Andrew Thomas Arndt, MD

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Primary Specialty

Thoracic Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Emory University School of Medicine - 2008
Residency:
Rush University Medical Center - 2013
Fellowships:
Yale-New Haven Medical Center - 2015

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

292 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

86 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

86 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Great educator! Dr. Arndt reviewed what was going to happen before and after surgery. Thank you for taking your time and giving me the allowance to ask questions until I was comfortable enough to move forward.

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August 30, 2023

5.0

He's great. He explains things in easy to understand terms

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Caring, very skilled and a very compassionate surgeon.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Arndt explains and listens to every comment and concern I bring up. He makes you feel like your in the right place with the right surgeon! He even autographed the diagram he made for me (I asked him to sign it😀).

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Arndt is very knowledgeable and professional! He explains everything so I could understand what was happening to my lungs! He spent the time showing me my scans, etc!! An amazing Dr!

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August 23, 2023

5.0

He was very thorough in his explanation of what would take place and the reasons for everything to be done. i was impressed with his confidence. It gave me assurance of his ability.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

He is a Pioneer in his field and saved my life. I am so impressed with Dr. Arndt and tell everyone I know.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Arndt is a rockstar! Smart and I enjoy his humor and knowledge. “Arndt we the Best” his new logo!

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Excellent care from Dr. Arndt, who is very thorough and passionate

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Very easy to understand the procedure. Great bedside manner and very professional

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Very kind, extremely knowledgeable and listens to the patient

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July 30, 2023

5.0

He explained my procedure very thoroughly and answered questions. Very kind, very easy to talk to. I did “feel” he was rushed.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Dr explain total procedure and took time to answer all my questions. Doctor and staff are right on top of everything, to make sure my surgery was a success

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July 27, 2023

5.0

See above but I will also say he is a great person to talk with and takes the time to explain everything well and does not talk down to you like some doctors. Smart but personable.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Great Dr. Very knowledgeable and patient

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Dr Arndt was awesome through this whole journey!!! Very personable, caring and professional.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

I really liked that Dr. Arndt took the time to ask me questions and make sure I had a full understanding.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

The reasons stated above. A very caring, dedicated and wonderful surgeon. My case was very difficult and he really cared about my surgery. He found I believe the best surgeon to remove my cyst so he could then repair my hernia. It was done in one surgery not two.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, compassionate, takes the time to listen & answer questions

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July 20, 2023

5.0

He explained everything so I could understand. He listened attentively. He made me feel at ease with what I was about to go through. Caring, and compassionate. I’m glad he was my surgeon. Would highly recommend him.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Completely thorough in explaining procedures. Listens patiently, looking directly into my eyes when I talked. Answered all my questions. Established an easy rapport by sitting on my level and directly in my sight line. Drew pictures to make condition and procedures more understandable. Spoke slowly, in a confident yet conversational tone. Exuded an easy confidence with no traces of superiority. Was not condescending.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Arndt gave us clear explanations and didn't seem rushed.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Careful evaluation and diagnosis. Clearly on top of his field

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June 28, 2023

5.0

After 4+ years of trying to come to a correct diagnosis, I was finally able to obtain one and get great follow up care and treatment plan in place. Dr. Arndt is a great listener and explained everything in detail. It was wonderful to finally have answers,

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June 25, 2023

5.0

Knows what he’s doing and explains it.

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June 25, 2023

5.0

A very personnel doctor who communicates very well and is very professional.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

See above He also made my wife comfortable with the decision to operate and we had a discussion on the negatives and positives of the lung surgery

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June 21, 2023

5.0

He explained and took his time with me ! Very nice Dr and felt comfortable

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June 21, 2023

5.0

He was willing to make sure all my concerns were addressed and made me feel comfortable.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Explicit with every detail.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Arndt who well explained what my surgery would entail.

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June 08, 2023

5.0

He is not only attentive but knowledgeable and empathic.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Dr Arndt is extremely knowledgeable and kind. He takes the time to listen to patients. He explains everything very well and I trust his medical advice and treatment plan.

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Personable and professional. Came to see me several times and explained why he was recommending procedures, answering my questions.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

He was able to go above and beyond to see the full picture. He is extremely talented at connecting with people.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

He has a great bedside manner and explains things so well. He made me feel like a rockstar at healing and recovering!

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May 17, 2023

5.0

knows his stuff

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Arndt is a rockstar!

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Arndt saved my life. He is the kindest surgeon I have met in my life. He takes time with his patients and is highly skilled. Many people I know have ended up with horrible scars as well and Dr Arndt is also highly skilled. I truly believe he cared about me and my outcome. Which is now cancer free. I would recommend NW and would only go to him if ever needed again. Hands down my favorite physician ever!❤️

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May 12, 2023

5.0

I have already highly recommended Dr. Arndt to the TOS Support Group. He is very thorough and concerned for your health. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Dr. Arndt is the first doctor in 44 years to relieve the pain I was in. I am very greatful for everything he has done for me and would highly recommend him. He has changed my life as I no longer have the severe headaches, neck/shoulder pain and inability to raise my left arm without numbness. He is the best!! Thank you Dr. Arndt!!!

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Very kind and knowledgeable doctor. Thankful to see him every day. He or his team always kept me informed and I have always felt supported. I am so appreciative of you being my doctor.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Caring expertise

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April 19, 2023

5.0

He was very kind and easy to listen to and talk to.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Arndt is a wonderful thoracic surgeon. I highly recommend him.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

The best doctor I have ever had I always feel I am receiving the best care with him. I also know he listens when I have input about my health care which is a rare thing in the health care setting

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Very attentive, I didn't have to wait at all for my appointment and Dr. Arndt listened to everything that I had to say. I look forward to seeing him next months once I have all the tests done that he ordered!

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Very professional

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Minimal wait, knowledgeable, personable

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Took the time to answer all my questions. Very nice bed side manners. Knows I’m very scared to have done but made me a little more easy. Easy to talk with.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Arndt was highly recommended to me as an excellent surgeon. He was able to explain the procedure I would have done in a way I could understand and was very open to questions. The surgery went well. He is also a very warm and caring physician.

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April 05, 2023

5.0

Dr Arndt is the greatest doctor and always shows his patients he cares

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April 05, 2023

5.0

Was carrying and explained what was going on.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Arndt is very knowledgeable, informative and kind. He took his time and explained the procedure thoroughly. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend or family member.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Arndt is very caring and I trust him

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Very professional, kind, caring! Dr Arndt made us feel taken care of!

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March 07, 2023

5.0

great doc. good support team, listens and talks with you, follows up and follows through

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Dr Arndt was so thorough and took the time to explain all my options and his recommendations for my future treatment.

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Great surgeon and great bed side manner.

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February 26, 2023

5.0

Professional and great bed-side manner.

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February 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Arndt is very knowledgable and pleasant.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Kind and very knowledgeable

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Extremely professional and great bed side manner which put me at ease with the surgical procedure.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Very informative, easy to understand, exceptionally personable!!!

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Arndt is very caring and I trust him

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February 08, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and very informed, and answered all of out questions. Also very funny and engaging!

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February 08, 2023

5.0

He is a Rockstar! Smart, Nice and Funny!

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February 05, 2023

5.0

He is an outstanding young man. He made both my wife and I understand my situation which helped me make the decision to move forward with surgery

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January 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Arndt is the most caring compassionate and knowledgeable physician I have the unwavering trust and belief in him and I would not say that lightly

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January 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Arndt surgically treated my daughter’s Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and she has had no further issues.

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January 19, 2023

5.0

The staff is very helpful

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January 16, 2023

4.0

Dr. Arndt has been very nice and understanding. My only concerns are that he did not have a specific post operative protocol for physical therapy, and that I am still having pain. However, he is also concerned about the pain and is going to continue following up with me until it is resolved.

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January 11, 2023

5.0

I felt at complete ease . The doctor is very personable and kind . I instantly felt comfortable. He was thorough and explained everything to me in full detail. I feel confident he will do a wonderful job with my surgery . I left with the feeling that I was in good hands ;)

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January 11, 2023

5.0

He's terrific

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Clear explanation with rational.

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January 11, 2023

5.0

The nicest Doctor who cares and makes sure I feel confident in my care and always listens to my concerns

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January 01, 2023

5.0

Doctor is very caring, kind and knowledgeable.

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December 28, 2022

5.0

He communicates

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December 22, 2022

5.0

Great surgeon with great personality! Easy to talk to

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Arndt is an excellent doctor! He did a great job explaining my procedure. He is very caring, supportive and helped me deal with my health issues.

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December 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Arndt is very knowledgeable, professional, and listened to our concerns. He seems very compassionate and willing to help. He was present with us, without making us feel rushed to get to his next patient.

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December 14, 2022

5.0

He listens to you and takes the time to answer all your questions

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December 09, 2022

5.0

He was very pleasant, patient and attentive to my physical problems. Tests were scheduled to verify my physical problem to enable him to diagnose my symptoms correctly. Conclusion, after dealing with this for 44 years I feel Dr. Arndt will help me resolve my problem.

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December 07, 2022

5.0

Excellent bedside manners, explains things thoroughly, takes time to answer questions/address concerns. Office staff is great.

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December 07, 2022

5.0

His credentials make me feel secure, his bedside manner is upbeat but not arrogant and I felt I could trust him. He listens and as a surgeon, no doubt he’s busy. But this all matters to me.

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December 07, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and was a pleasure to interact with during our meeting. Answere all my questions and I am now a big fan

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  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

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