Dr. Theodore Saclarides, MD

Dr. Theodore Saclarides, MD

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Dr. Theodore Saclarides, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Oak Park, IL and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Miami School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rush Oak Park Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Saclarides to book an appointment.

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Rush University Surgeons

Keith Monson, MD610 S Maple Ave Oak Park, IL 60304
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Affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital Oak Park, a highly rated hospital.

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Had a Colectomy in 2006. Have a J pouch now that has given me problems ever since. The problem is that there is an Angle somewhere between my pouch, and rectum, which makes me unable to have bowel movement unless i use a large catheter to manually empty it. I've been told that another surgery is not an option to fix the problem. Not a great way to go thru life!
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Nov 11, 2020
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He performed surgery on a intestinal blockage in August 2017. He created short-bowel syndrome because he didn't reconnect the intestine, and put it straight into the colon. He did not advise me in advance that this could be an outcome of the surgery. When I went to see him as a follow-up after the surgery he was very rude, yelled at me, and would not address the short-bowel syndrome. When, at his request, I went for a further follow-up visit, he said "why are you here?" He yelled at me again and told me not to come back and to go and see a general surgeon to fix the short-bowel syndrome, then frog-marched me out of his office. I would stay as far away from this person as you can.
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May 21, 2020
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Performed a highly specialized surgery on me almost 10 years ago. It was successful, thank God.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 18, 2019
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I have been cancer free for almost 10 years thanks to his treatment on my case. He is absolutely the best and most thorough doctor. Compassionate and informative I would not go to anyone else!
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May 18, 2019
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Couldn't even meet him. Drove a very far distance then waited 45 minutes in waiting room then an hour in the examination room. Finally inquired about wait time with one of the receptionists and was the rudely informed that there was still two patients ahead of us. Not a good first impression and we really miss our Doctor that left Rush.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Briang – Jun 29, 2018
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Dr. Saclarides immediately diagnosed my problem, and gave me 3 options of surgery, explaining the risks and recovery timelines for each, along with success rates. I chose the option with the highest success rate, even though it meant weekly trips to the hospital for 2 months. I am cured! This is a great doctor and he has a great team. Would recommend to anyone!
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Jun 29, 2018
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Dr. Saclarides was wonderful. He immediately put me at ease and made me feel comfortable especially with discussing a sensitive topic. He thoroughly explained my diagnosis, offered multiple treatment options based on evidence, and answered my multitude of questions. I left feeling hopeful about my prognosis for the first time in weeks. The rest of the staff were great as well making the entire experience a positive one.
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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May 25, 2018
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Dr Theodore Saclarides is the best in his field of medicine and even beyond. I put my complete trust in his knowledge and experience and I was glad to see him return to Rush Medical Center & Hospital. He is a caring and exceptional Surgeon and MD. You should make an appointment with this Doctor. He is well worth waiting for.
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
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E.A.M. in Chicago, IL – May 16, 2018
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Awesome surgeon.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Schererville, IN – Aug 24, 2017
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I am alive and Cancer free thanks to Dr. Saclarides and his amazing team at Loyola University Hospital. Period.
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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Adrienne in Lake Forest – Jun 12, 2017
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The epitome of excellence in the field, professionalism, and empathy. A world class surgeon
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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Chicago, IL – May 04, 2017
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The best if the best! After 10 years of UC I decided I had to get my Colon removed. I had my J Pouch surgery 28 years ago, I have lived a normal life since then and I am so greatful!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Sue De Suno in Orland Park – Jan 25, 2017
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Background

Background Check

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. Saclarides' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pelvic Abscess
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saclarides treats Pelvic Abscess more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Saclarides treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Anal Fistula
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saclarides treats Anal Fistula more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Saclarides treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saclarides treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Saclarides treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Saclarides' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • 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)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Saclarides accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Theodore Saclarides, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Oak Park, IL and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Mayo Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1982
University Of Miami School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Theodore Saclarides, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Saclarides frequently treats Pelvic Abscess, Anal Fistula, and Anal or Rectal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Saclarides treats.

Where is Dr. Theodore Saclarides, MD's office located?

Dr. Saclarides' office is located at 610 S Maple Ave, Oak Park, IL 60304. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rush Oak Park Hospital

Oak Park, IL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Melrose Park, IL

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, IL

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

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

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)