Andrew J. Fishman, MD

Andrew J. Fishman, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Neurotology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Boston University School of Medicine - 1989
Residency:
NYU Grossman School of Medicine - 1996
Fellowships:
NYU Grossman School of Medicine - 1998

Media

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Neurotology (Certified)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

478 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 29, 2021

5.0

Explain the problem and surgery

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor

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August 25, 2021

5.0

This man is the coolest!! Hes smart, articulate and knowd how to get the job done. He knew what was wrong with my ear right away ans he resolved the problem in no time! I loved that i had the optopn to see what he was doing in my ear via the big tv screen on his wall!

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August 22, 2021

3.0

I wish hed talk more about the issue Im having. When I ask questions, its not because Im questioning his job, Im questioning my problem and just want it fixed!!! Im not questioning him not doing a good job, just want answers to my problem. I dont think my problem is getting fixed. I just hope its not because of my insurance and thats why its not getting fixed. Before my last surgery; he couldnt see I had a bigger infection then he thought. And I asked how he knew the infection was gone, and he said he could see it. If that was the case then why couldnt he see it before surgery and it seemed to me like he got mad for me asking the question. I just wanna make sure Im not gonna die from this infection.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

He was very friendly and explained everything he did

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August 16, 2021

5.0

He took his time explaining things to make sure we understood.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and detailed and coming up with a solution for my issue and he cares about his patients I look forward to successful results .Im confident hell take care of me trust is important

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He is confident and explains as needed

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Fishman is amazing as a surgeon and has the capacity to educate and engage, making me feel as though he cares a great deal about his patients.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable

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July 23, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and explains what is going on very well.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Anderson explain the procedure and risks

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July 18, 2021

2.0

Maybe Dr. Fishman was having a "bad day". It does look like many members of the staff in both Central DuPage and Delnor are having bad days since the hostile takeover by Northwestern. Too much talk about how great Northwestern (the Chicago location) is, such as being a top ten hospital in the U.S. and, too little work at managing and unifying an important hospital system in the Chicago region. You have a lot of good staff members at all the needed levels in your locations. Let them know their work is appreciated.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Dr.&Nurses are professional&comforting.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

He is very informative and explained everything

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July 12, 2021

4.0

I am thankful for his expertise on my sons surgery in March; however I feel very surprised and unprepared that an ear infection could undo the entire surgery.

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Most knowledgeable doctor I have had for my ear problems

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July 07, 2021

5.0

The best! Respectful and took time with me today!

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Great communicator, confident, experienced

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Outstanding doctor

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor and staff. I feel very confident with their care and decisions.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Excellent Dr./ patient skills. Very thorough explanations and % forecast of success ratio. Never felt rushed to finish questions.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Professional and very accommodating answering ant questions you may have

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June 23, 2021

4.0

Will give him a 10 if the surgery goes well, but was very clear in observations and in communicating the plan and risks.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Es muy buen médico y responsable

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Fisherman is an outstanding surgeon. He is goes right to the point, may not linger on conversation, but he knows what he is doing. He makes me feel safe!

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June 11, 2021

5.0

He was very kind and showed me my ears and he set my surgery that day!!!

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June 10, 2021

5.0

He knows his stuff

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Excelente doctor muy buen trabajo

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Friendly and tells you everything that is going on

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Tells it like it is, he is Very knowledgeable and professional!!

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May 26, 2021

5.0

He seemed to know what I was dealing with.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Seems to be very knowledgeable about his specialty.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Fishman always takes his time and explains what he thinks is the best for his patience I cant thank him enough for what he has done for me to save my life

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Fantastic doctor

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Very good to interact with... seems to always be running late, but full attention on arrival....

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Like l said he was very nice and would make a good doctor for anyone that needs one.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Very good and listen to you .

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May 10, 2021

5.0

I have the upmost confidence in Dr Fishman.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Hes very caring. Hes very Genuine not fake he you just feel very comfortable talking to him and the other people that work there I would recommend recommend people to go to them I made a fact I did recommend somebody I dont know if they went or not but I told them he was the best

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. F is very personable, down to earth, and engaging; explains things well, seems concerned about my health and well being

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Seemed caring and interested in my issues

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Impressed with Dr. Fishman's knowledge and expertise. He got right to the heart of my problem.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

I was very comfortable with him. This was my first visited: about a cochlear implant. He explained, gave me material to read and most important, he listened to me. To me the first impression is very important.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Went over everything in detail.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Very personable! I felt like he did a great job listening and evaluating my hearing problems. Have no idea if there is something he can fix, but I feel confident that if there is something to find and fix, he will do it. Also, talking with the people who did my CAT scan at Delnor, they hold Dr. Fishman is very high regard.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

This doctor is caring and thoughtful, focused in his approach and teaching (explaining) whats to done why. He also makes time for your questions and ensures you understand. His surgical technique is excellent, as well as his follow up.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Everyone is very nice and in good spirits.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

He is willing to answer all questions and ease my worries

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Confident and no bull crap, gets the job done.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Hes amazing he get right too the point! Very quick

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Es un buen especialista me gusto como me atendió

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Fishman is a no nonsense surgeon He laid out my options for addressing and hopefully eradicating my confirmed case of squamous cell carcinoma. He assisted me with selecting the best option fir removing the cancer and what the healing process entails. I am currently on the mend with an excellent recovery prognosis.

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April 11, 2021

5.0

Loved everything about how visit happened from parking lot and return... Helpful,professional and courteous service.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Very professional, prompt, and understanding of my son that is developmentally disabled. And Dr Fishman put us at ease with his knowledge and experience.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Se ve que es un doctor con mucha experiencia

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Increadibly knowledgeable and very professional.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Fishman listened carefully to me. He has treated me with genuine care and explained my condition and treatment plan well. He made sure I understood and he didnt rush me into unnecessary surgery.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

He has been attentive and empathetic. The healing is going very well under his care.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

He was very upfront with me about the surgery and I felt confident with him before and after the surgery.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Fishman is amazing!! I have been under his care for 4 years and every time I see him he is so kind, courteous and professional. Listens carefully and answers all of my questions.

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March 23, 2021

2.0

I waited in the exam room for 45 minutes and when he walked in he said I needed an MRI. He had my hearing results abd CT scan before I my appointment. He could have called and told me that before I took time off of work and paid my copay. He did look in my ear quickly and said to come back after the MRI. I have no idea why I waited 45 minutes and why he couldnt tell me I needed an MRI before my appointment.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

He does a great job and explains everything.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Fishman cares about his patients and makes sure that all outcomes are the best possible.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Excelente doctor

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Muy acertado Da confianza Amigable

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Fishman is a true medical professional and excellent surgeon. He removed all signs of the Squamous Cell Carcinoma cancer and was able to save the hearing in my left ear.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Fish man is an excellent cochlear implant surgeon. He has great experience and expertise.

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March 07, 2021

5.0

Good Doctor

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March 01, 2021

5.0

He is very sincere

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February 26, 2021

5.0

Hes funny and very knowledgeable

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February 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Fishman is very professional and well recommended

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Very good personality and apparently excellent surgeon

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February 23, 2021

0.0

He was no help to me and was not interested in helping me

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February 21, 2021

5.0

Very nice personality and very calming so I didnt feel nervous and was able to pay attention to what he said and wasnt scared to ask questions I had. Actually enjoyed visit which is something I dont think Ive ever said about a doctors appointment before.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Hes the best!

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Doctor Fishman tells it like it is, so, I know exactly what he plans to do, why hes going to do it, and basically how hes going to do it.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Fishman took the time to listen and help determine what was causing my vestibular issue.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Friendly & decisive in treatment

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Very helpful. Made sure everything went as planned.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

He cares

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February 03, 2021

5.0

He explained everything very clearly and was easy to speak to

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February 01, 2021

5.0

He knows his business and inspires confidence.

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January 31, 2021

5.0

Very down to earth! Spent time explaining potential procedures and answered all of our questions. Great experience!

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January 31, 2021

5.0

He has become friendly and helpful once again.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Tells you exactly what hes thinking

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January 25, 2021

4.0

Once again, clear communication on total healing process time and healing would have helped my anxiety. Covid-19 complicated this.

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January 25, 2021

4.0

He explains everything that I can understand

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January 08, 2021

5.0

He provided great education prior to the surgery creating comfort and was very knowledgeable and friendly throughout the entire experience.

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January 05, 2021

5.0

He was easy to talk to, madd me feel like he wanted to do what he could to improve my hearing

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January 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Fishman rushes through my appointments, and if I don't ask a question I might not gain information I need. Yesterday, after my appointment it dawned on me that while the last time he did some cauterization, I needed to use drops in my ear for a week. He made no mention of drops this time, so I called to ask about it later in the day. It turns out I do need to use them - this time for two weeks.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable, caring, concerned about patient. Best doctor!

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Because my ear was infected. Real simple hes making it better again

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January 03, 2021

5.0

V nice and kind professional Dr.one of best dr i have

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December 27, 2020

5.0

He is very smart and talk to very nicely with patients.

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December 27, 2020

5.0

A Dr. at Lake Forest NM hospital highly referred me to Dr. Fishman. He is kind & very intelligent man. Unfortunately for me I have to have Brain surgery. I feel that I am in good hands with Dr. Fishman.

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December 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Fishman has been excellent to work with. He takes the time to talk with you and cares about you. I have 110% faith in him!

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December 25, 2020

5.0

He explained very detailed the outcome of the appointment

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December 23, 2020

5.0

He compassionate Great bedside manner Love him! Hes fixed my ears from infections that I suffered from all my life where no one else could do

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Disclosures

Andrew J. Fishman, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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