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Mark Brandt MD


  • "A cancer diagnosis is a life changer, to say the least. I have Dr. Brandt to thank for alleviating my fears and helping to minimize what anxiety I have, thanks to his consummate professionalism and knowledgeable perspective. I've had BPH for many years, and since my diagnosis one year ago I'm in an "active surveillance" posture and just had my second prostate biopsy done last Wednesday by Dr. Brandt. The procedure went well, thanks once again to Dr. Brandt's calming and easygoing demeanor during the procedure. I trust him implicitly. He's a leader in a field of one and I am very fortunate to have him as my doctor and advisor."

Mark Brandt MD

Dr. Brandt is the current Chairman of the Division of Urology at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and the former Chairman of Urology at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Northwest Chicago. He maintains a very active surgical and clinical practice within Uropartners, one of the largest Urology groups in the country, where he also serves on its board of directors. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed general surgery training in Boston and Urology residency at The University of Cincinnati. He is a long-term member of the Society for Laparoscopic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgery, and a member of multiple Urologic organizations and professional societies. He has a broad clinical practice including urologic cancer, stone disease, female urology, and prostate problems/men's health. He is a clinical professor with teaching duties for both residents and students who benefit from his wide range of interests.

Dr. Brandt is a leader in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for prostate cancer, kidney tumors, and adrenal problems and performs on a weekly basis. He has performed hundreds of advanced robotic and laparoscopic surgeries and led the team performing the first laparoscopic radical nephrectomy at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital over 15 years ago. Not every case is appropriate for minimally invasive approaches, and he was the first area physician to successfully perform bladder replacement and reconstruction following total removal of the bladder for cancer over 20 years ago.

The treatment of kidney stones is a particular area of expertise. He employs the latest technology for stone retrieval and treatment and has done thousands of stone cases with a reputation for an unmatched stone-free rate and enviably short hospital stays.

In addition, Dr. Brandt and his SBU have pioneered the use of convenient office treatments for routine concerns such as prostate enlargement and bladder cancer using in-office anesthesia and a variety of minimally invasive endoscopic treatment techniques including Greenlight Laser Surgery (PVP). He also treats incontinence using a combination of approaches emphasizing non-operative methods when possible.

“I greatly enjoy the variety in my practice, and would not be as fulfilled or challenged working in a narrow subspecialty of the field. I incorporate the latest techniques and procedures into my practice and am busy enough to build and maintain competence. After more than 20 years, my patients are a mix of old friends and new referrals with a high percentage of complex and challenging cases. I am fortunate to work closely with a talented team of nurses and my very experienced PA's Brian Hennig and Donna Mullahy who together have 30 years of experience. We strive to keep the personal touch without compromise as we incorporate technology into the practice and deliver care and results that are second to none.”


Awards and Credentials

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors: 1st Edition
  • Chicago Magazine's Top Cancer Doctors in Chicago: 2017, 2019
  • Chicago Magazine's Top Doctors in Chicago: 2022

Hospital Affiliation
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - Park Ridge, IL
AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago - Chicago, IL
AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago - Chicago, IL

Education and Training

University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, California United States
Fellowship, Laparoscopic Surgery
Methodist Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois United States
Fellowship, Robotic Surgery
St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts United States
Residency, General Surgery
University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnatti, Ohio United States
Residency - Urology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan United States
Doctor of Medicine

American Board of Urology
Illinois State Medical License

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
American Urologic Association
Association of Clinical Urologists
American Medical Association
Chicago Medical Association

Special Interests
Robotic Prostate and Kidney Surgery
Complex Urinary Stone Disease
Urologic Malignancies (bladder, prostate, kidney)
Office Based Laser Surgery for BPH
Male and Female Incontinence
Office Vasectomy