Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD

Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 47

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD is a Urology Specialist in Lake Forest, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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.


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Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
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Northwestern Medical Group800 N Westmoreland Rd Ste 100 Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Northwestern Medical Group

New Patient?
(312) 574-3157
Patient Booking Open
Our after hours patient concierge is open and ready to help you get started.
Galter Pavilion675 N Saint Clair St Ste 20-150 Chicago, IL 60611
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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.
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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.
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Illinois – Apr 24, 2018
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Comfortable and easy to express questions and concerns.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Dr. Schaeffer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
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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 Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaeffer performs Prostate Removal more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Schaeffer performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radical Perineal Prostatectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaeffer performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Schaeffer performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Schaeffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Melanoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thrombocytosis
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasectomy

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Prostate Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
University Of Chicago

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)