Lena Shahbandar, MD

Physiatry, The Spine Center

182 Ratings
Years in Practice: 17 years
Practices In: Lisle, Lombard, Naperville
Patients Seen: Adults

I incor­po­rate the best prac­tices in mus­cu­loskele­tal care in a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary prac­tice to empow­er patients to reclaim their func­tion and improve their health. In my prac­tice, I val­ue the process of lis­ten­ing to the patient and under­stand­ing the whole per­son before for­mu­lat­ing a treat­ment plan that achieves pos­i­tive results for the patient.

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Board Certifications
English, Arabic, Spanish
Clinical Interests

Non-inter­ven­tion­al spine care, pain in and around preg­nan­cy, sacroil­i­ac joint dys­func­tion, regen­er­a­tive med­i­cine, elec­tro­di­ag­nos­tic med­i­cine, spasticity

Personal Interests

Ten­nis, ski­ing, hik­ing, spend­ing time with my family

North American Spine Society American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Avenue Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 630-275-2700 Get Directions
Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington St. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630-527-3000 Get Directions
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Graduation Date: 2002 Degree: MD
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Resident in Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

182 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

179 Ratings

Provider showed concern

181 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

180 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

180 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

179 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"Understood my rare disease and discussed possible treatments."
Jul. 25, 2023
"Dr Shawbender is the best- good listener and very knowledgeable!"
Jul. 17, 2023
"I've been responsible and obeyed in staying on the path you instructed me to follow my dear Dr. Shahbandar. I will keep on getting stronger, keep on learning, and I am grateful for all the tender care you keep on providing in spite of the challenges. You have set a good example for me to learn from. I hope to have brought you joy, Dr. Shahbandar (you are family). You contributed to building my patient relationship with my therapists, and I am grateful for this. Your staff has been wonderful to me and supportive. You have helped me in making beautiful memories Dr. Shahbandar. I plan to make many more and share them with you! Thank you for this confidence. Truly, forever grateful for you!"
Jul. 13, 2023
"Dr. Shahbandar is a wonderful physician. She really cares for her patients and is extremely knowledgeable and accessible. I appreciate Dr. Shahbandar."
Jun. 27, 2023
"Explained the shocks very well warned me about needle sticks. Great job."
Jun. 20, 2023
"Dr. is not super friendly - seemed rushed & a little uninterested."
Jun. 13, 2023
"Appreciate Dr. Shahbandar getting me into her schedule on very short notice to handle my urgent problem."
Jun. 12, 2023
"Doctor Shahbandar was patient and listened to my concerns and questions. She was very understanding and provided information about my upcoming procedure and what was to happen step my step. She is wonderful!"
May. 31, 2023
"This doctor is one of the very best I have ever seen. She listens, she explains, she waits for agreement."
May. 30, 2023
"Dr Was superb...."
May. 22, 2023
"Very informative and helpful"
May. 22, 2023
"Dr. Lena took the time to review all my medical notes, you may think that is a basic concept but not all doctors do this. She was kind and caring. She immediately got me into an appointment to do a test on me the following day. She looks at you and is concerned about getting you better. She took a good deal of time for me, even though she was sick at my last appointment and she had to reschedule. She fit me into her schedule even though I knew she was doing double duty to see all the patients she missed from the day of her illness. Not many doctors would do that, but she did."
May. 5, 2023
"This was an appointment for one very specific treatment. *Dr. Shahbandar was very good but it's not a procedure I would just suggest to a friend."
May. 3, 2023
"Dr Shahbandar is very attentive & caring to provide the best medical service. She is an excellent doctor."
May. 1, 2023
"Dr. Lena Shahbandar is a very caring, compassionate and competent physician, who helped me to resolve a chronic pain issue that had been lingering for over a year. She listened to what I did and didn't want and came up with a care plan that was successful. I'm very thankful that I was referred to her and can consult her for any future issues."
Apr. 30, 2023
"Really listened and explained options"
Apr. 29, 2023
"All I can add is that Dr. Shahbandar is very caring and thorough. I am so glad I was introduced to her by Dr. Alley, a chiropractor in the Duly Network."
Apr. 25, 2023
Mar. 31, 2023
"I am very well taken care of the team is great and so is the dr. I highly recommend to everyone."
Mar. 28, 2023
"Duly/Dr Shabandar were bery accommodation. I mixed up my appt time and arrived late but Dr Shanandar still agreed to see me."
Mar. 25, 2023
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