Dr. Dennis Pessis, MD

Dr. Dennis Pessis, MD

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Urology  |  
Male  |  
70 y/o
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Dr. Dennis Pessis, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Lake Forest, IL. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Pessis is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

Northwestern Medical Group

900 N Westmoreland Rd Ste 128

Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • HFN
  • Humana

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Care Philosophy

After many years, you find out what patients are really concerned about, what really bothers them, what is hard for them to talk about. And as you go through your years of practice, you find out how to adjust. Every patient is different. Every patient has a different anxiety. And therefore you discuss the issues with them as you see fit for them - each individual patient. Most gratifying is having a patient come back after an operation, and they're feeling well. Or going into a hospital room after you've done a procedure, and the patient and family are there - and they have a smile on their face, and things are going well.
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Dr. Pessis' Experience

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Dr. Pessis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Urology
  • Board certified in Urology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Urology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
47

Conditions Treated

  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureterovesical Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse

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Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Lithotripsy
  • Prostate Removal
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy

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

  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Presby-St Lukes
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Presby-St Lukes
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pessis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Pessis does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Pessis and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Pessis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pessis to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Pessis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Cleveland, TN |
Dr Pessis was my urologist for 4 years. He is thoroughly knowledgeable, extremely easy to talk with, and extremely attentive to his patients. I trust him completely.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pessis accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna Better Health
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Student Health
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Elect Choice
    Health Network Option
    Limited Benefits Insurance Plan PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Open Access Aetna Select
    Open Access Elect Choice
    Open Access HMO
    Open Access Managed Choice
    Open Choice PPO
    Peformance Network
    Premier Care Network
    Quality Point-of-Service POS
    Savings Plus
    Select
    Traditional Choice
    Voluntary Group Medical Plan
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
    Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund Open Access Plus
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Global Health Benefits
    GWH Open Access Plus POS
    LocalPlus
    Network Open Access
    Open Access
    Open Access HMO
    Open Access Plus
    Open Access POS
    Shared Administration
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care HMO
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    CoventryOne HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
    Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
    Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
    Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink HMO
    HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • HFN
    Community Health Connect
    Community Health Connect Elite
    Community Health Connect Premier
    HFN EPO
    HFN PPO
    HFN-10
    HFN-20
    HFN-Platinum
    Workers Compensation
  • Humana
    Choice
    Choice Care PPO
    HMO Premier HMO
    Humana EPO
    Humana PPO
    National POS
    National POS – Open Access POS
    National Preferred Open Access
    Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
    TRICARE Prime Remote
    TRICARE Reserve Select
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
    Choice
    Choice Plus
    Medicare Advantage
    Options PPO
    Select HMO
    Select Plus EPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select Plus POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Viant

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Hospitals where Dr. Pessis has admitting privileges

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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