John E. Pandolfino, MD

John E. Pandolfino, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Esophageal Gastroenterology

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

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

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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
Physician 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 

83 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

39 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

39 Reviews

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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July 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pandolfino was extremely thorough and explained things very clearly. He never seemed rushed. He is definitely an expert in his field.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

GREAT DOCTOR

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pandolfino was patient and compassionate with me. He understood my symptoms and where they’re coming from. He reassured that he’s going to work with my docs to try to improve my esophageal emptying without having to remove my esophagus. He is a caring doctor and that is what we need. Achalasia is a very draining and hard esophageal condition. It messes with your mental and emotional health. The confidence I had about my career and future has been shaken this past year after my second surgery.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Integrity. Fidelity. Bedside manner. Modesty. Kindness. Responsiveness. Compassion. His team. Brilliance. Knowledge. Answered every single question without putting his hand on the doorknob. Didn’t stand up to try and leave while I was asking questions. Showed me the films while explaining every swallow.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable caring informative makes sure that everyone treats patients with the greatest respect. Is always helpful. Goes above and beyond. Makes great well considered referrals

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June 02, 2021

5.0

He's the best

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June 02, 2021

5.0

He is very good doctor an he is very understanding

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He seems to be one of the best in the world in his profession. I watched a couple videos of him giving presentations and I appreciate his common sense approach to GI issues.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Only doctor to correctly diagnose my problem and knew how to fix it!

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pandolfino took the time to review the several diagnostics study done elsewhere, he then discussed with me in details the results of the studies done at Northwestern and made the appropriate recommendations.

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March 21, 2021

5.0

He is a very good Doctor

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Brilliant, sympathetic, terrific at explaining.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Pandifino is an accomplished GI doctor. He explains everything in an understandable manner before suggesting a treatment plan.l

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February 14, 2021

5.0

He is the greatest. I’ve explained before

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pandolfino was very thorough, he sent a lot of time reviewing and analyzing my previois test results.

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January 23, 2021

0.0

Buy he is not taking new patients. Otherwise it would our be 10.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

He is a GI expert who is also very helpful, friendly and able to communicate difficult concepts and be honest about prognosis.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, efficient, personable

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December 25, 2020

5.0

A real professional. Knowledgeable and pragmatic.

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December 21, 2020

5.0

He is great - brilliant and kind

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December 21, 2020

5.0

Again very thorough. Educated me on medications. The Fo’s and don’t. Really took the time to explain my medical condition. Very Professional.

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December 15, 2020

5.0

Expert in his field. Takes time to discuss findings and next steps.

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December 08, 2020

5.0

I would recommend Dr Pandolfino for his expertise in Esphogeal Dysmolitiy especially now since out of state patients can do telehealth with an expert for a second opinion.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Really good Doctor who cares about the people

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Pandolfino lived up to all my expectations. He has a wonderful, caring personality and explains his suggestions for patients' treatment options in a very understandable,encouraging manner. Medicine needs more physicians like him.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

This is a very well organized, welcoming and efficient specialty service.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Dr John Pandolfino and his nurse Sandy are the best.. They treat you like a real person and not just a patient

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Confident and knowledgeable. Didn't rush me through my appointment. Made sure I understood what my issues were and explained different ways to approach them. Highly recommend

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and helpful friendly staff.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

He reviewed my outside records completely and gave me a detailed and thoughtful recommendation

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Responsive and considerate staff and clinicians

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August 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Pandolfino has never given up trying to make my gi issues better....and I understand this is one of 0his specialties

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July 07, 2020

5.0

Excellent staff with this virus mess going on. Dr Pandofino is to me the best honorable doctor on staff at northwestern!!

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June 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Pandolfino was very thorough and took the time to listen and answer my questions.

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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 || chr(38) || 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.

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