Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD

Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD

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Primary Specialty

Urologic Oncology

Secondary Specialty

  • Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery
  • Urology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, PhD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2001
Internship:
Johns Hopkins University - 2007
Residency:
Johns Hopkins University - 2007

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology - Urology (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 Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

983 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

I feel he provides the best care available.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Top notch doctor in his field. Took time to explain all the options and didnt rush appointment.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Thorough Informative Accountable

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Superior experience

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August 27, 2021

5.0

He is very confident and reassuring. Also is very businesslike.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Great confidence

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Great caring, concerned, knowledgeable Doctor who puts the patients care first and foremost.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Top rated surgeon. Highly recommended.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Again I learned a great deal from Dr Schaeffer. Well organized discussion

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and understanding as to what the patient is confronting.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Although I only just met him, he seems like best doc for the job that I could hope for.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Hes competent and skilled. Clearly a good choice

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Very precise

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August 16, 2021

5.0

He treated me for an aggressive prostate cancer. I am now cancer free.

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August 13, 2021

5.0

His demeanor and the confidence I have in his expertise!

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August 13, 2021

5.0

Dr's training and experience as urologic surgeon is world class.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Competance and consultation

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Thorough and expert in his field

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Really cares about his patients and their outcomes Excellent surgeon

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and clearly an expert in his field. Should real concern for my issues and answered all of my questions

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August 06, 2021

5.0

He answers my questions and he is personable.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Exudes confidence without condescension. Enormous competence. Ability to communicate clearly

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August 05, 2021

5.0

He is the consummate professional. I can say about Dr. Schaeffer what so many have said about former NWH Dr Steve Rosen: He takes the fear out cancer.

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August 02, 2021

4.0

Knowledgable, skilled. Excellent reputation.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

I just started that in my previous note

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July 29, 2021

5.0

great care

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July 27, 2021

5.0

This was my first meeting. I will know more after surgery.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

He is simply the best. Exudes professionalism but makes you feel like is personally interested in you.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Good Dr he know what he is doing.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer was honest and decisive, yet empathetic. I felt confident in his decision to surgically remove my prostate. I cannot underemphasize the importance of knowing someone competent and caring will be treating me.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Very professional. Very knowledgeable. Good and efficient communicator.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Smart and kind!

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Level of expertise, attention to patient concerns

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July 24, 2021

5.0

He was highly recommended and did a great job

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Great Dr.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Extremely competent and good communicator

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Incredible skill and knowledge and detailed in explanations. Top technology in diagnostics and surgery. I had complete faith in his abilities.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

He is the best!

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Great service

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Expert advice

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician!!! Gives all treatment options, which are well-explained. Extremely competent. Technical expertise is unmatched. My surgery and post-op care painless.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Depth of experience in surgery, professional appearance.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

At the top of his profession.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer is clearly highly knowledgeable and skilled. He explains everything very thoroughly and clearly. I am glad to have someone of his caliber caring for me.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and personable doctor

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July 20, 2021

5.0

High level of clinical knowledge and experience but as important, a great, down to earth guy.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Very reassuring!

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and thoughtful. Expert in the prostate cancer area. Very good Å“bedside manner?

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Great surgery and followup

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor who cares for his patients

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July 18, 2021

5.0

Great care and great outcomes.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

He is a Total Professional. I trust him. He is accessible and responsive. He is candid with a good sense of humor.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Unparalleled expertise in his specialty. The combination of service provider and researcher in his area of specialty engenders confidence in the care provided.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and he told me step by step what he was doing also while training some new doctors.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

I could not find a physician who has better qualities.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

He is patient, and treats us like family

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and accessible. Extraordinarily bright, caring and articulate.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Having a renowned doctor and leader in the field take honest time to consider a patient's needed care and to offer recommendations is golden.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician explained everything

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June 15, 2021

5.0

On time appointment. Caring attitude. Knowledgeable in field.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Personable, very knowledgeable, efficient and successful.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

One of the best in the country

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June 14, 2021

5.0

I have total confidence in his opinions and skills.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Great at explaining things in simple clear language. Great bedside manner and easy to talk with.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer is #1 top in field, excellent communication skills, always punctual in terms of appointments and takes the time to listen to a patient.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Prostate surgery is major surgery, is extremely difficult and requires the highest skill level. My surgery went very well , was totally successful, and had no complications. His after surgery instructions that he wrote were spot on. Minimal pain during recovery managed with OTC meds. Kudos to him and his talented staff.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He's definitely good doc

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He is the best doctor for me

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He is a world expert!

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He cares about his patients. Explains procedures and test results so that the patient can understand.

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Very professional

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June 04, 2021

5.0

He knows his stuff and gives it to you straight

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Great credentials and knowledge in the subject matter.

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Excellent Dr

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Very strong expertise and capability, very patient approach to answering questions and discussing options that helped decision making, showed tremendous care and respect for me as patient. Would recommend him highly.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Great knowledge, professional care.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer demonstrates expertise and availability.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Easy to deal with, highly competent, clear and helpful communications.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

One of the countrys best prostate surgeons.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Well known expert in this field

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Quality

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May 24, 2021

5.0

He makes you feel as an important person. Very caring about his work.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer is an outstanding surgeon and researcher. He has surrounded himself with a top quality team.

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May 23, 2021

5.0

The wonderful doctor and his nurse, Marie, are the BEST in every way!

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May 23, 2021

5.0

Because he is a great Doctor and a good surgeon

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Very personable and good explanation of my situation

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Doctor and attendant , very friendly , made me comfortable during what could have been an uncomfortable procedure 20 Stars

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May 19, 2021

5.0

the best in the business. and most importantly he explains things to you. he manages expectations. whats more he tied my shoes at discharge.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Excuses confidence in matters discussed. Answered questions!

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May 17, 2021

5.0

In addition to the above answer, Dr Schaeffer was made me feel at ease, never rushed and always took time to answer my questions.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

I trust him and I think you cant find a better doctor

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May 17, 2021

5.0

He is a great doctor

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Expert in his field.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Both Ted and his father have been my doctors for years and I have a great deal of confidence in them

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Very Kind and Knowledgeable

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer is the best physician for treatment of prostate disease.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable....skillful surgeon.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Top quality professional medical care.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Availability on short notice, explains situation lucidly in plain English, conservative about recommending procedures (doesnt impetuously recommend surgery or biopsy, takes everything in careful stages), great demeanor, reassuring expertise.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

I read up on Dr. Schaeffer & I know he is pretty renowned in his field, plus his bedside manner is very good

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