Anuradha Bhama, MD

Rush University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Colon and Rectal Surgery Services; General Surgery Services
Rush Employed Provider

About Me

No one wants to see their colorectal surgeon -- especially on their initial visit. They’re very nervous. They’re kind of embarrassed. I try to let people know that they have no reason to be embarrassed, that there are lots of other people that come with the exact same problems that they have.


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Locations & Appointments

Primary location
Rush Colon & Rectal Surgery
Rush Colon & Rectal Surgery
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 1128
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-7088
(312) 942-7018
Rush River North
Rush River North
539 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL, 60654

(312) 549-4400
(312) 549-4401
Rush Oak Park Multispecialty Clinic
Rush Oak Park Multispecialty Clinic
610 S Maple Ave
Rush Medical Office Building
Suite 5500
Oak Park, IL, 60304



Colon and Rectal Surgery

Education and Training

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics - General Surgery
Wake Forest University Medical School - General Surgery
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Colon & Rectal Surgery
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Abdominal imaging
Abdominal pain
Anal cancer
Anal fissure
Blood in stool
Colorectal cancer
Colorectal disorders, pediatric
Colorectal surgery
Colorectal surgery, sphincter-preserving
Constipation surgery
Crohn's disease
Defecation disorders
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
Familial adenomatous polyposis
Hemorrhoid surgery
Pelvic pouch surgery
Pelvic surgery
Pilonidal disease
Radiation colitis
Radiation proctitis
Robotic surgery
Short bowel syndrome
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
Ulcerative colitis

Academics & Publications

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center. In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at Rush University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.

Assistant Professor


Advocate Physician Partners
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Affiliated Physician Group
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Com
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana Medicare Advantage
IlliniCare YouthCare
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Mercy Physician Association
Meridian Health Plan
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare
University of Chicago Health Plans
University of Illinois at Chicago

Accepted insurance plans are subject to change without notice. Please contact your insurance company to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network before your visit. If you schedule an appointment and your provider is not in network with your insurance, your out of pocket liability may be higher than expected.

Ratings and Reviews

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
CP concern for questions/worries
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Apr 2021
Dr. Bhama very caring and knowledge, upbeat and professional. Patiently took the time to listen to my concerns & offer solutions.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Provider was very thorough asking questions about my history to ensure the reason for my visit was accurate. Explained my options and did schedule me for another visit to examine further.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Dec 2020
Dr. Bhama couldn't be nicer! I came in with a somewhat embarrassing medical issue and she made me feel very at ease.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Dec 2020
Dr. found issue different from what I came in for, referred me clinically to appropriate provider.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2020
Overall great physician
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2020
Dr. B. is so wonderful. So glad I am under her care.

Call (888) 352-7874 for help arranging an appointment

Primary location
Rush Colon & Rectal Surgery
Rush Colon & Rectal Surgery
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 1128
Chicago, IL, 60612