Nahla Merhi, M.D. FACOG
Dr. Nahla Merhi received her medical degree from the American University of Beirut where she graduated with the highest distinction, and was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha honor. She then completed her residency training in OB/GYN at NYU- Langone Medical Center- New York in 2002 and at graduation, she was awarded the “Chief Resident, Chairman Prize for Excellence in Laparoscopic Surgical Skills”.
Dr. Merhi is proud to have 2 board certifications. The first is in general Gynecology and the second in the sub-specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery known as Urogynecology.
In 2007, Dr. Merhi started Suburban Gynecology & Urogynecology where she is dedicated specifically to Gynecology & Urogynecology services and surgeries. Dr. Merhi has a special interest in treating urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
She offers her patients minimally invasive (robotic) procedures and surgeries, which allow less pain and quicker recovery for her patients.
Many patients are referred to Dr. Merhi by infertility specialists when they have fibroids and endometriosis. Dr. Merhi performs robotic surgery for removal of fibroids and endometriosis in order to help with their infertility treatment.
Dr. Merhi has performed more than 1300 robotic surgeries, and greater than 600 single site robotic gynecological surgeries. This makes her one of the most accomplished surgeons in the nation, and the surgeon who has performed the highest number of single site robotic hysterectomies in IL.
Dr. Merhi is one of the pioneers in robotic surgeries. Gynecologists come from all over the country to learn from Dr. Merhi how to perform the most advanced techniques of the robotic, da Vinci Surgery.
Dr. Merhi hosts the TR-300 Course for Robotic Sacrocolpopexy where she teaches Gynecologists from all over the nation how to fix the most advanced uterine and pelvic organ prolapses. Dr. Merhi is a recognized national and international speaker at AAGL, AUGS, and AGES.
Dr. Merhi was awarded the Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology by AAGL in 2013. She co-founded the Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery in 2016 and currently serves as the Co-Chairman of Silver Cross Hospital Robotics Committee.
Dr. Merhi spends ample quality time with her patients to review all treatment options and ensure they are well informed, comfortable and confident about the medical decisions they make. Dr. Merhi is on staff at Silver Cross Hospital, Amita St. Joseph Medical Center, and Palos Community Hospital.
Dr. Merhi is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), and the International Urogynecologic Association (IUGA).
In her leisure time, Dr. Merhi enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and twins.