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Laurie Bachrach MD


  • "She is the most concerned and understanding doctor I have ever had in my life. She put me at ease at a very difficult time in my life but made me also understand the seriousness of my condition."

Laurie Bachrach MD

Laurie Bachrach, MD is a board-certified Urologist with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic procedures.  Her areas of interest include kidney masses, kidney stones, prostate enlargement, prostate cancer, and bladder cancer.

Dr. Bachrach did her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington. She worked in bioinformatics for a few years before choosing a career in medicine. She received her MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood and completed her Urology residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. In addition to her private practice work at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial hospital, she is a Clinical Instructor in the Loyola University Health System.  She previously spent time doing medical work in Mongolia, Bolivia, and Guatemala and is conversant in Spanish.

Dr. Bachrach believes in shared decision-making and is also a compassionate care provider who values her relationships with her patients and fellow physicians.


Awards and Credentials

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors: 1st Edition
  • Chicago Magazine's Top Doctors in Chicago: 2022



Hospital Affiliation
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital - Melrose Park, IL
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital - Elmhurst, IL
Rush Oak Park Hospital - Oak Park, IL
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - Downers Grove, IL

Education and Training

Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - Urology
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - Urology
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - General Surgery
Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois United States
Doctor of Medicine
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington United States
Bachelors Degree

American Board of Urology
Illinois State Medical License

Chicago Urological Society
American Urological Society

Special Interests
Renal Masses
Kidney Stones
Prostate Cancer
Endourology and Minimally Invasive Procedures
Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery

Stool-based biomarkers of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome

Braundmeier-Fleming A, Russell NT, Yang W, Nas MY, Yaggie RE, Berry M, Bachrach L, Flury SC, Marko DS, Bushell CB, Welge ME, White BA, Schaeffer AJ, Klumpp DJ. Sci Rep. 2016 May 18;6:26083. doi: 10.1038/srep26083. PMID: 27188581 Free PMC article.

Contemporary surgical trends in the management of upper tract calculi

Oberlin DT, Flum AS, Bachrach L, Matulewicz RS, Flury SC. J Urol. 2015 Mar;193(3):880-4. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.09.006. Epub 2014 Sep 16. PMID: 25219700 Clinical Trial.

The Gender Divide: The Impact of Surgeon Gender on Surgical Practice Patterns in Urology

Oberlin DT, Vo AX, Bachrach L, Flury SC. J Urol. 2016 Nov;196(5):1522-1526. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2016.05.030. Epub 2016 May 10. PMID: 27177426

National practice patterns of treatment of erectile dysfunction with penile prosthesis implantation

Oberlin DT, Matulewicz RS, Bachrach L, Hofer MD, Brannigan RE, Flury SC. J Urol. 2015 Jun;193(6):2040-4. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.11.095. Epub 2014 Nov 29. PMID: 25457477

Preoperative nuclear renal scan underestimates renal function after radical nephrectomy

Bachrach L, Negron E, Liu JS, Su YK, Paparello JJ, Eggener S, Kundu SD. Urology. 2014 Dec;84(6):1402-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.07.061. Epub 2014 Oct 12. PMID: 25312551

Patterns of performance of retroperitoneal lymph node dissections by American urologists: most retroperitoneal lymph node dissections in the United States are performed by low-volume surgeons

Flum AS, Bachrach L, Jovanovic BD, Helenowski IB, Flury SC, Meeks JJ. Urology. 2014 Dec;84(6):1325-8. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.07.054. Epub 2014 Oct 11. PMID: 25306483