Stephen W. Ganshirt, MD

Stephen W. Ganshirt, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Breast Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 1989
Residency:
Ascension Providence/MSUCHM - 1994

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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 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

4.9
4.9 

687 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 23, 2022

5.0

Very personable.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He has lots of experience and is easy to work with.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Very nice doctor and treated me well.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Ganshiry was empathetic and caring . He listened and explain my questions clearly. I felt his attention. He's a professional

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March 14, 2022

4.0

Very kind and explain very clear my condition and recommendation

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Nice and looking out for my best health care.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He hasn’t done my surgery yet so I can’t attest to that yet, but he had a caring and respectful bedside manner during this first appointment with him.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Easy manner. Patient. Precise with words. Explains just enough.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt was great! He was very kind and answered all of our questions. He took great care of our daughter, she is recovering very well.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He explained everything! There was never a question that I felt I could not ask. He took the time with us!

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February 26, 2022

5.0

He does good work.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk with and great all around

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February 24, 2022

5.0

He took his time with me—before surgery, on the phone after surgery, and at my appointment two weeks later. He answered all my questions thoroughly.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Very professional and easy to work with.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Hes the best!

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Fantastic doctor! So kind and patient, answered all of my questions, was so knowledgeable and helpful! Thank you, Dr. Ganshirt!

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr.Ganshirt is easy to talk with and his surgery was excellent as 3 weeks after surgery I feel like I never had surgery.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He cares about the whole person

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Took time to explain.

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February 17, 2022

4.0

He did the procedure, no pain, but not really communicate with the patient....

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Ganshirt knew exactly how to locate the area where I have been feeling pain and was able to analyze my problem.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ganskirt was extremely kind and caring in addition to being clearly competent.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

He was very nice and explained everything very thoroughly.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

professional, caring surgeon - the best

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Explains things well gives treatment options

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He is professional, knowledgeable and tries to consider what treatments are in the best interest of his patients both from a short-term and long-term perspective.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt was just wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Did excellent surgical procedure.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

I thought he was great. Straight forward, unintimidating, pleasant and confidence-inspiring.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

I am very confident in his abilities, and he explained everything very well.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Very professional and painless.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt is the most approachable, kind, informative doctor I have ever had. He has the best bedside manner & makes sure all your questions are answered before he moves on.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt was very personable, knowledgeable, professional, and experienced. He is a good listener answered all my questions. His knowledge and professional manner gave me great confidence. I would definitely recommend him if you need hernia surgery.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr let me know exactly what to expect during my surgery

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He's quick, efficient, explains all the steps as he goes along and takes quirky personalities in stride.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Good at what you do

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He was clear and allowed me to ask questions. He answered and made me understand what possible options I had for my problem.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Comfortable with communication of processes moving forward.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt is smart, skilled, compassionate, gentle and kind. I feel very lucky that my ob/gyn recommended him, and to have him on my continuing care team is a blessing.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Experienced , informative! Make the patient feel very comfortable asking questions.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Highly professional and has a great caring and comforting manner.He thoroughly went over everything and answered all my questions patiently to put me at ease.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Great to work through a scary time. Very reassuring, kind, informative...

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January 04, 2022

5.0

His gentle and kind manner. His compassion for his clients His knowledge of the subject His attitude and lightheartedness.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Always helpful & kind.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

very caring doctor.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt explained everything before surgery what to expect during the entire process and procedures. He has a very caring demeanor. I would definitely recommend him.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Answered all my questions and concerns.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Professional and efficient

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Analytical--on time--guick diagnosis

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December 14, 2021

5.0

He is a wonderful and caring doctor

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt is experienced, profession and personable. He instilled confidence prior to my surgery.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Por su profesionalismo y su amabilidad.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Direct & thorough.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

His professionalism, competence, knowledge, expertise

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Because he genuinely cares.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Answered all questions completely Easy to communicate with and Highly skilled

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December 06, 2021

5.0

He is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor. He made sure to provide me with what I needed for my continued care.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

He is a expert in his field

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Such a nice man, listens and made me feel very comfortable

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November 22, 2021

5.0

He is very nice and determined to solve the medical problem. Was also very straightforward.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Everything went as planned

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Ganshirt always listen carefully and answer all my questions. He’s so professional and I always felt confident that he guided me great during my cancer recovery!

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Great followup

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November 11, 2021

5.0

He listened to me, and was honest about declining the need for my procedure, based on new findings of the condition.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

He was very helpful, kind & thorough.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

He was highly recommended and met all my expectations

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October 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt took his time, explained things to me so that I was comfortable with the path I was deciding on. He also spent time with my family in a way that made them part of the process. He examined my concerns and answered with clear explanations.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

It was not his fault that nobody mentioned the reason for this appointment. He also seemed slightly disappointed that it was never explained to me that the visit would only be a consult. He seems like a great doctor and I trust that I’ll be in good hands with him when I come back.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Thorough exam friendly atmosphere

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October 14, 2021

5.0

My experience could not have been better.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Reputation from people I know that have worked with him

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent professional with a human touch.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt explained in detail step by step what I should be prepared for. He answered all my questions and didn't make me feel like my questions were a chore. He took his time and didn't make me feel rushed. This was my first time meeting him and I believe it was divine intervention because I agreed to the first appointment and I'm so glad he was available.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Having never met him prior to my surgery Dr. Ganshirt immediately put me at ease. The surgery went well and my recovery at home was painless.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and informative visit. He took the time to answer all of my questions.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

I really appreciated Dr. Ganshirt was willing to see me for a consult so quickly. He was friendly, compassionate and sympathetic to my unique situation. He also explained my diagnosis in detail and the surgery I need with efficiency. I really liked his personality and I feel I'm in great hands for a complex multiple hernia sugery.

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Did not rush answered all questions happily

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September 14, 2021

5.0

First time meeting my doctor. I found him to be helpful in discussing my situation, helpful in explaining my options and helping me make a decision as to the right procedure for me.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

His bedside manner is excellent and he was able to explain his reason for recommendation.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

He was very professional & did a follow-up after a week. He explained what he did, what the results were & informed me the Cancer I had was not invasive & he would not recommend doing anything further.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon and have complete confidence.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

He stays current with all new medical standards

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September 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt listened to my concerns and made a recommendation to investigate the cause of my pain.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Very caring during the procedure and patient. Listens carefully. Makes the environment very calm and friendly. Excellent doctor!

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August 25, 2021

5.0

He’s very pleasant and personable. And comes across as knowledgeable and professional at what he does.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

Excellent result. Great demeanor. Talented experienced surgeon.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Prompt. Professional and took time to answer question. Very personable as well

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August 19, 2021

5.0

I’ve seen him Before and like his service

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Dr Ganshirt is pleasant and personable. He is one of the BEST! He remembered my last visit and didn’t seem troubled by these new findings. Which meant a lot to me because I was concerned about them. He assured me he’ll keep a close eye on my next results.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He was wonderful throughout. Surgery in the ER, was exceptional. He explained everything. I felt extremely lucky to have him as my surgeon. All follow up care was fantastic.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt has excellent communication skills and explained everything clearly & confidently, which helped me feel at ease about my procedure. He played music during the procedure which helped me stay calm and again had great communication so that I would know what to expect.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Listened to our concerns and answered questions in a way we could understand.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Expertise, knowledge and professionalism

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Wonderful, kind and gentle. Explained what to expect after the surgery.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

He was very informative. Made me (and my husband) feel at ease. He has a great bedside manner.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Timely, patient and genuine in his care of my health issue.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Competent and patient

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Human, instantly connects with the patient.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt is a literally hero to me because he literally saved my life during a very scary moment. He is truly a stand up man, and very kind and just truly an amazing doctor. If I had a chance I would give him 20 out of 0. Not just 10. I would recommend him to anybody or anyplace or anytime. He truly has a great heart and is just a hero

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July 22, 2021

5.0

He seemed very trustworthy and skilled

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