Egon M. Doppenberg, MD

Specialty: Neurosurgery

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Advocate Medical Group

1700 Luther Lane

Suite 1170

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Office: 844-376-3876

Fax: 847-723-2041

Meet Egon M. Doppenberg, MD

About me

  • FrenchGermanDutch
  • Spine and Brain Surgery
  • Back & NeckBack and Neck DisordersBack and Neck PainBack and Neck SurgeryBack PainBack ProblemsBrain Bleed, Brain Hemorrhage, Brian Tumors, Brain and Spinal Cord DiseasesBrain TumorsCarpal TunnelChiari MalformationComplex Spinal ReconstructionComplex Spine DisordersComplex Traumatic Spinal DisordersCranial Surgery, CraniotomyHerniated DiscLow Back Pain, Lumbar ConditionsMazor X Robotic Guidance SystemMinimally Invasive Spine Surgeries, Minimally Invasive SurgeryMinimally Invasive Spine SurgeryNeck Pain, Neck ProblemsSpinal Disorders, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal SyrinxSpinal StenosisSpineSpine SurgerySpine Tumor SurgerySpine TumorsSpine TumorsSpine, Spine Surgery, Spine TraumaSpondylolisthesisSpondylosisSurgical OncologyThoracic SpineThoracic Surgery



  • University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center, Brain and Spine Tumor
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine, Neurological Surgery
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine, General Surgery
  • University Utrecht Holland

Board certifications

  • Neurosurgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 136 patient ratings.


July 6, 2020 6:19 AM

Dr. Doppenberg is a highly skilled neurosurgeon whose compassion & care for the welfare of his patients cannot be put in words. I highly recommend him for care needed to all my family & friends.

May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

My last appointment was a video because of the coronavirus. Dr. Doppenberg answered all my questions and X is always helpful too.

May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Happy to be a patient of Dr. Doppenberg.

May 19, 2020 12:57 PM

Very helpful and informative, also very cordial.

May 19, 2020 12:57 PM

Extremely pleased from initial consultation, through surgery and to this day. I've already referred 2 friends to Dr. Doppenberg.

May 4, 2020 9:33 AM

Dr. Doppenberg is a wonderful neurosurgeon, kind, caring, compassionate, extremely qualified yet humble and considerate; patient and accommodating.

May 4, 2020 9:33 AM

Wonderful doc.

April 7, 2020 5:42 AM

Dr. Doppenberg is an amazing surgeon and has been great to work with.

April 7, 2020 5:42 AM

He listens and is caring.

March 30, 2020 1:20 PM

TOPS! Great doctor!

March 29, 2020 4:17 AM

Dr. Doppenberg is a wonderful/excellent neurosurgeon. He is also very caring and interested in your problem.

March 26, 2020 5:34 AM

This visit was my 1st follow-up after spinal fusion done be Dr. Doppenberg. My care after surgery by the team could not have been better! Excellent -

March 21, 2020 12:00 AM

Dr. Doppenberg is very knowledgeable back surgeon and the back surgery performed was excellent.

March 20, 2020 6:19 AM

In a word, Dr. Doppenberg was fantastic. Not hurried at all. Took his time explaining my condition and answering my numerous questions. Really a good experience.

March 16, 2020 2:34 PM

he explained everything about my surgery and listened to my questions and answered all my concerns

March 16, 2020 2:34 PM

very good experience

February 21, 2020 10:31 AM

My visit with Dr. Doppenberg was excellent. He explained everything I needed to know about my healing and made sure the nurse answers all question. Dr. Doppenberg very friendly and concern.

February 21, 2020 10:31 AM

Outstanding I recommended my husband to Dr. Doppenberg and will recommend family and friends.

February 18, 2020 1:23 PM

I have had other providers (surgeons) in the past and Dr. Doppenberg is the best in my opinion.

February 18, 2020 1:23 PM

His staff is also very friendly and professional. Its a blessing that I have Dr. Doppenberg.

February 17, 2020 1:51 PM

Welcoming personality. I am 78 years old and due to my structural problems No One physician has shown me the films from my numerous MRIs. Dr Doppenberger is the first to do so! He slap explained part of it to us. Problem with my spine no physician ever told me about or treated. Accolades to him and to his attentive RN

February 14, 2020 8:02 AM

Great MD.

February 13, 2020 12:41 PM

I feel like the doctor was very direct and honest about my condition.

December 27, 2019 12:21 PM

Dr. Doppenberg is an incredible physician and neurosurgeon. He is kind and patient. He answered every question and concern after my surgery. He's one of the best I've encountered.

December 23, 2019 9:37 AM

I felt Dr. Doppenberg cared about my issues as well as my concern that I live almost 50 miles north of Park Ridge.

December 16, 2019 7:02 AM

My health issue has been fixed after surgery by this provider. My recovery is going well. This provider did an excellent job on me.

December 16, 2019 7:02 AM


December 14, 2019 5:39 AM

Dr. Doppenberg was very attentive, informative and helpful. Suggested a conservative approach of PT and shots to relieve pain. Return if does not help. Reviewed surgical options but agreed not ready yet!

December 14, 2019 5:39 AM

Most helpful dr. ever for my back issues.

December 9, 2019 2:28 PM

Excellent experience- dr. & staff were great.

November 19, 2019 6:58 AM

All of my appts. are being rescheduled by the office staff.

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg is one of the most caring medical professionals I have met. He is extremely attentive, explains procedures and possibilities very clearly.

November 1, 2019 7:00 PM

The Dr. explained everything in a very understandable manner. I was very pleased with him.

October 29, 2019 7:00 PM

dr doppenberg and his team is the best I've ever had

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Professional, knowledgeable. Positive assurance from beginning until present

October 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg has always been helpful in explaining to me my condition his staff is very professional too.

October 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg is an amazing man. He saved my child and I can't express my gratitude enough!

October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Always felt surgeon & team were caring, empathetic & truly concerned for my health & getting better. Always took my questions seriously & respectfully.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

All of my other physicians are with North Shore University Health System. I knew I have cervical spine problems so I went to see Dr. Doppenberg. I would not go to anyone else. Dr. Doppenberg operate on my wife 5 years ago at Good Samaritan. No room for improvement. He is a (10) as a physician and (10) as a person. He is simply the best!

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Good visit. Dr. Doppenberg personable and sensitive to my needs.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

My visit was a follow up to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (spine) surgery. My general health is very good, so it wasn't relevant to discuss my diet or exercise. Dr. Doppenberg is not only a great surgeon but he also has great "bed side" manner. He explains everything clearly, listens to my concerns and is very reassuring.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM


September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent bedside manner. Engaged & compassionate.

August 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I am very happy with Dr.Doppenberg.

August 21, 2019 7:00 PM


August 20, 2019 7:00 PM


July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg was excellent as well as his nurses & assistants -

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg is a excellent clinician, very thorough in his exam, & is kind, caring, compassionate MD. X RN is very helpful & thoughtful always _____ makes patient & family at ease. God bless this neurosurgery team. They are the best.

July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg and his staff - are the best office I have ever been to. They are caring, concerned, responsive & knowledgeable-

June 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg is a fantastic, skilled surgeon. He took a great deal of time with my husband and I, we instantly knew he was the right provider going forward with my surgery. He fit me in to his schedule on short notice and was cognizant of my work needs. He's done everything possible to make my outcome exceptional, including making my pain vanish. Amazing!!! We cannot thank you enough.

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenburg took the time to explain everything to me. He gave options of things that I can do before deciding to do surgery.

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

so far, so good! MD & RN very professional, informative, respectful, concerned, and compassionate

May 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt Dr. Doppenberg was a very adept, skilled & compassionate surgeon.

April 3, 2019 7:00 PM

I live out of state. I am traveling 1800 miles for treatment by this provider. That should speak volumes beyond every other question in this survey.

March 31, 2019 7:00 PM

When Dr. Doppenberg left Northshore, I was like a stalker! (Until I found him.) I feel he truly LISTENS to me and we work TOGETHER to solve my problem. He DID listen and I think we have a great plan to help me. I trust and respect him. He has never let me down.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Absolutely loved the doctor - staff & nurse - caring compassionate experts -

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg took my case seriously, he told me the importance of taking these other tests so he could pinpoint my injury. I respect him from that moment.

February 16, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Doppenberg is an amazing clinician and surgeon. He has excellent cli and ical judgement. I have recommrnded him to a number of other patients, some with very serious conditions. They have also received great care. I am extremely impressed with Dr. Doppenberg as a doctor and as a caring person.

February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg A++. Would highly recommend. X is great too! Loved my experience even though it was tough.

February 7, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg is a WONDERFUL surgeon. Takes time, answers questions and always left me feeling at ease. Doctors like this are hard to come by!!

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

He is no nonsense takes action, instead waiting around

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Doppenberg is a very good Dr and is helping me with my recovery

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg is the best spine surgeon in Illinois. His manners, friendliness, and knowledge made my husband and I very comfortable in knowing I was in good hands. The pain I had been experiencing was gone immediately after surgery.

October 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg is a great surgeon. Him and his staff have always been great during my surgeries, both pre-op and post-op.

October 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg and his staff were awesome this visit as they always are.

October 9, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Doppenberg, he show respect and kindness towards me I would recommend him to anybody. This very fine doctor!

September 19, 2018 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Doppenberg - He is kind, patient, his expertise in his area of medicine is phenomenal and I have the utmost confidence in him.

September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good experience. Liked him very much!

September 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg is the best. I trust him with my life. He is the greatest surgeon ever. Saved my life twice now. Wish all doctors were like him.

June 29, 2018 7:00 PM


April 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg explained the surgery clearly.

April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent service in _____ circumstances!!

April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg is an excellent doctor!

March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Fantastic. An absolute pleasure. I feel as though I am in the right place given my medical issue.

February 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Doppenberg always spends the time to answer all questions. He never rushes or gives short answers.

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