Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer, MD

Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer, MD

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Urology | Male | 44 years old

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Northwestern Medical Group
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Dr. Schaeffer Says:


in Atlanta, GA |
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.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr Schaeffer is excellent. Smart, friendly, knowledgeable and kind. Great staff, The hospital is clean and nice
in Kennebunkport, ME |
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.
in Chicago, IL |
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.
in Philadelphia, PA |
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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Dr. Schaeffer's Care Philosophy



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Prostate Cancer

Elevated PSA

MRI/Ultrasound fusion biopsy

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Radical Prostatectomy

Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy



Bladder tumor resection

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Dr. Schaeffer's 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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Background Check

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Board Certifications

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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Cancer
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)


  • Medical School
    University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hosp

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Chicago

    Graduated in 1994

  • Other Education
    University of Chicago

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Urology
  • Prostate Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Hernia Repair
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Uroflowmetry