Dr. Matthew Tate, MD

Dr. Matthew Tate, MD

NeurosurgeryMale

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 574-3157

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Dr. Matthew Tate, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Tate has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tate to book an appointment.

Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

New Patient?
(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group259 E Erie St Ste 1950 Chicago, IL 60611
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Tate is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Tate's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tate

4.8

Based on 19 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Explained conditions well (14)
  • Listened & answered questions (14)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Thought it was the end of the world for me. I remember a couple days later, I open my eyes and Dr. Tate fixed me right up! It was a little over a year ago too. Successfully, Woke up with my mom next to me, the sun was shining outside. January 06, 2020. Thank you Dr. Tate! <3
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aleks – Jan 23, 2021
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Dr. Tate was took the time to speak with me and even discuss a medication that hadn’t been working for me right before all the issues occurred that led me into his care. He follows up and has answered the questions I have had. They do so promptly and professionally, allowing me to not feel bothersome.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kimberly Johnson – Nov 25, 2020
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This is my second surgery with Dr. Tate. He is professional and informative. Dr. Tate has been responsive to my questions and has kept up with my progress since I came home.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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George W Fehrenbacher – Aug 25, 2020
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Very pleased
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Ron – Mar 28, 2020
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Incredibly compassionate and kind. Very patient with all questions and takes his time explaining things.
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Feb 19, 2020
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Dr. Tate is very professional and takes amazing care of his patients. Dr Tate has amazing team of nurses and residents that work as a team. Dr. Tate answers emails or call right away. He explained the procedure to us in easy medical terms. His surgical skills are perfect. I was fully confident when I was in the OR that I was in the BEST HANDS possible. He and his team checks up on his patients frequently to make sure everything is going well. Dr. Tate is best neurosurgeon and one of the kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Monika – Feb 06, 2020
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Very knowledgeable and a skilled surgeon. Communication daily reassuring. Was able to communicate bad news very effectively.
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Thomas Alguire, MD FACP – Dec 24, 2019
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Dr. Tate is one of the BEST brain surgeons and I am very pleased with the services I am receiving. He explained everything before the surgery, did a perfect surgery and now I am recovering. Thank you Dr. Tate !
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Dec 15, 2019
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Great Dotor very knowledgeable and very personable before and after surgery. Listens well and explains things so that you understand how he is going to help get back to normal.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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L. Allen Blackburn – Nov 10, 2019
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Dr. Tate and his team was very caring and understanding. They worked quickly to diagnose my issue and complete the necessary surgical procedure all while making me feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the steps being taken.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Oct 22, 2019
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Excellent neurosurgeon and an has an extremely compassionate bedside manner. He takes the time to answer all questions and works with a wonderful team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lee Johnsen – Oct 21, 2019
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Everyone was very nice and explained everything to me in English (not just doctor talk). I know how busy they were but they took the time with me to explain what was going on and to make sure I had every chance to ask all the questions I wanted to. Dr. Tate is a very caring doctor and makes sure you feel secure in all decisions made with your care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
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Shannon – Oct 07, 2019
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He is a wonderful surgeon and a caring doctor
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Anne Bush – Sep 30, 2019
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I could not have been more fortunate to have such a wonderful , professional neurosurgeon who is both cutting-edge, aggressive, and compassionate.Dr. Tate has no equal.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Kathy Tentinger – Sep 30, 2019
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I met Dr. Tate because of a seizure and trip to the ER. Highly recommended!
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Sep 19, 2019
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Dr. Tate recently did surgery on me to put a shunt in my head. I would recommend him to anyone. He answers questions completely, is patient, and always professional. I have had a an easy recovery because of his fine ability. The surgery was just done a few weeks ago and I am basically healed without incident.. I am feeling like a new man and back to living my life like a normal person. Thank you Dr. Tate..
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David Stein in Chicago, IL – Aug 15, 2017
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Dr Tate and staff are phenomenal. He is professional, skilled, honest, and very caring. Rare to find such a skill set in a nuerosurgeon. I highly recommend him for delicate surgeries. His staff is very organized and follow up is timely.
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Mary in Libertyville – Mar 24, 2017
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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
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tate

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tate treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tate treats other conditions, please contact the office at (312) 695-8143.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Tate is experienced in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Tate
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Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Hydrocephalus
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Dr. Tate's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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(312) 574-3157

Dr. Tate accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Humana HMO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Tricare
UniCare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2012
University Of California-San Francisco Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Matthew Tate, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-8143.

Does Dr. Matthew Tate, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Tate has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Matthew Tate, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Matthew Tate, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Tate's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Matthew Tate, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Matthew Tate, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tate frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Tate specializes.

Where is Dr. Matthew Tate, MD's office located?

Dr. Tate's office is located at 259 E Erie St Ste 1950, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tate is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)