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Deborah S Loeff, M.D.
Deborah S Loeff, M.D.
Pediatric-General Surgery
Office in Park Ridge
Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Advocate Medical Group
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Gender: Female 
Age: 64 
Years in Practice: 27 
Medical Specialty: Pediatric-General Surgery  
Board Certification: Yes 
Medical School: Rush Medical School, Chicago, IL 
Internship: University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT 
Residency: University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT 
Fellowship: The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (Pediatric Surgery) 
Philosophy of Care: A surgeon's role in the care of a sick child is not just to perform a surgical procedure but involves engaging the parents in every aspect of the decision-making about their child, informing them and answering their questions thoroughly. Successfully guiding a child and his or her family through the surgical process from the initial encounter to the post-op visit is one of the great rewards of being a pediatric surgeon. 
Secondary Languages: None 
Website: Information not available 
Member of Advocate Physician Partners (what's this
1675 Dempster St, Park Ridge,  847.318.9330 
Medical Group
Advocate Medical Group - Yacktman Peds General Surgery

Location information
1675 Dempster St
3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Medical Specialty
Pediatric-General Surgery

Clinical Interests
abcess care
abdominal ct scan
adrenal disease
airway problems
anal incontinence
breast disease
breast surgery
burns (minor)
cataract surgery
child abuse
colo-rectal cancer
colo-rectal surgery
colon polyps
congenital deformities
crohn's disease
cystectomy (removal of cysts)
dialysis access
endocrine surgery
esophageal disorders
esophageal surgery
gall bladder
gall bladder by laproscopy
gallbladder surgery
gastro esophogeal reflux disease
gastro-reflux surgery
gastrointestinal bleeding
gastrointestinal surgery
general surgery
grave's disease
gynecological surgery
hashimoto's disease
head and neck surgery
hernia surgery
hiatal hernia
inflammatory bowel disease
kidney cancer
laparoscopic cholecystectomy
laparoscopic surgery
liver biopsy
liver surgery
lung cancer
lung surgery
minimally invasive surgery
minor surgery
neonatal surgery
no general pediatric patients
parathyroid surgery
pectus excavatum (concave breast bone)
pediatric general surgery
pediatric thoracic surgery
pyloric stenosis
second opinions
special needs children
surgical oncology
thoracic surgery
thyroid surgery
undescended testicles
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