Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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43 y/o
(18)

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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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Patel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Myelopathy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 93% of peers
Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Patel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "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."

7  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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17  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
18 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Patel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

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...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...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...more
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