Dr. Dennis Pessis, MD

Dr. Dennis Pessis, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
70 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dennis Pessis, MD is an urology specialist in Lake Forest, IL and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in urology.

Northwestern Medical Group

900 N Westmoreland Rd Ste 128

Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Urinary Stones
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Pessis'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. Pessis "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."

1  Specialties

  • Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

44  Conditions Treated


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9  Procedures

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

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.


  • 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

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Dr. Pessis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pessis to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pessis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Extraordinarily skilled and talented doctor. Thoughtful, personable and caring. Saved my life.
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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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