Raanan Y. Alter, MD

Raanan Y. Alter, MD

4.9 
773 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Gynecologic Oncology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2014
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 2018
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2021

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

773 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

He noticed I was wearing a mask and offered to put one on. I appreciated that. Also, excellent bedside and explained everything clearly.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Alter’s level of care is outstanding. My care and treatment plan was a thorough discussion; I am confident in him and his team and optimistic about my future health.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Exceptional Doctor!!!

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr.Alter is so caring and I really appreciate him for being with me this entire journey and always addressing my needs.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Very understanding

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August 24, 2023

5.0

He is very understanding.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

See above. He is the best

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August 23, 2023

5.0

He explained everything very well

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Great and caring dr.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Dr Alter made a plan of action for the next six months and offered new options for my care.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

He's a doctor who really cares about his patients

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Very interested in getting me back to my best health

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Outstanding doctor

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July 26, 2023

5.0

His expertise, professionalism, and caring. Took the time to review the imaging with me.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Informative. Empathetic. Patient. Calming.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He is so thoughtful.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Absolutely fantastic bedside manner. He explained everything clearly and was incredibly kind and caring. A rare combination these days.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

A gynecological cancer patient could not be in better hands.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Took the time to explain my situation clearly

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Same as above. Think he did the best he could as and is advising me honestly.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

First time I met him and felt comfortable with my situation

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July 11, 2023

4.0

He seems to care about his patients

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Very professional and an excellent bedside manner.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

They treated me well they made me feel comfortable

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June 28, 2023

5.0

He is so caring and always takes the time to answer all my questions.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Explaining everything slowly and asking for questions

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Caring, compassionate, makes sure you understand all well and let's you help on the decisions about your health.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Does not rush the visit. Answers all questions without rushing the answers. Very compassionate doctor.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

very informative

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June 16, 2023

5.0

He has been one of the best doctor’s I’ve seen in recent years. He is so down to Earth and shows real concern for me.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

He truly cares about his patients.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Professional, patient and respectful in answering questions. Gave detailed information on the surgery procedure and what to expect.

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Competent and explained things I could understand

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Alter was everything you want your Dr too be.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Alter takes the time to listen to all my concerns and questions.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Kind, efficient, explains things well, answers all questions, very knowledgeable

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Very kind and professional.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

He truly cares about his patients.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

He seems very knowledgeable; he’s calm and caring.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

He was thoughtful, thorough and easy to understand

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Concerned. Listens to patient. Thorough in assess.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

He explains in detail for easy understanding. He's demeanor is very calm and caring.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

He is so competent yet also friendly.

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May 29, 2023

5.0

He is a talented and skilled specialist in his area.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Caring physician

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Took time to explain, offer options, and recommend a study that I might qualify for.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

He saved my life

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Alter views himself as a partner in his patient's care. He is willing to discuss and uses evidence based research to drive the plan of care.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Excellent at making me feel heard, took the time to make sure I understood

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May 22, 2023

5.0

He’s amazing. He is supportive, positive, patient and a fabulous surgeon

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May 21, 2023

5.0

Explained everything

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May 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Alter clearly explains everything and he really shows he cares. He shows that he has a heart ❤️.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

He took his time with me and made sure I was comfortable.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Empathetic with patient. Expert knowledge. Provides organization and leadership in communicating with other doctors.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

He was very friendly and explained things in a very understandable way.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Dr alter answers all of your questions and never rushes you.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Compassionate, articulate, decisive, technically brilliant, and exceptional levels of expertise and experience. I’m comfortable with Dr. Alter and confident that I’m receiving the very best medical treatment for my gynecologic cancer. And did I mention that he has a gentle touch and the warmest smile?!

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Dr.Altar is so attentive to your every need and he truly care for his patients.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

He's intelligent and practical. He takes the time to explain everything.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Excellent care very informative

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Appreciate his bedside manner: care and concern, but also straightforward.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

So personable, knowledgeable & caring.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, takes time to explain things

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable doctor with good bedside manners

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May 09, 2023

5.0

He listens & cares about you during scarey difficult times.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Alter is reassuring and thorough. When I wasn't able to reach the nurse, he took the call and explained my test results.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Always takes the time to listen and answer questions.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Presented information professionally. Easy to talk to.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Wonderful bedside manner & clear details about my surgery

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Seems very competent.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

I like Dr Alter he was very clear on what exactly we needed to do for our journey. It was my first time so don't know well

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Very personable, kind. Took lots of time to explain things, answer questions. Very patient.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

He is great. Very compassionate, honest, and explains everything.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable for my personal problem. Doctor altar. It's very gentle During my examination And surgery and cares for my well being. Very very compassion.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Same as above plus positive and reassuring.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

He had a great, down to earth personality. This was my first meeting with him and I felt an instant connection and comfortable was with him. His explanations of the care and treatment I could get was clear and concise and he really put me at ease.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Alter goes above and beyond in the care of his patients. He is compassionate and cares deeply for his patients. He’s a skilled and extraordinary surgeon - on top of the current technology available.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

I was happy with the time it took for my appointment today

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Alter was kind, gentle and thoughtful in his care

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Explains things well. Listens and answers questions. Gets lab results back to patients quickly.

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April 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Alter is very compassionate and is very thorough in his medical explanations.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Good communicator, takes his time with the patient and is thorough

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Alter was fantastic. Incredibly kind and thorough. Cared very much for my comfort throughout the procedure and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend him and his wonderful bedside manner.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

He is knowledgeable, personable, and encouraging. I always leave feeling hopeful, even in uncertain situations.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

So caring and comforting

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Alter is very kind but straight forward. Gives you the necessary information in a patient friendly manner. He and his staff highly responsive to questions and concerns Very positive approach to difficult situations

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Listened to my concerns and weighed my options

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and puts his patients at ease. I appreciated how he explained everything.

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March 30, 2023

5.0

He is beyond expert and amazing at what he does. He is also caring, loving, gentle and kind.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

After having just met him I felt very comfortable and relaxed with him, he was very kind and thorough. I have been very blessed with God putting me in the hands of really wonderful doctors!

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Alter listens well and has always made sure I felt heard and have a say in my treatment. He answers questions really well and really seems to care about my overall well being.

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Disclosures

Raanan Y. Alter, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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