Dr. Lev Elterman, MD

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Dr. Lev Elterman, MD
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.

1725 W Harrison St

Chicago, IL 60612

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Dr. Lev Elterman, MD

Dr. Lev Elterman, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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  • CoreSource
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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  • Medicare
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Care Philosophy

Excellence, integrity, compassion.
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Dr. Elterman's Experience

Dr. Elterman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Urology
  • Board certified in Urology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Female Incontinence
  • Female Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Leakage of Urine
  • Male Genital System Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Urological Trauma
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • 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
  • 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
based on 107 total reviews (41 with comments)
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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (41)
in Chicago, IL |
Very professional! Informative.
Glenview, IL |
Late for appointments and not detailed enough in answers. Also, the review of test results is unprofessional!
Arlington Heights, IL |
Very knowledgable and professional. Really enjoyed the visit.
in Dwight, IL |
Very happy with Dr. Elterman. My third urologist I've had and would not change. Compassionate and skilled. I drive 70 to see him and it's worth it.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Elterman is a great doctor who takes his time with his patients. He listens, asks the right questions, and involves you in the planned treatment. There's no other Doctor I would go to for urological health care. Dr. Elterman is the best!
in Oak Lawn, IL |
Great doctor, caring and knowlegable in all up to date medicine and procedures. I appreciate that he takes his time with his patients and never rushes the appointment. His staff also are friendly and efficient.
in Troy, Michigab |
Very attentive and caring. Never feelrushed . He takes time to listen.
Buffalo Grove, IL |
Great doctor.
in Chicago, IL |
Professional, knowledgeable, and personable are three words to describe Dr. Elterman. I'm satifisified with my visit and highly recommend him to others!
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Elterman has been my urologist since 2010 and during that time I have found him to be exceptional. When I first saw him I had already had tumors removed from my bladder and was being forced to consider bladder replacement. Dr. Elterman respected my desire to keep my bladder and developed a plan of care to prevent the recurrence of tumors. I have not had any recurrences in over two years. He's the best!
Chicago, IL |
I would recommend Dr. Elterman to family and friends. During my visit he was very professional, friendly and seem to care about his patients. He took the time to ensure that I understood medical terms and thoroughly explained the results pertained to my visit.
in Skokie, IL |
Dr. Elterman was amazing from the very beginning. He was very thorough in explaining everything to me about the surgery and the recovery. He provided very special care during the surgery and even during the recovery. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
in Carpentersville, IL |
Very professional and courteous practice run by knowledgeable Dr Elterman, everyone at the office is very helpful . I recently had a procedure done and the whole process from scheduling with the hospital to the follow up was very smooth. Highly recommend.
in Chicago, IL |
The visit at his office was ok for my first visit.
Lowell, IN |
I'm suffering from ED and I have tried several different options for my condition and nothing was working until I spoke to Dr. Elterman. Dr. Elterman was able to positively effect my ED and now I have a raging erection!!!!! My wife is like a kid in a candy store!! Thanks Dr. Elterman, Kevin
in Chicago, IL |
Clear explanation. Thoughtful answers to questions. Full attention when meeting with patient. Very nice manner
in Buffalo Grove, IL |
Dr. Elterman is an experienced and knowledgeable professional. He is polite, gentle and detail oriented in relationships with patients. Doctor always tries to create an understandable to the patient model of his (patient's) health situation.
in Elmwood Park, IL |
Best service. Thx
Evanston, IL |
Very thorough and took lots of time to explain tests and procedures.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Elterman listened to my issues, asked appropriate questions, gave me a thorough physical exam, and gave me several options for treatment. He has excellent bedside manner, and was great all around.
in Skokie, IL |
This was my first visit and it was a pleasant one. All members of the staff/team I encountered were very friendly and professional. Also very helpful. Office was clean and comfortable. Dr. seemed thorough, in my opinion. Very professional and pleasant demeanor. Everyone, especially Dr. Elterman, took the time to listen to my questions and answer them. That is not always the case. From that one visit, I left with a feeling that I'm under good care. I cannot recommend enough.
in Indianapolis, IN |
I've been a patient of Dr. Elterman since 2011. He and his entire office staff are exceptional. He offered me a treatment that saved my life. He is always there when needed. If I had to describe him in a few words, he is compassionate, responsible, and always puts the welfare of his patients first. He has done surgeries on me twice and i am never nervous about them. I am very appreciative to Dr. Elterman and his office staff. Thank you Dr. Elterman and staff for all the hard work you do.
in Chicago, IL |
Nice person, Very competent Doctor who actually LISTENS to his patients. What more could you want?
With so many years of experience it is easy for me to just decide that I know already what a patient is about to say. But I am also experienced enough to know that each patient is different. Thank you for your review
in Mundelein, IL |
I'm a patient of Dr. Elterman for many years. Every time I visit doctor's office he listens carefully to all my complains and problems, and clearly explains suggested treatment. I would say Dr. Elterman is the highest level expert in this field. The office is equipped with the state of the art diagnostic and testing equipment. The office staff is competent and friendly. I strongly recommend Dr.Elterman to anyone.
Leo, thank you for putting trust in me. I do pride myself in having the latest technology in terms of diagnostic and testing equipment.
in Wheeling, IL |
Dr. Elterman is the best doctor. Dr. Elterman and his team always work to exceed their expectations. He is professional, patient, and is easy to talk to. He explains in a manner which is easily understood. He genuinely seems to care about his patients and is always pleasant. Dr. Elterman took the time to listen, and he answered all my questions. He is smart, thoughtful, and kind doctor. The words cannot describe my appreciation to Dr. Elterman. He saved my life.
what an amazing review! I am so happy I was able to help
in Chicago, IL |
Trust between physician and patient is so important. I am so glad you feel safe in my office.
in Chicago, IL |
I've been here a few times and I have to say, Dr. Elterman is definitely one of my favorite doctors. His bedside manner is exceptional and he's very easy to talk to. I found him on Zocdoc last year and I've been seeing him ever since. Today I went to see him and it was like clock work, I was in and out before I knew it. Moreover, the service was excellent as always, he always makes me feel comfortable and that's a big thing in my book.
Thank you for your loyalty and wonderful feedback. I do agree that making patients comfortable should be one of the priorities for a physician, particularly for a urologist. A proper diagnosis and treatment plan depend so much on the patient sharing all the relevant information.
in Morton Grove, IL |
Wonderful doctor. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Very easy to make appointments.
Thank you for the kind words. I am glad I was there to help
San Antonio, TX |
I would recommend Dr. Elterman to my friends and family. Overall staff was kind and helpful. The Doctor also answered all of my questions and put me at ease. The only thing I didn't like was the wait.
Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I will make sure to share your kind words with my staff
in Highland Park, IL |
Very nice, courteous, knowledgeable and understanding of your situation.
Compassion is one of the most important qualities a doctor should have, in my opinion
in Chicago, IL |
Dr Elterman is a good listener and addresses your concerns quickly. Couldn't have found a better dr. Explains everything thoroughly and tells you everything he's doing as he goes.
I am so glad you have a positive experience
in Skokie, IL |
I strongly recommend Dr. Elterman. He is very professional, attentive and polite doctor. During appoitment he was not in a hurry, explained everything in detailes and gave understandable recommendations.
I go to work every day so my patients can feel the way you do. Thank you for the privilege to be your physician
in Hinsdale, IL |
We are very pleased by the medical attention given by Dr. Elterman. He is very thorough, easy to talk with, and has an excellent plan to solve a problem. Thank you, Dr. Elterman!
We will get through it together!
in Chicago, IL |
My experience with Dr. Elterman was absolutely awesome. He diagnosed my problem quickly and precisely, and he did not leave anything to chance. He and the staff were always very friendly, they could precisely answer any question I had and always made me feel comfortable. The cure was also very effective, and the problem was completely addressed in a pretty reasonable time. I would highly recommend Dr. Elterman and Rush.
in Chicago, IL |
He is the best doctor in urology. I have visited him after visiting 4 other doctors. I had prostate enlargement and some other issues. After my 3 visit I got my test result on 22 which is 15 is the average for my age. From prostate enlargement to perfect result proofs how great doctor he is. Thank you again Mr Elterman. You are the best doctor ever.
in Niles, IL |
We are extremely happy with Dr. Elterman's bed side manner. He's been keeping my husband alive for the last 15 years. He always says that my husband is like his own grandpa (my husband is 89 years old). Dr. Elterman is the only doctor I know who answers all his emergency calls himself. He does not employ an answering service. We can reach him 7 days a week (evening and weekends). He is an unbelievable doctor!!!
in Chicago, IL |
I was advised of the procedure and explained the results in language I could understand. He answered all questions.
in Highland Park, IL |
Dr. Elterman takes the Hippocratic Oath quite seriously. He is very professional, respectful and truly cares how you are emotionally as well as physically. The practice is up to date technologically, yet still maintains that Old Time physician house call feeling.
in Glenview il |
Excellent Doctor, caring , highly recommended!!!
Woodridge, IL |
I went in for a standard removal of stage 0 polyps of the urinary bladder and Dr. Lev Elterman not only punctured a hole in my bladder but also did not diagnose the perforation over the duration of 4 weeks of agony as urine was leaking out into the abdominal cavity!!!. Dr. Elterman missed classic signs of a perforation and persisted with his diagnosis of hyper reaction of the bladder. I have survived only because I went to another hospital and another doctor saved my life!!!
in Chicago, IL |
I scheduled an appointment with his Skokie office. Went in on the day of the appointment and was told because I didn't use credit cards, I would not be able to see him. So, people that prefer to only use cash/check are penalized. I guess this doctor is more interested in making money than helping people.
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Hospitals where Dr. Elterman has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, IL 60076
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Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 N Marine Dr
Chicago, IL 60640
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