Dr. Leslie Schaffer, MD

Dr. Leslie Schaffer, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
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Dr. Leslie Schaffer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 1976 and specializes in neurosurgery.

25 E Washington St Ste 1122

Chicago, IL 60602

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
more than 88% of peers
Meningiomas
high
more than 86% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
high
more than 81% of peers

Dr. Schaffer'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

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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17  Procedures

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

  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Cook County Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Il Hospital and Cli
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schaffer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schaffer's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schaffer to family and friends
22 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Schaffer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Very haughty and unprofessional. Questions not answered clearly, concerns not relieved. When complications occurred was not honest as to outcome. Left with lifelong problems.
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After waiting an hour in the waiting room, Dr. Schaefer spent about 5 minutes with me in the exam room. He gave me no information about my condition and was very vague when answering my questions. The only info I got from him was you have 2 fractures, wear the collar until you see me in 4 weeks. We...more
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Back in May of 2016 Dr. Shaffer removed a brain tumor from my right frontal lobe. The surgery went well, I didnt need any physical therapy and was able to go home without complications within 3 days of having the 6 hour surgery. I would refer anyone to be under his care.
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