Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD

Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD

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46 y/o
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Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD is an urology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in urology and prostate oncology.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N St Clair St Ste 20-150

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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. 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 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

About Me

Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Prostate Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Johns Hopkins Hosp
Internship Hospital
2001
University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
2000
University of Chicago
1994
University of Chicago
Undergraduate School
2007
2002
2001
2000
1994

Awards

Dr. Schaeffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaeffer

3.9

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(16)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
25%
(6)

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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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Comfortable and easy to express questions and concerns.
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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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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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Dr Schaeffer is excellent. Smart, friendly, knowledgeable and kind. Great staff, The hospital is clean and nice
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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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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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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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