Taras W. Masnyk, MD, PhD

Taras W. Masnyk, MD, PhD

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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Spine Surgery

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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 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
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

308 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Masnyk was extremely knowledgeable about explaining my case to me. Very thorough. I would highly recommend him.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Masynk is very thorough, professional and kind. He always explains everything and is honest. I have built a trusting relationship with him over the years and he’s a great physician.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Felt like he took an interest, and went over things very thoroughly

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He is straight forward and I feel safe with him.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He acts like he knows his job very well and he knows what is going on.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

This was the visit to schedule surgery and Dr. Masnyk Made the explanation easier to digest!

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Doctor has performed neck surgery on me and I have had great success with my recovery.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Just a good doctor & a good man

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, listens to concerns and doesn't rush the appointment. And explains everything well.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough in his diagnosis and concerned about me as a patient.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Very skilled and talented.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Great Dr.! Very good.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He is so kind and so thorough and really explains everything so that I could understand it.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Shows concern and empathy

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Kindness

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He is thorough and listens well

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January 24, 2022

5.0

very thorough and easy to talk with.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He was able to correct my neck pain with surgery.

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January 15, 2022

2.0

My apt was to review my lumbar and cervical stenosis. My limited mobility and pain He spent more time on my hands then my spine Something or someone needs to help me

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is very professional and personable. He explains things clearly and takes his time while also allowing me to ask questions and provide my input. I feel heard and enjoy being able to participate in my health care. He puts me at ease.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Takes his time .. explains in laymen terms. Listens

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Very impressive neurologist.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

I have recommend Dr. Masnyk to many people. I had 4 previous surgeries with Dr. Masnyk because he is the best surgeon in the Chicago area.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Thoroughness

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and highly recommended.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

We found Dr. Masnyk to be a very kind, caring and highly skillful surgeon, with excellent demeanor. It was a pleasure knowing him.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Compassionate. Spent and hour and a half with me talking through all of my options and issues.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Definitivamente recomiendo al Dr Masnyk porque desde que lo visite la primera vez hace como dos años atras yo vi la atención y el interes que le dio a mi caso! Analizaba con especial atención mis exámenes y el tratamiento indicado por el Dr Masnyk en aquel entonces tuvo exelentes resultados. Y debo mencionar también que la primera impresión al conocerlo fue de seguridad y confianza.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Extremely thorough and knowledgeable. Communicates well explains the issues and treatment options and risks in easy to understand terms. Very personable and professional.

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November 03, 2021

3.0

Inconsistent diagnosis

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October 21, 2021

5.0

DR. Masnyk works well for me, a very good Doctor in his field. He knows what he is doing and very good with patients.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Doctor Taras Masnyk , very knowledgeable and provided best care for my husband . It’s so important to trust doctor and he is the one who we can trust . Thanks!

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October 09, 2021

5.0

record of successes

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Took the time to explain everything to me

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October 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Masnyk again was very helpful and explained all my options and together I feel that we came up with the best treatment plan for me.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

He was very willing to answer questions in great detail.

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Very thorough no bs

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Discussed in detail the procedure along with any draw backs associated with it

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Masnyk diagnosed my rare condition and saved my life.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, takes his time to check me out and explain everything in details. And then more knowledge.

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September 05, 2021

5.0

Very thoughtful doctor who spent time listening to me and explaining his recommended course of action.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate and understanding. Good communication not rushed and listens well

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August 07, 2021

5.0

He is very nice and informative. Did great review of diagnostics done. Put in layman’s terms.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Kindness

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July 22, 2021

5.0

He is steady and in no rush to jump to surgical solutions. That said he operated on my cervical spine in 2017, and I have been pain free since.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Competent and no overkill

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Well experienced in his profession, well mannered and has a great understanding of what needs to be done.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Thorough examination. Courteous and friendly

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Thoroughly explained everything. Easy to talk to ..felt he really cared

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

He took time to met with my husband and I and explained dx, prognosis, and options. We are internally grateful to him and his entire staff.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Great results. Thorough office visit

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May 25, 2021

5.0

I was pleased with Dr. Masnyk because he took the time to show me the MRIs and explain everything. He also gave me a thorough examination, so far as I can tell, to ascertain my current condition. He didn't make me feel as though we needed to hurry through the appointment and I think he was genuinly interested in my case.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

DR Masnyk was very thorough with his examination, And spent a lot of time making sure I understood what was going on with my issue. Answered all my questions with excellent and professional answers that i could understand.. I felt very positive that I was in good hands when I left.. Awesome guy and really personable..

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May 11, 2021

5.0

He one off the best in his field.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Masnyke has a class guys have all the trust in the world and him and the people that work with him I’ve done everything I’ve asked for phone calls big help and the other doctor said helping been very good to me

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May 06, 2021

5.0

I feel had talked to a Doctor, whom checked on all aspects pertaining to what was needed.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He’s a surgeon that’s not in your mood to court if he doesn’t have to just a great game felt very comfortable there

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April 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Masnyk has encyclopedic knowledge and was very clear in his explanation of my symptoms, and there was no doubt as to what the treatment should be

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Dr.M. is extremely thorough and professional. He is a great doctor and has relieved me of my neck pain. Very happy with my results.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Trust him

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March 29, 2021

5.0

seemed nice and took his time explaining all my options

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March 27, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and answered all my questions. Feel very confident in his expertise

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Masnyk has treated me since 2001 with Dr. Johnson and did a great job.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is terrific! Took all the time I needed. I did not feel rushed at all.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Loved Dr Masnyk. Great skill and easy to talk to.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

I trust him! Has always explained my condition thoroughly.

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Masnyk really gave us lots of time to explain and answer all of our questions.

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February 28, 2021

5.0

He was very knowledgeable and explained things very well

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February 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Masnyk takes his time to dig into the details, assess your symptoms and makes a diagnosis. He then explains in detail what everything means, talks through options and sets a plan.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Masnyk spends time with you and answers every question and is very informative. I felt secure with his ability and knowledge, which you need to have with any doctor. Also he is good at listening to your concerns and issues.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, and excellent at what he does. He is friendly and takes the time to discuss your concerns. After diagnosis, he discusses a plan of action and recommends what he feels is best.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Very personable, knowledgeable. Have been a patient of his for 10+ years and wouldn't go to anyone else.

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Calidad de atencion. Te explica perfecta mente bien paso a paso. Toma su tiempo para hablar ,escuchar y responder. El es muy professional.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Excellent explanation of my condition. Explained options for corrections. Took the time I needed and answered questions. I didn’t feel rushed.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Took his time. Thorough.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Listens, tests what is necessary, finds best solution to the problem. He is easy to talk to and ask questions of.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Masnyk always explains what is happening.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Masnyk is very good at what he does.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Masnyk did a wonderful job of explaining my xrays and MRI’s. I appreciate his thoroughness

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February 02, 2021

5.0

past experience

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February 01, 2021

5.0

He explains your condition in detail including the risks and benefits.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgable, helpful and friendly professional.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

I’d give him a 20 if your chart went that high.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Felt like I was his only patient. Never rushed me in or out of visits. Thoroughly explained each step of my surgery before, during hospital stay, and follow ups.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is not only a highly qualified and skilled neurosurgeon with pleasant demeanor, he communicates clearly and patiently listens to our concerns.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

He goes over all the information and options clearly.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Personable and knows what he's doing

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Because all the hard work he did on my cervical operation I believe he did a great job he’s a very good doctor and he was very professional and his assistance were outstanding

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful and thorough physician.

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January 12, 2021

5.0

Wonderful job of explaining the diagnosis, the options, and pros and cons. I feel very confident and safe with him doing the surgery. Took the time to answer my questions and concerns.

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January 12, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable, and great outcome. He even took the time to satisfy my ‘engineer’s curiosity’ about - well, everything...

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January 08, 2021

5.0

He is very down to earth yet very professional! He explains things in a manner that patients are able to understand and his knowledge level and compassion for what he does is obvious!

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January 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Masnyk's skill, his concerns with all detail and his total professionalism and his reputation from staff not connected to his immed. office and my friend that I base my decision on in recommending this surgeon.

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January 05, 2021

5.0

My surgery went well but my recovery had been slow. Dr Madnyk was suportive during this time as well.

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December 24, 2020

5.0

Dr Masnyk is incredibly patient, informative, thorough & friendly. I never feel rushed and have all my concerns addressed. I feel confident that I am getting the best care available.

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December 23, 2020

5.0

He really cares about you and knows what he is doing

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December 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is exceptional and highly skilled surgeon, with excellent demeanor. He takes time to thoroughly explain the process and patiently answer our concerns. His humane and personable approach were highly appreciated.

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Disclosures

Taras W. Masnyk, MD, PhD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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