John E. Pandolfino, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Esophageal Gastroenterology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Achalasia
  • Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Motility Disorders

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 1993
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1996
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

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:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

75 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

17 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

17 Reviews

August 11, 2022

5.0

He called the day before my procedure just to introduce himself and see if I had any questions. Not too many doctors care enough to do that!

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July 06, 2022

5.0

Listens carefully. Explains everything.

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May 04, 2022

5.0

He is an awesome Doctor and a great guy

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April 13, 2022

5.0

He is accessible even though he is one of the most busy physicians I know. Before I was even an established patient, he spent over an hour on the phone with me on a Friday evening (while on vacation) talking me through my achalasia. I come to Dr. Pandolfino from Cleveland. I have sent everyone I know with GI issues (especially achalasia) to him and to Dr. Hungness.

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April 07, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and thorough

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January 21, 2022

4.0

I've only had one conversation with him so far. I have had a great experience so far.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

This is a leading, caring, insightful doctor who is supportive, encouraging and even shares some joyfulness in the face of something big and scary for the patient.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

He has great skills on communiation and delivery of what going on

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He seemed secure in his recommendations, took other aspects of my health into consideration, explained upcoming test. He also took time to explain thoroughly how to use meds he sent me.I felt more secure on a phone call with him than some face to face visits I have experienced.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

he's the greatest dr. i've ever seen! i trust his opinion 100% and he's also kind and listensand i know he cares about the outcome!

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October 07, 2021

5.0

He took his time to talk and explain everything. Took a hold of problem and come up with solutions in 30 minutes The staff scheduled all future appt with no issues

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Very good Doctor

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August 21, 2021

4.0

So far I have only had one phone conversation with this doctor. Too early to score him any higher.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

he's the best and kindest dr. in the hospital!!

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August 06, 2021

5.0

He gave us a lot of his time and energy. He followed up with us after our son’s procedure to make sure his recovery was progressing. We recommend him highly and will continue to see him even though we are out of state.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

He is the best. Explains really clearly, and he remembers me and everything about me.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

Patient centered care.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Continuing Education Company, Inc.
  • Covidien, PLC
  • EndoGastric Solutions
  • Ethicon, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson Company)
  • Medical Device Business Services, Inc.
  • Medtronic Logistics, LLC (Medtronic, Inc.)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • RedHill Biopharma Ltd
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
  • UpToDate, Inc.

Royalty Payments and Inventor Share

Faculty member has the right to receive payments or may receive future financial benefits for inventions or discoveries related to the following companies or other entities

  • Crospon, Inc.

External Professional Relationships

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