Dr. James Spitz, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 59

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. James Spitz, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Glenview, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Evanston Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Spitz, MD

Center for Pelvic Health - Glenbrook Medical Building

2050 Pfingsten Rd Ste 128 Glenview, IL 60026 ()
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Excellent surgeon
Dr. Spitz did a colon resection surgery on my husband right before Christmas. He went out of his way to explain things and would call daily once he got home to check on him. He had an infection that developed and went back to hospital ad he got him into a room immediately even though the ER was very backed up. He called late at night to let me know how he was doing and called on Christmas day to check on him and to wish us a Merry Christmas. His surgery turned out very well and we were extremely pleased with the outcome and the way Dr. Spitz treated us with care and respect. I did not think there were surgeons out there with such a personal touch as well as being a great surgeon!
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Diane Sherman – Apr 20, 2022
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Dr. Spitz has been a very caring concerned surgeon, I had laparoscopic surgery for diverticulitis I was in Monday morning and out Wednesday afternoon. Some initial pain but a fairly quick recovery. Well done Doc.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jay – Apr 18, 2020
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My appointment was at 11:30 and I was called in at 11:30... This was my first time ever seeing this kind of a specialist, so I was a bit nervous, naturally... Dr. Spitz was pleasant and kind, very patient, he answered all my questions and explained everything to me. The treatment was unpleasant (as expected), but short and must have been VERY professional — 'cause it was successful and fixed the problems I was suffering from!!! I can only say good things about him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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AmiKo – Aug 05, 2019
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In Dec 2018, Dr. Spitz performed Laparoscopic Subtotal Colectomy, at the age of 63, to address Colonic Inertia. I am now 2 mos post-op, & the results are phenomenal. Dr. Spitz gave me a fresh start at life after many years of debilitating constipation issues. Prior to surgery my diet was very limited, I was dependent on large quantities of daily laxatives, and had lots of discomfort throughout each and every day. Travel was impossible. After surgery, life is much better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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IL – Feb 10, 2019
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Careless, doesn’t listen to your questions, always in hurry.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 13, 2018
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Dr. Spitz was very thorough! He answered any questions I had and made sure I knew exactly what he was doing. He explained things well and was very understanding to my concerns. I would definitely recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa in IL – Aug 29, 2018
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I just had my second pilonidal cystectomy done today by Dr. Spitz and I can't think of one bad thing to say about him as a doctor(aside from directing me with a knife twice, lol), his bedside manner to me and my guests before surgery, the way he educated me about my options this time and called me on my stuff in 2014 for the first one. I needed this surgery done before I could get another one and his team worked with me and got me in quickly and I greatly appreciate it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Heather in Kenosha – Dec 19, 2017
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Thanks to the concern of Dr Spitz and his office my cancer was diagnosed quicker and I was able to begin treatment sooner. His office is extremely prompt and considerate when I can with concerns and need to make apps. I trust Dr. spitz with my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marcia in Skokie, IL – Nov 07, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Spitz, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Glenview, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Evanston Hospital and Glenbrook...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1997
U Ill - Cook Cty Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1996
University Ill University Ill Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Illinois
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Chicago Med Sch
Internship Hospital
,

Awards

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What are Dr. James Spitz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Spitz frequently treats Hemorrhoids, Constipation, and Anal or Rectal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Spitz treats.

Where is Dr. James Spitz, MD's office located?

Dr. Spitz's office is located at 2050 Pfingsten Rd Ste 128, Glenview, IL 60026. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Spitz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hemorrhoids
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Dr. Spitz treats Hemorrhoids more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Spitz treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitz treats Constipation more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Spitz treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitz treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Spitz treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Spitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Burn Injuries
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fissures
  • Fistula
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Occupational Liver Damage - Benzene
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Polyps
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesion
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Spitz accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

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Center for Pelvic Health - Glenbrook Medical Building2050 Pfingsten Rd Ste 128 Glenview, IL 60026
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Glenbrook Hospital2100 Pfingsten Rd # 2010 Glenview, IL 60026
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