Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

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44 y/o
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Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.

Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

259 E Erie St Fl 13

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Myelopathy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 97% 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 Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Spine Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cervical Spine Disorders
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Reconstruction
Cervical Spondylolisthesis
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Spine Surgery
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
Image-Guided Spine Surgery
Knee Dislocation
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Limb Cramp
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Marfan Syndrome
Microsurgical Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Neck Injuries
Neck Pain
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
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pseudoarthrosis
Robotic Assisted Procedure
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Spinal Cord Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Decompression
Spinal Discectomy
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Instability
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Dislocation
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
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

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Does not return calls. Very unprofessional. Find another surgeon.
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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...Read More
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Blue Choice Test
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Cigna
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Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Coventry Health Care
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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