Dr. Richard Prinz, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 75

Dr. Prinz
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NorthShore Medical Group

2650 Ridge Ave Evanston, IL 60201

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Dr. Richard Prinz, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Evanston, IL and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Evanston Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Prinz to book an appointment.

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I did my research and so glad i chose Dr Prinz for my care. His professionalism, bed side manner, thoroughness, able to have a conversation with, takes his time, and really gets to know you not only as a patient but as a person matters to me a lot! I recommend him highly! Thank you Dr. Prinz. Sharon from Des Plaines. June 3, 2020
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Sharon – Jun 04, 2020
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I absolutely love having Dr Prinz as my Doctor he inspires confidence and trust him with my life!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Alexandria Van de Loo in Northbrook , IL – Jun 05, 2018
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Love Dr Prinz. Went to another surgeon first who was going to cut my neck open in an exploratory surgery because he could not punpoint the issue. Went to Dr Prinz and Dr Prinz said THERE it is. Tiny incision not noticeable (thanks Dr Prinz) love you ?????????
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jeanne lee in Streamwood, IL – Jul 22, 2017
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I appreciate the small scar and have had very few side affects from full thyroidectomy performed by Dr. Prinz in 2011. I do have hypocalcemia, but I don't think it could have been avoided. Parathyroids were too small. I have been happy and healthy for years after the surgery. I also have not experienced weight gain/loss, hair loss, or other illnesses similar to those I read about. I jog often and have very few problems...Glad Dr. Prinz performed my surgery...Thanks!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dr. Richard Prinz, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Evanston, IL and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loyola...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1980
Royal Postgraduate Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1974
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1973
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internship Hospital
1972
Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
Medical School
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What are Dr. Richard Prinz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Prinz frequently treats Parathyroid (Gland) Disease, Hyperparathyroidism, and Parathyroidectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Prinz treats.

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Dr. Prinz's office is located at 2650 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Prinz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prinz treats Parathyroid (Gland) Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Prinz treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Neonatal, Severe Primary
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism, Familial, Isolated
  • Hypoparathyroidism, X-Linked
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
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Hyperparathyroidism
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prinz treats Hyperparathyroidism more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Prinz treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Neonatal, Severe Primary
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Parathyroidectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prinz performs Parathyroidectomy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Prinz performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy

Dr. Prinz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Adrenal Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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