James D. Frydman, MD

James D. Frydman, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 2001
Residency:
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics - 2006

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

435 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Frydman was great. Appreciate his help and the nurse Vleopatra. Both great.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He knows what he is doing

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March 26, 2022

5.0

The doctor is doing a good job nice and friendly and explained and answered all my questions

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Good demeanor and expert knowledge in field outstanding! Good at breaking down Medical explanations in laymens terms. To the point.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

ME ESCUCHO CON ATENCIÓN Y CORDIALIDAD. RESPONDIÓ A TODAS MIS PREGUNTAS E INQUIETUDES.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Felt I was in great care.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Highly skilled physician

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Gave me a lot of good info on what to expect with my recovery

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Dr Frydman was very empathetic and knowledgeable.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Nice guy. Great manner. Made me feel like I had a choice in the surgical process.

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February 20, 2022

4.0

Not the most friendly dr. He seemed to be in a hurry.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Atento y muy pasiente

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February 18, 2022

4.0

Clear and concise. Got to the point and explained well.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Great Hosp

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Fine professional

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Frydman was very professional, direct and to the point. The outcome of the surgery was very good.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

I received the best skilled and thorough care in the hospital and following my surgery.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Great patient rapport and knowledge. Seemed pressed for Tim etc but understandiible due to currrent situation.. Oustanding knowledge and expertise.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Easy to understand and gave me some options

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Great outcome from surgery

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December 22, 2021

5.0

All around great at his job. Well run practice.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Great Dr. Takes the time to answer all your questions

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Seems very good

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Was confident explained procedure gave me options

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon Communicates well

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Great knowledge and expertise and to the point. Good bedside manner. and reputation.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

I just had the consultation, I’ll tell you after the surgery. So far so good

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Explained my issues thoroughly and protocols to follow

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Broad skills, strong communicator, sensitive to patient issues.

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November 23, 2021

4.0

Very detailed and professional.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon. Professional manner.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable physician. Clear explanations

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November 09, 2021

4.0

Had very little contact with Dr. Frydman, but he did a great job.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Frydman was very through. It was a very good experience.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Frydman was thorough and answered all my questions regarding my prospective surgical procedure.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Frydman is a very skilled surgeon. No issues at all with surgery or recovery.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Took his time explaining everything. Very nice and friendly and professional.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent reputation; good listener; understands the big picture.

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October 23, 2021

5.0

Satisfactory experience.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Just met him but he seems knowledgeable and caring.

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October 02, 2021

5.0

Smart, plain talking professional. Also soft spoken and not scary. Good traits in a surgeon, in my opinion.

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September 28, 2021

4.0

First of all i didn't get to see my x-rays from the time i was in northwestern something i would've want to see about what the doctor was talking about diverticulitis

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September 19, 2021

5.0

He is an extremely competent and caring surgeon. I will be recommending him to anyone I know needing general surgical procedures.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Positive outcome, shows concern and explained the surgery.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

I felt comfortable around him.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Was nice and quick

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September 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, and a thorough description of the procedure and post-op.

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September 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledgable.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable, straightforward and efficient. He has a nice professional manner. He is very kind.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Doctor was knowledgeable, answered questions, easy to talk to, etc.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

I felt I was in great hands

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Good demeanor. Willing to listen.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

He earns a high confidence level with his patients.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Doctor was very professional and explained things very clearly.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Good experience

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Frydman explained the surgical Procedure well. I had an excellent experience.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

very good, polite, liable surgeon

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July 23, 2021

5.0

He cared about my symptoms, ordered new and better method of CT S scan to get a better picture of my situation

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Explained everything in a very clear and direct manner. Made sure I understood all my options, and the reasons behind them.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Answers all questions thoroughly

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Explains everything every step of the way. Professional

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He is amazing and was very easy to communicate with and understand.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He seemed to be extremely competent.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and puts patient at ease

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July 06, 2021

5.0

He was the one that diagnosed my case and from that point on took action!!!!

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Frydman listens and explains everything carefully and and answers all questions.

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June 25, 2021

5.0

He has a good bedside manner

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June 15, 2021

4.0

Reviews state he takes the time to explain everything. His actions in examining me suggested he wasn't listening to me. I might have a different experience as we continue with surgical decisions once imaging is done.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

He diagnosed the issue right away and prescribed a treatment. He was very clear and concise.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Nice man

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June 13, 2021

5.0

Great doc

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June 04, 2021

5.0

He pulled my drain today and I hardly felt it. No pain.

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk with

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May 29, 2021

5.0

Great Surgeon. Could Slow Down A Little During Office Visits But Overall Great Care!

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Frydman is a extremely smart man. Who wanted to know Exactly what was wrong before he would perform surgery. Which I greatly appreciate that action of his.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor

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May 24, 2021

4.0

Surgery went well. Would have liked to receive more information about my cat scan

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Observant! Questioning. Listens.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Excellent care and follow-up

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May 18, 2021

5.0

He cares he listens

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May 15, 2021

5.0

No frills friendly professional! I felt comfortable with him in first 5 minutes of meeting.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk with and makes you feel confident with my upcoming surgery

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Efficient, courteous

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Frydman is very good at what he does and explained things to me so I knew how things would be done. Good Doctor

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May 07, 2021

5.0

He seemed concerned about pain issues and how he may help

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Explica bien el procedimiento

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April 30, 2021

5.0

He is genuine and wants to help me

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April 27, 2021

5.0

He explained my condition, and referred me back to my GI Dr.?to treat my symptoms.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Good doctor, good bedside manner, trusted him

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April 23, 2021

5.0

He explained what I should and shouldn’t do and answered any questions I had clearly.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Good bedside manner, took time to answer my questions

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April 20, 2021

5.0

So easy to contact NM office so comfortable

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Very approachable and professional.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Listens explains follows up

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April 17, 2021

5.0

Answered All The Questions I Had, And Took Time Where I Felt I Was Not Rushed

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Very nice man and explains everything and easy to talk too!!!

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Por la paciencia para explicar paso mi condición

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Frydman is smart, considerate, and skilled. He listens well and answers any questions you might have. I highly recommend him!

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April 07, 2021

5.0

He seems to be knowledgeable and I feel comfortable having him correct my problem if/when it’s necessary to do so.

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Disclosures

James D. Frydman, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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