Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 46

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(312) 574-3157

Current Patient

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus. 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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Practice

New Patient?
(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care259 E Erie St Ste 1450 Chicago, IL 60611
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Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

New Patient?
(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Orthopaedic Surgery1200 S York St Ste 3100 Elmhurst, IL 60126
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

4.0

Based on 21 ratings

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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
1 person found this helpful
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Debbie ARVIO – Oct 09, 2020
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
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
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
12 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
Does not return calls. Very unprofessional. Find another surgeon.
2 people found this helpful
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Aug 02, 2017
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
17 people found this helpful
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Liz H. in Lake Villa, IL – Feb 12, 2017
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
5 people found this helpful
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St Charles, IL – Jul 06, 2016
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
7 people found this helpful
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Terry Porter in Plainfield, IL – May 13, 2016
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
11 people found this helpful
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Cathy in St. Charles, IL – Jan 28, 2016
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
11 people found this helpful
Helpful
Marisa Kozachenok in Chicago, IL – Dec 29, 2015

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Background

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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 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 Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • 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 Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Meningiomas
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah
Value Care
Tricare
UniCare
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
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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 Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
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Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-6800.

Does Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Patel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Patel's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Patel frequently treats Myelopathy, Cervical Spine Myelopathy, and Spine Deformities. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Patel treats.

Where is Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD's office located?

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

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Patel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)