Lena Shahbandar, MD

Physiatry, The Spine Center

143 Ratings
Years in Practice: 15 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.

Next Available Appointments
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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

143 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

140 Ratings

Provider showed concern

141 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

138 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

140 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

137 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.
"I was in severe pain and I am pregnant with twins which means I'm unable to take pain medium. Dr S was extremely wonderful!! empathic, helpful and compassionate"
Mar. 30, 2021
"DR SHAHBANDAR really listened to me and explained to me in a way that I understand and feel she will get me back feeling great"
Mar. 24, 2021
"my doctor was excellent in every way."
Mar. 22, 2021
"*Dr. Shahbandar is friendly, knowledgeable, & caring!"
Mar. 19, 2021
"I tell everyone I know what a awesome, knowledgeable person *Dr. Shahbandar."
Mar. 12, 2021
Mar. 10, 2021
"*Lena is great."
Mar. 3, 2021
"she was soooo informative, listened so well, explained in layman's terms. probably one of the best visits i have ever had with a doctor."
Mar. 3, 2021
"*Dr. Shahbandar is always concerned, helpful, and ready with suggestions."
Mar. 2, 2021
"The doctor was excellent."
Feb. 28, 2021
"Dr. Shanbandar has never left my side since starting rehabilitation. She has been encouraging, comforting and compassionate, since day one. She has been a shoulder to lean on. I gained determination, optimism and confidence, thanks to the support and medical care from Dr. Shanbandar and her nursing staff. Recomiendo la practica medica del Dr. Shanbandar. Dedicada a ayudarlo a volver a una vida normal. Habla excelente espanol!"
Feb. 25, 2021
"OMG Dr. Shahbandar is wonderful! really has helped me and explained everything clearly to me, glad I found her! She is great!"
Feb. 24, 2021
"The physician completing the test was amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. I am grateful that she was the physician administering the test."
Feb. 23, 2021
"Great experience all the time."
Feb. 22, 2021
"Dr Shahbandar is exceptionally knowledgeable- she is super kind & patient... don't feel rushed & it was very clear she cares deeply for her patients"
Feb. 14, 2021
"Dr. Shahbandar has always provided excellent patient care. She is empathetic & patient with all my questions when explaining the medical concerns I have. And truly provides the best in patient care. Highly recommended. Thank you. All the best, AA"
Jan. 28, 2021
"I really liked her, she explained my problem and gave me options. She didn't just give me options and send me off. She wants to see me again soon."
Jan. 25, 2021
"Dr Shahbandar has always listened and understand my issues. so happy to have found her and with the treatment I received."
Dec. 31, 2020
"Dr. Shahbandar is the BEST!"
Oct. 15, 2020
"she's the only doctor in years who knew what I was talking about"
Sep. 23, 2020
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