Mohammad Ali Abbass, MD

Mohammad Ali Abbass, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Damascus School of Medicine - 2009
Internship:
University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center - 2014
Residency:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2018
Fellowships:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2019
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2020

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery - Colon & Rectal Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Surgery - 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 

136 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

86 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

86 Reviews

March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Abbass has provided exceptional healthcare and treatment to me. He continues to work on preventing any type of health issue from reoccurring and has provided outstanding attention to me on a very close basis.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Abbas was great! Showed concern, made me feel like a human being instead of just a patient, talked in terms I could understand, addressed all my questions/concerns, gave me the feeling that I was in great hands.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

His bed side manor is wonderful. He treats like friend not a patient.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Abbas is very personable and always willing to spend as much time as needed answering questions and providing information regarding care.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Abbass is unbelievably intelligent, kind, empathetic, and just an amazing doctor!

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Outstanding care & treatment! Dr. Abbass has made me feel comfortable & always at ease, providing medical explanations in an easy way to understand. He has also provided continued care to determine cause of condition to prevent issue from reoccurring

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March 04, 2022

5.0

I know I’m in the absolute best hands with Dr. Abbass!

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March 04, 2022

5.0

The professionalism, compassion, and expertise of Dr Abbass is exceptional! I couldn’t ask for a finer colorectal surgeon!

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Abbass is, without doubt, the kindest, most thoughtful, and most understanding doctor I have ever encountered. Although being a cancer surgeon, his priority is to treat and care for the entire patient - ie the patient’s physical and mental health: both pre-op and post-op. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He is a good doctor and explained everything to me that I asked about.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He is very personable and kind. He explained everything well and was very informative.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and great patient relations

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January 21, 2022

5.0

He’s the man

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January 21, 2022

5.0

He is kind, attentive, authoritative on the topic of Lynch Syndrome surveillance

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Abbas was thorough in explaining the procedure and providing reasons for that,. Excellent bed-side manners. A very friendly and boozing attitude.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Abbass is an excellent specialist and takes great care of his patients. He is an expert in his field and ensures his patients are well-informed and at ease. Furthermore, his surgical talents resolved my health issues and I am back to leading a healthy life.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Wonderful doctor! Making me feel at ease, supported and concern to help treatment condition but also working to identify causes.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

He nice

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November 25, 2021

5.0

Great clinical disposition. Kind, thoughtful, patient-centric.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

He is awesome!

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Always cordial and professional. Tells you what can be done for you.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to. Explains everything.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbass addressed all of my dad’s concerns with compassion and professionalism. His bedside manner is phenomenal and he is one of the nicest surgeons I had the pleasure of meeting. He went above and beyond the call of duty to assist my dad, who needs full assistance.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Pretty easy— Dr. Abbass saved my life. He is my hero!

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Took time to explain what was happening

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October 10, 2021

5.0

Explained every step as the procedure progressed.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable about my history, the disease, and treatment. Answered my questions and made a plan for care.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Great bed side manners. Answered all my questions. Very communicative.

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September 17, 2021

0.0

He is not a respectful of his patients time or health.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Thorough

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September 03, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and friendly

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr Abbass is the best !

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Professional, explained everything in detail, clear recommendation and next steps; on time

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Not an alarmist.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Very kind, calm physician with excellent empathy, clear explanations.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

I trust Dr Abbass

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July 27, 2021

5.0

I have already recommended Dr. Abbass to several of my friends. He is a great doctor. He is very personable and friendly. He provides a straightforward and comprehensive explanation of his findings and all options available for treatment. I'm very comfortable discussing my symptoms with him. His home care instructions are concise and clear.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbass takes time to answer all questions. He is friendly and puts me completely at my ease so I am able to discuss my health concerns and my care.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

For what I would call as an "awkward" exam, Dr. Abbass made me feel incredibly comfortable and heard. He was patient and answered all of my questions and genuinely addressed all of my concerns.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

He is warm, knowledgeable and cares about the patient's total welfare.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He took good care of my partner, I expect he will do the same for me.

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June 04, 2021

5.0

He Seems very knowledgeable. Dr Abbasa answered all of my questions and gave me a plan of action.

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May 29, 2021

5.0

I hate going to the doctor. I have horrible anxiety that leaves me unable to eat and with a racing heart every time I have to go to the doctor. Dr. Abbass was the the most gentle and patient doctor that I've ever encountered at Northwestern. He was the first doctor I've ever had introduce himself by his first name and this simple gesture meant so much to me. It felt like I was talking to another human that wanted the best for me instead of a medical conversation. He answered my questions in a way that made me feel fully informed and never once spoke at a level that I couldn't understand. I would absolutely feel confident in recommending him and having him care for my loved ones.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Abbaas is one of the great Drs

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and professional, and explained things well.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Good explanation, including spontaneous descriptive drawings, to explain my colonoscopy in terms of possible/probable follow-up surgery.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbass has a very warm manner. He's an excellent communicator and explained everything he was doing and had a plan and a backup plan moving forward. I have confidence in him and his skills.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Amazing

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April 23, 2021

5.0

He made me feel immediately comfortable and was happy to include my daughter remotely. He was very frank about my condition but made me feel I was not without hope. He explained the different (and unexpected) problem thoroughly.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

I appreciate that he gave his time to educate me about Lynch Syndrome and to answer any and all questions.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Down to earth and clear/easy to talk to.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Right in track with healing. Listens to concerns. Is great to work with.

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March 27, 2021

5.0

Good conversationalist with good bedside manor. He explained everything about the exam before, during, and after.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

He was so personable.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Same reason as above. Not much to go on, but very pleased with today's meeting.

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Excellent bed side manner

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February 05, 2021

5.0

I thought the Dr and nurse were very helpful and patient with my situation.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

very patient, explains everything, thorough, everything you would want in a doctor

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January 29, 2021

5.0

His patience, knowledge and compassion and skill

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January 24, 2021

5.0

He shared specific details of my scan and gave me some great advice for keeping healthy, helping me understand what type of diet I should use and set expectations for the colonoscopy procedure.

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January 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Abbas listens carefully and spends the time needed to explain things.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

My doctor (Dr. Abbass) is amazing!! So attentive, explains everything, and I never feel rushed during appointments. He cares and it shows!

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January 08, 2021

5.0

very knowledgeable

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January 08, 2021

5.0

I feel that Dr Abbass is empathetic and listens to what I have to say. I think he's very good at treating my case specific to me and my symptoms - he recognizes each patient is different. I feel that I can be honest and talk to him about a somewhat embarrassing topic like a rectal fissure, which is not really easy to talk about.

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December 22, 2020

5.0

Great bedside manner. Makes me feel reassured. Responsive to questions.

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December 19, 2020

5.0

Very open, honest and transparent easy to speak with.

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December 18, 2020

5.0

Great bedside manner. He explained everything completely. He put me at ease when I was very anxious.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

very knowledgeable, helpful, responsive

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December 08, 2020

5.0

On-time. Explained everything. Very helpful advise. Was not in a hurry

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December 05, 2020

5.0

The best doctor I have ever had. So skilled, yet very nice and kind.

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December 04, 2020

5.0

Exelen

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December 04, 2020

5.0

He was kind and explained everything perfectly and he really wanted to get a rush on things

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Doctors make feel good, Answer all my questions, I felt very calm, nice.

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November 27, 2020

5.0

He is very communicative, very knowledgeable, very caring.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. and staff were wonderful.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

My visit with Dr. Abbass was one of the best experiences I have had at a medical faculty. Personable, intelligent and was able to help me with my issues.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Dr abbass was compassionate and re assuring. Nurse was equally professional and kind!

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and easy to talk to

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November 06, 2020

5.0

professional and no waiting

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Dr Mohammed Al Abbass is perhaps the best doctor I have come across in my life. His knowledge in his field is extensive. His ability to diagnose and communicate the problem is clear, concise and at the appropriate level of understanding of the patient. He is a perfect reflection of everything Northwestern is known for around the world. Give that Doctor a pat on the back and a raise!!!The nurse was fantastic as well.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

great sense of humor. professional. explained everything.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

dr abbass had a great sense of humor. was very thorough and professional during my exam.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Dr Abbas was so so wonderful. Great bed side manner, very approachable, easy to speak to and truly cares and you and your wellbeing. Would definitely see him again if needed.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Friendly, straightforward, willing to explore all options

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Quick, efficient, friendly

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September 25, 2020

5.0

he's like any other dr I've had at northwestern takes time very personable, and I like him

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