About Us

Leela Prasad, MD, FACS, FASCRS (1944-2016)

One of the pioneers in the field of robotic colorectal surgery in Chicago, Dr. Leela Prasad earned his medical degree at Guntur Medical College in India and completed his general surgery residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He went on to complete his colon and rectal surgery training at Cook County Hospital as well. Dr. Prasad was an active teacher on the national and international level and has trained medical students, general surgery residents, colorectal surgery residents and minimally invasive surgery fellows. His interests involved improving the surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer, with special attention to minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Prasad was a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeon (ASCRS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

In addition, Dr. Prasad was:

  • Board certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery, and General Surgery.
  • Author of multiple publications and book chapters in the field of colorectal surgery.
  • Professor in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Attending at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
  • Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Director of the Center for Robotic Surgery at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
  • Past Vice-President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.


                           He will be greatly missed but never forgotten!


Leela Prasad, MD

Medical School
Guntur Medical College, India

Cook County Hospital - Residency in General Surgery, Chicago

Cook County Hospital - Residency in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Chicago

Board Certification
Colon and Rectal Surgery
General Surgery

Special Procedures & Techniques
Laparoscopic, robotic and open surgery for colon and rectal cancer as well as benign conditions

Advanced colonoscopy and transanal procedures

Complex anorectal procedures

Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence