Dr. Andrew Zelby, MD

Dr. Andrew Zelby, MD

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55 y/o
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Dr. Andrew Zelby, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Elmhurst, IL and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Neurological Surgery Spine Surgery

133 E Brush Hill Rd Ste 205

Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • National Elevator
  • Pipefitters
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zelby performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylosis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Bone Disorders
high
more than 84% of peers
Meningiomas
normal
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Zelby's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zelby "The patient is an active participant in their health, and learning about their condition, as well as the things that we can do together, is a key to keeping the spine healthy. We strive to find non-surgical conservative methods to help our patients heal. When surgery is necessary, we offer our patients the most advanced, state-of-the-art surgical techniques, and years of experience."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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34  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Oklahoma Tchg Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Loyola University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Americas Top Doctors, 2006-prese
  • Americas Top Surgeons, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Zelby has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zelby's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zelby to family and friends
68 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (68)

  • 5
    (38)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (28)

Dr. Zelby's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Fantastic surgeon. Great (helpful, knowledgable, attentive ) staff.
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I hada laminecty and fusion with Dr Zelby and couldnt be happier. He is very professional and I had complete faith in him. When someone is working on your back and operating on your nerves there has to be trust. It has been eight months and I couldnt feel better. He is the best. I heard stories...more
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Dr. Zelby cares for the patient using both compassion and vast medical knowledge. The procedure was explained to me in detail and the results were pretty spot on. Before the surgery it was great to see Dr Zelby so calm and reassuring, this truly put me at ease. I am now 8 weeks post surgery and I...more
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Dr. Zelby is by far one of the best doctors I have ever met. He explains everything. His compassion and concern for his patients is unbelievable. He doesn't not stop the visit until he has answered all of the patient and family's questions. The office staff are just as compassionate as he is!
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if you are sent to this uncaring, money hungry, self centered, arrogant, jerk by work comp ins, you are in trouble. He works for the insurance company's. I've been fighting a back injury for 3 years. I seen him in 2015, again 2017, both times he said I was fine. I had surgery in 2016 that helped...more
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