Anthony F. Altimari, MD

Anthony F. Altimari, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • LINX

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School - 1983
Internship:
Loyola University Medical Center - 1984
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 1988

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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 Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

709 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

He is the best, kind and caring. Top of the class.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Altimari is very upbeat about the care a patient receives. He explains everything about the upcoming surgery and is ready to help if there are any problems. My wife has had several surgeries with Dr. Altimari and has always been treated well. He cares about the post surgery stage as well as he tries to make the process as comfortable and pain manageable as possible.

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March 30, 2022

4.0

Wish he would explain things more. Very brief.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Takes his time to explain everyone and isn’t rushed. I have confidence in him after my visit.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He kind listens, does great work.

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March 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Altimari is incredibly friendly. He exhibits great care for your questions and concerns, and has the patience and the ability to explain everything in easy to understand layman terms.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Anthony Altimari is a phenomenal physician!!

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March 26, 2022

5.0

After meeting with Dr. Altimari for the first time, he made me feel very comfortable immediately, after walking into the exam room. He made sure I knew the upside and the downside of my surgery and took time to answer my questions. I would highly recommend him, even before my surgery!

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Nice guy very personable listen

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He was compassionate to the pain I was in and did whatever he could to do my surgery right away. Also he listens to my concerns and takes his time to answer all my questions.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Expert in his area. Educates patients well, kind and inspires trust.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Altimari, is the reason along with his staff. Very open and extremely easy to communicate with.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Very friendly and professional

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March 07, 2022

5.0

100+ he's excellent!!

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Very professional but also very real.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Knowledgable, charismatic & trustworthy

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He listens know he's stuff. And put me back together. Cared for my health and the things I have to do.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He was very informative and took his time.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Just his personal professional speaking and mannerism and confidence gave me so much reassurance I praise God for him

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February 23, 2022

4.0

Doesn't talk or explain that much but the results are good.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Straight forward, answered all questions. Everything went as planned

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Dr alrimari is the best he’s very comforting

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Quality work and professional

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Altimari was so kind and made me feel so comfortable from the moment he walked into my room. He was so easy to talk to and was so compassionate. I feel blessed to have been referred to him!

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Empathy. Professional. Caring.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Explain well

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Very personable and good surgeon.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Friendly guy he knows his job and easy to talk to.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He took his time explaining everything. I felt like I was in excellent hands.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

excellent pre-op and post - op follow up

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January 29, 2022

5.0

He's a great guy with an awesome demeanor.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He explained the process before the actual surgery

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Altimari listened to my concerns and made excellent recommendations...resulting positive recovery.

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January 22, 2022

4.0

Not enough detailed, medical examination explanations- instead more high level and “generalized”. I am in the healthcare business and wanted more details. I asked him to write some info down for me to research later and he did not.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Altimari has performed four procedures on me going back almost 20 years. I have always found him to be attentive and caring for his patients (me!).

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January 22, 2022

5.0

very good, caring

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January 20, 2022

5.0

He's the best

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Very personable. Answers all questions thoroughly, does not "speak down" to his patients. Understandably moves quickly but still is able to make you feel that, while he's with you, he's with you 100% and attentive.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Listened to my concerns, offered his professional opinion while allowing me to make the final decision.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Altimari is amazing. Explained everything in a way I could understand. He was confident yet caring. I felt secure my surgery was being done by a top surgeon when I left because of his explanations and positive attitude.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, I was instantly comfortable with him

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January 03, 2022

5.0

He performed surgery on my wife successfully.

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December 31, 2021

5.0

He’s an excellent Surgeon and a great guy

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Very good

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Anthony Altimari has been my surgeon since I was diagnosed with colon cancer in June 2015. He has flawlessly performed numerous major abdominal surgeries on me. From the moment, I met him, he was welcoming and has treated me the sensitivity as if I were his own family! I trust him completely! He is always on time and his staff has always been very pleasant, helpful and courteous.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altimari is very effective and extremely personable.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

He is able to communicate his caring and concern very effectively. He is extremely competent and experienced with a very positive ability to relate to patents.

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December 24, 2021

4.0

Wound care is good. Did not discuss tests results for lipoma biopsy and phenotype.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Our family members have had him for various surgeries and he’s the BEST! Very thorough in his explanations & empathetic.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altimari was very personable and patient!!

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Confident and knowledgeable.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr A was very caring and patient.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altimari is very personable and spent quality time explaining diagnosis and procedures. He answered all of our questions thoroughly and his reassurance was comforting. After meeting him my husband and I were very glad we chose him for our surgeon.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Fantastic experience all around.Dr Altimari is so down to earth.fantastic bed side manner.All around great experience.So glad I chose him

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Very caring, kind and professional

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Professional, friendly and efficient appointment. Dr. Altimari connects well with his patients.

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November 27, 2021

5.0

He listens to, has a great bedside manner and explains things when you ask a question.

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November 27, 2021

5.0

Seems knowledgeable

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November 23, 2021

5.0

He is a doctor that goes way beyond In taking care of his patients…

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Like i said very friendly & knowledgeable doctor. I love him. He made me feel easy. Clarified all my questions & doubts

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon and great personality

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Altimari Rocks!

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October 30, 2021

5.0

Very professional and comforting.

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October 30, 2021

5.0

I saw him many years ago and it was an easy decision when i was faced with choosing a surgeon.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Professional care

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October 24, 2021

5.0

He truly is the best surgeon I have ever come across and it shows in his work that he loves what he does. In addition he puts his patient’s at ease

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October 23, 2021

5.0

Very informative and down to earth.

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October 23, 2021

5.0

Best

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Good doctor

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Great reputation. Obvious professional. Caring manner.

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October 16, 2021

5.0

Happy Dr and has a good sense of humor explains everything good

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Altimari was very informative and he and his staff were well organized and professional.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altimari was friendly and took steps to put me and my wife at ease during the consultation. He explained the procedure to be performed and answered my questions to satisfaction.

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October 10, 2021

5.0

Very professional. Did a great job.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

best of the best he is

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altimari is great. Straightforward. Explains things well. And a nice guy.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Have not had a he surgery yet but so far , very good experience.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Kind caring and honest

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Friendly, caring, knowledgeable, professional and involves you in the treatment plan.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional, and through about each appointment and explaining my first surgery.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

He has performed surgery on my husband and son in law.

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Clear detailed explanations

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Positive attitude very professional

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September 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altimari has performed surgery on me in the past so I trust him. He and his staff were there for me pre-, during, and post- surgery and everything went very well.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

He is an amazing doctor!

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Friendly / Informative / excellent care!

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Friendly surgeon and explains everything you need to know

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and personable.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Friendly

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Skilled, comforting, pro

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Altimari is in the top 2 of best bedside manner I have ever experienced with a physician; he had thoroughly reviewed my medical records prior to my appointment. He is such an incredibly kind and compassionate person. I felt like my concerns were heard, did not feel rushed, and welcomed an additional test to fully complete his diagnosis.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Excellent communication and compassion

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Expertise and thoroughness

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Altimari keeps it simple. And has been doing his job for yrs.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Came highly recommended and he seems to genuinely care about my well-being.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He is the best

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August 12, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent physician that makes decisions that are in the best interest of his patients.

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Disclosures

Anthony F. Altimari, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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