Dr. Leslie Schaffer, MD

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Dr. Leslie Schaffer, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Neurosurgical Professional 25 E Washington St Ste 1122, Chicago, IL 60602 Get Directions

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  • 1
    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Schaffer has 1 malpractice Malpractice Claim

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    • Settlement;2012-05-30T00:00:00
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  • Internship Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
  • Other Education
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    Dr. Schaffer's Review Details
    3.1 based on 19 responses
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    • Helpfulness
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    • Staff
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    • Scheduling
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    Experience with Dr. Schaffer
    • Level of trust in provider's decisions
       (19)
    • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
       (19)
    • How well provider listens and answers questions
       (19)
    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
       (19)
    Dr. Schaffer's Office & Staff
    • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
       (19)
    • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    • Staff friendliness and courteousness
       (19)
    • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes (18)
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    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    Why It Matters: Dr. Schaffer's Board Certifications

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    • Neurosurgery

    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
    • 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
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thrombosis
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertebral Column Tumors

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Brain Surgery
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neuroplasty
    • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Stereotaxis
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

    Background Check

    • 1
      Malpractice Claim

      Dr. Schaffer has 1 malpractice claim

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      • Settlement  (5/30/2012)
      • Amount or Range: $925,000.00
      • Nature of Complaint: COOK COUNTY, IL
      • State: Illinois
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    • 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
      R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci

      Graduated in 1976

    • Residency Hospital
      Cook County Hospital
      University Il Hospital and Cli

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors

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    • Media & Publications

      Dr. Schaffer has no media or publications listed.

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Schaffer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Neurosurgery
    • Board certified in Neurosurgery
    • Malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Schaffer's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Schaffer

    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Dr. Schaffer's Care Philosophy

    Patient comes first!