Scott A. Strong, MD

Scott A. Strong, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Colorectal Surgery

Education

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

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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
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

315 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

Explained everything so we understood. Great bed side manner. Very kind.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Takes his time to get to know us

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He was thorough.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Excelente

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Does the best for me. Extremely knowledgeable. Gives me confidence.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

I can tell he really knows what he’s doing

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Muy amable el doctor muy claras sus indicaciones

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Scott helped me through this health incident by providing me with the necessary information and surgeries to overcome my problem.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Asked good questions, made me feel comfortable

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Expertise and professionalism.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Because of my past medical history, I didn’t just want a good surgeon, I wanted the best. Not only is Dr. Strong a highly qualified surgeon, he is also caring and friendly. I felt very comfortable and optimistic after my visit.

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February 02, 2022

4.0

Knowledgeable and able to relate to patient. I am content with my after visit summary and next steps.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Strong seems qualified, and knowledgeable about his field.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Dr Strong is the Best! Very understanding and great manner. Was extremely helpful and explained my condition, treatment options and expected outcome very well. Great experience and results.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

He tells it like it is!

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Very competent and professional

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January 09, 2022

5.0

He is extremely good at what he does.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor, difficult bedside manner

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December 23, 2021

5.0

He is a Great dr & took the time to explain your problem and what he was about to do in the procedure!

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Explains everything very well and developed good solution

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December 19, 2021

5.0

I feel very fortunate to have Dr Strong as my Dr. He is caring, professional and efficient.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Very excellent surgeon

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December 12, 2021

5.0

He takes time to listen. He is skilled and has a lot of experience with my particular health issue

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Performed surgical procedure with no complications.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable

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November 28, 2021

5.0

Structured appointment

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November 25, 2021

5.0

DR WAS DIRECT AND FIRM AND VERY HELPFUL ON DETAILING STEPS FORWARD.

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November 24, 2021

3.0

Don’t really know how to accurately score Dr. Strong on this, but I cannot recommend someone’s team that takes this long to see or schedule surgery , this reflects my score for care.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Strong is a knowledgeable and caring doctor.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

He was a kind and caring doctor and very informative.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

He is a good doctor, and made me feel at ease about some scary stuff

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October 25, 2021

5.0

He was professional with a great bedside manner. I felt very comfortable with him and his exam room was spotless.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

He is approachable and has an easy going mannerism. I was not rushed. My questions were amswered.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

The minute I met Dr Strong I felt very comfortable with him. He was great at explaining what would happen in surgery and it was a success!

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October 20, 2021

5.0

He cares for his patients and is an excellent surgeon

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October 18, 2021

5.0

This was a first visit. My case is complicated and it was clear he had studied my past history and asked very relevant questions. He was on time and patiently answered my questions. He made me feel comfortable and if I had to do surgery I could trust his skill and judgment.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Made me feel very comfortable

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Strong is a true professional, with a compassionate bedside manner, in dealing with his patient.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Strong saved my life. My surgery was successful thanks to his great knowledge and experience. I've been seeing him for follow ups for 3 years now, and I feel safe under his care.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Informative and explains

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October 10, 2021

5.0

He seems good.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Strong's experience, knowledge and skill makes him best suited for the most complex and complicated cases, such as mine. Knowing there is a steady, very experienced hand that is managing my health is extremely reassuring.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

He is easy to talk to and straight with his answers

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October 05, 2021

5.0

I am deeply impressed with Dr. Scott Strong who knew the details of my case, gave me very specific explanations and a plan going forward. He was prompt in communicating with my oncologist. His very demeanor gave me confidence.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Strong is great and is very helpful for all of my surgery needs

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Just the best guy.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant and knowledgeable

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September 28, 2021

5.0

he is a nice doctor.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Strong is a very caring and very knowledgeable Doctor! Dr Strong explains everything he is doing, so the patient knows what to expect. Dr Strong takes his time and answers all your questions!

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Strong is excellent.

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September 01, 2021

5.0

He’s straightforward and explains things simply

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Competent , Professional , Friendly.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Knowledge and doesn't overreact. I have met some surgeons who want to jump into surgery without weighing options.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

He is very reassuring and friendly

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Dr strong doesn’t sugar coat any answers to any questions. Dr strong is very personable.

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August 08, 2021

4.0

Very able

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Great doctor with excellent skills and very caring

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August 02, 2021

5.0

very straight forward and compassionate

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He knows what he’s doing. He always takes good care of me and answers all my questions. I know I have the best.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Appointment was on time. Staff was very friendly. Both Dr Strong and his nurse Angela spent lots of time with me and answered my questions. Dr Strong has a clear communication style and is personable.

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July 18, 2021

5.0

Very descriptive on next steps before complicated parastomal hernia repair

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Very qualified, personable and caring

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Was very forthcoming and explained my condition in terms I could understand. He was able to answer all the questions I had before I even asked

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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June 23, 2021

5.0

This was my first time meeting Dr. Strong and so far I am impressed by him. From what I can tell he really understands my health situation and the issues I have. He explained everything very clearly and thoroughly. He didn’t jump straight to surgery and wants to do tests so he can see what is going on before he gives me his opinion on it, which I really appreciate.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Along with answering my questions about surgery he is very personable and makes you feel like he cares.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Thorough, explained the treatment plan in detail,, took time to listen. I am thrilled and relieved to have him in my corner!

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Strong is a wonderful and thoughtful Surgeon. I feel so much better thank you!!

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May 19, 2021

5.0

He’s great at conveying everything to you and feels like you’re not just talking to a doctor but to a knowledgeable friend

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Strong goes right to the point. No BS or pleasantries. I like that.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

He makes the visit very satisfactory with his thoughtful yet efficient bedside manner. I had a follow up visit for anorectal abscess and he made sure that I did not feel exposed for unnecessarily long period of time during incision and drainage procedure. The entire procedure was very quick and as painless as possible. Cannot recommend Dr Strong enough

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Very professional but personal. He answer all my questions and addressed all my concerns.

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April 25, 2021

5.0

He was very thorall and he definitely took time to review my medical records before seeing me.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

He is the best!

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April 15, 2021

5.0

He has the winning formula for beating colon cancer. He is calm and confident - made me feel the same.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Es muy claro en sus explicaciones respecto a mi problema.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Listened to our joint concerns

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April 02, 2021

5.0

Doctor Strong was very pleasant and took his time to explain my test results and answered any question that I had.

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Very helpful and calming.

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, explained the situation, took time to speak with me

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and very caring for my health needs.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Strong is a great doctor. He made me feel comfortable from the first moment and eased concerns about surgery and the diagnosis. I would recommend anyone to go to Dr Strong.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Strong was very knowledgeable and seemed skilled at what he does.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Strong answered all of my questions and addressed all of my concerns completely. He put my husband and I at ease.

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March 07, 2021

5.0

He's a very good doctor.

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February 28, 2021

5.0

Nice

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Professional, caring and knowledgeable.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Strong was informative and answered any questions I had.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Nice bedside manner & knowledge and availability.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

He is good at calming patients. Recommended best evidence based interventions

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and compassionate

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February 08, 2021

5.0

He is very experienced and well educated. He told me upon my questioning, he has been with Northwestern Medicine and before that the Cleveland Clinic. He did not rush to a surgical solution and wants more research and examination to be done first and then make a decision.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Strong and team are brilliant, caring, compassionate, and have the recipe for surgical success

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Strong is a highly intelligent and talented surgeon with a heart of gold. I am so grateful to have had the honor of his care.

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January 24, 2021

5.0

Professionalism, care, and skill.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

He’s the best kindest Dr. I’ve ever had. He’s very competent, very skilled, he cares. He has a plan and all he asks from you, is that you follow the plan.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

He is accessible. He listens to my concerns. The success of my surgery and recovery are important to him.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

He’s a very good surgeon

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Very detailed and explained clesrly issues.

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Disclosures

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

External Professional Relationships

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