Lena Shahbandar, MD

Physiatry, The Spine Center

196 Ratings
Years in Practice: 16 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

196 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

195 Ratings

Provider showed concern

196 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

196 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

194 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

194 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.
"Dr. Shahbandar is an efficient, caring, knowledgeable, relatable physician. Her explanations are easy to understand."
Jul. 4, 2022
"I chose Dr. Shadbandar because she received excellent online reviews from former patients. She was very caring and personal, and took time to help me fin solutions to my back issues. I was very happy that I chose her as my provider."
Jun. 25, 2022
"We talked about the next steps and warning signs. I have already referred others to her."
Jun. 23, 2022
"Very impressed w/*Dr. Shahbandar. Very easy to talk to, listened to everything I had to say & explained everything to me."
Jun. 22, 2022
"Very professional and caring"
Jun. 16, 2022
"Dr. Lena is great. Worked through multiple issues with me and developed an action plan."
Jun. 10, 2022
"Dr. Shahbandar was very clear and answered all my questions."
May. 21, 2022
"*Dr. S. is the best. Very concerned. Great bedside manner. Took the time to discuss the problem. Did not rush."
May. 16, 2022
"Listens to my concerns and pain analysis"
Apr. 24, 2022
"Appreciate the time Dr. Shahbandar spends explaining procedures and answering my questions. Always a very thorough response."
Apr. 20, 2022
"The doctor took time with me."
Apr. 18, 2022
"Dr. Shabander is an exceptional physician. She is clinically proficient and has a great bedside manner. She's really good at coming up with a treatment plan and ensuring that the patient understands."
Apr. 15, 2022
"I felt rushed once the doctor came in, she was great but clearly was trying to catch up."
Apr. 14, 2022
"Doctor is outstanding."
Apr. 7, 2022
"Dr. Shahbandar is excellent! Throughout the several visits and treatments I've had with her she's always been caring, clearly interested in my medical problems and well-being, answered all my questions and explained treatment options thoroughly. I have great confidence in her and would recommend her to anyone needing similar medical care."
Apr. 7, 2022
"It is always a blessing to see Dr. Shahbandar! Prompt, helpful, caring, courteous, encouraging..."
Mar. 28, 2022
"We planned future intervention around my upcoming wedding, so Dr. Shahbander very much took my needs into consideration."
Mar. 18, 2022
"*Dr. Shahbandar was amazing! Within about 15 minutes she had identified the problems and treatment plan! I am so impressed and recommend her to everyone!"
Mar. 4, 2022
"This physician actively listened and acknowledged my concern to be engaged in my healthcare matters. Whereas the last provider did not."
Mar. 3, 2022
"She seemed very thorough, knowledgeable and personable. She listened to my concerns, answered my questions, and explained things very well."
Feb. 24, 2022
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