Scott A. Strong, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine - 1985
Residency:
Spectrum Health/Michigan State University - 1990
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery - Colon & Rectal Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Surgery - 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:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

453 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

He listened and was genuinley concerned and was very thorough.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Professional, courteous, genuine, helpful, friendly, caring

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Professional and caring.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant and he took his time with me discussing and answering questions. I believe he is the best for me

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August 09, 2023

5.0

What a lovely doctor. So nice and supportive. Everything was explained. He made the whole process very understandable.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Strong is kind, thoughtful, caring, and thorough. Answers questions I didn't even think to ask. And he is also funny 😅.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

people are very professional

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August 02, 2023

5.0

11 if possible!

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July 28, 2023

5.0

I don't have words now for how deeply I respect, admire and am great full to this Dr. and his staff. No complaints... and that's saying something. This is the MAN for your job, love him.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Strong is very direct and uses terminology understandable to the layman. He is kind and considerate of my needs.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Strong was very compassionate and professional. He took time to answer all my questions and to help determine a plan of action. He seemed very competent and caring and really made our initial visit to NM an excellent one. Thank you, Dr. Strong!

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July 19, 2023

5.0

See above. He took great care of me. Follow up was terrific.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Strong and Angelica, NP were very professional. They actively listened to my concerns and answered my questions. Dr Strong is the best !!

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July 12, 2023

5.0

First doctor I’ve ever had that is early to the appointment!

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June 26, 2023

5.0

I have no words to express how appreciative I am of Dr. Strong. His patience and sympathy to answering all my questions always reassured me that I was in the best hands possible!

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June 21, 2023

4.0

Miss information was given to me. I was told at my first appointment I would not only have stitches taken out, but I would have xrays and a surgury scheduled. I drove 2 1/2 hours and only had stitches removed which my home nurse could have done. Never got to see the doctor, and it took me 3 weeks for them to contact me back on anything.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Well prepared and described surgery in understandable terms. Treated me with courtesy and respect.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

He turned my life around in a positive way. I am very grateful to him for giving me my life back.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

From his excellent surgery skills, continued visits for 5 years, ability to answer any questions, and the nicest nurse Angela, I knew where I stand immediately and what next steps look like.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Professional and helpful.

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Incredibly smart and caring doctor relays information is an easy to understand way

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May 29, 2023

3.0

He doesn’t like the explanation of the health problem, he likes short answers.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Strong was very thorough and up front with all the information I needed to know.

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May 18, 2023

4.0

I didn’t feel much empathy coming from the doctor.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

He shared valuable information for me and I was satisfied with his service

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Not only was he very personable, but very informative about my condition. He studied all my scans and reports, asked me pertinent questions, and then gave me his recommendations in easy to understand terms. He answered all my questions fully.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

I appreciated the friendly yet professional way Dr. Strong explained the current diagnosis and plan for surgery. I feel very confident with this procedure being performed by Dr. Strong.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Strong and his nurse were both amazing. Covered every pre-op question I had written down without even having to ask. They both spent a lot of time with me and I didn’t feel rushed at all. Registration was extremely efficient and quick. My entire visit was great.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

I feel really lucky to be treated by him. He is extremely knowledgeable

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Friendly and Thorough

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, took time to confirm my history and presented a clear plan.

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April 05, 2023

5.0

Wonderful doctor!!

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March 31, 2023

5.0

Thorough and experienced

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Everything done well.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Wonderful bed side manner

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Clinical Expert ! Caring !

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March 22, 2023

3.0

Had a difficult time getting the Doctor to understand my chief concerns (pain); he wanted to tell me what my symptoms were and not actually listen to me. But seemed to know what he was talking about.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Best in his field! I would trust no other. Total rockstar!

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March 12, 2023

5.0

After speaking with Dr. Strong he makes you feel confident in his diagnosis.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

A skilled surgeon with years of experience.

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February 03, 2023

5.0

Took his time answering all my questions. I really feel much better about my up coming surgery.

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January 26, 2023

5.0

Very nice knowledgeable and patient explained everything thoroughly

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January 26, 2023

4.0

Dr Strong seems for professional and careful. I continue to have some concern that my previous history of surgical complications should be considered very thoughtfully as the procedure is done and I recuperate.

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January 23, 2023

5.0

I cannot say enough good. Basically no recovery time. I am very grateful to Dr. Strong for superb work.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

He’s the best Dr, I’ve ever had!

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January 10, 2023

5.0

He knows exactly what he told. Very easy to communicate with his team. *Professional *Ethical *Experienced *Knowledge

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January 06, 2023

5.0

Professional, friendly, instills confidence

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January 05, 2023

5.0

took the time to explain procedures and answer our questions in a manner that was easy to understand

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January 04, 2023

5.0

The surgery was very good and I like the way Dr strong took care of me

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January 04, 2023

5.0

Thorough, Clear, Careful.

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January 04, 2023

5.0

Explaining is well done and ask for your feed back

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January 04, 2023

5.0

Very professional. Very good bed side manner. I feel like we have a plan in place with escalating steps.

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December 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Strong is well respected and at the top of his field. I felt very comfortable having Dr. Strong perform my surgery.

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Makes you feel like he cares. He creates a relationship that embraces a patient.

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December 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Strong explained things clearly and answered my questions. He appeared to care about the situation. Friendly.

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December 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Strong is a fabulous Doctor. Fixed my Angry Colon.

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December 04, 2022

5.0

Comfort and explaining recommended procedure.

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November 25, 2022

5.0

The best

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November 25, 2022

5.0

Confidence in his ability

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November 23, 2022

5.0

Very nice doctor. He took very good care of me.

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November 23, 2022

5.0

Very professional and attentive to your needs. Explains things well and answers all questions.

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November 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Stong is a very knowledgeable and Thorough Surgeon

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November 16, 2022

5.0

Very professional, explains issues and solutions. Great communication skills.

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November 15, 2022

5.0

Made me feel like a person not a $$$$ sign

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November 13, 2022

5.0

He's an excellent surgeon.

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November 10, 2022

5.0

Good Dr.

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November 10, 2022

5.0

Researched Dr. Strong’s background and was impressed by résumé and expertise in the area of his chosen field. Very comfortable with him as my surgeon for my upcoming surgery.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

Very personable, kind, and intelligent

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November 04, 2022

5.0

A very good doctor I trust you

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November 02, 2022

5.0

He took care of my issue that others couldn't.

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November 01, 2022

3.0

Skilled but poor bedside manner. No time to talk. Seemed annoyed/impatient with my questions

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October 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Strong was straightforward and compassionate.

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October 27, 2022

5.0

Dr Strong was very professional and informative. You can tell you're going to be treated very well and professionally.

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October 14, 2022

5.0

Highly experienced surgeon. Had full confidence in the approach to the surgery.

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October 11, 2022

5.0

I thought he was extremely smart and clear. He was the first doctor I spoke to who flat out said “well, yeah it’s cancer” when others were dancing around the subject. I want someone to be direct and speak to me like an adult.

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October 09, 2022

5.0

See above. He gleaned a lot about me and my condition in a short period of time. Very confidence-inspiring.

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October 06, 2022

5.0

Well knowledge and professional. Took care of me and made me feel safe

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October 06, 2022

5.0

Responded to my request for his opinion and recommendation regarding my discomfort.

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October 05, 2022

5.0

Very professional. Explains procedure thoroughly and listens to concerns

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October 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Strong asked me questions and provided insight that made think carefully about the choices I am to make about my condition. Very knowledgeable and experienced physician.

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September 28, 2022

5.0

Outstanding communication style. Makes a personal connection. Explains everything well. Answers all questions. Made sure we were comfortable with process

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September 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Strong was very kind and listened to all my concerns

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September 21, 2022

5.0

Doctor strong was very professional and informative.

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September 21, 2022

1.0

Dr. Strong did not explain the surgical procedure very well. Dr. Strong was impatient with my questions and appeared to be in a rush to finish the intial visit/consultation.

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September 16, 2022

5.0

So smart and thorough and patient

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September 07, 2022

5.0

Good medical care.

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September 07, 2022

5.0

Knows what he is doing

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Disclosures

Scott A. Strong, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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