Leo M Farbota, MD

Specialty: General Surgery

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Advocate Medical Group

745 Fletcher Drive

Suite 302

Elgin, IL 60123

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Office: 847-695-6600

Fax: 847-695-4279

Meet Leo M Farbota, MD

About me



  • Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • University of Chicago / Pritzker School of Medicine

Board certifications

  • General Surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 148 patient ratings.


July 27, 2020 9:44 AM

Dr. Farbota and his team provided me with the utmost care and consideration. Also, the team at Sherman hospital were excellent as well on the day of my surgery.

July 23, 2020 7:23 AM

Every one was very nice receptionist - nurses and doctor. Thanks.

June 16, 2020 5:22 AM

Very satisfied/far away.

June 16, 2020 5:22 AM

No extreme waiting.

June 10, 2020 8:41 AM

Every time that I see him I am greeted on a cordial way.

June 3, 2020 10:33 AM

Dr Farbota repaired a failed hernia for me several years ago done 60 years ago. A super nice Dr. and very knowledgeable in the replacement of failed hernia repairs. This one was on the other side done 40 years ago . I knew needed what need to be done and that is why asked for his help.

June 3, 2020 10:33 AM

Doctor used the Day Surgery Method both times and has been very satisfactory. There is not enough " Good " to be said of the this man, a wonderful doctor and I would consider a friend.

May 25, 2020 9:11 PM

Dr. Farboda carefully and thoroughly explained all my possible options.

May 25, 2020 9:11 PM

I had a prior experience in Florida with a surgeon who planned to remove my colon. Dr. Farboda explained every detail of my diverticulitis and possible options. I cannot explain the relief I felt that there were options to my current condition and the time that Dr. took in explaining what was going on with me and my colon!!!

May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Leo Farbota performed emergency appendectomy. I was not able to chose my surgeon but am completely satisfied.

May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Good experience - After finally getting in for surgery and then follow up care.

May 4, 2020 11:36 AM

Excellent service.

April 1, 2020 4:26 PM

Treated & informed by a true professional.

April 1, 2020 4:26 PM

A very good experience.

March 29, 2020 7:59 AM

Dr. Fardota - I think he was great.

March 12, 2020 10:05 AM

Both Dr. Farbota and Sherman Hospital provided me with the best possible care.

February 8, 2020 6:46 AM

I have gone to Dr. Farbota for many years. He and his staff are very caring and friendly.

February 5, 2020 11:14 AM

The service is very good and well done.

February 5, 2020 11:14 AM


January 10, 2020 10:06 AM

I was a patient of Dr. Farboda in 2006 & 2007 for a perforated bowel & peritonitis. He is an excellent surgeon - so when I was diagnosed with _____ cell carcinoma I called him. He is the BEST!

December 21, 2019 9:03 AM

Dr. Farbota is wonderful! His office is very well run & very efficient.

December 19, 2019 2:08 PM

With this doctor he always take good care of me he did already 3 surgery in my body and don't complain at all.

November 22, 2019 10:01 AM

Dr. Farbota was exceptional to deal with, extremely professional, knowledgeable and a great bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone.

November 22, 2019 10:01 AM

Exceptional experience.

October 22, 2019 7:00 PM


September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I have complete confidence and trust in my provider, and I am grateful and appreciate his help, kindness and expertise.

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Farbota is clear, precise, kind, funny.

July 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Liked Dr. Forbota. Easy going,answered all my questions. and felt very comfortable felt with him.

June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I have 100% confidence in Dr. Farota's judgment and expertise.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Knows his stuff recommend

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good job removing appendices & explaining how & what problem was. Did the surgery immediately.

May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Yes, very good.

May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent care

April 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr F is a helpful and knowledgeable Dr. He spends as much time as you need and listens carefully. His staff are wonderful

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Farbota performed surgery in the past on me and I was happy to see him again and discuss possible surgery.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

the doctor is very nice man

March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

My experience with Dr. Farbota and all my providers has been excellent.

March 2, 2019 6:00 PM

only had one visit but the doctor was very nice

February 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Forbota has all the qualities one hopes for in a physician. He is respectful, caring, helpful on all levels, common sense and more than competent. I feel lucky and am grateful he is my physician.

February 7, 2019 6:00 PM

This provider has worked with me for many years to keep a potentially serious condition under control. He is fantastic!

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Leobl Farbota was absolutely without doubt an exceptional surgeon/md!

January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Very efficient and professional

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

I am a new patient and my overall experience has been wonderful!

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Fardota is very pleasant and explains things well. He is always concerned if I have an issue and he will call my other providers and talk with them in front of me for further care or procedures. He is the only one I would trust with my procedures.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Farbota has always been a doctor that I feel has always provided the best medical advice and care in a very caring manner.

November 8, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Farbota was running behind on his appointments. He was very nice and popped his head into the exam room and said he was sorry he was running late and would be with me ASAP. That was the FIRST time ever a doctor popped his head in and apologized for running LATE.

October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Having had Dr. Farbota for a previous surgery. I was reassured that my upcoming surgery would go very well.

September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Terrific doctor, fine man, excellent care! Results better than anticipated at first.

August 8, 2018 7:00 PM

This doctor is very easy to talk to. He is very kind and professional.

July 1, 2018 7:00 PM


June 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Very helpful.

May 12, 2018 7:00 PM

He explained the procedure. Advised family doctor to order heart test. He called doctor to get this done! Before surgery would be scheduled!

May 12, 2018 7:00 PM

He knew I needed surgery so our discussions were aimed in this direction.

April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Everyone were courteous and professional. All my concerns were answered in full, and the procedure explained thoroughly and my questions answered.

April 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Farbota performed an emergency appendectomy early on March 7, 2018. He did a fantastic job on what turned out to be a complicated procedure. This follow up visit was just to make sure I was healing properly and to give me instructions on how to rehab from the surgery. Dr Farbota is very personable and respectful. Thank you!

February 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Very pleased with Dr. Farbota, and hospital personal. Surgery went well and am recovering swiftly.

February 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Purely professional/great.

February 4, 2018 6:00 PM


January 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Farbota is personable, caring, and an excellent surgeon. I could not have had a better experience both with him, his office staff, and his partners.

December 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Farbota was very helpful in helping understand the outcomes of my surgery.

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