Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine · 26 Providers

Average Rating of all Office Providers

Office Providers

Dr. Mir Ali, MD

Dr. Mir Ali, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Aaron Bare, MD

Dr. Aaron Bare, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Anup Bendre, MD

Dr. Anup Bendre, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. David Chang, MD

Dr. David Chang, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 395 provider reviews for Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Review of Dr. Kolavo

- in Malta, IL |

I had major back surgery on July 12th, we highly recommend Dr. Kolavo. He explains everything, answers questions, and concerns. I am feeling great. Doing therapy, going real good. Entire staff great to work with. The PA Michelle Buck also highly recommended.
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Review of Dr. Kolavo

- in Wheaton, IL |

Professional, responsible, and cautious regarding pursuit of surgical treatment modalities - exploring for any relief through nonsurgical options first. I'm shocked at all this negative feedback about Dr. Kolavo's personality. While I did find him to be mostly very reserved, I greatly appreciated his directness and honesty and will be forever grateful to him for all he has done for me!
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Review of Dr. Kolavo

- in Wheaton, IL |

My daughter saw Dr. Kolavo as her scoliosis was beginning to develop. She had some curvature & an 8 degree rib hump. He was rude and dismissive. He would not take an x-ray because he thought it was premature. He said to wait a year & see if the curve got worse. 1 year later her curves were 12 degrees & 24 degrees. Bad advice. We wasted a year "waiting" when we could have been proactively treating her with non surgical methods. He seems to care only if you have an immediate surgical need. $$$
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Review of Dr. Kolavo

-Dekalb, IL |

Completely rude and unprofessional. Told me to "join a gym" and "get some exercise" to help my pain when I have had multiple spinal surgeries. Didn't even bother to do an MRI. Pathetic. Would not recommend him to anyone.
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Review of Dr. Babka

- in Winfield, IL |

Our experience with Dr. Babka was outstanding. He listened to our questions and gave us confidence in the sequence of events following a concussion.
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Review of Dr. Kolavo

-Roscoe, IL |

I was referred by my primary Doctor, I had an MRI done that showed L4 ruptured disc with nerve displacement, severe narrowing & L5-S1 ruptured with nerve displacement also severe narrowing, loss of function on left side extremities. He told me there was nothing wrong this is normal and that I am diabetic, I have high blood pressure, severely "Fat Obese". Well I'm not Diabetic, No high blood pressure, he misdiagnosed me, I'm now permanently disabled I don't recommend this doctor to anyone...
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Review of Dr. Babka

- in North Aurora, Illinois |

Just an all around great person and great doctor.
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Review of Dr. Bendre


He treated my 10 year old son with Autism for a hand injury. He was patient, understanding, and did a great job working with my son.
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Learn About Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

178 Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Acl Surgery
  • All Shoulder Or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Concussion Treatment
  • Custom Made Foot Orthotic
  • De Quervain'S Release
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair Or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Emg (Electromyography)
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Excision Of Femur Or Knee
  • Excision Of Radius Or Ulna
  • Excision Of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, Or Sternum
  • Excision Of Tarsal Or Metatarsal
  • Excision Of Tibia Or Fibula
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Foot And Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot And Ankle Dislocationtreatment, Open
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot And Ankle Ligament And Tendon Repair
  • Foot And Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot And Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand And Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, And Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Injection
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Joint Revision Surgery
  • Knee And Leg Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nail Avulsion And Excision
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Operative Spine Treatment
  • Non-Surgical Pain Management
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Osteoporosis Management
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (Prp)
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection Or Ablation Of Bone Tumor, Partial Or Complete Resection Of Bone, Debridement Of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder And Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision Of Shoulder Or Elbow Replacement
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, And Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
  • Spine And Back Procedures
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Arthoscopy
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Tens)
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker'S Compensation Evaluations
  • Wound Care And Management
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement


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Who We Are

  • Full service orthopaedic and musculoskeletal institute.

Language Services

  • Chinese
  • Creole
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group accepts 37 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Cofinity
  • Community Care Alliance of Illinois
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • Family Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HFN
  • Harken Health
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • HealthSpan Integrated Care
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • Magellan Healthcare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • Preferred Network Access
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • The Alliance
  • US Family Health Plan
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Value Options
  • Viant


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