Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

Dr. Alpesh Patel, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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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 13 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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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
very high
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
  • 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
  • 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
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, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Undergraduate School
2006
2005
2001
2000
1996

Awards

Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

4.2

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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My back surgery went very smoothly and my pain was gone immediately.
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