Dr. Lev Elterman, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Elterman
Accepting new patients

Elterman Center for Women's and Men's Health

4959 Golf Rd Skokie, IL 60077

Make an Appointment

(847) 410-8416

Dr. Lev Elterman, MD is a Urology Specialist in Skokie, IL. Dr. Elterman has more experience with Urologic Care and Calculi (stones) than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Evanston Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Elterman to book an appointment.


Compare Providers

Quickly compare more Urology Specialists in your area

At a Glance

  • Recent Reviews
    Reviews made in the last 30 days. See reviews
  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital Satisfaction
    Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Elterman accepts most major insurance plans.

Dr. Elterman has indicated that he accepts most major insurance carriers

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(847) 410-8416Find providers who accept this insurance

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Practice Areas

Urologic Care

Urologic care focuses on the health and treatment of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.Compare with other Urologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 89% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elterman treats Urinary Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Elterman treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elterman treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Elterman treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elterman treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Elterman treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Calculi (stones)

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.Compare with other Calculi (stones) specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Stones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elterman treats Urinary Stones more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Elterman treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Kidney Stones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elterman treats Kidney Stones more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Elterman treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Ureteral Stones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elterman treats Ureteral Stones more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Elterman treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

Urologic Surgery

Urologic surgery treats conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system through procedures including cystectomy (bladder removal), prostatectomy (prostate removal), and pelvic reconstruction.Compare with other Urologic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 47% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Bladder Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elterman performs Bladder Surgery more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Elterman performs this procedure more than 61% of their peers

Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elterman performs Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Elterman performs this procedure more than 50% of their peers

Uroflowmetry
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elterman performs Uroflowmetry more than 43% of their peers

Dr. Elterman performs this procedure more than 43% of their peers

Hide other practice areas

Check Dr. Elterman's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Elterman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Meningiomas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Neutropenia
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polyuria
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prostatitis
  • Prosthetic
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sperm Abnormalities
  • Spermatocele
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thalassemia
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureterscopies
  • Uretheropyeloscopy
  • Urethral Catheterization
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urethral Sling
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Endoscopy
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary Tract Procedure
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urologic Reconstruction
  • Urological Surgery
  • Urology Procedure
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

Help Improve Healthgrades

Does Dr. Lev Elterman, MD...

Offer evening visits?

Have free onsite parking?

Communicate via email?

Offer an online patient portal?

Offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

Dr. Elterman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elterman

4.2

Based on 119 ratings

5 Stars
76.47058823529412%
(91)
4 Stars
4.201680672268908%
(5)
3 Stars
1.680672268907563%
(2)
2 Stars
1.680672268907563%
(2)
1 Star
15.966386554621849%
(19)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Elterman?
(Select your rating)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
He’s a good
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Jul 14, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
Perfect visit, great attention to details.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Alex – Jul 12, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
The Doctor is a kind man. His office staff is Arrogant and ignorant. I was charged to have my records faxed to another practice.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option3
Bill Cummings – May 29, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
DON'T GO I fortunately did not actually visit. I was a new patient trying to schedule an appointment. I wanted to find a doctor that could get me in as soon as possible. I received the list of doctors near me from my insurance company, UnitedHealthCare (Core/PPO). HOORAY! I was able to get an appointment within 2 days. Great! I provided my insurance information and I get a call back an hour or so later stating I was going to be forced to prepay the total amount they would bill my insurance rather than just the co-pay. They proceeded to tell me that my insurance would not pay anything as I have not met my deductible. Given this isn't my first time, I know how my insurance works. I also called my insurance to verify. Yep, covered all my responsibility is my copay. I had a referral from my primary all good. I do have to say from the Start the scheduling process was trying, there was a language barrier and they were all very unprofessional. This seems to be a regular issue for this office.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option3
Charlie – Apr 15, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
Ruined my life. Pinched a nerve in my back during surgery. I am now disabled and using catheters to empty my bladder.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option3
Nov 17, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Elterman is one of my favorite doctors ever. As a patient, I am fully satisfied as he has always solved any problem I had, and he is very thorough when it comes to follow-up visits. His bedside manners are also excellent, and he is in general very kind and respectful of patients. I totally recommend him.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option1
Giorgio in Chicago, IL – Mar 06, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
He is a great doctor. Always takes time to listen to patients, I always recommend people go to see this doctor. Dr. Is very nice. Thank you!!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option1
Feb 21, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
Awful Practice. Stay away from this office. Office staff barely speaks English. Cannot communicate with Insurance. Never responded to emails. Screwed up insurance pre- authorization. After MRI has been done and paid by insurance they continued harassing calls requesting to come to the office to do another procedure. Cannot tell if doctor is great or bad. But he does not work alone, he has a malfunctioning practice and therefore I will never come back to this place.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option2
none – Jan 17, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
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 and acted very aloof, obviously trying to end the appointment quickly. On top of that, he misdiagnosed me and I had to take a strong antibiotic to no avail.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option1
May 09, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr Eltermann is an excellent doctor who takes his time with his patients and explains everything that needs to be done.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option2
Elsa Leon in Chicago,Illinois – Feb 28, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
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 only him but his staff as well. Such calm and knowledgeable doctor, highly recommended.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Alex Dobin in Wheeling, IL – Dec 27, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
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 is honest and up front with you, doesn’t try to sugarcoat anything. I highly recommend him!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option1
Ron in Skokie, IL – Dec 11, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
Very professional! Informative.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Donald in Chicago, IL – Aug 02, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
Late for appointments and not detailed enough in answers. Also, the review of test results is unprofessional!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option1
Glenview, IL – Jun 05, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
Very knowledgable and professional. Really enjoyed the visit.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Arlington Heights, IL – May 11, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Gary Thorson in Dwight, IL – May 09, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
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!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
John Morales in Chicago, IL – May 09, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
Ruth Enderle in Oak Lawn, IL – May 07, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
Very attentive and caring. Never feelrushed . He takes time to listen.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
John Bohenick in Troy, Michigab – May 05, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?
Reply Flag
Great doctor.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Buffalo Grove, IL – May 03, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lev Elterman, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Elterman?

About Me

Excellence, integrity, compassion.

Specialties

  • Urology
  • Endourology
  • Female Adult Urology
  • Female Urology
  • Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery
  • Male Adult Urology
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Neurological Urology
  • Neurourology & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Prostate Oncology
Less...

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Rush University
Residency Hospital
1996
St Lukes Med Ctr
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Russian
  • Lithuanian
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOA member -elected Junior year of medical school, 1994
  • The Irving J. Shapiro Award of the Chicago Urological Society, 1st place, April 1998
  • The Nathan M. Feer Prize - THe outstanding senior medical student as voted by the faculty, June 1995
  • Society of University Urology Residents Basic Sciences Research Award -2nd place,, April 27,
  • 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 , 3d place, April 1997
  • Charles B. Huggins, M.D. Resident Essay Contest of the Chicago Urological Society ,1st place clinical research, January 19

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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Laurence A. Levine and Lev Elterman: Urethroplasty following total phallic reconstruction. Journal of Urology 160: 378-382, 1998
  • 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
  • Kalian C. Latchamsetty, Lev Elterman, Christopher L. Coogan. Schwannoma of a seminal vesicle. Urology. 60(3):515, 2002
  • Follow us on Facebook,

Common Questions and Answers

  • Does Dr. Elterman communicate via email?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Elterman communicates via email

  • Does Dr. Elterman offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Elterman offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Elterman offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Elterman offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Elterman have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Elterman has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Elterman offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Elterman offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Elterman offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Elterman offers evening visits

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Lev Elterman, MD accepting new patients?

Does Dr. Lev Elterman, MD accept my insurance?

What are Dr. Lev Elterman, MD's top areas of care?

Locations

Elterman Center for Women's and Men's Health

1

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Elterman treats patients.

Learn more

Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, IL

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Skokie Hospital

Skokie, IL
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Weiss Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average