Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 45

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.


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Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation

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Chicago Office675 N Saint Clair St # 1700 Chicago, IL 60611
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Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

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Northwestern Orthopaedic Surgery1200 S York St Ste 3100 Elmhurst, IL 60126
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Chicago, IL – Feb 27, 2018
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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
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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Marisa Kozachenok in Chicago, IL – Dec 29, 2015
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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, years of experience, and cutting edge technology to get patients the safest and best care possible.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
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Education

2006
Thomas Jefferson University, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
Fellowship Hospital

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)