Dr. Scott Strong, MD

Dr. Scott Strong, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 62

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(312) 574-3157

Current Patient

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.

Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

New Patient?
(312) 574-3157
Lavin Family Pavilion259 E Erie St Fl 16 Chicago, IL 60611
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At a Glance

  • 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 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Strong's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Strong

3.9

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr strong killed my daughter
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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A grieving mother – Sep 09, 2021
He changed my life. Amazing surgeon. Doctors in Chicago botched me and be fixed me and I’m much healthier now. He isn’t super warm and fuzzy but he is an amazing surgeon.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 28, 2020
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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Joan Kenevan in CROWN POINT, IN – May 16, 2019
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!
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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L. Pepper in Grand Rapids, MI – Dec 21, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Dec 01, 2016
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
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. Strong's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strong performs Colectomy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Strong performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Pelvic Abscess
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strong treats Pelvic Abscess more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Strong treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Intestinal Obstruction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strong treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 91% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus

Dr. Strong's conditions and procedures:

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • 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
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Uterine Cancer

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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

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1992
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Michigan State University / Butterworth Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Mich State U/Butterworth Hosp
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Scott Strong, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-6868.

Does Dr. Scott Strong, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Scott Strong, MD accepting new patients?

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

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What are Dr. Scott Strong, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Strong frequently treats Colectomy, Pelvic Abscess, and Intestinal Obstruction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Strong treats.

Where is Dr. Scott Strong, MD's office located?

Dr. Strong's office is located at 259 E Erie St Fl 16, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Strong is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

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

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)