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Sam Pappas, MD

4.9
RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
General Surgery Services
Specialty: Surgery
Languages:
English, Greek

About Me

We try to reconcile what might be the best approach for each individual patient. Surgery might be the right approach, but it might make sense to wait and become stronger for surgery, or make sure that the tumor doesn’t grow in a short interval before you go off to the operating room.

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Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH Surgery
RUSH Surgery
2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

(630) 724-1300
Directions
RUSH Surgical Oncology - Rubschlager Building
RUSH Surgical Oncology - Rubschlager Building
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
11th floor
Chicago, IL, 60607

(312) 942-5500
Directions
RUSH Oak Lawn
RUSH Oak Lawn
5851 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL, 60453

(708) 660-2364
Directions

Credentials

Certifications

Surgery

Education and Training

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - General Surgery
Finch University of Health Sciences-Chicago Med. - Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Surgical Oncology
Rush University Medical College

Clinical Expertise

Biliary surgery
Cancer surgery
Cancer surgery, stomach
Carcinoid tumor
Cholecystectomy
Esophageal cancer
Esophagectomy
Gallbladder cancer
Gastrointestinal cancers
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Hepatobiliary cancer
Laparoscopy
Liver cancer
Liver surgery
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine tumor
Pancreatectomy
Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatitis
Peritoneal mesothelioma
Radiofrequency ablation
Robotic surgery
Splenectomy
Stomach cancer
Whipple procedure

Academics & Publications

In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at RUSH University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.

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Insurance

Aetna
Aetna Better Health-Medicaid
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Aetna PPO Exchange
Affiliated Physician Group
Ambetter of Illinois
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Com
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Cigna
Cigna Medicare Advantage
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
CorVel
CountyCare
Coventry
Devoted Health
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Great-West Healthcare
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
IlliniCare YouthCare
Indiana Health Network (Inactive)
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Meridian Complete (MMAI)
Meridian Health Plan
Molina Dual Options
Molina Healthcare of Illinois
Molina Healthcare of Illinois, Inc Marketplace
MultiPlan
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
University of Chicago Health Plans (Inactive)
University of Illinois at Chicago
WellCare Medicare Advantage
Zing Health

Accepted insurance plans are subject to change without notice. Please contact your insurance company to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network before your visit. If you schedule an appointment and your provider is not in network with your insurance, your out of pocket liability may be higher than expected.

Ratings and Reviews

Overall
4.9
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.9
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.8
Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (risks, benefits, etc.)
4.9
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.9
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.9
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Mar 2024
The best I ever had
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Dec 2023
Dr Pappas is amazing.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Oct 2023
Dr Pappas was thorough yet gentle. Very compassionate and I really liked him!
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Aug 2023
This is my second surgical procedure with Dr. Pappas- he is excellent.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Aug 2023
Good experience