Ezra Nathaniel Teitelbaum, MD

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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Bariatric Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - 2008
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2016
Fellowships:
Providence Portland Medical Center - 2017

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate 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

4.8
4.8 

438 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

88 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

88 Reviews

August 29, 2023

3.0

Lack of communication when appts need to be canceled 😡

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Very kind and attentive. Explains everything in a manner we understand. Spends a lot of time asking and answering questions to help us make decisions based on our circumstance. Highly recommend.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

See above. Very in formative, easy to talk with, reassuring. Had already reviewed my file when came into room.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Very good cordial doctor.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

See above. As far as registering and waiting, it was fine but it feels pretty impersonal—like a factory.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

He is always patient, thorough and not in a rush.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Excellence

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August 12, 2023

5.0

See above. Also, overnight care was excellent. Always keeping me appraised and answering any questions.

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August 07, 2023

3.0

Waiting for phone call appt and never got the call.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Put me at ease. Though a common surgery, understood it’s stressful for me. Explained condition and treatment clearly. Excellent bedside manners.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He’s thorough, relatable, and competent.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Doctor was attentive, professional and knowledgeable.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

He understood my concerns and explained everything very well.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Explained what was necessary to know.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Amazing bedsidemanner goes above and beyond skilled surgeon..he changed my life

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July 10, 2023

5.0

He is the best. My quality of life is so much better because of this surgery.

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July 09, 2023

5.0

Clear explanation of procedure and recovery. Answered all questions and listened to my concerns.

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July 06, 2023

1.0

I have had complications and pain since January and have been sent back and forth several times for senseless appointments.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Friendly, explains procedures well

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Great Dr listens to all your concerns

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Teitelbaum is an excellent physician who truly has the best interests of his patients at heart.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Incredibly thorough, patient, not in a rush, impressive credentials

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Dr expertise

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June 15, 2023

5.0

I'm so glad he done it. I have no more pain an he said everthing looking Good. So I thank his the Best. Had this pain for yrs an no Dr.never help. He Did.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

I do recommend them and I give them a 10

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June 13, 2023

5.0

The best in every way so far. I cant judge as to surgical skill yet, but I trust him.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

He listens to my questions and concerns

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June 12, 2023

5.0

So friendly and personable

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Very good Dr (sugeon)

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Very thoughtful and great service. Very positive in his approach

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Was very professional and attentive

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Intelligent. Patient. Thoroughly explained the procedure and available options.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Clearly very skilled at complex surgery and has a direct, straight forward bedside manner that I appreciate.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Super friendly and does great work

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May 22, 2023

5.0

He was very thoughtful and explained everything to me.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Dr.Teitelbaum always takes his time to explain and he's very nice and patient.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

I felt comfortable and safe in his hands 😊

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May 17, 2023

5.0

He is the foremost expert on my condition. Surgery was a huge success!

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Because he does a good job.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

I like his style, his willingness to explain and his presentation of options

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Personable professional and shres details on surgery in plain English. EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND BEDSIDE MANNER

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May 15, 2023

5.0

He's a GREAT surgeon. He cares, takes his time, answers questions and makes great recommendations.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Personable and professional. Explained everything and took time to answer questions thoughtfully. Followed up with pathology results after the surgery.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

He took his time to explain in detail the procedure. Which also helped to me ease my fear.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

I only had a talking, not surgery. But I was impressed with his personality. I’m sure that he is extremely good surgeon.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

His skill and care were excellent

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly, and takes the time to explain matters thoroughly

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Teitelbaum was very thorough and insightful in my conversation with him. He made sure to answer all my questions.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

I feel confident in Dr Teitelbaum’s knowledge, he takes time and listens, makes recommendations, very courteous, is honest in possible repercussions of surgery, that surgery isn’t always the answer. He likes to try noninvasive measures before doing anything extreme.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Calm, confident manner. Listens well and explains matters thoroughly.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

He spent a lot of time explaining what was wrong with me and the surgery. He did not act rushed and he talked to us without using terms we wouldn’t understand. Totally trust him.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Everyone was kind and welcoming the day of my procedure. I was very nervous and the team helped calm my nerves.

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April 17, 2023

3.0

Todays visit was not completed due to time constraints. My appointment was at 10:45am and at 12pm I still had not been seen by the doctor. I ended up having to leave without being seen due to other appointments. I paid to see a doctor and was not seen in the time manner. Dr. Teitelbaum is an amazing doctor and talented doctor. And I understand he probably had no control over the issue that I was experienced today.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Very thoughtful

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March 20, 2023

5.0

He’s very friendly and knowledgeable.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Teitelbaum is an excellent doctor and is very good and thorough with his patients answers. All the questions would recommend him to anyone.

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March 17, 2023

5.0

He is has done many stomach surgeries and there has been no complications.

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March 09, 2023

5.0

He explained everything to me before and after the surgery. He was great

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and a great bedside manner.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Did a good job communicates well

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March 06, 2023

5.0

He spent quite a bit of time with me explaining the surgery and allowing me to ask all the questions that I wanted.

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Everything went smoothly. The doctor explained everything very well and in simple words

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Thoughtful, thorough, very responsive to inquiries - generous with time during initial health assessment. Expecting a good outcome post recovery. Highly recommend.

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February 28, 2023

5.0

I liked him & the way he explained everything & was very patient with me as I have a hearing problem

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February 27, 2023

5.0

He took his time with me & answered all my questions and concerns

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February 22, 2023

5.0

An excellent surgeon really knows his field and does his best to make the patient feeling feel comfortable and do the least invasive procedure I would recommend him to anyone

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February 21, 2023

5.0

Very professional but also personable

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February 21, 2023

5.0

He was kind & explained everything about my surgical procedure & answered all my questions as well as telling me what to expect from my surgery

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February 17, 2023

5.0

He was very thorough leading up to and on the day of surgery.

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February 16, 2023

5.0

He spent over 45 minutes on a call with me- going over all possibilities and scenarios.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

He seems very approachable - I felt comfortable talking with him, expressing my concerns

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Doctor spent the right amount of time listening and explaining. He made me feel comfortable that we would make the right decisions for my conditions.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Excellent first impression.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

He seems like a really nice guy who is very friendly and easygoing. He listens and explains everything thoroughly.

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February 06, 2023

5.0

He great doctor.

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Very personal and informative. Answered questions.

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February 05, 2023

5.0

He is great and friendly

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February 03, 2023

5.0

Easy to talk to. Excellent care from him. Also Dr. [ ] approved of his skills

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January 29, 2023

5.0

see above - he took time to explain options, pros and cons and the procedures involved.

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January 28, 2023

5.0

See above! He’s amazing. I met with several other surgeons, that came in ego first through the door and “guns blazing”. Did not want to over educate or even briefly educate me on MY health and body. Dr.Teitelbaum from day one has treated me like an adult that just wanted to fully understand. Making the decision to travel from south Alabama to have major surgery was a little inconvenient but worth it. Definitely no regrets and will always be my go to for continuing health issues of this nature.

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January 24, 2023

5.0

He is amazingly thorough and compassionate.

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January 16, 2023

5.0

Excellent surgeon and a caring gentleman.

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January 14, 2023

5.0

He is kind, so knowledgeable, and thorough.

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January 13, 2023

5.0

He’s the best!

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January 11, 2023

5.0

He spent 45 minutes addressing my issues, options to help issues, and also reviewed risks associated with every option. He was personable, knowledgeable, and very thorough.

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January 09, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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