Dr. John Brems, MD

Dr. John Brems, MD

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Dr. John Brems, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Elgin, IL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

1435 N Randall Rd Ste 107

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

(224) 359-0100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
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Dr. Brems' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pancreatic Cancer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brems treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Brems treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
Liver Biopsy
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brems performs Liver Biopsy more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Brems performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brems performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Brems performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Brems' conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adrenal Gland Cancer
All Lymphoma
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fistula
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anemia
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Autoimmune Diseases
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Benign Tumor
Bile Duct Procedure
Biliary Atresia
Biliary Drainage
Bladder Cancer
Bleeding Disorders
Blood Disorders
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Cancer
Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Cholangiocarcinoma
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Cholelithiasis
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Cirrhosis
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Colectomy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Dehydration
Diarrhea
Distal Pancreatectomy
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Duodenal Ulcer
Duodenitis
Dysphagia
Empyema
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enteritis
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Ulcer
Esophagitis
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gastric Ulcer
Gastritis
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Gastroparesis
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Hemicolectomy
Hemochromatosis
Hepatectomy
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Hepatitis C
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hypercoagulable State
Ileus
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Ischemia
Intestinal Obstruction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Kidney Cancer
Laparoscopic Colectomy
Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
Laparotomy
Laryngeal Cancer
Larynx Conditions
Leukocytosis
Lipomas
Liver and Pancreatic Surgery
Liver Biopsy
Liver Cancer
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Malnutrition
Nausea
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neutropenia
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Non-Neonatal Jaundice
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
Oral Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatitis
Pancytopenia
Peptic Ulcer
Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
Port Placements or Replacements
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Prostate Cancer
Pulmonary Disease
Purpura
Reflux Esophagitis
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Reticulosarcoma
Retina Diseases
Salivary Gland Cancer
Secondary Malignancies
Skin Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Splenectomy
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomal Ulcer
Thoracentesis
Thrombocytosis
Tumor Ablation
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Unexplained Weight Loss
Urinary Disorders
Uterine Cancer
Uterine Diseases
Vascular Disease
Ventral Hernia
Viral Enteritis
Viral Hepatitis
Vomiting Disorders
von Willebrand Disease
Whipple Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a surgon, I beleive in collaboration. It's the steady hand at your back. It's medical knowledge, skill and a focus on you. It's clear information about your condition and treatment. It's helping you make sense of it all, every step of the way in a compasionate and patient centered envoronment. That is always my promise to you.

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Liver Disorders
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

  • 1987
    University of California-Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital
    1987
  • 1985
    Saint Louis University Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1985
  • 1982
    Saint Louis University Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1982
  • 1981
    Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
    Medical School
    1981
  • 1977
    Rockhurst College
    Undergraduate School
    1977

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Referred by my Primary Physician after an MRI showed a mass in my liver. Appointment with Dr. Brems on a Tuesday in February, surgery to remove 11cm liver cancer tumor completed that week on Friday. Very pleased with how quickly this went. Follow up appointments were thorough and he answered all...Read More
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