A. Samad Soudagar, MD

A. Samad Soudagar, MD

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Primary Specialty

Interventional Gastroenterology

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Pancreatic Diseases

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rush University Medical College - 2009
Residency:
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium - 2012
Fellowships:
Loyola University Medical Center - 2015
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 2016

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

301 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 21, 2022

5.0

Very attentive, knowledgeable, compassionate

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March 14, 2022

5.0

That they care about my health and they make my appointment for some possible to see me

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March 13, 2022

5.0

He listened and was very personable. I have a background in medicine and he knew what he was talking about.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Doctor was thorough , thoughtful, and nice.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He had reviewed my records, even though this was my first visit. He asked me why I was there. He also provided me with choices as to my treatment.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Soudagar listened to me well and also explained care options very well. I’ve seen a couple other gastroenterologists at NW Med in downtown Chicago over the past several years who just rushed me through. I will only see Dr. Soudagar from now on.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Thorough, knowledgeable, efficient and pleasant.

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February 22, 2022

3.0

There was no reason for me to be there. Dr Ross had me make the appointment

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February 18, 2022

5.0

The doctor took his time to reassure me about recent MRI findings which I really appreciated. He showed kindness and empathy.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

He is an excellent physician. Explained my upcoming procedures fully and answered all my questions.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Very professional with good advice

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January 20, 2022

5.0

He was very thorough. He explained everything clearly. Also very friendly and personable

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December 10, 2021

4.0

my quality of life is significantly impacted due to abdominal pain. I feel like me being in my early 60’s, female and with a history of chronic pain from spinal cord surgery, I am not taken as seriously as it should. This week he wants me to go to Mayo or Cleveland Clinic for another opinion.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

The doctor was on time, and he assured me that I will be taken care of.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Updated and explained test results very clear.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

He listens and is easy to talk with.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

He took the time to explain the process, answered all of my questions, etc.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

He was kind and wanted to get to the root of my problem and had good recommendations

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Soudagar was very personable and patient ! He answered all of my questions regarding my health and condition and recommended the testing that was needed!

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Soudagar listened thoroughly to my health history and discussed what my symptoms most likely could be, but also informed me of other potential issues that my symptoms related to. I appreciated the information given so that I could understand the need for a colonoscopy. Which at first I was reluctant to undergo. We found an alternative option for the prep part of the procedure that I think I can handle far better. I also appreciate the extra step to ensure that we received a cardiologist clearance before the procedure. Thank You for being the kind of doctor that a patient needs. In this era of modern health care and cost cuts, far too often the patient pays the price in quality health care. I am encouraged to see that some doctors have learned to balance the need in cost cuts and the need for quality health care.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Soudagar, fiited me into his busy office schedule and then a procedure the same week because he knew the urgency of my situation. He is extremely knowledgeable and he thoroughly explained in great detail what he found during the procedure. He has a follow up plan for me, which I greatly appreciate. I will be using him in the future for all my GI needs. I highly recommend him as a fantastic gastroenterologist.

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November 21, 2021

4.0

Very nice doctor.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Takes time with patients to answer questions

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November 15, 2021

5.0

I felt listened to and that has not always been my experience

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October 18, 2021

5.0

He was concerned with solving my specific problem and took the time to answer my questions.

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October 10, 2021

5.0

He is patient, speaks in such a way that the patient understands.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to

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October 04, 2021

5.0

He is very personable. Comes highly recommended

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October 04, 2021

5.0

He’s great and listens

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Covered in detail, provided thorough guidance.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

He gave me very informative answers.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

He explains things thoroughly and welcomes questions. He is very compassionate.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He was friendly, attentive to my questions and concerns.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Knows what he's doing and sounds very professional

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Thoroughly reviewed my chart, labs and imaging. Informed me of procedure and what to expect on the day of procedure. Kind and caring manner. Answered all my questions and concerns.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

He is personable, open in discussing your condition and fully responding to questions. He was doggedly persistent in seeking a diagnosis, which required numerous tests, procedures, and expert knowledge. I like and trust him very much, and hope to have him as my gastroenterologist always. I recommend him wholeheartedly .

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr was knowledgeable and professional

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Explained everything and made sure he was clear on everything he told me.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

he seems extreamly caring

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Communicating And level of comfort zone

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Good communication and knowledgeable.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Soudagar was thorough, patient and answered all of my questions. I didnt feel rushed at all.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Very personal and knowledgeable. Explain procedure and answered all of my questions.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Doctor took his time to explain and reassure me regarding the next steps he was going to take and why. He explained possible outcomes and has excellent caring bedside manners that make you feel cared for and decreases your worries.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Dr soudagar listens very well and helps find a solution for my issues

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Understanding

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June 14, 2021

5.0

He was thorough and explained everything at length. Listened to my concerns and addressed them. Pleasant, easy to talk with and reassuring . Looking forward to working with him to get me up back and running. A caring, knowledgeable and direct doc who made great recommendations. Thank you, very much.

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June 11, 2021

5.0

The doctor ensures that you understand what his plan is and that youre are in agreement with it. H is easy to speak to and understand and not too technical.

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June 11, 2021

4.0

Smart, direct, explains well

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Doctor explained everything clearly to me. I have no questions when leaving the office

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Very knowelgeable

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May 07, 2021

5.0

He is recommending that I meet with someone in psychotherapy and a nutritionist to try and manage my IBS to get beyond the pain and restrictions this syndrome has inflicted on the quality of my life. He earlier prescribed Bentyl and Compazine that addressed the nausea and cramping. However, these medications are now only having a limited effect. Time to seek additional help and guidance.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

The doctor listened to my concerns and addressed them all clearly and in full confidence.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He seemed to be very knowledgeable

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He is really personable, pleasant and informative.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He is a kind, knowledgeable and thorough doctor

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Great customer service

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Me ayudo y contesto a mis pregunta

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April 29, 2021

5.0

He answered all of my questions, explaining what needed to be done and why.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Soudagar was curious, reassuring, and willing to share his knowledge as to what it could be and how we would work to isolate root cause. Very appreciative of his care.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Efficient and precise without losing his likability.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He listened to what I said and came up with a plan to move forward

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeble, great ability to explain future procedures.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Great doctor, very empathetic, thorough and reassuring.

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April 17, 2021

5.0

Muy profesional..

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Only had phone visit so far, sure it will be a 10 when we meet

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March 24, 2021

5.0

He was patient, listened and could not have provided better care

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Took time, listened and explained things well

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Because they would be surprised at what a good doctor he is

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Very good doctor !!���

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Very thorough & professional. Really took his time with me to explain things & the purpose behind my target GI needs. With a rare condition that I have (TSC) he really listened to my concerns & are explained to me how was going to proceed going about my care. Which I really appreciated.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

He did everything right and addressed all my concerns

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February 18, 2021

5.0

He's just great. Good communicator, prompt easy to work with, trustworthy

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Soudagar, the entire GI team, and procedure team were fantastic. They were extremely attentive, informative, and empathetic. I had never received sedative anesthesia before and was significantly anxious about having two procedures done. Both nurses, Megan & Jill, took awesome care while I was anxious and listened to my concerns. Due to other diagnoses, I informed Dr Soudagar that anesthesia was worrisome for me. He took extra attention in researching the dx, consulting with neuro, and consulting with the anesthesiologist. I cannot say better things about this team. So thankful for their thoroughness and empathy”it truly made a difference!

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Is professional, forthcoming, explains everything in terms the patient can understand. He took as much time as I needed and I never felt rushed

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February 13, 2021

4.0

Seemed knowledgable and competent. Had read my medical file.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very professional answered all my questions I made sure I understood everything and he didn't rush me

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February 11, 2021

5.0

He is very smart and cares for his patients. I thought he was fantastic.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

I was impressed

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February 08, 2021

5.0

He has helped improve my overall health. Good results

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February 06, 2021

5.0

Not only was Dr. Soudagar professional and patient, but he is also very confident, which makes me feel more comfortable. Very humble.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

He seems to be very interested in your issue and responds quickly.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

His approach to my symptoms gave great me great confidence in him.

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January 10, 2021

5.0

Dr was very kind and thorough in explaining the procedure and long term care, By explaining everything in detail, it gave me the confidence to trust Him, I will recommend Dr Soudagar to my Friends and Family

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December 25, 2020

5.0

Explains everything, doesn't rush. Very knowledgeable.

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December 21, 2020

5.0

Explained thoroughly, scheduled my next appointment asap!

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December 18, 2020

5.0

Prompt return calls from his office

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December 16, 2020

5.0

The doctor asked good questions to make a determination

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December 09, 2020

5.0

He is thorough with his patients

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December 09, 2020

5.0

He came in at 0700 to see me. It does not get any better than that.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Doctor is very thorough and takes time to listen to me.

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December 08, 2020

5.0

Nice doctor, explain my situation very good

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December 08, 2020

5.0

Hes great

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November 24, 2020

5.0

Attentive, caring, and effective care

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November 22, 2020

5.0

Good service

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November 19, 2020

5.0

Professional caring

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Very nice doctor he take his time for explains the step !!!

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November 09, 2020

5.0

He is good he listens he takes time to understand and he will help you with your issues

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Both docs I see are good, they take time to listen and ask questions but most important they listen!!! Then they help and if they don't know they consult another doc that does ultimately providing great patient care.

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Disclosures

A. Samad Soudagar, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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