Fadi S Dahdaleh, MD

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Complex General Surgical Oncology; General Surgery; Breast Surgery
Endeavor Health Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital; Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Robotic Whipple; Bile Duct Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Gastric Cancer; Robotic Gastrointestinal Surgery; Adrenalectomy; Melanoma and Cutaneous Cancers; GI Neuroendocrine Cancer; Liver Tumors; Esophageal Cancer; Advanced Robotic Surgery; Breast Cancer; Pancreatic Cancer; Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (Carcinomatosis and HIPEC)

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This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



Philosophy Of Care

Fadi Dahdaleh, MD, FACS, FSSO is system medical director for minimally Invasive cancer surgery and a surgical oncologist at Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Dahdaleh is a highly skilled cancer surgeon, who specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal, hepatopancreatobiliary, soft tissue and cutaneous tumors. He certified by the American Board of Surgery in both general surgery and complex general surgical oncology.

Dr. Dahdaleh has particular interest and expertise in the operative management of gastrointestinal and hepatopancreaticobiliary cancers by utilizing the latest minimally invasive, robotic-assisted approaches, including the Whipple procedure. He also performs the HIPEC procedure for advanced abdominal cancers.

Recognized for his unique skill and knowledge, he is frequently invited to lecture and train practicing surgeons nationally, helping them to implement robotics into their practice. As a member of the cancer center, he works directly with dedicated multidisciplinary teams that include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors, and dietitians to ensure that high quality and evidence-based care is always delivered to his patients.

Prior to joining Edward-Elmhurst Health, he completed his general surgery residency and research fellowship in molecular biology the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as well as a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at The University of Chicago, where he received additional specialized training in advanced robotic techniques.

Dr. Dahadaleh has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the field of surgical oncology. He continues to present his work regionally and nationally and is active in mentoring students and surgeons in training. His research focuses on the effect of surgical approach on cancer-related outcomes and on the impact of sociodemographic disparities on cancer care access.

He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. In addition, he serves as the director of the Robotics Steering Committee at Edward hospital and is an active member of several national society and local committees.

Dr. Dahdaleh understands the importance of integrating minimally invasive techniques into multidisciplinary cancer care and the vital importance research plays in maintaining optimal patient outcomes. He continues to investigate means to enhance recovery in the short term while maximizing oncological benefits.

Education & Credentials

Education: American University of Beirut, 2009

Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City), 2016

Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center (Illinois), 2018


Complex General Surgical Oncology


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