Dr. Andrew Zelby, MD

Dr. Andrew Zelby, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Andrew Zelby, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Elmhurst, IL and has been practicing for 25 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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Zelby's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zelby treats Spondylosis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Zelby treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zelby treats Spine Disorders more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Zelby treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Stenosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zelby treats Spinal Stenosis more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Zelby treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Zelby's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Americas Top Doctors, 2006-prese
  • Americas Top Surgeons, 2012

Dr. Zelby's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zelby

3.2

Based on 72 reviews

5 Stars
52.77777777777778%
(38)
4 Stars
1.3888888888888888%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
1.3888888888888888%
(1)
1 Star
44.44444444444444%
(32)

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Dr. Zelby's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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Do not trust this man. If you have a work comp situation change doctors do not come to him. He is a LIAR. I am calling ABC7 investigations on him because he is literally a complete liar of a doctor. He needs to be behind bars.
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Flim Flam operation. On the take for workers Comp insurance goons. How many IMEs can he get done in one day and how much money can he make by giving favorable IMEs for the workers Comp goon? This man is so unethical and untrustworthy. The way he discredits what reputable doctors are saying about their patient is disgraceful. His medical credentials needs to be revoked. He is a complete narcissist, delusional and a habitual liar. This man is a fake and needs to be brought up on criminal charges
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Stay away from this idiot if your sent for workers comp or some insurance comp. Perfect example of a Dr being paid and working for the insurance company. Its really sad money is more important than the patient. He went completely against what my dr said that i needed surgery and i was denied. After years of fighting with worker comp and almost losing my job, i finally had surgery on my time and money.
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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 about other Neurosurgeons and I am glad I picked the best!
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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 feel better than I have in years!!!
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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 tremendously, but not totally fixed. He said the surgeon had no reason to operate, he even went as far as to say I'm suffering from munchousen syndrome.. look it up.. good luck with this CLOWN!!!!
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Dr. Zelby was kind, compassionate knowledgeable. He explained everything would very clearly my outcome excellent. His is also caring helpful. I would refer him to anyone having back pain.
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He is patient, explains things in detail...and he is an amazing surgeon. His taff is fantastic, they ake you feel safe.
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He does not even bother to examine you but just looks at paperwork and tells you your fine. He could care less about you or your ability to do your job or activity that you did prior to your injury.do not refer anyone to this doctor.
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Dr. Zelby sat and spoke with me about my condition for about 20 minutes AFTER doing a thorough physical exam and reviewing my MRI and x-ray's I brought to him for his review. He was reassuring but was good enough to make sure I knew surgery was probably in my future due to my severe disc issues.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Zelby. I went to him with severe neck pain and numbness in my arms, both are gone now. I had surgery in September and he spent time clearly explaining what to expect with the surgery and the aftercare. He changed my life!
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!!!BEWARE!!!. If you are sent to this Doctor by an Insurance company for an IME examination prepare for the worst. He is only concerned about his pay check from the insurance company to provide unethical, subjective, and favorable evaluations for the insurance company to limit liability and deny treatment. He dismisses empirical evidence from MRIs, X-Rays, FCE reports, and previous doctors ‘evaluations. He is not cognizant of his Hippocratic Oath. He dismisses the patient’s symptoms as subj
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Do not be fooled by the high review. Dr. Zelby will assume your problem and not listen to your needs. He will interrogate you and make you feel that you are causing your own problems. His nurse will examine you and he will state the obvious to sound like he cares. Dr. Zelby told my wife that her posture is poor and that Woman do not like to hear that because they have boobs. We have good insurance, and had our MRI on CD and had visuals to present. Dr. Zelby did not do a physical exam.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
Platinum PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Coventry Health Care of Missouri PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
National Elevator
Pipefitters
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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