Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD

Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Edward Schaeffer, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 20-150

Chicago, IL 60611
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas


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Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
more than 98% of peers
Prostate Removal
very high
more than 95% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Urology
  • Prostate Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • 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
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery

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.


  • University of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Johns Hopkins Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Chicago
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schaeffer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schaeffer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schaeffer to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Schaeffer Says:


Dr. Schaeffer's 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 (7)
in champaign, il |
Comfortable and easy to express questions and concerns.
in Chicago, IL |
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!
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schaeffer accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
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Hospitals where Dr. Schaeffer has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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