Dr. Lev Elterman, MD

Dr. Lev Elterman, MD

Urology | Male | 47 years old

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Elterman's Office & Staff
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (54)
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in Morton Grove, IL |
Wonderful doctor. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Very easy to make appointments.
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.
in Highland Park, IL |
Very nice, courteous, knowledgeable and understanding of your situation.
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.
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.
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!
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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  • Urology

Board Certifications

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  • 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
  • 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 and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

Procedures Performed

  • Bladder Surgery
  • 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
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

  • 0

    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.


  • Medical School
    Rush Medical College Of Rush University

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    St Lukes Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    St Lukes Med Center

    Completed in 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
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  • 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

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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

Why Does Experience Matter?

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Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Elterman

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Elterman'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. Elterman

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

Dr. Elterman's Care Philosophy

Excellence, integrity, compassion.