Dr. Lev Elterman, MD

Dr. Lev Elterman, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Lev Elterman, MD is an urology specialist in Skokie, IL and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1995 and specializes in urology, prostate oncology, and more.Read his story

4959 Golf Rd

Skokie, IL 60077

Contact Information

(847) 410-8416

Insurance Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas

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Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Elterman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Elterman "Dr. Lev Elterman attended Rush Medical College. He graduated at the top of his class with a number of awards and then went on to urological residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is a faculty member at Rush University. He is serving as the Chief of the Urology section at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital. In 2001 Dr. Elterman founded the Chicago Association of Russian-speaking Physicians (CARP) which is a medical Society devoted to continuing education of physicians of the Chicago area. He is also the president of this organization. He is the founding chairman (2011) of the International Russian-speaking Urological Society (iRUS). This organization is dedicated to promoting highest standards in urological education for Russian speaking urologists around the world. This organization is recognized byAmerican Urological Association. Dr Elterman is the only urologist in Chicago to have his own Wikipedia page due to his achievements in the field of Urology."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Elterman "Excellence, integrity, compassion."

6  Specialties

  • Urology
  • Adult & Pediatric Urology
  • Andrology
  • Female Urology
  • Neurological Urology
  • Prostate Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

85  Conditions Treated

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46  Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prosthetic
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Uretheropyeloscopy
  • Urethral Catheterization
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urethral Sling
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Tract Endoscopy
  • Urinary Tract Procedure
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urologic Reconstruction
  • Urological Surgery
  • Urology Procedure
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound Repair
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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.


  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • St Lukes Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Rush University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • St Lukes Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Charles B. Huggins, M.D. Resident Essay Contest of the Chicago Urological Society ,1st place clinical research, January 19
  • Society of University Urology Residents Basic Sciences Research Award -2nd place,, April 27,
  • The Nathan M. Feer Prize - THe outstanding senior medical student as voted by the faculty, June 1995
  • AOA member -elected Junior year of medical school, 1994
  • The Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award, June 1999
  • McGraw-Hill Prize, (The Prize is awarded to the top two M1 students), 1993
  • The Irving J. Shapiro Award of the Chicago Urological Society, 1st place, April 1998
  • The Irving J. Shapiro Award of the Chicago Urological Society , 3d place, April 1997
Media & Publications
  • David Sobel and Lev Elterman. Hematuria in Surgical Oncology: An Algorithmic Approach. Second Edition T.J. Saclarides, K.W. Millikan, and C.V. Godellas editors. Springer-Verlag, New York,
  • Laurence A. Levine, Lev Elterman. Rigiscan in Male sexual function: a guide to clinical management. Edited by John J. Mulcahy. Totowa, N.J.: Humana Press, 2001
  • Patrick Guinan, Marvin Rubenstein, Michael Shaw, Charles F. McKiel and Lev Elterman. African Americans Receive Therapy for Cure of Prostate Cancer at Rates Similar to Whites. Abstract 1382. Journal of Urology 161: 357, 1999
  • Laurence A. Levine and Lev Elterman: Urethroplasty following total phallic reconstruction. Journal of Urology 160: 378-382, 1998
  • Kalian C. Latchamsetty, Lev Elterman, Christopher L. Coogan. Schwannoma of a seminal vesicle. Urology. 60(3):515, 2002
  • Michael Shaw, Lev Elterman, Marvin Rubenstein, Charles F. McKiel, Jr., Patrick Guinan. Changes in radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy rates for African Americans and whites. Journal of the National Medical Association. 92(6):281-4, June 2000
  • Lev Elterman and Shahid Ekbal. An open prospective study of the safety and efficacy of transurethral ablation in patients with trilobar benign prostatic hyperplasia. Abstract 1168. Journal of Urology 161: 304, 1999
  • Laurence A. Levine, Lev Elterman, and Daniel B. Rukstalis: Treatment of subclinical intraurethral human pailloma virus infection with Interferon Alpha-2b. Urology 47: 553-557, 1996
  • Ernst W. Lisek, Lev Elterman, Charles F. McKiel, Jr., and Jerome Hoeksema. Prostrate Cancer in Surgical Oncology: An Algorithmic Approach for the General Surgeon. T.J. Saclarides, K.W. Millikan, and C.V. Godellas editors. Springer-Verlag, New York. 460-476, 2003
  • Lev Elterman, Kelly Bewsey, Gabriella Cs-Szabo, Ada Cole, Laurence A. Levine. Connective tissue components of Peyronie's disease plaque. Abstract 748. Journal of Urology 163: 169, 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elterman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elterman to family and friends
111 total reviews (44 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (111)

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Dr. Elterman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (44)

I feel like Dr Elterman bought his ratings on different websites because I had nowhere near a 5-star experience with him. I had to wait for about 3 hours for my appointment, and that is not an exaggeration. In the middle of the appointment he got a phone call and excused himself, later he came back...more
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Dr Eltermann is an excellent doctor who takes his time with his patients and explains everything that needs to be done.
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To be honest Dr. Elterman is one of the best Dr's I have seen. I literally don't know if I would still be alive today if it wasn't for him saving me. He is caring, kind and very understanding. He takes time to listen and explain things so that you understand him. I can't say enough good things not...more
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Dr Elterman is very thorough, has a wonderful bedside manner which helps you stay calm despite the diagnosis. He takes one thing at a time, does not rush you through appointments. He explains carefully everything he has to do as he is doing it. He has a good sense of humor and is very likable! He...more
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Very professional! Informative.
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