Geoffrey P. Stricsek, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Spinal Congenital Disease
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spine Degenerative Disease
  • Spine Revision Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine Tumors

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Emory University School of Medicine - 2012
Residency:
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH - 2019
Fellowships:
Emory University School of Medicine - 2020

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

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:
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

4.8
4.8 

466 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2022

5.0

Good guy. Really listens, and takes his time with you.

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August 30, 2022

5.0

Please see comments above.. it’s all combined.. eeekkk.. sorry .. but nothing but great reviews!!!

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August 30, 2022

5.0

Was very thorough. Answered all my questions. Really seemed to make sure he was talking about my specific issue.

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August 29, 2022

5.0

His care for me was extremely well planned and he was really a great source of information before the surgery. And is involved in the future follow up

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August 23, 2022

5.0

Very good and professional

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August 20, 2022

5.0

Again, Dr Stricsek explains my health problem to me in lay terms. He’s never rushed and spends quality time with me. He also helped me to understand options to manage my pain & improving the problem as near 100% as possible.

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August 19, 2022

5.0

He and his staff answered all my questions and were there until I left

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August 18, 2022

5.0

I sense great intelligence and willingness to get things right.

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August 18, 2022

5.0

Very in tune with patient.

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August 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. was very thorough with his exam and really explained alot about my Spine and my problems. He was a good listener and answered all my questions. I really appreciated his Kindess.

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August 11, 2022

5.0

fue muy clara su explicación muy amable y demostró conocimiento

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August 11, 2022

5.0

Great visit Dr Stricsek is thorough and kind. Care was great as always

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August 08, 2022

5.0

Very compassionate and down to earth. Gave honest opinions.

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August 04, 2022

5.0

Through, understanding, listens well, ensures he’s communicating at an appropriate level for understanding

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August 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Stricsek took time to explain all the procedures that I would be having. Answered all my questions. Very helpful

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July 30, 2022

5.0

He was empathetic listened well and was my advocate

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July 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Stricsek takes his time with you

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July 14, 2022

5.0

He answered all of my questions. And addressed every concern I had with a great bedside manner

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July 14, 2022

5.0

He is awesome

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July 11, 2022

5.0

He listens very well and seems to know what to and tells me.

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July 11, 2022

5.0

Well prepared for visit (notes and previous MRI) and provided reasonable and manageable care plan to address spine issues.

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July 07, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, competent, good explanations.

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July 05, 2022

5.0

I already have recommended 2 for his evaluation / consultation as I felt very confident in his care. All options were explained and explored before surgery was an option.

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July 01, 2022

5.0

Dr Stricsek is very personable, very thorough & very reasonable in his assessments of treatments.

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June 29, 2022

5.0

Very upfront, professional and thorough.

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June 28, 2022

5.0

Skilled surgeon and a person who cares about his patients

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June 27, 2022

5.0

He was very helpful

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June 25, 2022

5.0

Great doctor very informative

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June 21, 2022

5.0

He explained things thoroughly and was friendly and made me comfortable.

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June 16, 2022

5.0

He seems to be quite an amazing provider, which I pray I’m correct.

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June 09, 2022

5.0

He took the time to ask questions and listen to my answers. He explained every aspect of the test results and possible solutions to my current situation. Also provided the next steps needed to try and eliminate as much pain as possible.

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June 09, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, compassionate, seemed genuinely concerned.

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June 09, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and cured me. I would gladly recommend him to anyone

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June 03, 2022

5.0

The doctor was a very good communicator. He explained all options and took his time to answer all questions.

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May 31, 2022

5.0

From the very beginning he initiated a professional yet casual and understanding relationship. Great listening skills! Would highly recommend and have done so already. I had spinal fusion and am still recovering but he has made the progress so much easier.

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May 27, 2022

5.0

He listened to my situation addressed it completely and I was out the door very competent doctor I was relieved to see he was a little older than the picture he had up where he looks so young as I don't trust young doctors anymore

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May 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Striscek was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and kind. He spent a great deal of time with me, seemed to genuinely care about helping me figure out my problem, explained my scans to me in detail and offered helpful suggestions. He was wonderful

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May 24, 2022

5.0

Great doctor! He really helped me go through difficult moments, like navigating the different options for my accident. He explained everything in detail. His approach to patients is very humane.

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May 21, 2022

5.0

He went into great detail showing me the MRI'S I had taken and explaining what surgery was necessary to be performed. He examined me to see the extent of my deficiencies.

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May 17, 2022

5.0

Good bedside manner and easy to talk to. Explained complex issues really well. I Could understand the issue clearly. He gave great options and recommendations for treatment.

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May 17, 2022

5.0

Took time to explain my condition and treatment options. Great follow-up. Skillful surgeon

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May 17, 2022

5.0

Takes time to explain everything. Allows lots of time for questions. Very skilled.

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May 10, 2022

5.0

A surgeon with a good bedside manner is rare

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May 05, 2022

5.0

Doc was very patient and thorough, took time to explain everything

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May 05, 2022

5.0

Very attentive and informative.

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May 03, 2022

5.0

Cares for people and listen’s to patients 😊

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April 28, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable , willingness to take time to talk throughly with patient about procedure, honestly talks about possible outcomes , friendly and has a great sense of humor. I feel very comfortable being a patient of his during such a sensitive medical procedure.

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April 25, 2022

5.0

Dr Stricsek is knowledgeable and a good communicator. He was generous with his time and gave appropriate advice.

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April 18, 2022

5.0

Excellent care for being such a large organization

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April 12, 2022

5.0

He was thorough, informative, did not rush me to make a decision.

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April 11, 2022

5.0

Serious Dr but still had a warm smile and listened to another woman who was there for a second opinion and same surgeon We listened to the surgeon from Northwestern. Team . We give Dr Strescek our respect. He asked forAll mri's. Xrays and lab results. He was honest in saying surgery to Dr Strescek was that it was dangerous. for any more surgeric could take her life

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April 11, 2022

5.0

Very personable and down to earth.

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April 07, 2022

5.0

Takes a reasonable approach to health care.

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April 05, 2022

5.0

Took his time to make sure I understood all of my options.

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April 02, 2022

5.0

Not only did he do a good job on my back, but his explanations of the condition of my back and what needed to be done were very clear. He has a great bedside manner and anticipated my needs as I live in Michigan (some four hours away).

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Thorough exam. Took the time to explain complicated medical condition. Was keep bd with a great professional and personal demeanor.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Wonderful surgeon!!!

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Always friendly and puts me at easy with his knowledge and great listening skills

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Took his time with us explained everything thoroughly from start to finish with the surgery and we feel very comfortable with him.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

I had initially met Dr. Stricsek on the Internet. To meet him in person and experiencing his professional examination and patient responsive comments to my questions made my visit the outcome I had hoped for.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Outstanding care and straight forward answers.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Good listener very attentive

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He listened and didn’t rush me.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. STRICSEK is a hero in my book. He correctly diagnosed my spine problem and preformed the required surgery. Now, 3 months after surgery, I am almost pain free and rarely take meds. I feel like I have been given my life back. I am looking forward to traveling again!

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February 22, 2022

5.0

patient,answered all my questions ,gave me honest and reassuring medical opinion.I left feeling safe and if surgery decided in competent hands.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Because of the quality of care and surgery

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February 15, 2022

1.0

I did not fit his profile for a patient. I was so discouraged that he gave me no hope for relief of my pain.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very professional, friendly, and considerate, taking the needed time to answer all our questions. Does not make us feel like he is too busy to discuss medical options and procedures. Very thorough.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Kind and took his time. He answered all our concerns and answers. I felt very comfortable with him.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

The understanding of the choices

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Pleasant .Answers questions clearly and respectfully.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Doc listens and explains everything

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He was courteous and friendly. Very patient & clear in explaining things. He obviously had done his homework and was familiar with my case at the beginning of the visit even though I was new to the clinic.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He took the time to answer my questions in a very detailed matter. He was confident during his analysis sharing evidence and common sense.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He is really a fantastic person and doctor

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Effective and efficient with a patient-centered approach.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Because he seems like he knows what he's doing

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, answered all my questions. Pleasant and a skilled surgeon.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

I came to Northwestern because I wanted to be in a teaching hospital. I selected Dr Stricsek based on his record and could not have been more pleased. He was easy to talk to and addressed all my concerns. He never rushed, giving me his full attention. He discussed his decisions on the surgeries with me in detail so that I knew what to anticipate. I would definitely recommend him to any family or friend needing a spinal surgeon.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Very thorough. Liked surgery was not his first option. Willing to explore other ways of approaching the provlem

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Stricsek is very conscious physician . He checks all the facts given to him by other physicians, then he does his own research and order tests before he he informes the patient his own findings. I am happy to be among his patients.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

excellent medical service

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January 10, 2022

5.0

I want to personally thank him for taking the extra time to me to discuss my findings. He also gave me advice on how to move forward with anyone recommending surgery for my condition.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Stricsek too the time to review some of my records beforehand and made sure all my questions were answered. I appreciated that I did not feel rushed. When he didn't know the answer, he provided me with the right people to visit next. He seemed genuinely interestred in helping me.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Excellent patient skills and had already reviewed MRI & chart.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Engaged surgeon, great bedside manner, explains procedures and thorough follow up

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December 21, 2021

4.0

So far, so good. These are strange times for doc and patient.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

He was thorough, remembered our past visits and was prepared for phone visit. For easy to talk to, good listening skills

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Stricsek from day one from NW Hospital, to my appointment at his office was as professional and kind as doctors get.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Knowledge and friendliness. Answered all question. Promptness. Took time to perform physical exam

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December 02, 2021

5.0

He seemed very knowledgeable and showed concerns for other aspects of my body

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Very personable-listens well-takes his time with you.Makes you feel like your someone.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Excellant care

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Striczek is very pragmatic. He set the expectation bar very medium and so I'm thrilled with my progress.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. listened to me. What I told him was important to him. At no time did I ever feel like I was being talked down to or just a number or a paycheck. Doctor was amazingly precise explain things clearly and making sure that I understood what we were doing and why. His team has the utmost respect for him and he has the utmost respect for them. The care I received from him was just simply over the top wonderful. I'd also like to add, that when the surgery was said and done, and I had gone home, with only follow-up visits afterwards, his team answered my calls, returned my calls, checked to see how I was doing. It wasn't just while they were in business hours, it was at all times. He left me feeling as though not only did I have a future I didn't have to take all the steps by myself.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Patient, walked through everything with my husband and I very thoughtfully. Didn’t try to push surgery at all. Really felt like he actually cared.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Physician took the time to explain to me the reason I was having pain and answered all my questions. He also provided next steps that I should follow to help get back to being my normal functioning.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Very kind, answers all my questions and concerns.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Very good at bringing the problem and options to layman terms and was committed to help us understand the problem. Really spent a lot of time with me making sure My questions were answered

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Disclosures

Geoffrey P. Stricsek, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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