Taras W. Masnyk, MD, PhD

Taras W. Masnyk, MD, PhD

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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Spine Surgery

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - 1993
Professional Education:
PhD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Science F Edward Hebert School of Medicine - 1991
Internship:
University of Chicago - 1994
Residency:
University of Chicago - 1999

Languages Spoken

  • Ukrainian

Board Certifications

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

Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

86 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

86 Reviews

November 16, 2020

5.0

Already have recommend him to 2 people.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

His exam was through, and after he explained everything in detail and let me ask questions.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, explained everything clearly, answered all questions. Very pleased with my appointment.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Liked the Doctor. He explained things very well. Kind

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Professionalism, expertise, and patience in answering all questions.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Very friendly and attentive.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Wonderful service.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional, excellent at communiicating in laymen's terms

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November 07, 2020

5.0

At our first visit Dr Masnyk reviewed my condition with me, including a complete review of the MRI. He explained my options and we decided on surgery to eliminate the problem. The surgery was a complete success and my recovery went exactly as he said it would And a big thanks to Patti who provided me with great instructions that I believe made my recovery go smoothlyI feel like a million bucks! Thanks to all.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Professional, prompt, thorough.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Always extremely helpful, knowledgable and professional.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Friendly, professional and helpful staff, as always.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Same as above

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is fantastic! Very caring. Explained everything so I could understand it. Very knowledgeable!

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October 30, 2020

5.0

One of the best doctors I have had.

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Everyone is professional and very caring

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is patient and really listens to you. He goes over everything with you so you understand what he's saying

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October 29, 2020

5.0

The staff is amazing and Dr. Masnyk is patient and really listens to you. He goes over everything with you so you understand what he's saying.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Highly competent, relaxed and professional doctor. His way of communicating the problems and how he will solve them leave a patient filled with confidence and hope for a better quality of life.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Very friendly and efficient staff.

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October 26, 2020

4.0

veery successful surgery great care

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October 22, 2020

5.0

He steps out of the box. He is compassionate and caring. Takes his time with you.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is the best.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Extremely professional, knowledgable, helpful and friendly.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Helpful and friendly staff.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

He is an excellent doctor.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

I have received very good care. Everyone is professional and caring.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Again, very professional yet warm. In no way did I feel rushed. Thought the appointment was very thorough and complete. Good plan of action put in place to handle my issues going forward.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Professional staff. Dr. was warm yet professional. Thought my appointment was very thorough and not rushed. Got all the information I needed. Good plan of action put in place.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Great provider

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Great service

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October 12, 2020

5.0

He's very knowledgeable and very professional

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is very knowledgeable and very professional

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October 10, 2020

5.0

He was very pleasant, listened patiently to my concerns, and very clearly explained what needs to be done.

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October 10, 2020

5.0

Friendly , courteous and efficient

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October 07, 2020

5.0

He is personable. Really listens to you. Has a great sense of humor. Treats you with respect. Doesn't talk down to you. Gives you all the information you need. Explains things when you ask.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

The staff and Dr Masnyk are exceptional. Remember you as a person and treat you with respect and kindness

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Very informative appointment he took his time and explained the details of things I needed to know. I have not had a doctor that this type of time to explain instead of rushing I was very pleased with this doctor and the information he provided.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Great doctor, excellent at listening and responding to my questions.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

I really like my entire medical team. Good follow up care

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Extremely patient and thorough in explaining my MRI findings

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Clean safe environment for healthcare

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September 30, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and also explains very clearly of what you have and what you need a doctor very good

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September 30, 2020

5.0

He explains everything and he's very knowledgeable

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Dr takes time to explain in lay terms. Always on time and never rushes your time with him. Have gone to him for 8 years and never once thought of going to another doctor.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Masnyk and his APN Patty, as well as the intake nurse, all took their time to get a thorough understanding of my issue as well as to educate me about my diagnosis, discuss recommendations and make sure I was referred to a qualified physical therapist

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Nice polite respectful infomative

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Nice polite respectful infomatuve

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September 17, 2020

5.0

The doctor is very thorough and knowledgeable.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Thorough and spends good amount of time with patients. Answers questions and provides information on condition. Just hard to get appointments.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Caring Knowledge Easy to talk to

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Knowledge Caring attitude

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Attentive, concerned

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Doctors, staff, wait times

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September 15, 2020

5.0

He is an amazing dr. That truly cares about his patients!

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Masnyk is an amazing dr. He spent almost 30 minutes with me going over all my tests results and explaining every detail. I trust this dr completely and feel so blessed that he is my dr!

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September 14, 2020

4.0

Professionalism

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and patient in explaining everything. Gave me all the time I needed for questions. Clear explanations.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Convenient, efficient, friendly service.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Best surgeon. Listens, explains, and is brilliant.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Always well treated. Great care front desk to doctor.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

The doctor is knowable, explains things clearly, and answered my questions

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is an extremely professional and gifted surgeon, spending well over one hour with my wife and I. He was very thorough, patient and detailed with respect to explaining the risks, and options of rather complex surgery options.

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August 31, 2020

5.0

Seems knowlegable. Knows my history.

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August 27, 2020

5.0

He is very kind and professional. The type of person you would like to know both professionally and personally.i

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August 27, 2020

5.0

He inspires confidence and trust.

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August 27, 2020

5.0

Fr Masnyk is very knowledgeable, attentive and caring

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August 25, 2020

5.0

Honest, thorough, diagnosis and summary

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August 24, 2020

5.0

He is an excellent doctor. Gave me all the time I needed to ask questions. I felt confident with him as my surgeon.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Takes his time to fully explain what is going on and what options are available.

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August 22, 2020

5.0

Thorough

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Not only a superlative surgeon, Dr Masnyk good wit patients.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

Friendly, sincere and a great surgeon. He delivered what he promised in terms of diagnosis, surgery and results.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

He was very thorough

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July 21, 2020

5.0

He is consistent. Great bedside manner. Amazing surgeon. Doesn't cut unless necessary. Communicates in a comfortable, non-condescending way.

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July 17, 2020

5.0

Had emergency surgery for sub-Durel hematoma after seizure @ home. Dr Masnyk called my wife at home prior to my surgery explaining what the surgery entailed & how long it would take, answering all her questions. He stayed on the phone with her while she walked next door so our neighbor, who is a doctor, could listen while he explained the surgery...After the surgery he called her again and explained what he had done, telling her the surgery was successful with no surprises. He was compassionate, knowledgeable, and took time to explain in layman's terms to comfort my wife thru the entire process.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

He's the best

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Extremely thorough. Never felt rushed. Explored all aspects of complaints/tests to finalize a treatment plan.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Everyone was pleasant and helpful in nw neurosurgery dept. Dr. Masnyk was great . He he was very thorough in this diagnosis and explanation of surgery.

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July 05, 2020

5.0

He's done amazing work on me

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July 02, 2020

5.0

Very informative. Explained what could happen so that I could understand.

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Professional service.Knowledgeable in his field

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June 16, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and knowledgeable

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June 16, 2020

5.0

He spent time getting to know my case, explained my options and didn't just reccomend surgery like last surgeon. Made me understand steps I needed to take. Made me feel very comfortable. Thank you

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June 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is extremely reputable. It is because of his reputation as a surgeon that we chose him for my surgery.

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June 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Masnyk did a wonderful job explaining everything to me.

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