Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD

Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD

UrologyMaleAge 48

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(312) 574-3157

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Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD is a Urology Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Cox Medical Center South. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schaeffer to book an appointment.

Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

New Patient?
(312) 574-3157
Galter Pavilion675 N Saint Clair St Ste 20-150 Chicago, IL 60611
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Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group800 N Westmoreland Rd Ste 100 Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Dr. Schaeffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaeffer

4.0

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Office environment (23)
  • Staff friendliness (23)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (22)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
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Best decision I ever made to have Dr Schaeffer perform my surgery
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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Aug 11, 2020
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Dr. Schaeffer was recommend by a friend of mine who also had his prostate removed. Dr. Schaffer and his staff were amazing. Professional, patient, knowledgeable. In short, they are the best of the best and I recommend them without reservation.
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Peter Newman – Jun 03, 2020
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Dr Schaeffer is very smart and detail focused. You want and need this so nothing is missed. A Chicago suburban urologist performed a biopsy that showed little non-aggressive cancer then never rationalized it against a rising PSA. When Dr Schaeffer re did the biopsy using MRI scans he found aggressive Gleason 9 cancer and is treating it. If I had listened to the first urologist I’d be wasting life saving time. Schaeffer is the real deal.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Illinois – Apr 24, 2018
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Comfortable and easy to express questions and concerns.
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
5 people found this helpful
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timothy in champaign, il – Nov 14, 2017
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Dr Edward Schaeffer is the best dr in the states and has the living clients to tell you that. He saved me.went to two drs before him and they said chemo and one dr almost killed me just with her biopsy. This is the place to go to save your own life. He is very well qualified and has the learned knowledge to help you. He has been on world wide news with Ben Stiller saying how important it is getting your simple psa blood test to save yourself and just do it. The staff is great too!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Donald hubal in Chicago, IL – Nov 08, 2017
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Dr. Schaeffer had just moved to Northwestern and still had not unpacked boxes. With all that, he emailed when we could speak , took all the time I needed, was very professional, moved up my date for surgery and has been available for me anytime over the past year . My surgery was a success and my recovery and subsequent tests are perfect. Words cannot describe how grateful I am.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Timothy M in Atlanta, GA – Dec 01, 2016
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Dr Schaeffer is excellent. Smart, friendly, knowledgeable and kind. Great staff, The hospital is clean and nice
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
4 people found this helpful
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Andrew in Chicago, IL – Jul 30, 2016
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This doctor was arrogant, very short with his answers and adamant about doing surgery right away. I had been diagnosed with low grade, slow moving prostate cancer and was doing Active Surveillance but this doctor scheduled me for surgery ten days later on his day off no less and wouldn't discuss alternative treatments. He left me incontinent and completely impotent with little to no follow up consultation. I never should have let him touch me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Patient in Maine in Kennebunkport, ME – Jun 07, 2016
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Provided 0 feedback after a cystoscope. It was clear that he hadn't read my chart before the appointment and knew nothing about my history. If he'd spent two minutes reading my chart/history beforehand, and spent 1-2 minutes with me after the procedure, I'd have nothing to complain about..but he couldn't find the time. Amazing. I get more attention and explanation from my landscaper.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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David L in Chicago, IL – May 04, 2016
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Although Dr. Schaeffer talks a good game prior to surgery, in my case, I was left with permanent erectile dysfunction. When it became clear that it was permanent and I wanted to discuss it, he became cold and heartless. He obviously has difficulty dealing with his failures and so based on his horrible treatment of me, I gave up seeking solutions. He's a young bright talented surgeon, I suppose, but left me with a very difficult condition with absolutely no sympathy whatsoever.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Patient in Philadelphia, PA – Apr 06, 2016
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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. Schaeffer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaeffer performs Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schaeffer performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Prostate Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaeffer treats Prostate Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schaeffer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
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Prostate Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaeffer performs Prostate Removal more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schaeffer performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radical Perineal Prostatectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

Dr. Schaeffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Function Test
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Scan
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hernia Repair
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hydrocele
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • STD Screening
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry

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Dr. Schaeffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Medicaid
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PHCS Network PPO
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About Me

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Prostate Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
University Of Chicago

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-8146.

Does Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Schaeffer has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schaeffer frequently treats Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance , Prostate Cancer, and Prostate Removal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schaeffer treats.

Where is Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD's office located?

Dr. Schaeffer's office is located at 675 N Saint Clair St Ste 20-150, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schaeffer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Cox Medical Center South

Springfield, MO

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received