James P. Chandler, MD

James P. Chandler, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Neurosurgical Oncology

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Benign Brain Tumor
  • Glioma
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine - 1990
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1996

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

315 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 24, 2022

5.0

Because of the high quality care I received While I was being diagnosed with a brain tumor and then my time at the hospital before and after surgery and then the excellent follow up that I have received since a very successive surgical procedure to remove a large brain tumor.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Excellent connection.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He was friendly and professional and explained in a manner the was understandable. He answer my questions and explained my follow up.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Chandler has knowledge, skills, experience and a great team leader and works with a great team. Listens and easy to talk to. Has a great follow up plan.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Explained all options for treatment, both surgical and medical. Explained the details of the surgery in a way that was understandable. Took time to answer all questions. All staff was very kind.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Fantastic care. Honest and straight to the point.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Great skill compassion and customer service

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and caring.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Muy profesional, buen trato

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February 11, 2022

5.0

He’s calm and confident demeanor reduced my anxiety and gave me confidence In having him as my surgeon!

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Professionalism

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February 07, 2022

5.0

The best!!!

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Common sense, observant, reassuring

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Great listening very professional yet personable

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January 27, 2022

5.0

I think he knows what he is doing.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Chandler has the ability to calm your nerves, and speak to you directly and sincerely. He is open to questions and comments, and displays an incredible amount of knowledge about the subject at hand.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Chandler is professional, personable and has eased my mind with my health concerns in addition to my post-op recovery.

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January 10, 2022

4.0

Dr. Chandler was nice and all dress up, he even looked very professional during the visit. He might of been in a hurry, but he should slow down and, we are all wearing masks, so the patients can hear and understand what he's telling them. I still would highly recommend Dr. Chandler to anyone who is in need of this type of Doctor, For sure!!

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Smart, direct and very clear

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Professional , very efficient!

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December 09, 2021

5.0

I needed to have a pituitary tumor removed and he’s done many of these and he removed it all. He’s empathetic and caring and listens

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December 07, 2021

5.0

his reputation

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Awesome skills and bedside manner

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December 02, 2021

5.0

He was kind, patient, and knowledgeable.

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November 22, 2021

4.0

Dr. Chandler seemed very experienced and knowledgeable in our discussion but, again, I have not received treatment from Dr. Chandler. He was encouraging and answered all our questions.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Great professional man. Love him.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He was able to remove the rest of a tumor that another surgeon didn’t feel comfortable doing.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon

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October 14, 2021

0.0

The resident was thorough, knowledgeable, and empathetic. Dr. Chandler was in for a minute if I’m being generous, stood over me the whole time and told me I wasn’t having the symptoms I had just reported to the resident and written on my intake form. He didn’t examine me in any way or ask me any questions, and then left. Didn’t address any of the concerns the resident had shared with me prior to Dr. Chandler entering the exam room. Or the concerns on my MRI report. Absolutely horrible interpersonal skills, unless it’s his intent to be dismissive and condescending without listening to his patients.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chandler met all my expectations and more. He and support team were very knowledgeable and compassionate.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

He is wonderful and making you understand everything

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Straight to the point - honest

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

He seems so calm and reassuring Is the best of the best in my opinion I feel confident just knowing that he will be the one performing my surgery

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September 27, 2021

5.0

After operation no complication no side effect and go back to work ok

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Reputation

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September 20, 2021

4.0

Dr Chandler reviewed my CTScan right away & said to come back in 3 months.. DrChandler was not real talkative…I wasn’t given time to ask a few questions & concerns…

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Excellent

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September 14, 2021

5.0

He’s the best of the best. Good representative for the hospital and department.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chandler showed his expertise, calmness, amiability, and sense of humor. All of which made me feel very confident and comfortable on my upcoming surgery.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, honest, direct, compassionate and always a calming influence…

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Chandler is smart, careful and kind. I trust him and the remarkable team he has assembled.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Chandler was absolutely spectacular.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Comes highly recommended.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

He listens

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Understanding and good listener

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He is special

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Very decisive in treatment and communication skills of same. I've always felt I was with the best Doctor in this field of treatment for my condition.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chandler is the best doctor in America.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Extreme expert in his field. His bedside manor is very stoic.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Very confident and successful

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chandler appears to be very knowledgeable and I'm hoping that he is able to help me.

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July 16, 2021

3.0

New patient

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July 05, 2021

5.0

He has a phenomenal reputation and I know that he will do his very best to remove my pituitary tumor and cure me of Cushing’s disease

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July 05, 2021

5.0

He's very good no complication about my surgery. Hope everything will be fine all the way

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Answers questions, very knowledgeable.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Siempre dispuesto a responder las dudas y con respeto!!

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Perfection Best Dr. James Chandler I am Blessed to have

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June 25, 2021

5.0

I really liked him and his residents. He was very thorough with his explanation

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Patient detailed explanation. Calm approach.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Did not look at scans prior to our return appointment time. We had to advise them new scans were in the system and we waited while he reviewed. Making us one hour late for neurology appointment in same location

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He is so knowledgeable and so thorough and explains everything and answers all questions so clearly

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May 28, 2021

5.0

He's GREAT

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May 28, 2021

5.0

I would highly recommend Dr James P. Chandler. He is amiable, sincere, courteous. The best Dr I ever encountered. I admire his practice.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

No nonsense captain.

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May 23, 2021

5.0

Was very honest and forthright about the surgery and recovery; all went perfectly and I’m doing well

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May 22, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, attentive and experienced.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

To the point and optimistic of the possibilities

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Highly personable.. he was very professional and not intimidating..he made me feel relaxed because his confidence personality had showed out.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

additionally Dr. Chandler performed a life changing surgery on me and I had no problems afterwards.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Very trustworthy and shows great care for patients

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May 10, 2021

5.0

He takes time to really listen. Explains the procedure thoroughly.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chandler is wonderful. I'm very glad that he was recommended to me by another wonderful doctor at NMH (Seema Singhal). I would recommend him HIGHLY!! P.S. Not only is he a good doctor...he has a great sense of humor!!

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Doctor explained everything about my tumor and time for new studies

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May 03, 2021

4.0

Great concise communication

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April 30, 2021

5.0

He is wonderful. Very calm with great bedside manner and is very experienced. He was able to treat my more complicated case and any complication that may have come up. I am in great hands under his care and couldn’t ask for more. My family and I will be forever grateful!

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Excellent Dr Surgeon

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Fabulous doctor

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Very kind & very competent.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Dr.Chandler excels in all areas that one can evaluate a physician/surgeon and in addition is a really nice man.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Wonderful manners. I asked every single question I wanted; he explained and I never felt rushed. His knowledge put me, as well as, my husband at ease. When I did a background check on him, his credentials and talking with him you would expect a older man. We most certainly will refer him to our friends and family.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

He’s very professional and addressed the problem calmly and firectly

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chandler is wonderful. He explains things well. He makes the patient feel confident. I trust him. I feel I am in good hands with Dr. Chandler.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

His knowledge of my condition and his confidence in the remedy he proposed, put me at ease knowing that I was making the right decision.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

He is a highly skilled surgeon

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March 30, 2021

5.0

I have encountered many patients that have had wonderful outcomes with Dr Chandler. He is very professional, experienced and has great bedside manner. He has a wonderful reputation.

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Very experienced and knowledgeable

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March 27, 2021

5.0

Excellent care.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Honest about positive and negative surgical outcomes, but in a rational, logical way that put me at ease. Dr. Chandler also has an awesome (and subtle) sense of humor and made me laugh at a somewhat grim situation. To me that’s priceless.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, explanations, and ability to relate to my problem

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March 18, 2021

5.0

He is a BLESSING and so AMAZING!!! He truly knows what he’s doing and treats you with such kindness and is very patience with all my questions and concerns he is so kind and helpful. Truly an amazing Doctor and an unbelievable human being!

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Excellent communicator...explains everything clearly and completly...his care and compassion...gave me hope...

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March 04, 2021

5.0

He explained the procedure that I needed to hear about my brain and what to expect.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Chandler is an amazing surgeon and person. My wife and I greatly appreciated all his time and attention to all of our questions relative to surgery and the go forward treatment protocols.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Amazing skills, both in surgery and discourse with the patient.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Honest and makes you hopeful at same time

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February 15, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very easy to talk with. He was clear in explaining my diagnosis and treatment options.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon very helpful great leader of a good team

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Very responsive and willing to meet with me.

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Disclosures

James P. Chandler, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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