Robert E. Brannigan, MD

Robert E. Brannigan, MD

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Primary Specialty

Andrology and Infertility

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Fertility Preservation In Men With Cancer
  • Male Infertility
  • Microsurgery
  • Testicular Failure
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction (Tese)
  • Varicocele
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal

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

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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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

1510 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr was great. Very informative, very detailed as needed and had great experience during the prep and procedure.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Brannigan is knowledgeable and personable. He asks appropriate questions, and explains things clearly.

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March 27, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Great dialogue answering any and all questions.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

He made all seems easy and comfortable! It is a hard decision for a man to go through vasectomy procedure but he shows so much confidence that makes it all a simple thing.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable, talks the patient like an adult and minimizes jargon, answers questions directly, bedside manner was great

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Good consultation, knowledgeable

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Very caring doctor.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He has a good personality and was very helpful.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Brannigan made me feel comfortable throughout the appointment. He's very patient and listened to all of my concerns. He is extremely compassionate and knowledgeable. It is rare to find a specialized doctor with such stellar qualities.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent Doctor, gave bedside manner. Very informative & knowledgeable

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and to the point.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Brannigan was prompt for a doctor, was personable, offered his honest thoughts in a respectful manner, and made me feel like I had his full attention.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Felt at ease with him and staff, and felt secure in what he recommended for treatment

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Doctor was great and his fellow too. They were both super friendly and personable.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Professionalism and care for the patient.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Great communicator compared to other doctors.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

He answered all my questions and explained things to me.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

So incredibly helpful and available for any concerns/questions.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Great knowledge very caring

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Great work

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March 04, 2022

5.0

The main reason is because staff was very clear when communicating when explaining things or answering any

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Very easy to talk to.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Very pleasant individual. You can tell he actually cares how his patients are feeling.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

He has explained to me pretty well.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

gives a thorough exam.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Brannigan has a natural ability to make someone at ease.

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Brannigan is very professional, and made me feel like he was taking his time to discuss all aspects of my care. He was very comforting during all aspects of my care, especially during the procedure. He made me feel comfortable and safe, as well as making himself available at any time after my procedure if I had any questions or concerns.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

extremely friendly and informative. Made the process less stressful.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, progressional, great communicator, great bedside manner. Exactly what you want in a doctor

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Brannigan is an excellent doctor. Great bedside manner. He is a very caring, concerned, helpful, knowledgeable doctor. He listens to the patient and explains treatment and care. He is very down to earth with no attitude whatsoever. I am very happy to have him as my doctor and in my care team. I have full trust in him and glad that he is part if my 'care team'.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Very efficient and kept me informed throughout the procedure.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Thoughtful care. Takes time to discuss. Lays out thinking/recommendations clearly.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Very friendly and professional

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February 24, 2022

5.0

He’s easy to talk to. I was happy with the treatment he prescribed. I felt good when I left his office.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and approachable, very comforting

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February 21, 2022

5.0

His experience and the comfort level I felt with him.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

He’s patient, articulate, thorough, highly skilled and dedicated beyond what I’ve experienced with most health care professionals (and I’ve worked with many dedicated health care professionals).

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Very professional, and very informative.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Takes the time to listen Presents options clearly Responsive

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Expert in his field, very friendly, thoroughly explains how things work, patient and answers questions, very efficient and straightforward

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He did a great job of making me feel comfortable and checking with me to make sure everything is ok.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Brannigan made me feel very comfortable and took the time to discuss everything with me concerning my appointment in great detail.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and answered all my questions.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional care and a developed interest in the patient.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Personal and professional. Straight to the point, but did not feel rushed

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Very professional...

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February 07, 2022

4.0

Very patient

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February 06, 2022

5.0

He clinically sound and a great patient advocate.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr Brannigan is really good. Excellent problem solver mentality, not just following cookbook formulas. Really great doctor.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Very respectful yet professional and very informative

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February 02, 2022

5.0

He's wonderful. Been using him for years.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

My doctor care about the specific concern and also about me as a person. Very intelligent yet approachable.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Dr Brannigan is extremely competent ! After researching so much I chose him for my care.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Professional and concise on treatment. Provided follow calls to make sure I was healing on track.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, flexible and kind

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Friendly and approachable

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January 27, 2022

5.0

He listens

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January 26, 2022

5.0

He communicated very well and had a wonderful “bedside manner”, which says a lot considering the nature of his practice.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Expert at his field, friendly and willing to educate us and answer questions, went above and beyond to carve out an appointment time that was not in the schedule

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Honest straightforward doctor ...has your best interest in his care

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Thurough, effecient, and kind.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Great doctor/patient communication and personal attention given to patients.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Class act, a gentleman, well experienced

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Great feedback, service, and expertise from the Dr, fellow, and staff. A slight difference in perspective for how my test results were communicated between the fellow and Dr. Also, felt like the wait was somewhat long while in the exam room to see to fellow and Dr.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Very personal

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January 16, 2022

5.0

As noted he is excellent technically, but as importantly or more he is compassionate, caring, listens, and is supportive when difficult situations arise.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Brannigan is a great doctor and wants to help his patents. He thoroughly answers questions, he would rather do a cheaper more beneficial option if able over a surgery.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Simply the best

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Straight to the point and felt great about the quality of care. I knew I was speaking with someone who knew his stuff

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Brannigan is thoughtful, funny, and fully engaged with his patients.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Doctor and staff made me feel comfortable and was readily available for questions.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

He clearly laid out everything in detail regarding my concerns and questions. I knew exactly what to expect and how to prepare, great attitude as well.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Great bed side manner. Fantastic knowledge. Reassuring.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Very Knowledgeable with great bedside manor.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

He is very personable and kind and never rushed.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brannigan was fantastic.

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Personable. Helpful. Great that he have literature to take with me

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Nice guy knows what he’s doing

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Excellent and nice.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Excellent

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to speak withy about my medical concerns.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and explained everything perfect.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Answered all my questions, walked me through different procedures, recommended other doctors too me. Made me feel comfortable about my decision.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brannigan and his team were highly professional, competent and personable. I felt like I was in the hands of a true expert.

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December 12, 2021

5.0

Great doctor. Doesn’t say much but is very blunt and to the point. My type of doctor

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Had some good insights and was thorough in his evaluation.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Professional, informative, friendly

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Doctor treats patients with care and understanding

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Good guy, good dr

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Buen doctor

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Extremely skilled at the surgery. Easy to relate to.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Personable, efficient

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November 26, 2021

5.0

Explained everything. Checked for understanding.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Robert Brannigan creates an exceptional patient care experience that consistently exceeds expectations. He is highly skilled, good at explaining complex matters in easy-to-understand language, patient, compassionate and patient-centric.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

I appreciate his communication skills

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November 21, 2021

5.0

I consider him one of the top doctors in his specialty.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Doctor Brannigan is very thorough and professional and he is responsive to any questions or concerns that we have during our visits.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon. Very thorough

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Disclosures

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

External Professional Relationships

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