Dr. James Spitz, MD

Dr. James Spitz, MD

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Age 55
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Dr. James Spitz, MD is a general surgery specialist in Skokie, IL and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1989 and specializes in general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and more.

9650 Gross Point Rd # 3900

Skokie, IL 60076

Contact Information

(847) 570-1700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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

Intestinal Abscess
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Constipation
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Spitz's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

78  Conditions Treated

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35  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
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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

  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Chicago Med School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Illinois Chicago Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Ill Cook Cty Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Illinois
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spitz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spitz's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spitz to family and friends
20 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Spitz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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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.
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