Taras W. Masnyk, MD, PhD

Taras W. Masnyk, MD, PhD

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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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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 

371 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

78 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

78 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

An expert in his area, highly knowledgeable and professional. Excellent surgeon! Great post operative care.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Exceptional doctor

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Did a great job on my brain surgery.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Masnyk is extremely comforting in explaining the details of what I am going through.

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August 13, 2023

5.0

He seemed VERY knowledgeable. He explains everything very while using MRI and skeletal models. This really made understanding so much easier. Good sense of humor while maintaining a professional and trusting character. His recommendations seemed logical and trustworthy. 😃👍

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August 10, 2023

5.0

He is a dedicated and professional doctor 🧑‍⚕️

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Dr.Masnyk is a wonderful doctor. He takes time to explain everything and he listens to you patiently. He is very accurate and very professional. I trust him and I know that I’m in good hands with him.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Masnyk is an amazing surgeon, best in the area.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

See above. He’s awesome. Great at explaining in detail my x-rays and takes an interest in me, the patient

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July 06, 2023

5.0

I felt I was in the best care

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Very thorough

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July 03, 2023

5.0

He’s an amazing, amazing surgeon! Always takes the time to explain everything and if you don’t understand, he will put it in a better way for you so that you can understand. Always extremely kind and caring.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

I cannot thank Dr. Masnyk enough for his thorough exam and the time he took to explain and show me the MRI results an answer all of my questions. I was so nervous but he put me at ease. THank you so much.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Excellent surgeon and informative process

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Took his time to explain things and wasn’t in a rush. Doctor answered all of my questions, and even some that I had forgotten to ask explained all the good and bad the surgery that I am going to have great bedside manner super kind and friendly.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

The provider was very explanatory and spent a reasonable amount of time with me.

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June 03, 2023

5.0

Took time before and after to explain things to us. Especially after a long day.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Masnyk put me at ease and explained everything very clearly.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Excellent all very well

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and understanding

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Very professional and caring

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Excellent Surgeon

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May 16, 2023

5.0

She is a very nice doctor and I received very great service.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Masnyk is knowledgeable, thorough, informative and caring

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Detailed examination, looks at all aspects, provides clear explanation for diagnosis and treatment. Goes over all the implications for treatment plan.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Smart doc. Spent a ton of to E with me. Showed concern for my issues

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April 13, 2023

5.0

He listens, explains thing’s clearly and actively involves me in my care. Add to that, he a very nice person.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Masnyk and his APN Patty are caring and take time to answer questions and concerns.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

I have confidence in his knowledge; he is also professional and easy to talk to and ask questions of.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

He was thorough with explaining everything.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Explained everything

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Masnyk came in at 11pm when he was on call and saved our son’s life!! We owe him ours.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Fantastic surgeon. Friendly, knowledgeable. Took his time and showed care.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

I felt the dr gave me a good exam and went over all my tests with me taking his time.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

I feel he is very good and informative.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Great doctor!

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Danielle the nurse is always helpful!!! Dr. Masnyk is always Professional. He always answers all of our questions.

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Liked everything about my experience with Dr. Took the time to explain everything he saw and suggested the next step

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February 09, 2023

5.0

Because they helped me to better understand my current body problems.

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January 31, 2023

5.0

He was thorough, detailed with explanations and options. Made my wife and I comfortable with options.

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January 28, 2023

5.0

Brilliant surgeon and dedicated personality.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Explains diagnosis well. Takes time to answer all questions.

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Spends a lot of time with the patient to discuss the problem and treatment options. He described the x-rays and MRIs in detail at every visit. Excellent patient care and post operative follow up.

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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January 05, 2023

5.0

Love him!!! Through, kind, speaks professionally and on my non -medical level!

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January 01, 2023

5.0

He performed two major surgeries on me and have been pleased with his professionalism and expertise

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December 29, 2022

5.0

Attentive, explained procedure clearly. I have confidence in him

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December 29, 2022

5.0

Caring and seems to find the problem snd has solutions too

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December 28, 2022

5.0

Informs us on what to do and expect

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December 27, 2022

1.0

I had 8am appt. at 8:20 nurse came in and said Dr. went to the wrong location and he will be here in about 15 minutes. At 9am a nurse came in and said he is a few minutes away. At 9:15am same nurse came in sayin he has emergency surgery and it will be another 30 minutes. I arrived 15 minutes prior to my appt, like I was told. After waiting for 1.5 hours I couldn’t continue waiting I left. I leave an hour from the hospital so I wasted 3.5 hours of my time and got nothing but spent money on gas and tolls. Then they said someone would call me to rescheduled I never received a phone call.

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December 08, 2022

5.0

I was EXTREMELY impressed with Dr. Masnyk almost instantly. He was very friendly greeting me with a very firm hand shake and showed total interest in my medical history. He was so very patient and was explaining everything in a manner which was comprehensible. What a brilliant doctor.

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December 01, 2022

5.0

He's just very thorough and nice!

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December 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Masnyk has been consistent warm, patient, and informative. He has handled his communication and his approach to my case with expertise and confidence. He is also very easy to talk to.

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November 29, 2022

5.0

He explained my issue so we could understand

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November 19, 2022

3.0

To much negative for my visit

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November 11, 2022

5.0

He spent a lot of time with me and really treated me as a person not a problem

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October 27, 2022

5.0

Great Dr. he explain everything really good and answer all my questions.

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October 25, 2022

5.0

Same as above. The whole office outstanding and professional. Dr. Masnyk is the most compassionate, professional, skilled surgeon I have seen!

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October 20, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and took time to address all my concerns and explained everything I needed to know regarding my upcoming surgery.

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October 13, 2022

5.0

As a first time patient, I appreciated that Dr Masnyk took the time to review pertinent parts of my medical history with me. He explained my condition in an organized and easily understood manner showing me images from my CTSCAN AND MRI to clarify what he was explaining. By the time I left, I was completely comfortable with the plan for my care and understood fully my condition. A perfect doctor’s visit in my opinion.

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October 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Masnyk spent time to understand my case and explain to me about the options of the treatment.

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October 11, 2022

5.0

He’s absolutely fabulous very professional compassionate intelligent include you and everything explains everything couldn’t ask for a better neurosurgeon

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October 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Masnyk was thorough, articulate and very clear as to treatment options. Clearly a top notch physician.

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October 01, 2022

5.0

Best Dr. I ever had knowledgable respectful explain’s your surgery and what to expect

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September 30, 2022

5.0

Great dr. Explaine everything great really good dr.

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September 29, 2022

5.0

Same comments as above. I would recommend Dr. Masnyk very highly.

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September 27, 2022

5.0

Very nice and knows what he is talking about!

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September 24, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, clear, detailed and very good patient care. This is important since the illness involves the spine and there is risk involved with surgical procedures. Spent time to explain the findings, discuss treatment options and risks and also changed his schedule to advance both treatment and surgery dates. Instills confidence.

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September 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Masnyk was highly recommended. And I can see why! He is so patient! He welcomes all questions. He explained the spine surgery before my operation. After the operation he is still patient and kind. He is through b/c he knew what questions to ask me as well. I cannot say enough great things about this top surgeon.

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September 22, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor with good common sense advice. Advised more practical rather than radical expensive approach to the problem

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September 15, 2022

5.0

Nice personality. Made me comfortable. Answered all my questions and concerns.

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September 08, 2022

5.0

Very very good surgeon

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September 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Masnyk took his time and explained everything.

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September 06, 2022

5.0

just amazing

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September 05, 2022

5.0

Excellent patient care, thorough and knowledgeable.

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September 05, 2022

5.0

Communicates well, provides explanations for options, answers questions, and uses test results to illustrate findings and recommendations.

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September 02, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and thorough with each visit

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September 01, 2022

5.0

Includes me in decisions, thorough caring professional

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Disclosures

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

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