Dr. Adam Worthalter, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 41

Neurosurgery

Dr. Adam Worthalter, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico in 2007. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Adam Worthalter, MD

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 21-100 Chicago, IL 60611
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Loved Everything About Him
We liked everything about him. We were not able to drive all the way to Chicago to discuss him doing the surgery. He insisted on meeting with me and my husband a day before the surgery as I was also taking care of other pre-surgery appointments with others. He was wonderful explaining the surgery to my husband very soon after it was over. He has been such a wonderful, kind, detailed, and encouraging person in everything. Praying for him to continue to grow in everything.
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Coleen Birch & Rick Birch – Mar 25, 2022
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After receiving the diagnosis of Meningioma from another healthcare group, I chose Northwestern and specifically Dr. Worthalter for my second opinion. Northwestern had the option of neurosurgery as well gamma knife surgery. After consultation with Dr. Worthalter and the awareness that I was symptomatic with seizures it was decided that the best course of action would be neurosurgery to remove the tumor from my brain lining. Needless to say I was anxious about the surgery but Dr. Worthalter and his team allayed my concerns and I knew I was in the best of hands. The surgery was performed on a Monday morning and I was discharged earlier than expected on Wednesday afternoon just two days later. I could not have asked for a better outcome. The entire staff was supportive and professional. I would recommend Dr. Worthalter with the greatest of endorsements.
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Jim Mastro – Nov 15, 2021
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Dr. Sonabend is exactly what one might hope to find in a neurosurgeon, but might not be bold enough to wish for. He is direct, smart, thorough, extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Two brain surgeries, and I never even felt worried. Incredible team. I reccommend him fully and without any reservation.
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Luis Nasser, PhD – Nov 08, 2021
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Absolutely!
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Carol Gierut – Aug 01, 2021
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Dr. Worthalter is very knowledgeable and skilled. He takes the time to explain his process and responds to questions thoroughly. I have continued to feel that I am receiving excellent care from him and all members of his team. I highly recommend him when managing this type of medical situation.
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Yanosha N. Hannah – Jun 15, 2021
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He is awesome!!
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Harriet Harty – Jun 09, 2021
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Dr. Sonabend saved my dads life. He is very kind compassionate and understanding. He takes his time with patients and he is very quick to act on problems. My dad had a very complicated tumor in his brain and it was very close to a lot of nerves in 2019 and dr Sonabend removed 98 percent (I believe) of it with surgery and treated the rest with lazor. My dad is clear. He was confused for a while and did not understand what was going on. He’s getting better and better and he asked me to write this review for him (he is not very tech). He said he is a very good doctor and very good man. Me and my whole family agree from even before the surgery. We knew as soon as we met him that he was going to be successful in the surgery (our gut). He has eased a lot of stress from all of us before and after surgery. I am forever great full to dr. Sonabend and me and my family wish him the best because he also deserves only the best. God bless him and his family. - Tomislav K
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Tomislav K – Feb 07, 2021
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Dr. Sonabend removed a cyst in my brain by performing a craniotomy. He was fantastic.
What went well
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Jan 26, 2020
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Dr. Sonabend is a dedicated neurosurgeon who is passionate about his work and genuinely cares about his patients. I found him to be thorough in his examination, assessment and explanation. I had a second opinion and returned to Dr. Sonabend to have my surgery and very glad I did. It was evident that the residents and nurses at NW have great respect for him. Everything he explained to me has gone exactly as he stated. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 25, 2019
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Very thorough and answered all my questions. Excellent follow up post op. Also love Shelley NP for Dr Sonabend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 15, 2019
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This guy exudes confidence, not cockiness like most surgeons do. He explained the different options for cancer tumor removal, why he chose the hybrid option he chose and was able to remove 95% of the tumor. This guy has great bedside manner and made us feel confident he made the best choice. The recovery is coming along nicely according to our Rehab.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Steph – Oct 23, 2019
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Dr. Sonabend did removed a tumor, which another hospital said was too risky to remove, with minimal side effects. He stated he’d be able to remove 80-90% however exceeded his own expectations. His communications and bed aide manner were exemplary.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Katie Crandol – Sep 18, 2019
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In 2016 an MRI had shown that I had a brain tumor had grown from a slip and fall.After much research I found Dr.Sonabend to have the credentials and expertise to remove it.From my first meeting with him to the day of surgery Dr.Sonabend and his incredible team made me feel so comfortable and reassured that everything will be okay.The operation was a complete success.If anyone is searching for a top neurosurgeon he is the doctor you want.Columbia Neurosurgery should be so proud to have him there
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John Sefcik in Bayside, NY – Feb 16, 2017
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Dr. Adam Sonabend is a phenomenal neurosurgeon. He always makes me feel at ease when I see him, despite the severity of my condition. I wouldn't trust anyone more than I trust Dr. Sonabend. He spent a lot of time explaining my condition to my family and I. I had a meningioma the size of a grapefruit that needed to be removed. The surgery was a big success. No complications. I would highly recommend him for any neurosurgery you need done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mofid Alrabaa in Yonkers, NY – Jan 26, 2017
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Dr. Sonabend is so wonderful. Was caring, patient and helpful every step of the way!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Katherine R. in New York, NY – Jan 19, 2017
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Dr. Sonabend, had such a pleasant way when he started out " I know something about you but I don't know everything I' ll tell you what I know and you can fill in ". So pleasant made one feel at ease immediately. The time he took to explain everything covering all angles and giving the patient time to ask questions, he actually covered everything. I left the office relieved and felt I found the Doctor that I wanted the caring, thoughtful, understanding person I was lookin
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sr.Eileen P. Walsh in Nanuet, NY 10954 – Jul 26, 2016
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Dr. Sonabend is gifted and caring surgeon. His surgical skills are amazing. I required a very difficult brain stem tumor surgery. I came out of the surgery with no complications. I had a quick recovery. Dr. Sonabend spent a lot of time with me and my family both before and AFTER the surgery. He answers all questions quickly no matter how small they might seem. He followed up with me on numerous occasions after the surgery. I would trust him with any and all medical decisions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jim in Rye Brook, NY – Jun 10, 2016
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Great Doctor made me and family feel comfortable the whole time and we are very pleased with the outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nelson in Bronx, NY – Mar 10, 2016
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he is an amazing Nuerosugeron!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lilli in New York City – Mar 03, 2016
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He is very smart and also very kind. He spent a lot of time with us, explained things clearly, and took the time to answer every question we had. His surgical skills seem terrific, as the difficult brain biopsy he performed on my husband resulted in absolutely no complications. His administration assistant is on top of everything, returns calls and emails promptly, and she too is also very kind and supportive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Betsy in New York, NY – Mar 01, 2016
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Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Sonabend sees patients at Northwestern Medicine and is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  His...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology

Education

2015
New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
Residency Hospital
2007
Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Worthalter frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Surgery, and Brain Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Worthalter treats.

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Dr. Worthalter's office is located at 675 N Saint Clair St Ste 21-100, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Worthalter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Traumatic Brain Injury
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Worthalter treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Worthalter treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

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  • Acquired Brain Injuries
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Worthalter performs Brain Surgery more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Worthalter performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Brain Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Worthalter treats Brain Cancer more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Worthalter treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Worthalter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Back Pain
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniotomy
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Glioblastoma
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shunts
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

Robert H Lurie Cancer Center675 N Saint Clair St Ste 21-100 Chicago, IL 60611
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