Dr. James Chandler, MD

Dr. James Chandler, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o
(34)

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Dr. James Chandler, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 20-250

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
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Chandler performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Meningiomas
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chandler ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

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.

Education

  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Sao Paulo Neurological Institute (Brazil)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chandler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chandler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chandler to family and friends
4.3
based on 34 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Chandler's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in St John, WA |
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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Evanston, IL |
Dr. Chandler was recommended by several friends and former patients as the best neurosurgeon for my acoustic neuroma surgery. He performed a 7 hour surgery and was able to preserve my hearing and face function. He is quite serious but easily warms up and has a superb staff of nurses and...more
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in Palos Park, IL |
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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chandler accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice
    Choice Plus
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Hospitals where Dr. Chandler has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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