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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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 

294 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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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December 15, 2020

5.0

Very patient explains everything takes time to answer all questions. Never a rush to get you out.

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December 10, 2020

4.0

Very thorough

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December 05, 2020

5.0

good guy

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December 03, 2020

5.0

He listens to my concerns and is very thoughtful and thorough.

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November 28, 2020

5.0

He is a great Doctor !

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November 27, 2020

5.0

Dr Masnyk was very thorough and attentive in his exam. I never felt rushed , and he was an excellent communicator in explaining his diagnosis and treatment options. He was very positive about surgical options if necessary while still making me aware of potential complications. Most importantly his recommendation for treatment was very conservative, encouraging me to try PT first. If surgery does become necessary, I’d let no one but Dr Masnyk complete treatment. Outstanding.

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November 25, 2020

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

Competence, completely answered all my questions

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November 22, 2020

5.0

Success with my neck surgery

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Explains everything and makes sure you understand.

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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 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 12, 2020

5.0

Liked the Doctor. He explained things very well. Kind

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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 09, 2020

5.0

Professionalism, expertise, and patience in answering all questions.

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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 07, 2020

5.0

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

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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

4.0

veery successful surgery great care

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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 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

Great provider

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Great service

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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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Disclosures

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

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