Plastic Surgery Questions

How can I contact NSPS?

You can call our office during normal business hours (8-4:30 M-F) at 312-266-6240. After hours, this number will forward to an answering service which will know how to reach Dr. Fine, Dr. Schierle, or the resident on call. You can also email us at [email protected] or fill out our Chicago Plastic Surgery Contact Form.

Where do the doctors at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, S.C. (NSPS) perform surgery?

Our doctors perform surgery at a number of locations throughout Chicago including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Shriners Hospital for Children – Chicago, and the 900 North Michigan Surgery Center. Northwestern Memorial Hospital includes operating rooms at Prentice Women’s Hospital, the Feinberg Pavilion, and Lavin Pavilion.

Where is the office located and how do I get there?

The office is located at 676 North Saint Clair Street directly west of the main Northwestern Memorial Hospital Pavilion. Parking is available at multiple garages nearby. The main garage with covered parking and covered walkway to the office is accessed via Superior Street eastbound or Huron street westbound (between Saint Clair and Fairbanks Court). You may use the second-floor pedestrian bridge to access the hospital and on the right will see another bridge to cross Saint Clair Street and enter the 676 Building. The elevators to the 15th floor are on the right. If you enter 676 North Saint Clair at the street level, take the elevators to the right of the security desk to the 15th floor. We are in suite 1575.

What is the initial office visit like?

We will want to know your previous medical history, planned surgeries, and, most importantly, your individual desires for cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. We place significant emphasis on a patient’s particular wishes and feelings towards the pros and cons of surgery, and are careful to discuss all options available to you. After an initial discussion, our doctors will perform a physical exam of the areas for surgery. This will help them to fully understand all available options for your cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. The meeting will finish with a discussion to answer questions and address any concerns you may have.

What is the focus of your practice?

Through extensive experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, we have focused our practice primarily on surgery of the head, neck, breast and body. This includes both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in these areas. Breast reconstruction includes free tissue transfer and implant reconstruction. Cosmetic surgery of the breast and face is also a focus, including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, facelift, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery. Other procedures, such as liposuction, tummy tuck, body contouring, and wrinkle reduction with BOTOX® or dermal fillers are also offered.

How do I schedule an appointment to see an NSPS physician?

You can call our office anytime during business hours to make an appointment to see Dr. Fine or Dr. Schierle. Depending on our schedule, we anticipate we will be able to offer you an appointment within 2-4 weeks.For those patients desiring to have surgery within the next 4-6 weeks, we will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. Alternatively, if you are still simply gathering information and have not yet decided to have surgery, you may also try contacting our office through the website and our physician assistants can be of assistance in answering any general questions you may have.

If I decide to have surgery, how long must I wait?

Depending on the surgery you desire, we expect to be able to accommodate you within 4-6 weeks. Every effort is made to accommodate Breast reconstruction after mastectomy or lumpectomy as quickly as possible and can often be scheduled within 2-3 weeks.