Dr. James Chandler, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 56

  
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Dr. James Chandler, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group675 N Saint Clair St Ste 20-250 Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr. Chandler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chandler

4.3

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
72.5%
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4 Stars
5%
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3 Stars
7.5%
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2 Stars
5%
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1 Star
10%
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Excellent neurosurgeon that has the expertise to deal with complex issues. Great after surgery follow up inclusive of his staff.
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Jan 30, 2020
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I had surgery to remove a large brain tumor. Dr. Chandler and staff were the best. They were professional, caring, and on top of the situation. I could not have asked for a better team.
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Harley – Jan 22, 2020
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This was our son's 3rd surgery for a benign pituitary tumor in the last 2 years. The first two being done by another surgeon. Dr. Chandler is brilliant and humble. He is thoughtful of your needs and discusses the long term effect of treatment, whether it be radiation or surgery, enabling one to make an informed decision. He did not sugar coat anything which we appreciated. He was attentive and compassionate. We never felt rushed whether speaking with him in the office or hospital. We truly felt he was looking out for our son's best interest. He wasn't sure if he could get the tumor out but after a 12 hour surgery he got 99% out!! We never expected this result - we couldn't be more grateful!
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James' mom and dad – Dec 24, 2019
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Very professional and gave me confidence.
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Russell Dober – Oct 25, 2019
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Very experienced team and masterful surgeon. Absolutely the best. You will see!!
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IN – Feb 10, 2019
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I made the mistake of seeing Dr. Chandler in hopes of receiving a better understanding a tumor that has developed. Rather than receive information I was treated as if slow and was extreamly rude towards me. He kept me wait 1.5hrs, which I wouldn’t have minded had he just treated me with some compassion. However, during the whole visit was Dr. Chandler was condescending, rude and arrogant. The only thing I’ll hand him is that he did an excellent job of living up to the erogant surgeon stereotype.
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Chicago, IL – Feb 08, 2019
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Dr Chandler was my Neurosugeon. I had absolute trust in his recommendations and his abilities. I feel extremely fortunate to have been treated by him. In retrospect, now nearly 3 years post surgery, I owe my life to Dr Chandler! Jeff Leifer
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Jeff Leifer in St John, WA – Feb 11, 2017
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Hello, My name is Alicja Dybaczewska and I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor along with Cushing's disease early this summer. After researching with my parents, we decided that Dr. Chandler seemed to be the best option. We called his office and were able to get a visit within 2 weeks. After our first visit and he reviewed my MRI and labs, he was able to schedule me for surgery in 2 WEEKS. This was the biggest relief to me, because I was afraid I would have to wait and live with these symptoms
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Alicja in Palos Park, IL – Sep 16, 2016
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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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Practice Areas

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.

Typically treats 94% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chandler treats Meningiomas more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Chandler treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chandler treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Chandler treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Brain Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chandler treats Brain Cancer more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Chandler treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chandler performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Chandler performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chandler performs Brain Surgery more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Chandler performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chandler performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 38% of their peers

Dr. Chandler performs this procedure more than 38% of their peers

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Dr. Chandler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chandler treats Meningiomas more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chandler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chandler performs Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision more than 100% of his peers

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

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chandler treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Chandler treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma

Dr. Chandler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

George Washington University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Northwestern Univ Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1991
Northwestern Univ Med Ctr
Internship Hospital

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

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