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Surgical Specialist, Oncology Specialist (cancer)
31 years of experience

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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (4)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John Brems is Good. Dr. Brems has been reviewed by 12 patients who have provided 4 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 4.5
Bedside Manner 4.5
Spends Time with Me 4.5
Follows Up After Visit 4.4

Specialties & Research

Dr. John Brems, MD is board certified in Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 8 areas:
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases
  • Stomach Cancer

Education & Awards

Dr. Brems graduated from Saint Louis University. He has 4 awards.

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Brems has 3 hospital affiliations:

  • Sherman Hospital 
  • Provena St Joseph Medical Center 
  • Provena Saint Joseph Hospital 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. John Joseph Brems MD is a male Surgeon, has 31 years of experience and practices in Surgery, Surgical Oncology, and Transplant Surgery.
Where does Dr. John J. Brems practice?
Dr. John Brems has 1 office location.
Dr. John Brems practices Surgery, Surgical Oncology, and Transplant Surgery near Elgin, IL.
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