Robert E. Brannigan, MD

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Primary Specialty

Andrology and Infertility

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1992
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1994
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1998
Fellowships:
Baylor College of Medicine - 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology - Urology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, 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:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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5.0
5.0 

1375 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Dr was courteous. Take time to explain his finding , and plan of care and addressed all the issues I have , beyond my main reason for visit. I felt very comfortable after the visit

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Great experience

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Clear, concise and thorough information along with great conversation during procedure.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Very nice and smart.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brannigan made sure to walk through and explain my test results and provided additional/supplemental information, which was very helpful.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brannigan was very helpful, knowledgeable. Took appropriate time to answer my questions.

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Outstanding physician great bedside manner.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Great doctor - kind, caring and very knowledgeable

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August 11, 2023

5.0

I will recommend Dr. Brannigan anytime I get the chance. He listened to my concerns and laid out my options with an explanation for everything. Unfortunately I couldn’t find answers anywhere else, however Dr. Brannigan provided them with ease. Highly recommended.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Took time to answer all my questions.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Explained all of the post op processes in detail

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brannigan was incredibly professional during both the consultation and encounter for my vasectomy. I appreciate that he presented me with all the relevant information for the procedure, from possibility of physical complications (which I have fortunately not yet experienced) to the potential for regret. Dr. Brannigan succeeded at remaining objective yet supportive of a significant life decision, and acknowledged each of my responses to the information he provided (e.g. if I decide I want children, I would like my future self to adopt instead). During the procedure, he provided a comfortable environment (or at least as comfortable as a minor surgery can get) and reassured me in the moments when I began to overanalyze the sensations I was experiencing.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brannigan first off did a fantastic job with my procedure, while being patient with me and answering all of my questions.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Doctor Brannigan listens well, and displays appropriate empathy. He comes to the appointment prepared.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

I’m always impressed by the level of care provided by Dr. Brannigan, both in his bedside manner and his mastery of the field. I feel incredibly fortunate to have him as my urologist.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Top doctor

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brannigan takes his time, shows an interest in me, and is very personable. Not many doctors have that trait, I think I have been going to Dr. Brannigan for more than 15 years.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brannigan is an amazing provider with a unique way of calming my anxiety.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Follow-up appointment was on time. No issues. Answered all questions by the medical team.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

On time and very good.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and understanding

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and great bedside manner

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July 21, 2023

5.0

I really appreciate his culture of care. I will definitely refer people to him.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

He’s very straight forward and honest. I was in and out quickly with zero issues.

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brannigan is extraordinarily experienced, he listened intently to my questions and alleviated my concerns. He performed my procedure skillfully with care while maintaining a kindness that kept me relaxed through the procedure. As a physician myself, I would seek his care again and recommend loved ones to see him.

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Brannigan was great in the consultation and performing the procedure. Friendly and informative

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Expertise

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner, clearly is an expert in his field. Provides clear follow up instructions.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

He listens and I feel he cares about me as a person not only as a patient. He takes his time and is always available.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

He is extremely accommodating and took the time to explain everything to me. He was fantastic.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Amazing insight

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Everything about my experience today was efficient and professional

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Great report. Explained everything.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Did a great job in the consultation and procedure.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

I think the service and the information were very excellent. I am looking forward to the follow up visit to learn more.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Good care, thorough analysis.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brannigan is an exceptional physician and human being. He is a gifted and caring professional, who should be recognized and rewarded for his contributions to NM Urology and high-quality patient care.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Will recommend definitely

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June 14, 2023

5.0

he explained everything. nice dude

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June 12, 2023

5.0

he has been my doctor for the past 20 years.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

I feel he cares and shows up prepared (read all my charts, including from my primary).

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Great communicator. Made me feel very comfortable with procedure

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Friendly and super knowledgeable

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June 07, 2023

5.0

By far Dr. Brannigan has the best bedside manner of any doctor I’ve had at NW.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Super personality, extremely intelligent, and easy to explain my health issues. I absolutely adore him and would highly recommend him to anyone.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Physician was very thorough in explaining things. Very informative and gave all possible options.

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June 03, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, thoughtful, warm, and clear.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

So easy to understand and a great listener.

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May 29, 2023

5.0

He seems like he knows what he talks about when it comes to this field. Also he's very professional and a nice to patients

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May 26, 2023

4.0

Again, you have basically a monopoly on the service I was looking for, but once past the heinous signup/booking flow, the visit itself was pleasant and thorough.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, informative and capable.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Kind, concise, and personable care.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Very professional and informative

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May 24, 2023

5.0

The doctor took time to explain test results, plan details and left time for questions and didn’t rush me out. I felt good about the visit and the information I received

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable care.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Tops in his field. I feel grateful to be a patient of Robert E. Brannigan, MD. He takes time to explain everything.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Excellent care and explanation of procedure and what to expect

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Great doctor and his staff.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Great disposition and very professional.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Professionalism, scientific explanation, and very kind treatment

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May 17, 2023

5.0

He was great and the experience was great on the whole.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

He is soooo smart and have excellent experience

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Friendly, upfront and realistic with information and procedure. Felt comfortable immediately.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Awesome doctor!!

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May 08, 2023

5.0

He had great bedside manner, and gave great explanations for everything.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Excelente doctor with great bedside manner and effective communication skills

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brannigan and [] are absolutely great. They are on the ball, communicative and diligent in listening to my concerns. I feel confident and comfortable under their care.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Very informative and friendly.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

I felt at ease. Procedure was over in a snap.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

The doctor and his team were fantastic. I felt light headed a few times during the procedure and they were on top of it right away, providing a wet cool cloth for my head and a fan blowing on me. They kept me occupied while the doctor quickly finished. His confidence and attitude helped reassure me and keep me relaxed.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Calm demeanor. Cares about the whole person and what’s going on in their hair lives.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Empathetic, compassionate, will go the extra mile to ensure successful outcome.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Great Dr

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April 28, 2023

5.0

My experience was the best I could possibly imagine. I would hope anyone else needing care would be able to have that.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Very professional. Make you feel comfortable.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Branigan is a very caring and down to earth personality doctor who explains in lay man terms to ensure I could understand what is required. Great and wonderful doctor.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Consultation was very informative.

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April 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brannigan is the best.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Easy to speak with

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Best doctor I have ever visited I'm so glad I'm his patient and thankful that Dr.Brannigan makes time to helping me.

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April 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Branigan was clear and communicative. I felt like I was in very experienced and capable hands.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Everything explained before and during procedure. Dr Brannigan was communicative and respectful of decision to obtain vasectomy.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

He was prompt and professional

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April 14, 2023

5.0

He was very thorough and made me feel at ease with the operation.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Very professional and easy to talk with.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and listens when you’re speaking He has been my doctor for 30 years

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April 12, 2023

5.0

He is the best in the business.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Professional, competent and gives practical and easy to understand advice

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Disclosures

Robert E. Brannigan, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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