Lena Shahbandar, MD

Physiatry, The Spine Center

208 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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within the last three (3) years

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

208 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

203 Ratings

Provider showed concern

205 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

203 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

204 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

200 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.
"The doctor was excellent. She provided an explanation no one had previously done. I will return to her and will recommend her to others."
Aug. 30, 2021
"Dr Shahbander is excellent"
Aug. 25, 2021
"Dr S is the best. I have treated with her for years and found her companionate really understanding my issues. She does not order unnecessary tests, just gets to the problem. I wish all drs were like that."
Aug. 21, 2021
"She is wonderful!"
Aug. 20, 2021
"Dr. Shahbandar was excellent. She really "heard" me. She was a great listener and very logical and thorough in her formulation of diagnosis and treatment. Also, she was not condescending and spoke to me as if I was an intelligent adult. She did not "dumb down" her vocabulary, which I greatly appreciated."
Aug. 18, 2021
"Dr Shabandar always listens attentively in a caring and respectful way and clearly explains various procedures that may be taking place."
Aug. 17, 2021
"Whether rain or shine, I will live each moment with a sense of gratitude. Thanks to the wonderful care from Dr. Shahbandar. You have eased my worries while strengthening my faith in us! Your care for me keeps me going! Si vive con dolor, consulte al Dr. Shahbandar y su enfermera Margie. Su cuidado te brindara alivio!"
Jun. 20, 2021
"Dr was showed so much compassion for the pain and really listened to my problem that I have been dealing with since March 4th. Ordered an MRI to find out what is causing the pain and lack of mobility"
Jun. 18, 2021
"Dr Shahbander is amazing. she listens, assesses, explains & educates."
Jun. 2, 2021
"Great Doc Really appreciate her approach and consideration"
May. 19, 2021
"*Dr. Shahbandar was excellent at explaining my issues. She was also good at listening to my concerns. I was highly impressed with her and I'm not easily impressed."
May. 19, 2021
"I feel very fortunate to be a patient of Dr Lena Shahbandar! She has helped me several times dealing with pain issues."
May. 7, 2021
"Dr. Shahbandar has always provided excellent patient care. She is empathetic, understands my medical concerns & has a great demeanor. I truly appreciate Dr. Shahbandar. All the best, AA"
May. 2, 2021
"She was fantastic!"
Apr. 23, 2021
"I respect Dr. Shahbandar. She is caring and sympathetic."
Apr. 21, 2021
"Dr Shabandar is Wonderful! I got so lucky when I was referred to her. she is both knowledgable and caring. I say I got lucky"
Apr. 21, 2021
"Dr. Shahbandar explained what was causing the symptoms I made this appointment to address. She did so in terms I could easily understand."
Apr. 19, 2021
"Dr. was caring and reassuring."
Apr. 14, 2021
"very impressive-patient, thorough, clear and thoughtful"
Apr. 14, 2021
"I am not a number to her, she treats me like she cares"
Apr. 5, 2021
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