Jack A. Wagoner, MD

Jack A. Wagoner, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - 1993
Residency:
Spectrum Health/Michigan State University - 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Wound Management - Certified Wound Specialist (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Kishwaukee Hospital
Valley West Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

398 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

94 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

94 Reviews

August 29, 2023

4.0

He too is prompt friendly and thorough. Good personality

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August 29, 2023

5.0

I've known him for years and many procedures.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

Dr wagoner extremely caring, knowledgeable and caring person.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

His reputation is known far and wide as an excellent surgeon. He puts his patients at ease.Top notch doctor!

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Dr Wagoner is a great surgeon second to none, with good bedside manners; he explains everything to us before & after surgery. He did a great job in performing the robotic assisted hernia repair with very minimal pain & no complications. He is our friend too.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Jack Wagoner is an excellent surgeon who did my inguinal hernia repair surgery using robot. I didn’t have any complications No significant pain or swelling. Everything went fine; postoperative visit was also good He was very helpful for me

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagoner is the best. He is a great surgeon.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

dr wagoner explained everything in great detail, answered all my questions, made me feel understood and didn't rush through my appointment.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

He explains everything he is doing, and he goes the extra steps to make sure that is what needs to be done.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable but also he approached the details of my surgery with care and humor, answering my questions honestly. He didn't gloss over the details of what I could expect of the after care which I appreciated.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

He’s went from being my doctor to being my friend to being my hero

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr Wagoner is friendly and explained the whole procedure, and he answered all my questions.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Great doctor!

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July 27, 2023

5.0

This is the doctor you want!

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Takes time to explain everything

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He knows everything about surgery. He is very kind & second to none as a surgeon

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Truthful

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagoner is a great surgeon. Kish is lucky to have him on staff. He was very personable, efficient, and explained things in a way that I understood. Great job Dr. Wagoner.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Provided easy to understand explanation. Knowledgeable and kind.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Puts his patients at ease with his bedside manner. I felt confident with his care.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Excellent service

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Wagoner is through- He makes you feel heard- He explains things to you- He’s gentle- genuine- kind-

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June 29, 2023

5.0

His ability to explain what the surgery will accomplish and what the recovery time will be.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

He was very easy to talk to and listened to our questions and answered them.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagoner explained alternatives for diagnostics and possible treatment. He was easy to talk to and his insights were thorough.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Very friendly, did not rush, fully explained process! 1st time seeing him and was impressed!

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June 26, 2023

5.0

He is great, he takes his time with you. Explains everything and makes sure you have no questions what so ever.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagoner is kind, compassionate and professional.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Wagoner took time to explain my condition, answer all questions, and explain the treatment options available to me.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Came out and explained what he did in surgery and had good follow up

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Great communication, patience and instills confidence.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagner is always professional, but makes you feel at ease about your surgery.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Dr wagoner have great bedside manners and explain your test results and is willing to listen of your concerns and answer all questions he’s a great surgeon

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagoner explains things well. He takes his time to be sure the patient understands and never seems to be in a hurry to be done. He has a very good bedside manner in my opinion. I have seen him work with family members in the past and have always felt he has a very good manner with all concerned.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

I have already recommended him to a friend. He is highly competent (I know this as I used to work at the hospital), very friendly, offers information about diagnosis and treatment options, and responds readily to questions.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Just did a wonderful job

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner! Very knowledgeable and put me at ease.

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May 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagner explains what the surgery will entail in such a calm way. It really helps in reducing my nervousness about my surgery.

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May 13, 2023

5.0

Takes his time and truly cares

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May 08, 2023

5.0

He was here very thorough surgeon and explained everything that could happen and should happen and what he was going to do before everything happened. Didn’t force me into choosing an option it gave me the best options available

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May 03, 2023

5.0

I have seen home previously and he is a caring and thoughtful doctor.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

There are 0 complaints with me with this doctor. He is hands down amazing. He made me feel at ease and he is extremely smart and takes his time. He makes the patient feel important And again listens and has amazing bedside manor. There is not a reason I wouldn't recommend him.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He explained the procedure to me and I was not rushed in and out.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Great explaining took time with me

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He explain exactly what was involved with the procedure. I also felt his "team" worked well together which helped me to relieve some of my nervous.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Very personable. Very thorough , doesn't treat you lie a number. Several family members have had him for a surgeon. So that's why I chose him. Very kind and gentle.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Good people skills and great bed side manners.

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April 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Wagoner very friendly, professional and explained everything in an easy to understand way!

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April 22, 2023

5.0

Very competent, explains procedures and is very personable with his patients.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr. Wagoner in the past and feel extremely comfortable under his care.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Good reputation, very thorough, friendly and funny

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March 26, 2023

5.0

Good personality great care...

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March 22, 2023

5.0

This was the second time I talked with Dr. Wagoner; the first being about 2 years ago. He is JUST SO EASY TO TALK to!!!! He let me present my information, looked at my data and graphs from MyChart as I brought him up to date and why I was coming back. Many doctors cut me off and jump to the bottom line of what needs to be done. Where as Dr. Wagoner looked at what I had and then started to "connect the dots" with where we should be headed next and why. I felt that my input had been of value.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Jack Wagoner has great bedside manner he took time with me to explains my ultrasound results and explained to me the next steps to take and why and answer all my concerns and questions

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Very nice and helpful

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March 13, 2023

5.0

He’s great

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March 10, 2023

5.0

He is a down to earth, Dr., and caring and has the gift to make the patient feel at ease. I can not speak highly enough of Dr. Wagner!!! A great surgeon!!

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March 03, 2023

5.0

He was very friendly and explained just what was going to happen and what to expect once at home. I had very little discomfort and did not need any pain pills or Ibuprofen.

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagner‘s personal and professional approach to servicing is patience.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

He described everything he was doing and made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Kind, explained everything clearly. He made me feel I was in good hands.

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagoner had great bedside manner balanced with informative and realistic dialogue throughout. He was positive and had a sense of humor. I was very pleased with his work.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

He came highly recommended, very personable, and knowledgeable

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February 07, 2023

5.0

He explained everything very so that people can understand and gave us options. He also gave us his recommendations.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

Reputation and recommendations

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Everyone was friendly and very professional and considerate

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January 27, 2023

5.0

He was very nice. I felt seen and heard, that's not always the case with many doctors.

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January 27, 2023

5.0

Professional through and through. Explained every detail of the procedure and the disease process to me.

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January 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Wagoner is an excellent physician. He is very caring and takes the time to explain everything to you. He has been my surgeon for the last 10 years. I would highly recommend him.

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January 27, 2023

5.0

Dr wagoner is very nice and explains everything

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January 24, 2023

5.0

Met with family and explained procedure using common words and drawing! Kept good eye contact!

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January 23, 2023

5.0

Nobody is perfect. But Jack is five ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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January 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagoner was recommended to me. He is awesome! Great doc.

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January 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wagoner is one of the best “listening” Drs. I’ve had. He is also excellent at explaining procedures, results, treatments etc. very willing to spend his time communicating.

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December 25, 2022

5.0

Thoroughtness, kindness, understanding.

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December 19, 2022

5.0

Surgery went very well and the pain was minimal. I would choose Dr. Wagoner if I needed another surgery in the future.

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December 18, 2022

5.0

Dr Wagoner takes his time and you don't feel rushed, which is uncommon these days. Explains everything to a fine detail and answers all your questions. He made me feel better about getting surgery when needed.

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December 16, 2022

5.0

He took the time to discuss all that was needed during my consultation. It was a very positive experience.

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December 14, 2022

5.0

I like his professionalism and down to earth personality. Very caring.

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December 14, 2022

5.0

Great person

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Wagoner takes time to explain things in simple terms. He answers all questions.

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December 07, 2022

5.0

Very professional took time to explain and answered all questions

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December 06, 2022

5.0

He is very professional and answers all questions

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December 02, 2022

5.0

He explains everything about what is needed or not needed.

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November 29, 2022

5.0

He is really nice with his patients😁😌

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November 27, 2022

5.0

Kind and Caring

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November 26, 2022

5.0

I worked with him at KCH and NM , very competent and caring .

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November 21, 2022

5.0

Skillful and bedside manner is the best.

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November 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wagoner was very good. Explained my procedure very well.

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November 13, 2022

5.0

Dr Wagoner is an amazing doctor who listens very well to his patients and takes care of their needs by explaining procedures and he is also very compassionate

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November 10, 2022

5.0

He has a lot of patience in answering questions and made sure I understand what was going on and my treatment options. Made me feel comfortable being under his care.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

I feel very confident in Dr Wagoner’s skill as a surgeon.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

Jason; My anesthesiologist and Dr. Wagner; Rebecca in surgical; and of course nurses...I believe her name was Mary but I was in bay 14 on November 2nd. I had 2 different nurses.

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November 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wagoner explained my test results and answered all my questions.

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