Dr. John J. Brems, MD

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Dr. John J. Brems, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

Advocate Med Grp Elgin Gen Surg 1435 N Randall Rd Ste 107, Elgin, IL 60123 Get Directions
(224) 359-0100

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As a surgon, I beleive in collaboration. It's the steady hand at your back. It's medical knowledge, skill and a...
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  • 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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
  • Coventry Health Care of Iowa
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthLink
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • 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)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • 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
  • 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

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

  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Saint Louis University Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Saint Louis University Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California-Los Angeles

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Rockhurst College

    Graduated in 1977

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Brems' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Board certified in Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Brems' Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Brems

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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Brems' 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.