Leo M Farbota

Leo M Farbota, M.D.

745 Fletcher Drive

Elgin, Illinois 60123

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Leo M Farbota, M.D.

General Surgery

745 Fletcher Drive

Suite 302

Elgin, Illinois 60123


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About Me

  • Medical Specialties: General Surgery
  • Gender:
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: General Surgery
  • Secondary Languages: German



  • Residency: Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Chicago / Pritzker School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Leo M Farbota, M.D.

4.8 out of 5

165 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

164 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9 out of 5

139 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

164 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

165 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.7 out of 5

164 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

165 Patient Ratings


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

Reviewed on July 5, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Knows his stuff recommend

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Yes, very good.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent care

Reviewed on May 5, 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

Reviewed on April 29, 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.

Reviewed on April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

the doctor is very nice man

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

only had one visit but the doctor was very nice

Reviewed on March 2, 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.

Reviewed on February 12, 2019 6:00 PM

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

Reviewed on February 7, 2019 6:00 PM

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

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Very efficient and professional

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

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

Reviewed on 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.

Reviewed on 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.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 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.

Reviewed on November 8, 2018 6:00 PM

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

Reviewed on October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on August 8, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Very helpful.

Reviewed on June 5, 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!

Reviewed on May 12, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on May 12, 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.

Reviewed on April 29, 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!

Reviewed on April 1, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on February 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Purely professional/great.

Reviewed on February 21, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on February 4, 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.

Reviewed on January 21, 2018 6:00 PM

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

Reviewed on December 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Farbota is the best!

Reviewed on December 20, 2017 6:00 PM

I read my appt. time incorrectly on my calendar so I was very late - dr. was very understanding and saw me even though I was an hour late -

Reviewed on November 10, 2017 6:00 PM

He was very good with what I need to know about the come up surgery.

Reviewed on November 8, 2017 6:00 PM

They were supposed to schedule me for vein mapping but 3 weeks have gone by and no one has contacted us with an appointment time. I also need to get a hernia taken care of and again they have not contacted us.

Reviewed on October 28, 2017 7:00 PM

He examined me and provided advice going forward. On another issue, new to him, he also provided advice.

Reviewed on October 23, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

Very excellent.

Reviewed on October 2, 2017 7:00 PM

Good experience.

Reviewed on August 30, 2017 7:00 PM

My son was 1st seen by Dr. Farbota for a ruptured appendix on May 29th. Dr. Farbota was an EXCELLENT surgeon. We were very pleased with the great care we received from him.

Reviewed on August 6, 2017 7:00 PM

I would rate this provider at High Excellence.

Reviewed on July 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Doctor Farbota, General Surgery, explained why surgery would not be the best treatment for my condition. He suggested another treatment (topical) that would be better for my condition. As an RN I have come to greatly respect surgeons who do not want to do unwarranted surgery.

Reviewed on July 3, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 21, 2017 7:00 PM

I asked Dr. to check a tightness in the lower left where he repaired a hernia several years ago. He reported the repair was perfect. Perhaps a pulled muscle trying to get into my new sports car is a very tight area. I would recommend Dr. to anyone. I can't say enough good about him.

Reviewed on April 10, 2017 7:00 PM

This was a follow-up visit post gall bladder surgery. Dr. Farbota explained everything in detail and with clarity. I took some of his cards as I will be recommending him to friends, family and co-workers. Best surgeon I have ever had!

Reviewed on April 5, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 3, 2017 7:00 PM

My visit with Dr. Farbota was very pleasant.

Reviewed on March 7, 2017 6:00 PM

This dr. was straight forward without being rude. He took the time to answer questions honestly and open.

Reviewed on February 14, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Farbota is very helpful; easy to communicate with; knowledgeable, instills trust.

Reviewed on January 16, 2017 6:00 PM

informative and reassuring.

Reviewed on December 23, 2016 6:00 PM

We discussed my CT scan during this visit. We reviewed it on a computer screen/ Determined I did not need surgery for a hernia.

Reviewed on December 16, 2016 6:00 PM

Friendly but professional.

Reviewed on December 16, 2016 6:00 PM

This was my first visit/meeting with Dr. Farbota. He was courteous, professional, and explained what needs to be done in my care.

Reviewed on October 30, 2016 7:00 PM

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