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Dr. Scott Otto, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 50

Dr. Otto

Surgeons Of Lake County LLC

1870 W Winchester Rd Ste 112 Libertyville, IL 60048
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Dr. Scott Otto, MD is a general surgery specialist in Libertyville, IL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1998 and specializes in general surgery.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Otto

4.3

Based on 28 reviews

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Professional answered all questions , explained everything exceptional bedside manner. I’m impressed as is my family
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My son had a total of 5 surgeries and Dr otto being the last and best. Very patient with our concerns and we appreciate his sense of humor. Would suggest him for anyone needing a surgeon. I'm just sorry we didnt find him sooner... can't say enough good things about him.
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Dr Otto is an excellent dr. He explains everything in normal terms, answers all questions and responds quickly even on weekends. He does not dismiss my concerns and truly listens. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for great attention and a dr who truly cares about his patients.
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Dr. Otto is a great surgeon. He spends as much time with each individual patient as needed. Some times it does mean there is a wait but his expertise and desire to be sure his patients understand all options and aspects of surgery is well worth the wait!
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I recently had an appointment with Dr. Otto. He was calm, patient and understanding. During a subsequent follow-up call, he spent quite a bit of time with me. He listened to my concerns and answered my questions in a thoughtful manner.
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bait and switch. do not go here. confirmed that they can do procedure in the office, went to have done, was told they NEVER do that in the office, and charged us for a consultation fee vs just office visit. Would pay an office visit fee, not a consultation fee, difference of co-pay vs $400 in fees insurance would not cover.
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Both Dr, Otto AND his staff are very nice and very efficient. He is extremely personable and available. He explained the procedure very well and the wound is healing nicely. There was only a 10-15-minute waiting period. THANKS!
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Treated us like dirt. Don't go to this guy. There's more to being a doctor than knowing how to cut stuff. Needs social skills.
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He's kind of a jerk. I wouldn't want to interact with him again.
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Dr. Otto was fantastic from the initial appointment until my final appointment. He thoroughly explained all the potential causes of my pain and quickly pinpointed it. Communicating with his staff was easy and pleasant. Test results showed a potentially larger problem and I was in surgery within 4 days of testing. He was also very detailed when explaining the surgery I'd be having. Highly recommend Dr. Otto and will definitely use him again in the future if such a need arises.
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Surgeons of Lake County is committed to providing patients with convenient access to an exceptional level of care. We believe that providing high-quality care is not only about the medical advice we dispense but more importantly about the relationshi...

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
University Ind/Meth Hospital
Residency Hospital
1999
Methodist Hosp Of Ind
Internship Hospital
1998
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School
1991
University Of Denver
Undergraduate School

Awards

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(847) 816-7495

Dr. Otto accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
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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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Dr. Otto's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto treats Abdominal Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Otto treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Umbilical Hernia
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto treats Umbilical Hernia more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Otto treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Otto treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Otto's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 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)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair