Silvia Bicalho, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

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3134 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60657

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Fax: 312-766-4950

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3000 North Halsted Street

Suite 309

Chicago, IL 60657

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Meet Silvia Bicalho, MD

About me

  • SpanishFrenchPortuguese
  • GynecologyLGBTQ HealthObstetricsTGNC - Hormone/Surgery/ProceduresTGNC - Primary Care/OBGYNUrogynecology



  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

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 323 patient ratings.


July 27, 2020 10:09 PM

My first pregnancy screening at 8 weeks it felt a little rushed in comparison to what I am used to back in my home country, and the facilities were not as state-of-the-art. Doctor was informative and clear. Nurses were very helpful, receptionists were welcoming and friendly.

July 27, 2020 8:38 PM

The appointment had to be re-scheduled due to Covid, but when I went in it was quick and and involved no time in the waiting room with other people.

July 21, 2020 10:18 AM

Dr. Bicalho has delivered two of my children and has provided me with outstanding gynecological and obstetrical care both, pre and post-natal and during the times before and after my pregnancies. I trust her expertise and consider her a valued resource for my physical and mental well-being. She is an excellent physician and equally as wonderful in her bedside manner. I recommend her to everyone I know who is in need of an outstanding OBGYN.

July 21, 2020 10:18 AM

She is an outstanding OBGYN in every respect and I trust her knowledge and skill implicitly.

July 21, 2020 9:17 AM

Dr. Bicalho is amazing as always.

July 20, 2020 4:07 PM

Dr. Bicahlo is an excellent care provider who listens to and answers all my questions. She thoroughly knows my health history and suggests care based in her knowledge of that history. I feel like I am learning from her advice and not just getting a health lecture.

July 19, 2020 4:40 PM

everything went well

July 18, 2020 6:57 AM

It was a pleasure to meet her. Silvia Bicahlo is really a nice person and I feel so comfortable for she listened to me

July 18, 2020 1:39 AM

professional, helpful and caring. I trust my doctor implicitly

July 18, 2020 1:39 AM

amazing experience

July 14, 2020 4:50 PM

Very satisfying, as usual.

July 14, 2020 4:50 PM

This provider is excellent.

July 4, 2020 9:02 AM

everytime I see my Doctor my care and experience is always the top grade of care I love this office.

June 29, 2020 5:30 PM

I had never met Dr. Bichalho before I saw her recently and really thought she was great. Spent quality time with me, was relaxed, even had some casual conversation. I will definitely come back and see her again. I worked with Dr. X for 33 years and thought she was outstanding. I was sad that she retired.

June 29, 2020 1:26 PM

Perfectly socially distanced. Easy check-in and copay payment via Live Well App. Seen quickly all questions and concerns answered.

June 29, 2020 1:26 PM

Great experience. Dr. Bicalho and the clinical staff are extremely pleasant and helpful.

June 24, 2020 7:42 AM

I was referred to Dr. Bicalho by my primary care doctor. She is a wonderful doctor. She was following up on some problems identified during a hospital stay, and she was very clearly explaining the possible causes and treatments.

June 24, 2020 7:42 AM

All the staff were respectful and kind, which I very much appreciated during what is a very stressful time for everyone.

May 30, 2020 10:49 AM

quick in and out, not interested in answering questions.

May 30, 2020 6:39 AM

Dr. Bicahlo is an extraordinary provider. She always spends a lot of time with me, calming my nerves and making me feel very safe (delivery is a lot, especially during a pandemic!). She is warm, compassionate and patient. Her RN is always VERY helpful when I call in, as well. All of the L&D, Maternity, Mother/Baby nurses in the hospital are also incredible. This is our second baby delivered at Masonic and it's always a wonderful experience.

May 18, 2020 2:29 PM

I had a great experience in this place, my doctor is wonderful.

May 14, 2020 8:20 AM

Clearly overwhelmed by COVID-19 pandemic & made inappropriate comments ("What an awful time to be pregnant, hun?!" during 30+ wk. OB appt.).

May 8, 2020 12:00 AM

My visit with Dr. Bicalho was absolutely wonderful! She came highly recommended by my fertility specialist.

May 6, 2020 8:25 AM

The dr. is a loving caring dr. She's professional and has excellent listening skills.

March 29, 2020 7:55 AM

Very good experience.

March 24, 2020 4:56 PM

Dr Bicahlo is very personable which is what I look for in a doctor. She makes me comfortable in talking about health issues I may have.

March 24, 2020 4:56 PM

Very good experience

March 17, 2020 11:49 AM

Excellent physician.

March 14, 2020 9:18 AM

Dr. Bicolo is a lovely dr. kind compassionate and extremely relatable and knowledgeable. wonderful bedside manner.

March 7, 2020 11:26 AM

Dr Bicahlo is a great physician and she always seems very genuine and concerned about my health, which is how it should be with all physicians. She is always very gentle in regards to the actual physical aspect the check up.

March 7, 2020 11:26 AM

Dr Bicalho is very genuine and has an excellent bedside manner which is unfortunately not always the case with health care professionals. She's the best! I would be hesitant to recommend her to others only because she seems to already be so overbooked with new patients. The physician's aid who took my initial vitals was not very friendly, she made very eye contact and seemed to be bothered by her with position. A simple smile and eye contact goes a very long way. I'm fed up with all businesses that are in customer care where some staff give very little positive attention to customers and patients.

March 3, 2020 10:49 AM

Dr. Silvia Bicalho is an excellent doctor. I am so happy having her as my doctor. She is amazing.

March 3, 2020 10:49 AM


March 1, 2020 7:37 AM

Always a pleasant experience!

February 20, 2020 11:00 PM

It was an OK experience. Nothing remarkable. Everything went as expected.

February 6, 2020 2:05 AM

Provider and team exhibit dedication to excellence.

February 3, 2020 1:38 PM

Dr Bicalho, is a grate physician!

February 3, 2020 1:38 PM


January 28, 2020 2:05 PM

Everyone was wonderful & welcoming.

January 18, 2020 7:30 PM

Dr.Bichalo was Phenomenal! I had the greatest experience with her & her team.She made me feel very comfortable which made my surgery experience the best.I will recommend her to anyone

January 18, 2020 7:30 PM

The best experience! I have nothing bad to say

January 13, 2020 9:42 PM

Routine annual exam/PAP. I have been seeing Dr. Bicalho for over 20 years. Her obstetrics office has delivered both of my children at IMMC.

January 13, 2020 9:42 PM

All positive experiences with this provider and office.

December 30, 2019 1:23 PM

Dr. Bicalho is a great provider and met my needs for the appointment.

December 24, 2019 1:44 PM

She's a excellent gynecologist. She's a great listener and takes time with her patients.

December 14, 2019 4:19 AM

Very professional visit. Dr. listened to me and provided excellent health advice.

December 14, 2019 4:19 AM

Excellent experience!

November 24, 2019 6:43 PM

Dr. Silvia Bicalho is a professional, kind and excellent doctor.

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho is the best!

October 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt very well-informed, taken care of and understood. Your level of empathy for your patients is remarkable. Thank you for your support!

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Bicahlo and her staff.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with this provider. I really like her and felt very comfortable discussing health issues and asking questions.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Sylvia is my OB-GYN. I had an issue, called for a special appointment, and was able to Sylvia in a reasonable amount of time. Sylvia listened to my concerns, examined me, and we talked about alternatives including seeing a urogynecolonist to rule out any bladder issues as well as undergoing some PT for some pelvic exercises. Simply put, Sylvia is the best and a genuine asset to AIMMC.

September 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Came in for my annual exam. Exam performed, test ordered and dr. left the room. It appears that I could be pre-menopausal and I had questions, however, once she left the room visit was over. I felt rushed and disappointed.

September 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho is wonderful. She's very attentive and listens to my questions. The staff are always courteous and professional.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

everyone was very nice!

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Love this provider but wait times have been long recently.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho is always very nice. Glad I have her!

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho was just the doctor I was hoping to have for my healthcare. She was compassionate, easy to talk with, understood my concerns, & offered me excellent advice. I was so pleased to have her as my new Gynecologist. It was my first visit & I wish I had known her years ago. Dr. Bicalho is the best.

August 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho is a great physician. She always spends a lot of time with me and answers all of my questions. I never feel like the appointment is rushed. Dr. Bicalho has a way about her that is comforting and I have confidence in her ability to provide the best care possible. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho is a wonderful person and an amazing doctor. I continue to work with Advocate because of how sincere and kind she is.

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been a patient of Dr Bibalbo for over 20 years love her

July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

extremely kind, thoughtful, caring and friendly

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM


July 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Very tentative and seemed truly concerned with my issues and listened to me. Previously seen doctors that over talked me and disregarded my concerns and simply tried to push medication on me, but I did not get any of that during this visit. She was quick and efficient during my visit, and even called me herself with test results! Never had that happen before from other doctors.

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM


May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I didn't see the provider until almost an hour after my scheduled appointment time. I waited about 20 minutes in the waiting room, then went back with the nurse to get my vitals checked and be ready for the provider, and then it was another 30 minutes until I saw the doctor

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

it didn't really feel like she was listening to what I had to say / she didn't seem to have the willingness other providers had to offer alternative solutions to issues I had

May 11, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been going with Dr. Bichalo for years now and is always good to see a Dr. like her. Polite, understanding and experienced.

May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bichalo did her best to make me feel comfortable as a trans masculine male and I applaud her for that! she's very sweet kind and considerate! I would recommend her for anyone who's seeking to go through this procedure!

April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

compassionate, gentle, easy to ask hard questions to, warm

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I am really glad I found Dr. Bicalho. She is so nice and professional. I trust her and I am glad she is my doctor.

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho listened to my concerns and made great suggestions. She also suggested preventative means for my health.

April 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Sylvia Bicalho is the most amazing obgyn ever. I have recommended her to anyone I can, and I have been seeing her since around 1998. She is kind, knowledgeable, intuitive.

March 6, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho is wonderful. Love her!!

March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho makes me feel very comfortable she listens & spends an appropriate amount of time w/me & makes sure my questions are answered.

March 2, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. B is thorough and an excellent Physician! I appreciate her and all of her colleagues in her office (Physicians, Nurses, Assistants, Office Staff). Thank you.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bicahlo is amazing and I have referred her to friends because she is so experienced and knowledgeable and also open to listening to all your concerns and answering all of your questions she always puts me at such ease

February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bichalo is very sweet and caring.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

The doctor and her staff are all very professional and friendly.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho spends time explaining about my health, my body, mammograms, suggests me to meet with a geneticist. When I see her I feel like she has only one patient: me.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bichalo is my absolute favorite. I have been seeing her 10 years and the core staff has been there the whole time as well. that speaks a lot to the environment she creates!

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

known this staff over 10 years and they are great.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bicahlo was welcoming, warm, and engaging. She listened to me, double checked my medical records, and provided sound and concise advice/ recommendations. I look forward to continuing to work with her for all my gynecological needs.

January 21, 2019 6:00 PM

I saw Dr Bicahlo for my last 2 pregnancies and had a great experience.

January 19, 2019 6:00 PM

I loved Silvia Bicalho when I was healthy, and love her even more now. When results of a routine Pap smear didn't look quite right, she pushed for more tests that resulted in her finding cancer in a very early stage. Her determination and compassion were life-saving.

January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bicahlo is truly a doctor with expertise and compassion. I trust her 100%.

January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bicahlo is amazing and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an OB. She is attentive, patient, compassionate and makes sure you always feel comfortable leaving the office. Can't recommend her enough!

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Always very please with doctor and her staff.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

No problems with the provider but the office itself always seems very busy and there is generally a wait well beyond one's appointment time.

December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Bicahlo is always friendly and informative and willing to talk about my concerns, She seems to remember me even thought I see her seldom - yearly at best!

November 28, 2018 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Bicalho! She is one of a kind.

November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

The doctor took the time to get to know me and answered all of my questions.

November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho and her staff are usually fine. my husband, however, came into contact with receptionists at the front desk who seemed absolutely had no interest in servicing people or didn't understand the concept of it. They made my husband felt completely unwelcome and upset him when he was coming to see me in a hospital room.

November 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Silvia Bicalho is an excellent professional. Very attentive, always taking away all my doubts and leaving me calm in relation to my worries. I am very pleased and happy to have found Dr. Bicalho.

November 13, 2018 6:00 PM


September 30, 2018 7:00 PM

it was a good check up as always. thanks

September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Top-notch care, as always.

August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Nicalho is great. she is always in a great mood, reasy to answer all my questions and concerns.

August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bicalho is always professional, warm, interested, patient and calm. She explains things with minimum details.

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