Frank A. Vicari

Frank A. Vicari, M.D.

1675 Dempster Street

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Frank A. Vicari, M.D.

Pediatric Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

1675 Dempster Street

3rd Floor

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068



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Dr. Vicari has been a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon / Craniofacial Surgeon in the Chicago land area for more than 25 years. He has a broad experience in Pediatric Plastic Surgery and has been a pioneer in the areas of Endoscopic (Minimally Invasive) Craniofacial Surgery, Mandibular Distraction techniques for airway management, and the management of giant birthmarks. His goal is to provide the best care possible to patients while keeping parents and referring physicians informed and engaged every step of the way.

About Me



  • Fellowship: University Of Toronto; Pediatric Surgery-Plastic/Craniofacial
  • Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital; Pediatric Surgery-Plastic/Craniofacial
  • Residency: Loyola University Stritch School Of Medicine
  • Internship: Loyola University Stritch School Of Medicine; General Surgery
  • Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School Of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Frank A. Vicari, M.D.

4.6 out of 5

99 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.7 out of 5

89 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.7 out of 5

99 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.6 out of 5

99 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.2 out of 5

97 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.8 out of 5

98 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.5 out of 5

99 Patient Ratings


Dr Vicari and his team are without equals in our personal experiences with pediatric plastic surgery. Dr Vicari's knowledge, experience, and bedside manner are unparalleled. His nurse coordinator is quick to respond and eager to help. We have been blessed by having them in our corner.

Reviewed on September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Vicari is excellent.scheduling and billing staff kept on making mistakes. we had to come more than necessary, take additional time off.

Reviewed on September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I had to wait an hour and a half in the provider's office to see this provider which is unacceptable

Reviewed on August 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Vicari is excellent but waiting almost two hours to see him is completely unacceptable. I checked in at 1:15 for a 1:20 appointment with my 10 month old baby. We didn't see the doctor until 3:05 and the appointment lasted less than 10 minutes. Sitting in an office with a child who simply wants to crawl around on the ground is very challenging, especially when his regular nap is at 2:00. When we finally met with the doctor, I asked him if he realized we had been waiting since 1:20. he said he has no control over his schedule and that a different team makes his appointments. You simply can't do that to new moms and dads. If he needs more time with patients, you must give it to him. I think he is an excellent doctor but the team has got to be better at staying on schedule.

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Great nurses!

Reviewed on August 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I was very disappointed with the fact that we waited 40 min. for the doctor to come in, show me results, type silently on a computer than leave. He was in the room for 3 min. both times we have met with him I left very angry & disappointed with his bedside manner.

Reviewed on July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Vicari and his team were excellent. They listened to my concerns and put me at ease about X's condition and the surgery she needs to correct a lump on her head.

Reviewed on June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

The nurse and Dr. Vicariously were great with my 5 month old.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I loved Dr. Vicari. I absolutely hated and felt uncomfortable with the women who were in the room. I think they were physical therapists. I honestly wanted to yell at them. They made me feel like there were so many things wrong with X. I didn't even want them to take her for the STAR scan but we'd made the trip. Were it not for Dr. Vicari, I would have left.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

it was great

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

We had a very positive experience with Dr. Vicari. He was very kind and took the time to make sure we understood clearly X's condition and treatment options.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Vicari is the best! We feel so lucky to have his expertise.

Reviewed on December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

I would highly recommend Dr. Vicari. He is professional and personable.

Reviewed on November 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Quick and to the point, explained things clearly and demonstrated what he meant.

Reviewed on September 24, 2018 7:00 PM

long wait times

Reviewed on September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Vicari - he was WONDERFUL!!

Reviewed on September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Vicari is an outstanding provider. We have been seeing him for my daughter's _____ cleft care since 3 mo. in 2002. We travel from Texas so _____ done should say it all. You are lucky to have him on _____ Advocate team!

Reviewed on August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Vicari is amazing! We really appreciate for what he did for my son. Will definitely recommend him to other families.

Reviewed on August 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Vicari is a great provider - however we had to wait 2 hrs. to see him. That was very difficult having an 11 month old wait that long.

Reviewed on July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Vicari went out of his way to make room for us in his day. We greatly appreciate his expertise & flexibility.

Reviewed on July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Vicari was friendly and worked well with my 15 month old. He seemed very experienced and knowledgeable. He was very observant and was able to assess my daughter rather quickly. He explained things clearly and went into further explanation when I had questions.

Reviewed on July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

The provider showed little interest in examining my baby. He stood about 4 ft. away the entire consultation, with him stepping closer for 5 seconds while he glanced at his head shape.

Reviewed on June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

The wait was long with no updates on why we were waiting. Actual time with the PA/MD was short.

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

I was frustrated by the wait time when the patient is an infant, & then seen for maybe 5 min. by the dr.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Vicari was absolutely amazing! He spent a lot of time with us, answered our questions and gave us extremely helpful suggestions.

Reviewed on April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

This dr. is wonderful. he put us so at ease, and I could not thank him though.

Reviewed on March 19, 2018 7:00 PM

The office waiting room was so crowded. There was nowhere to sit. I had to wait 45 min to see the dr.

Reviewed on February 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Experience with this provider was excellent. We did not discuss reasons to not have surgery because we all know it is required & the best interest of my child to have surgery -

Reviewed on February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

overall, pleased w visit. Would have been nice if I had known upfront that surgery not recommended until after 6 months.

Reviewed on February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Vicari is the best! We feel so lucky to have been under his care.

Reviewed on January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

excellent excellent doctor god bless you for what you did for my daughter

Reviewed on January 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Great provider, fixed my son's head quickly.

Reviewed on December 20, 2017 6:00 PM

The team was excellent. Frank Vacari answered all of our questions and provided us with so much information.

Reviewed on November 22, 2017 6:00 PM

I would love for Dr. Vicari to have a Naperville location. He was a phenomenal doctor and attentive to my concerns. He was patient, personable, helpful and empathizes with the health matter and put us at ease.

Reviewed on October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

very pleasant office experience overall

Reviewed on September 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Outstanding is the only way to describe Dr. Vicari. We have been seeing him since my daughter's birth. We travel from Texas for his continued care. LG is lucky to have him on staff.

Reviewed on August 27, 2017 7:00 PM

His so nice.

Reviewed on July 18, 2017 7:00 PM

He's an amazing doctor.

Reviewed on May 14, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Vicari is an amazing doctor. He is so patient and understanding. Very knowledgeable and polite. He answers all questions with respect. I'm extremely grateful that I was referred to his office. He was able to explain everything in a very clear manner, make me stop worrying and did not try to force unnecessary treatment on my child (as other people did). Dr Vicari is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anybody I know!

Reviewed on April 30, 2017 7:00 PM

I sought out Dr. Vicarii specifically for the treatment of my child. He is knowledgeable, personable, and extremely helpful in answering our questions. We trust his judgement and are very pleased with the care he is providing our son. His staff have been very pleasant as well.

Reviewed on April 17, 2017 7:00 PM

We are very confident with Dr. Vicari for our daughters upcoming surgery

Reviewed on April 10, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Vicari is an excellent doctor and performed outstanding work for my daughter's surgery. He is highly recommended

Reviewed on February 20, 2017 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Cleft Lip Palate
  • Congenital Deformities
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Ear Anomalies
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Facail Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Skeletal Growth Disorders
  • Facial Trauma
  • Foot Anomalies
  • Giant Birth Marks
  • Hand Anomalies
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Craniofacial Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Skin/Soft Tissue Lesions


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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