John R. Andrews, MD

John R. Andrews, MD

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Primary Specialty

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1985
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1991
Fellowships:
Cook County Health and Hospitals System - 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

Health System Clinician, 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:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

473 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 16, 2022

5.0

He explained things well

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Doctor comes highly recommended, confidant in his ability and experience.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Andrews was friendly and seemed competent

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Treated very nicely and took care of mediately wonderful person

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk to. Discusses options and expectations. I have confidence in his skill level.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

I've only seen him once but I have observed that he has a good bedside manner, is insightful and a good communicator.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Very professional and personal.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Compassionate and comprehensive. Excellent bedside manner. Prompt

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February 16, 2022

5.0

So impressed with Dr. Andrews. Made me feel as ease right away. Explained ultrasound results and my surgery completely. I feel I'll have the best care.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

My procedure was quick and painless. Even though I was extremely scared, Dr. Andrew's took really good care of me.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Excellence

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. John R. Andrews, MD is very kind and compassionate. He is an outstanding doctor who is the "gold standard."

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very nice and informative. My recovery was fast.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He was listening and explained the issue.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Great surgeon - professional, knowledgeable, personable! He explains everything thoroughly. Tremendously kind person.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

He has taken very good care of my in the hospital. He is going to be my surgeon on the 18th of Feb 2022

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Dr Andrews is extraordinary—caring, thoughtful and a clear and concise communicator.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

He was more than highly recommended. Having met him, operated on by him, read his notes on my operation, communications with his nurse Liz, and more, I could not think of anyone else I would have wanted to operate on me.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

When things are changed, noticed me immediately

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He made me feel like he cared about my concerns and listened to my concerns

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Open, welcoming, good humor, and instructive.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Confident with Dr Andrew’s experience and expertise

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January 10, 2022

5.0

He did a good job

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and understand doctor

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Andrews carries himself like a skilled professional. In our first visit, he went through why I needed surgery and what he would do. Liz, his nurse, made sure I had everything in my possession a week early to prepare me for my big day. He dropped in to see me while I was getting prepped for surgery and was all business. As I fell asleep before I was wheeled to surgery, I was happy I was at NW in Lake Forrest and was in excellent hands.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

The whole team is friendly & you don’t feel rushed while there. They also get you in & out efficiently & are on time.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor. Very, very competent, knowledgeable, courteous, friendly. He always makes sure to answer all of my questions and explains everything thoroughly.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

He is a fantastic physician, kind, smart, good listener.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He was very professional and showed concern for the problem. Have a good path to follow and care plan.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

Great bed side manor, friendly & informative.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

A very nice doctor. Careful explain the disease. Give me the choice to select.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

He takes his time with you. I never feel rushed.

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November 28, 2021

5.0

When the teacher explained to me, he looked into my eyes and was relieved to explain properly and politely.

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November 24, 2021

5.0

He took plenty of time and explained everything.

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November 24, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable in surgical care. Great patient engagement. Respectful of time and costs.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Confidence

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Andrews is very professional. He walked me through the process as well as what to expect after surgery. He helped me to understand the process in its entirety.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Very attentive to my concerns. Was patience and made me feel very comfortable.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Because of his professionalism

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Great doctor! Listens to the patient, takes the time to explain everything.

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November 08, 2021

4.0

Need more info other options before surgery

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November 08, 2021

5.0

I am always treated with kindness and respect. I feel safe and well taken care of with Dr Andrews

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November 05, 2021

5.0

I highly trust and respect him.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Liked his approach to my situation

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor. Knowledgeable. Informative. Prompt.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Caring and personable. Kind.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Thorough, calm , informative , great bedside manor . Direct Compassionate

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October 18, 2021

5.0

He is the best of the best and a likeable person too!

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October 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Andrew’s is an excellent physician, surgeon, advocate for his patients.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Great empathy for the patient’s condition. Have great confidence in his abilities as a doctor and surgeon.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon and thoughtful physician

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October 13, 2021

4.0

Timely, straight shooter.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Andrews is so skilled and is focused on the solutions his patients need.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Andrews understood my problem and was reassuring and offered the help I needed.

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October 02, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon. Good experience and outcome.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Very easy to understand while not feeling like I was being talked “down” to—exactly the level of detail I was hoping to hear. Answered all of my questions thoroughly.

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September 26, 2021

5.0

He was very caring and knowledgeable

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September 26, 2021

5.0

Was very pleased with the exam from Dr. Andrews and that he took the time to fully explain the proposed procedure and answer my questions. I came to him for a second opinion but have subsequently decided to make him my "primary" on my issue.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Andrews was very attentive and informative concerning my condition. Answered questions in a straightforward and understandable way.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

He is outstanding. Very professional and personable.

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August 24, 2021

4.0

I have more questions for him prior to surgery and I don’t know how to reach him.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Nice, listened, made sure my questions were answered below he left

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Competent, conscientious, & considerate

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August 08, 2021

4.0

He is realistic and seems to tell patients what they really need to know.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

His professionalism and manner

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Professional, thorough

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He took the time to talk and explain the necessary things needed for surgery and was very respectful.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

He inspired confidence and displayed good clinical judgment.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Andrew’s asked me to explain my concerns, he listened and took notes. He asked questions and came to a recommendation. I agreed with his assessment. I’d highly recommend Dr Andrews

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He takes the time to explain and tell you your options

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Listened to my problem & explained how to resolve it. Explained each step of the in office procedure.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough in his explanation of my procedure as well as the options. I appreciate his candor and honesty. I feel like he reassured me that surgery was a good option. He is true asset to Northwestern Medicine.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician and excellent care. Excellent after-visit summery report for pre-op evaluation visit by Dr. Andrews - he captured all issues, notes, and discussion during pre-op visit. Dr. Andrews is skilled, comprehensive, and a very good person to interact with on a professional, medical, and personal level during pre-op and surgery visits. I really miss Dr. Andrews' former nurse, Casey, who was very kind and caring.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Politeness and informative.

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July 18, 2021

5.0

A consummate professional. Skilled, patient, affable. Allowed ample opportunity for questions and explanied everything perfectly.

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July 14, 2021

1.0

I waited for 45 min at the office before the doctor walked in. When he walked in he didn’t even apologize for being late!

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Pleasant, good listener, conservative approach to treatment options.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Makes me feel comfortable

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Porque es bueno en su trabajo, amable, gentil y paciente con sus pacientes

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Andrews is very easy going and knows how to talk with his patients.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Confidence

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Friendly informative about your care

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Andrews performed a successful surgery on me, and made sure that I followed up with him every 6 months or so to make sure the surgery was complete and the lesion was thoroughly gone.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Thorough. Professional. Expertise.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Very professional

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Very matter of fact, & competent

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Professional, knew my history very well indicating he took time to look at my records, performed an expeditious exam, explained all the options well and suggested an appropriate game plan.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

listens

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June 07, 2021

5.0

he’s the best!!!!

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Repeat patient. 1st one was about 24 years ago and no problems throughout the years. Hoping for another successful surgery.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Andrews is very kind but matter of fact & explained everything clearly & answered all questions.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Him explain me the problem in my colon

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Just very professional and friendly.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Very thorough explanation and willingness to listen to and answer questions.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Honesty Skill Pleasant attitude

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Excellent reputation, Dr. Andrews showed caring and compassion, the other doctors, PA Megan, and staff were reassuring and had my best interests in mind.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Andrews is very easy to talk to he explains what he is doing during the procedure.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

He is the BEST

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Disclosures

John R. Andrews, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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