

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He has the most pleasant manner I have ever seen. This is coming from a retired nurse. I wish all my doctors had his bedside manner.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

the best around

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February 28, 2022

5.0

I was treated with respect and compassion by Dr. Marra, and felt encouraged by his manner and his expertise.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Marra has a great reputation especially with shoulder surgery. Very friendly and professional.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

I have been pleased with the treatment I have received from Dr. Marra.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Dr marra and his staff a fantastic! Always professional, caring and takes the time to listen or answer any questions you may have. Dr marra is very thorough and makes you feel that you are getting the best level of care.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

The best doctor

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable re: my pain and concerns.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

He's the best shoulder guy around. He takes his time and explains everything in simple easy to understand terms. His bedside manner is top notch.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Because I know of his care, I feel confident to recommend him to others.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

communicates clearly and directly, did an amazing job

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Marra is efficient, very caring and extremely knowledgeable. You are in good hands with him.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He put me at ease and was understanding

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Professional, experienced and with good bedside manners

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Extremely thorough examination , precise medical procedures and extremely thorough and explaining all examinations and MRI results . Gave all options available to help get me back in good health . Very informative .

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Took certain blood work that the other doctor did not think about. Hopefully he can find out why I have the numbness and tingling in my hands. Also, the grinding keeping me from functioning properly.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Marra listens to whatever issues I’m having and doesn’t rush me through my appointments.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Good doctor

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Marra takes the time to answer my questions and to explain treatment options. He’s very easy to talk with and doesn’t rush through the appointment.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Marra is not only an exceptional surgeon but, he educates to prevent the reoccurrence of the injury.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable real smart and checks the patient's problems very carefully and gives clear suggestions and speaks well and soft

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Marra is an exceptional Doctor and I feel as though I can trust his advice…mostly because he’s willing to take the time to explain the issue you have going on, gives you options of what you could do…explaining the advantages and disadvantages (if any) of each option. Because of his knowledge and his willingness to take the time he needs to I feel positive that I can rely on his advice.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Extremely professional with a clear explanation of the issues involving my shoulder.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

clear concise explanation of procedures, wonderful bedside manners, empathetic and caring

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February 15, 2022

5.0

I had a great result on a prior surgery done by dr Marra and , again, his competent staff at all levels were great.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He's a good listener.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, goes extra to make sure process is understandable and answers all questions plus allows spouse to accompany for discussion. And have had outstanding results from his treatment and surgery in the past ! Extremely trustworthy

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Quality and kindness. Willing to listen and also have his nurse come in afterwards to explain timeline of surgery and after care.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Very professional and caring.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

He is efficient and listens well. He explains thoroughly.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Trust

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Open and honest care giver

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Thorough, explains in detail what his plans are to help me in my situation

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Marra is highly skilled, caring and personable. He has gone out of his way to accommodate us. We recommend him very highly.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Friendly, efficient

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Thoughtful explanations.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He did previously surgery for both myself and my husband with excellent results. Have recommended him to others.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Listened attentively to my concerns. Gave explicit directions and goals for my condition. Explained my problem.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Excellence!

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February 05, 2022

5.0

The best doctor

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February 05, 2022

5.0

He is patient and wonderful! And, he takes the time to answer questions.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He was a caring Dr. and willing to do the surgery I needed that other Dr's had refused.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Has been highly recommended from 2 of my doctors.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

He takes time with you and explains everything patiently

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Concerned on proper direction to improve my shoulder problem.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

After major surgery, multiple shots & rehab I am very confident (and have) recommended him multiple times. I honor a “teaching” atmosphere & feel fortunate that I do not have to go to Chicago NW to get treatment from him…though I would gladly do so if that were my only choice!

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Great personality. Excellent listener. Cares about finding cures for your issues.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Marra It’s very professional Dr.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He is great

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January 30, 2022

5.0

He was my husbands surgeon years ago. He came highly recommended then and still does. Dr. Marra is focused on the patient and what can be done to treat the issue. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Marra’s ability to repair my shoulder so I can get back to enjoying life again.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Very humble person in listening to patient.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Marra asked a lot of questions, examined my shoulder, and answered my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. Though I'm sure he had a full slate of patients that day, I didn't feel like I was rushed.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

I’ve had so many issues with my shoulder he’s kept his promise to me. He is the reason my shoulder is working. I will continue to have him as my doctor.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Great Dr. and over all is truly there for the patient and wants to find the underlying issues.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Does a great job explaining things and making you feel at ease.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Excellent service

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Great doctor, gave me my life back with these 2 surgeries.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor and great bedside manner.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

mindful & assuring

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January 24, 2022

5.0

No nonsense and no wasting time when I have appointments.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Marra is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain details about the shoulder. Also his office is very efficient…. I had very little wait time.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Best in the Business!

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Like his knowledge and honesty

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Very professional. Took the time to call a colleague about my problem. Excellent listener.

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