Marco F. Ellis, MD

Marco F. Ellis, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Plastic Surgery

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Gender Affirming Surgery
  • Nasal - Cosmetic & Reconstructive
  • Reconstructive Facial Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Harvard Medical School - 2005
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2012
Fellowships:
Johns Hopkins University/University of Maryland - 2013

Media

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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

4.9
4.9 

873 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

4.0

Dr. Ellis is a patient man. However, he could do a little better with giving instructions for post-procedure care.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

He was very good at explaining everything and what he could do about it.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Marco Ellis was very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain everything and answer all my questions. Would highly recommend him!

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March 20, 2022

5.0

Because he was not all about getting the procedure finished. He was very personable. I really appreciated that as well as the reasons I mentioned before.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Es un excelente médico y muy amable

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ellis continues to be a kind professional - he is an expert showing great respect for patients - thank you!

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Very impressed by his knowledge and it he answered my questions easily and quickly it looks like we might be actually be able to sit surgery for me if Blue Cross Blue Shield Cooperates

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March 16, 2022

4.0

Although I’ve just met him, he seems to be personable and knowledgeable of the procedure that is required for treatment.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Ellis’s kindness and patience along with his talent!

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He is a good doctor

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He is very approachable and his bedside manner’s and experience is top tier. I would recommend him without any doubt.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Personable and talented

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Because his Knowledge

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March 02, 2022

5.0

He is honest, compassionate, caring and allows you to be honest with your feelings.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Ten out of ten

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February 20, 2022

5.0

I met Dr. Ellis at the beginning of my breast cancer journey, and I feel blessed to have him on my team. I admire his professionalism and intelligence. He is kind, listens attentively, and I trust his opinion.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Very gifted and respectful doctor

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February 12, 2022

5.0

I have never questioned his process or view or the work that he’s done. Very professional, very helpful in explaining things, very kind and I’m happy with the outcome of my surgeries.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ellis was on the same page with me throughout the consultation. He openly addressed my concerns and was very clear about the surgery and recovery process. His assisting team is comprised of pleasant, helpful staff members.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Does first rate work. Explains everything very clearly. Highly recommend

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ellis was very thorough. In addition, he was a good listener and was concerned about my health. He made me feel very comfortable about my upcoming procedure.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He is smart and handsome

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He clearly knows his craft and he is informative and clear in communicating what the procedure and the process to get there will entail.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Excellent client experience from the beginning to the end of my visit. He was patient and was clear and intentional in how he communicated with me. I definitely feel I am in good hands when the time comes for my procedure.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Takes the time to answer my questions, friendly and knowledgeable

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February 02, 2022

5.0

He listened and gave constructive suggestions.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Is a very caring doctor he listens to you and he makes recommendations

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Very excellent job.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

He’s so down to earth in his demeanor towards his patients.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

He listens and explains in terms you can understand.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Man fixed my chest in an hour and a half and I look fantastic! Plus he takes Medicaid thank goodness

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ellis was very professional. He listened to me and my concerns and assured me that he would do his best to help me with my issues. He did everything he said he would and I never sensed a hint of judgement or casualness concerning my situation. I am grateful that he is there on staff.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

He's knowledgeable and listened to my concerns

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Ellis is a phenomenal surgeon whose personality and bedside manners quickly put me at ease. I trusted him from the first day. His surgical skills and post-op visit affirms that Dr Ellis is a compassionate, trustworthy human being. His surgical artistry and gentle demeanor have opened my life to new beginnings.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

Very precise, thorough and professional John True

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December 30, 2021

5.0

He is fantastic! A consummate professional, a skilled surgeon and I felt safe with his capable team.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Por excelencia, y respeto a su trabajo !

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December 29, 2021

5.0

The staff was friendly and courteous and Dr.Ellis was wonderful and very informative about everything he explained to me I left his office feeling happy.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Exceptional surgeon Pleasant attitude Informative Highly Skilled

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Very gifted surgeon - clear explanation of procedure

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December 21, 2021

5.0

He was friendly and comforting.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

professional and educates through the process with the hows and whys - thank you!

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December 17, 2021

5.0

He is veRY Good At what he does

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December 16, 2021

5.0

He has been nothing but great and I appreciate all that he has done for me

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December 12, 2021

5.0

From my very first meeting with Dr. Ellis I left his office feeling good about my upcoming surgery and what to expect during and after my procedure.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ellis is truly the greatest doctor I could’ve ever found. He is a perfectionist who is incredibly gifted at his job. He’s very patient, smart, and produces amazing results!

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Muy respetuosos en la forma que atienden al paciente

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, experience, and compassion

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Because he is an excellent plastic surgeon and he listens.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ellis is very knowledgeable about this work. I think I asked too many questions today but he answers everything. I am a breast cancer patient and I am just looking g to be whole again. I have anxiety around the natural look and symmetry that I want to feel comfortable with. I am not trying to enhance features, just feel whole.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ellis was very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable he has a wonderful mannerism

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November 18, 2021

5.0

very upfront about the procedure, what to expect, what the results will look like.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Thorough, kind, and honest!

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Just a fantastic doctor who truly cares for his patients.

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November 09, 2021

4.0

Have had 2 surgeries for same thing and still need the third

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November 09, 2021

5.0

He is attentive, knowledgeable, and includes you in the decision making

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Compassion. Expertise. Specific feedback and goals.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Excellent/ professional/ masterful

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October 31, 2021

5.0

The doctor appears to be skilled and able to perform his duties. He articulates what needs to happen and how he plans to achieve the desired results.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Dr Ellis is very kind and considerate of his patients. I highly recommend his professional services.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Dr M. Ellis and his team have been kind and caring to my needs and wishes. I have total confidence in him and his skills and a surgeon and caregiver. His team mirror his efforts.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Very caring wants me well

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October 10, 2021

5.0

He's very friendly very knowledgeable he let you know if he can do it how hes gonna do it he does his research before he even gives you an answer and he works with you and explains everything step-by-step

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Listens carefully and offers helpful solutions.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

He took the time to understand my case — read everything about my situation before he met with me. Answered clearly all my questions. Sounds like he really wants me to feel good about myself.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

He explains exactly what he is going to do

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ellis was straight forward, he listened to what i wanted, offered options and his professional opinion. Felt very comfortable with Dr. Ellis

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September 28, 2021

5.0

He has a heart and takes the time for you

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September 27, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable & explains things in such a kind & patient manner.

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September 25, 2021

5.0

Could not recommend Dr. Ellis more- he put me at ease and was extremely clear and thorough.

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September 19, 2021

5.0

He was awesome. Very pleased with how he took care of my head and how he treated me.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

He takes his time and explains things. He does good work.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

He is the best

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September 10, 2021

5.0

He appears very accomplished. He told me the reality of my situation and the possible resolutions. I made my decision. He fully accomplished what was requested and exceeded all expectations. I am extremely satisfied with the results.

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September 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ellis was thorough without dragging the appointment out, while also explaining everything in understandable terms.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Marco was very easy to talk too. I never felt rushed and he’s very open. I’m only 2weeks post op but I’m very pleased thus far. I would recommend him to anyone.

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September 04, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon and wonderful bedside manner! I'm so happy I found Dr. Ellis.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Honest and ready to help

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September 03, 2021

5.0

He is very professional and thorough with all his work

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Hes very thorough and gets it right

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August 27, 2021

5.0

He is a good listener and a professional, yet friendly.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

I have other health issues which sometimes effect surgeries and recovery. Dr Ellis always keeps these other issues in mind.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

He explains things clearly and has a nice attitude.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

He truly made me feel at ease. I have wanted a breast reduction for years, but was always embarrassed. He made made me feel comfortable and confident in myself. He truly is vested in his patients and making them feel worthy.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

There's a lot of trust that goes into breast reconstruction.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Muy amable y es muy profesional

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Personal feeling you get from Dr that he really cares about you

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Nice bedside manner. Direct and to the point. Explained every option fully. Included me in the planning process. Listened and HEARD what I said.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Empathy, communication skills, kindest, a belief in body agency of patient.

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August 10, 2021

4.0

I'm unsure yet. The consultation went well. Otherwise, I have not received services or specific care from this doctor just yet.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ellis was very warm and professional. He met with me before going back for surgery and his presence put me at ease. He was very open to my ideas and gave me very constructive feedback as to what he thought would be good and bad for me.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Excellent treatment. Very happy with the results and the experience with Dr. Ellis and his staff.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

He's great and I'm really happy with his work.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

V ery Caring Doctor

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Covers everything in detail & is very professional & caring

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He took plenty of time answering my questions and addressing my concerns. Also demonstrating what medically could be done to address my concerns.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Excelentes medicos, considerados, y comprometidos con tus necesidades, y una gran calidad humana tambien.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ellis does outstanding work.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable , kind and , considerate! He also informs me of how to self care !

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