Dr. John Brems, MD

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Dr. John Brems, MD
Dr. John Brems, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Elgin, IL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Brems is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin, Advocate Sherman Hospital and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.

Advocate Medical Group, Elgin General Surgery

1435 N Randall Rd Ste 107

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

(224) 359-0100

Dr. John Brems, MD

Dr. John Brems, MD

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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
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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.
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Dr. Brems' Experience

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Dr. Brems' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
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  • 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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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • 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 Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract 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 Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • 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
  • Liver and Pancreatic Surgery
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brems to family and friends
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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
    10 to 15 minutes
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Hospitals where Dr. Brems has admitting privileges

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
450 W Il Route 22
Barrington, IL 60010
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Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
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Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin
77 N Airlite St
Elgin, IL 60123
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