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Robert S. Kaplinsky MD


  • "I felt like a “special” patient from the moment I entered to the time I left the office. Great doctor & great staff!"


    "Dr. Kaplinsky is thorough, professional, patient, knowledgeable, and most important, empathizes with the patient. He does NOT, in any way give you the impression that you are just a widget going down the assembly line. Dr. Kaplinsky a one in a million doctor."

Robert S. Kaplinsky MD

Dr. Kaplinsky is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed residencies in surgery and urology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He continued his training as a fellow in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

He is board-certified in urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Kaplinsky is a member of the Society for Urologic Oncology, the American Urologic Association, the Society for Robotic Surgeons, and the American Association of Clinical Urologists.

Dr. Kaplinsky has been in private practice for over eighteen years in the Chicagoland area. He is on the medical staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital where he is the director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Conferences and at Presence Resurrection Medical Center where he is Chairman of the Division of Urology.

Although his expertise is in the treatment of urologic cancers, his practice includes all aspects of care including voiding issues, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, vasectomies, and diseases of the prostate and kidneys. His practice utilizes the latest technologies of robotic surgery, lasers, lithotripsy, and endoscopy. Dr. Kaplinsky strives to provide the best-individualized treatment plan, partnering with his patients in their care.

Education and Training

1996 - 1998
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York United States
Fellowship - Urologic Oncology
1992 - 1996
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York United States
Residency - Urology
1991 - 1992
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York United States
Internship - General Surgery Preliminary Year
1990 - 1992
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York United States
Residency - General Surgery
1986 - 1990
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont United States
Doctor of Medicine
1982 - 1986
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusettes United States
Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry and History

American Board of Urology
Illinois State Medical License

Special Interests
Urologic Cancers
Voiding Difficulties
Kidney Stones
Erectile Dysfunction
Disease of the Prostate
Minimally Invasive Surgery including Roboti Surgery
Vasectomy and Greenlight Laser Surgery