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Robert S. Saffrin MD FACS


  • "From the very 1st appointment years and years a go he has always provided excellent and professional care. Thank you for being a great professional medical provider."

    "I want to thank Dr. Saffrin (again) for saving my life. You will always have a special place in my heart. I can't thank you enough for finding my tumor, getting rid of it, and being so supportive through the whole ordeal."

Robert S. Saffrin MD FACS

Dr. Saffrin has practiced Urology in Lake County continuously for over 20 years. He has several areas of interest and expertise. He is experienced in DaVinci robotic surgery. He has broad experience in urologic cancer care and the medical and surgical treatment of urologic stone disease. He has performed thousands of vasectomies and prostate laser surgeries. He is on the forefront of overactive and painful bladder syndrome treatments.

Dr. Saffrin Is a 1984 graduate of Indiana University and received his medical degree with honors from The Chicago Medical School in 1989. He completed his six years of general surgical and urologic training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Saffrin is actively involved in research and has authored a number of articles on urologic health. He served as the Chief Resident in Urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Saffrin has been board certified in adult and pediatric urology by the American Board of Urology since 1997 and is an active member of the American Urologic Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of many honorary and academic medical societies.

Hospital Affiliation
Advocate Condell Medical Center - Libertyville, IL
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital - Lake Forest, IL
Vista Medical Center East - Waukegan, IL

Education and Training

1991 - 1995
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - Urology
1989 - 1991
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - General Surgery
1985 - 1989
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois United States
Doctor of Medicine

American Board of Urology
Illinois State Medical License
Wisconsin State Medical License

American Osteopathic Association
American Urologic Association
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Chicago Urologic Society

Special Interests
Cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidneys, and testicles
Da Vinci robotic assted laparoscopic prostatectomies
Kidney stones - medical and surgical management
Vasectomies and vasectomy reversals
Incontinence / leakage of urine
Prostate disorders including BPH
Impotence / erectile dysfunction
Male infertility
Kidney and bladder infections
Pediatric urological disorders
Genitourinary reconstructive surgery