Dr. Scott Strong, MD

Dr. Scott Strong, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 61

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Scott Strong, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Strong to book an appointment.


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(312) 574-3157
Lavin Family Pavilion259 E Erie St Fl 16 Chicago, IL 60611

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Not only is Dr. Strong an exceptional surgeon, he is a wonderful human being as well. Until my appointment with Dr. Strong in June 2016, I seriously considered not having a life saving colostomy for stage 3 colorectal cancer. I found him to be extremely intelligent, kind and humble. I thanked God he had moved to Northwestern Hospital in 2015. I knew immediately I could put my life in his hands. I am living longer than expected even with metastatic cancer. I am grateful he (his team) had given me additional life to reflect and appreciate the simple joy of life and the love of my husband and life long friends.
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Joan Kenevan in CROWN POINT, IN – May 16, 2019
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I can’t say enough good about Dr. Strong. I was referred to him after months of hospitalization and being told there was nothing else that could be done to help me. I was wasting away weighing only 76 lbs ay 5’3”. In the expert care of Dr. Strong and through a series of surgeries, I was to return home and have normal digestion, and am back to my normal weight. Not only was Dr. Strong a miracle worker in the operating room, he showed genuine concern, answered all our questions. Hes #1 in my book!
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L. Pepper in Grand Rapids, MI – Dec 21, 2018
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Not affable, and easily offended when patients advocate for themselves. My appointment with gastro-specialist Dr. Strong started by having him tell me that he didn't have time to look at the CT images I brought to the appointment, as that would cut into the allowed 40 minute appointment time, and ended with him giving me his opinion that I have limited/no surgical options - all without reviewing any CT images or utilizing any diagnostic procedures to verify intestinal tissue functioning.
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Chicago, IL – Dec 01, 2016
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I was a patient of Dr. Strong at Cleveland Clinic. He performed colon-rectal surgery. 4 days later I was septic. He admitted he did not close my wound correctly. I TNP fed for 6 months. After exam he felt I was healed. Further testing showed nothing had healed. I fired him & chose another doctor. I am 3 years post surgery & will need a procedure to keep my colon open for the rest of my life. He had a horrible attitude. We were disappointed in him and I suffered terribly due to him.
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North Royalton, OH – Sep 15, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Strong's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strong treats Abscess more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Strong treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strong performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Strong performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strong performs Colectomy more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Strong performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Dr. Strong's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

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


  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery


Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
Michigan State University / Butterworth Hospital
Residency Hospital
Mich State U/Butterworth Hosp
Internship Hospital


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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)