Stephen W. Ganshirt, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Assistant 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:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1197 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt has consistently displayed a sincere interest in my situation and keeps me well informed of all developments.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

He explains everything great!! Very calming to me .🙂

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner. Made me at ease with what needs to be done

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Extremely nice and polite well spoken.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Direct, kind and efficient.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

He explains things well look he feeling very confident. The follow-through and answering my questions was terrific.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Very professional and personable - excellent physician.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Very good at what he does.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt was very good at answering my questions and didn’t rush into suggesting surgery. He wanted to be thorough and eliminate other possible causes before deciding on surgery.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Accurate diagnosis

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt answered all questions with no hesitation, made me feel very comfortable, I’ll definitely recommend him.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Thorough, patient and very good at his craft.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

He is nice, informative, and positive.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

He has an amazing knowledge yet explains things things in a way I could understand. Dr. Ganshirt reminded me he operated on me 10 years ago, est. on date. His diagnosis was spot on the procedure went great. I had a very good experience. He has a warmth and bedside manor that leaves me in a good way.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

All good

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July 31, 2023

5.0

- great bedside manners - knowledgeable - very professional

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Good explanation of procedure

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July 26, 2023

5.0

I think he is very experienced and listened to any concerns that I had

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He’s terrific. Very friendly, happy to answer questions.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He’s an excellent surgeon. He performed my recent lumpectomy well. He explains what he does/did in surgery very well. He has a good, positive disposition and puts one at ease.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

He his professional , competent and follow up with biopsy results phone call was done as promised .

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Skills and demeanor

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Every went well. Dr. Ganshirt explained the whole process and all went as planned. What more could be wanted?

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July 17, 2023

5.0

He does a great job explaining things and puts the patient at ease

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Thoroughness and demeanor

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July 17, 2023

5.0

He is. Great doctor!!!

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July 13, 2023

5.0

They serve me on time I don't have to wait

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July 10, 2023

5.0

excellent surgeon and very comforting. I do not even feel like I had a surgical procedure completed.

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July 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Ganshirt came highly recommended and had a very pleasant bedside manner; he is easy to talk to. He explained things well and always asked if I had questions

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Outstanding bedside manner

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July 04, 2023

5.0

On time, direct to the point

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Good Job

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Dr Ganshirt was professional, attentive and Addressed my questions and needs- His follow up was superb. I feel lucky to have had him as my surgeon.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Recommend by my primary doctor very professional

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Very thorough, listened to my concerns with respect & provided reassurance. My surgery went without complications & very little post op pain.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt and his team did a great job. The anesthesiologist did an excellent job. I was not nauseous at all afterwards. The nurses were all top notch.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

He’s very good doctor

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Excellent care and explanations, highly skilled

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Excellent care, pleasant personality. He answered my questions and made sure any concerns I had were addressed.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

The doctor is very kind and attentive to what one tells him

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Very competent and caring.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Ganshirt is professional and personable. His manner is comfortable so asking questions feels very welcomed.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

I found Dr. Ganshirt to be very thorough and professional in his approach.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt is kind and calming. The procedure was explained well, done well, and he has run on time each time.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

It’s the best

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Low key , no attitude and very talented.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Very good

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Ganshirt is caring, professional, spends time with you to make sure you understand what he thinks is the issue you have and what he can do to help. He is a real person.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

The best

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Kind and compassionate, very communicative, accepted and answered all questions completely.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant and understanding. Highly accomplished

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June 08, 2023

5.0

He is so skillful, knowledgeable, kind and professional!

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Great surgeon. Easy to talk too

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June 06, 2023

5.0

The utmost professionalism instills high confidence that I'm in the best hands.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

He was personable and knowledgeable. There is no reason for dissatisfaction.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Doctor was very nice

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Very personable, professional, and skilled

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June 01, 2023

5.0

He genuinely seems to care about his patients. Always very quick to respond on MyChart. Great care always.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Dr Ganshirt is considerate, expert, and very responsive to needs.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Very good and kind doctor, my husband personally told him directly

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Surgery went well. Very professional and an excellent surgeon

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Surgery recovery was very quick, Dr. Ganshirt was very easy to speak with and patiently answered all our questions and treated our concerns with care.

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May 26, 2023

4.0

Friendly demeanor.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Doctor Ganshirt was very informative and helpful. He made me feel at home.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Excellent attention

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Ganshirt was very understanding and explained the process clearly. He was easily approachable to ask questions and he took time to answer all of my questions. His supporting staff was friendly extremely helpful. I felt very comfortable and reassured about the surgery under his care.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Explain what the next steps and understood my concerns. Very friendly as well.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

He is a good doctor he listen and answer all you cuestions

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May 22, 2023

5.0

I felt very pampered, and safe.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Great doctor!

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Expertise and kindness.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

He came highly recommended and was very helpful during our visit

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May 15, 2023

5.0

He always made me feel so comfortable through my entire process with him. He’s VERY knowledgeable and I would defiantly be going back to him in the future if I have any issues.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

He was knowledgeable about the procedure he is arranging and I am comfortable that I will be pleased with the outcome.

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May 12, 2023

3.0

bedside manner

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ganshirt was professional, friendly and helpful.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

He is friendly. He comes into the exam room after looking at your chart and is ready to exam you and discuss with you your concerns.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

I went to another surgeon first, I thought he glossed over the specific points of the procedure, and gave me incorrect information.Dr. Ganshirt told me the truth about the procedure and consequences. He remembered everything I said to him, and put it in the visit notes. He was cheerful, personable, caring, checked on me several times, and reported to my wife immediately after surgery.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

handled the surgury well and I have a very quick recovery. Again excellent empathy.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant and informative. Only issue I thought he said he would have them call to set up Oncology appointment but have not received a call, so not I am not sure I heard him right.

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April 30, 2023

5.0

Long history with Dr Ganshirt and its always good.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Very experienced Doctor

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Skilled and reassuring

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Dr Ganshirt is very thorough. I am comfortable asking questions.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

I would score higher if I could. Dr. Ganshirt made me feel at ease during my consult, on the day of surgery, and again during my follow up appt. He was easy to talk to, friendly, and didn’t make me feel rushed by answering all of my questions thoroughly. His expertise is admirable.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

He makes me feel extremely comfortable, him and his team are nothing but amazing and so caring.

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