Sam G. Pappas, MD

4.4
Rush University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
General Surgery Services
Languages:
English, Greek
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Rush Employed Provider

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 Surgery
Rush Surgery
1725 W Harrison St
Suites 810/818
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-5500
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 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
Neuroendocrine tumor
Pancreatectomy
Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatitis
Peritoneal mesothelioma
Radiofrequency ablation
Robotic surgery
Splenectomy
Stomach cancer
Whipple procedure

Academics & Publications

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center. 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.

Associate Professor

Insurance

Advocate Physician Partners
Aetna
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Affiliated Physician Group
Beech Street
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
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
CorVel
CountyCare
Coventry
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
IlliniCare YouthCare
Indiana Health Network
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Mercy Physician Association
Meridian Health Plan
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
University of Chicago Health Plans
University of Illinois at Chicago

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
4.4
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.4
CP concern for questions/worries
4.4
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.4
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.5
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Dec 2020
I appreciated the honesty and concern expressed to me in the hospital as well as at the office visits.
4.7
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2020
I was very patient and thorough I did not feel rushed at all.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2020
Dr. has a positive upbeat attitude which is helpful when the patient has anxiety (which is natural when you are told you have cancer).
3.8
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2020
Knowledgeable!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2020
Dr. Pappas is a wonderful physician. I can't overstate how helpful his logical, straightforward discussion of my cancer was in helping us arrive at some very difficult decisions about my treatment.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
All of the people are including my doctor. Very best.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
Dr. was very caring and empathetic. Took h is time and made sure my questions were answered.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
Dr. Pappas was extremely patient.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2020
Outstanding dr. that I already highly recommended.

Call (888) 352-7874 for help arranging an appointment

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

Directions