Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 48

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine in 2000. He is affiliated with Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

259 E Erie St Ste 1450 Chicago, IL 60611
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 695-6800
Telehealth services available

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Myelopathy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Spine Deformities
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Spine Deformities more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Scan
  • Brain Abscess
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Meningiomas
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Open Access Plus
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Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Principal Financial Group
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UniCare PPO
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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

4.2

Based on 25 ratings

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The best!
Knowledgeable, professional, compassionate, responsive. I did not feel rushed and had plenty of time to ask all of my questions. Highly experienced, skilled surgeon. His management of my complex problem is the reason I am functional and without pain today.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Mamadoc – Mar 22, 2022
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Sent to me me through God
I had such a complicated situation for him and his team to deal with. And they did such an amazing job! I believe from my experience he is the best! I would send my mother to him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 20, 2022
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I can not recommend Dr Alpesh Patel highly enough. I suffered for years with debilitating cervical back and nerve pain that extended to my extremities and severely limited my ability to work, socialize and complete activities of daily living. I was disabled and without hope when I visited Dr Patel. He is a caring surgeon who sits closely to listen and looks you in the eye while explaining complex medical issues clearly and pragmatically. He patiently answered a million questions. I went into my multi-level ACDF surgery with guarded expectations due to the prolonged nature of my symptoms. While the recovery process is ongoing two months post surgery I am already pain free. Dr Patel has given me my life back. If you are suffering like I was do yourself a favor and visit Dr Patel. He is a brilliant and exceptional surgeon but above all compassionate! My family felt safe throughout because of Dr Patel and his amazing team. If only I had been able to get the surgery years ago!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Christina – Feb 15, 2022
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Dr Patel and his entire team (PA Jeremy Lavra, nurse Linda S) provided me with extraordinary healthcare. I came in complaing about persistent pain and numbness in my arm and hand. Now, two months after cervical fusion surgery done at NW, I am back to my full range of motions and activities without any symptoms. It’s not only the advanced technology, but an ability to listen, understand , explain and communicate that really sets this team apart from others. I would highly recommend Dr Patel!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Michael Geynisman – Jan 26, 2022
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Couldn't as for a better Doc!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
3 people found this helpful
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Debbie ARVIO – Oct 09, 2020
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I saw Dr. Patel about a month ago for severe leg pain radiating down my left leg, refractory to more conservative treatments. I was so impressed with his knowledge and demeanor and when he told me he could operate 6 days later, I was so relieved. I left his office feeling great about his knowledge and skills. I’m 3 weeks post-op and I’ve never felt better. Such easy recovery and looking forward to getting my life back.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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James in Chicago, IL – May 11, 2019
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While Dr. Patel scheduled my surgery, he told me that he wanted me to do (another) round of physical therapy before the surgery to see if I could avoid having the fusion. Honestly, I didn't have much hope. He told me that the therapist must use the McKenzie method of PT (the only kind I had not tried). It's working so well, I can delay indefinitely. How many surgeons try to help you heal without surgery?!?! If I end up needing spinal fusion in the future, Dr. Patel will be my choice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
16 people found this helpful
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Carol Stream – Apr 17, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Patel was outstanding. I had a herniated disc in my lower spine that caused severe pain down the back of both of my legs. Having done chiropractic and p.t., I decided (with Dr. Patel’s guidance) to have an epidural injection. Unfortunately, afterwards, the pain remained. I finally opted for surgery, and was pain free VERY quickly. It was the absolute best decision! PT was incredibly helpful for preventing re-injury. I’m incredibly grateful to Dr. Patel!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Feb 27, 2018
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Maria Martinez in Miami Lakes, Florida – Nov 20, 2017
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Does not return calls. Very unprofessional. Find another surgeon.
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Aug 02, 2017
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I had ACDF surgery on 12/29/16 with Dr. Patel. From my pre-op appointments to surgery to now post op I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Patel. I recovered much more quickly than expected and I owe that all to Dr. Patel. He has an excellent bedside manner, answers all questions and made sure I was comfortable with having surgery. He explained all options to me along with pros and cons of each. I cannot thank Dr. Patel enough for relieving my pain and getting me back on my feet quickly! Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
18 people found this helpful
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Liz H. in Lake Villa, IL – Feb 12, 2017
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Dr. Patel is a very knowledgeable, caring and kind surgeon. He took the time to answer all my questions and was sure to check that I was comfortable with my care plan. He is a fantastic doctor and I would highly recommend him to my family and friends. I am so glad I went to him for a second opinion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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St Charles, IL – Jul 06, 2016
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I had back pain for years. I went to a pain clinic and had epidural injections that eased part of the pain for a month or so. I went to see Dr. Patel and he explained what he saw in the MRI and what he could do to lessen the pain I had. There was no guarantee that the surgery would ease all of the pain I was experiencing. .I opted to have the surgery in August of 2014. My back pain is completely gone. Would I recommend Dr. Patel? You bet I would!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Terry Porter in Plainfield, IL – May 13, 2016
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I have been in pain with spinal stenosis for almost two years. I was set to have a spinal fusion with another orthopedic surgeon, but I had a second opinion with Dr Patel. That was a good idea. He performed a lumbar laminectomy and I am now pain free since Dec 17, 2015. Everything Dr Patel said would happen did happen. Wish everyone could have this great experience and outcome. Highest recommendation!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
12 people found this helpful
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Cathy in St. Charles, IL – Jan 28, 2016
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My back surgery went very smoothly and my pain was gone immediately.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Marisa Kozachenok in Chicago, IL – Dec 29, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in listening to my patients and helping them create an individualized plan for their care. That plan should be based on high quality science,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2006
Thomas Jefferson University, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Washington University of St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
Washington University of St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
Cornell University
Undergraduate School
1996
Cornell University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

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Does Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Patel's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD treat?

Dr. Patel frequently treats the following conditions: Myelopathy, Cervical Spine Myelopathy, and Spine Deformities. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD's office address?

Dr. Patel's office is located at 259 E Erie St Ste 1450, Chicago, IL 60611. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD fluent in?

Dr. Patel is able to speak Dutch and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Patel provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD is affiliated with Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus.

How much experience does Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD have?

Dr. Patel has over 22 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Practice

Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care259 E Erie St Ste 1450 Chicago, IL 60611
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Northwestern Medical Faculty

Chicago Office675 N Saint Clair St # 1700 Chicago, IL 60611
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Northwestern Medical Group

Northwestern Orthopaedic Surgery1200 S York St Ste 3100 Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus

Elmhurst, IL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)