David D. Odell, MD
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Practice Focus Areas
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Mediastinal Tumors
- Paraesophageal/ Hiatal Hernia
- Robotic Thoracic Surgery
- Medical Education:
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine - 2004
Virginia Mason Medical Center - 2006
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 2009
University of Minnesota - 2012UPMC Medical Education - 2013
- American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)
- American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Certified)
Faculty ProfileAssociate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician NetworkNorthwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
- On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage HospitalDelnor HospitalHuntley HospitalKishwaukee HospitalMcHenry HospitalNorthwestern Lake Forest HospitalNorthwestern Memorial HospitalWoodstock Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
August 29, 20225.0 star star star star star
He’s superb! Very patient in answering all questions thoroughly with understandable explanations. From pre op mtg through surgery to my post op call today, he’s been excellent. Surgery went well and he’s available to respond to any follow up concerns I may have with options for my consideration to address them as well as available for follow up until we’re both comfortable with closure. A very knowledgeable and caring doctor…hard to find these days.
May 02, 20225.0 star star star star star
He’s an outstanding compassionate physician. I was very nervous to go over the results of my CT scan. He put me at ease and made me feel he genuinely cared about me and that we will be a team going forward with my treatment. He communicated my results in a way that was easy to understand and compassionate ate the same time.
January 24, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Odell and his associate were prompt in providing information about my CT scan. Their diagnosis was clear and very professional. Dr. Odell and his associate (sorry I can’t remember his name) were also very friendly and most pleasant during our conversation which facilitated my absorption and understanding of the information I received. Thank you!
June 07, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr. Odell listens to me about my concerns and symptoms. I have complete confidence in his opinion. He is very knowledgeable, and conservative in his recommendations to provide me with the best health care for me.
David D. Odell, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.
External Professional Relationships
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