Carol Emi Bretschneider, MD
Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
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Practice Focus Areas
- Female Urinary Incontinence
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Robotic Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
- Vaginal Prolapse
- Medical Education:
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine - 2012
University of North Carolina Hospitals - 2016
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2019
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Certified)
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)
Faculty ProfileAssistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician NetworkNorthwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
- On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage HospitalNorthwestern Lake Forest HospitalNorthwestern Memorial HospitalPalos Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
August 19, 20225.0 star star star star star
Very informative and knowledgeable without being condescending. Made me very comfortable. Answered my questions completely and didn’t make me feel rushed. I know they do this many times but for me the information was new and I felt her compassion.
July 15, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Carol Emi Bretschneider is the BEST along with her assistant and staff. She/they make extra time to explain everything and listen to your questions. I just met her this last Wednesday after and issues from a surgery the Thursday before and my doctor was out of town. She got me back to CDH yesterday for a follow-up surgery. Called and spoke with me at home beforehand, came and spoke with me before surgery, acknowledged my husband and asked him if he had any concerns or questions. I'm now healing and feeling much better. Dr. Carol Emi Bretschneider and Lisa (assistan) both get multiple gold stars ????
May 19, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Bretschneider is the kindest, compassionate and caring person/physician I have ever treated with. She makes me feel at ease and I don’t feel self conscious about my issue She is also very intelligent and works to find a solution to your problem that is right for you. She discusses and answers all my questions and I never feel rushed. I’ve worked in the hospital system in the past and I have never met such an awesome doctor. I give her a 10 ++ and highly recommend her.
May 13, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Bretschneider is very compassionate and caring person She involves you as the patient in conversation about different treatment options regarding your care. She also is very knowledgeable and i feel extremely comfortable with her. She has an awesome bedside manner. I just love her.
April 25, 20225.0 star star star star star
Where do I start? "Dr Emi" is the best ever -- informed, caring, professional, and delightful. She is a highly responsive doctor with great communication skills. I absolutely trust her judgement. Not only is she a wonderful doctor, she is also a wonderful person!
Consulting / Related Activities
Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities
- Boston Scientific Corporation (includes Guidant Corporation)
- International Academy of Pelvic Surgery
External Professional Relationships
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