Dr. Constantine Frantzides, a Skokie, IL physician who is Board Certified in Surgery, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its prestigious guide of the nation's top 1% of medical specialists, America's Top Doctors. SKOKIE, Ill., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors has published its newest edition of America's Top Doctors and has selected Constantine Frantzides, MD for this exclusive honor. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121219/DC32440) Castle Connolly Top Doctors® who are selected each year by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. are first nominated by their peers in an online nomination process. Nominations are open to all board certified MDs and DOs and each year tens of thousands of physicians cast many tens of thousands of nominations. Nominated physicians are then screened and selected by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team based on criteria including medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more. Only physicians such as Constantine Frantzides who are considered to be among the top 1% in their specialties are selected for inclusion in America's Top Doctors. About Constantine Frantzides:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Frantzides is a world-wide recognized pioneer in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). His experience in Laparoscopic Surgery is one of the most extensive in the world. He was the first to perform and introduce to the medical community 14 new Laparoscopic procedures. He has more than 200 publications in the medical literature and had written 3 books on Laparoscopic surgery. Due to his academic activities in surgery as well as his surgical skills he was given several awards including the "Achievement Award for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery" by the American Society of General Surgery.