Dr. John Brems, MD

Dr. John Brems, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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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
  • 43 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
more than 94% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
high
more than 87% of peers
Pancreatic Cancer
high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Brems'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brems "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."

5  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

107  Conditions Treated

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39  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Whipple Procedure
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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brems has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brems' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brems to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Brems' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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