Dr. Amit Bhandarkar, MD

Dr. Amit Bhandarkar, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
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Dr. Amit Bhandarkar, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Peoria, IL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Jawaharal Nehru Medical College - MBBS in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery.Read his story

7620 N University St Ste 104

Peoria, IL 61614

Contact Information

(309) 691-7774

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Alliance
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
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more than 16% of peers
Spinal Nerve Block
normal
more than 16% of peers
Steroid Injection
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more than 3% of peers

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Dr. Bhandarkar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bhandarkar "Dr. Amit Bhandarkar M.B.B.S., M.S., M.D. is a fellowship trained, Orthopedic Spine surgeon. Dr Bhandarkar evaluates and treats a wide variety of spine ailments consistent with his comprehensive spine training. He has practiced and done fellowships in the USA, Canada, Seoul (South Korea), Maldives and India. His area of focus is minimally invasive spine surgery, and his special interests are spine related pain management and endoscopic spine surgery (the least invasive option) for lumbar disc related disorders. Pain is the most important symptom that Dr. Bhandarkar addresses on a daily basis. He is an empathetic, compassionate physician who listens closely to patients in order to help focus his efforts to locate their source of pain. Dr. Bhandarkar then confirms those pain generators with objective tests and formulates a minimally invasive plan, which is at the same time maximally effective at keeping patients pain free and functional for as long as possible. Dr. Bhandarkar has been a keen researcher and has many international publications and presentations to his credit. He is an ardent believer in evidence-based medicine, and he practices only those techniques whose results are reproducible and have been proven effective. As Dr. Bhandarkar has travelled, trained and practiced across the world, he has encountered various cultures, customs and practices. This experience, whether performing complex deformity surgery on children in New York, or learning minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery in South Korea, has provided Dr. Bhandarkar insight into patients’ diverse personal backgrounds in a way that helps him relate on a very personal level. Dr. Bhandarkar is excited to bring his expertise to the Southern Illinois region, and is looking forward to the warmth and charm of the local communities. He is eager to meet those in need of his skills and provide those patients the very best experience possible. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bhandarkar "Dr. Amit Bhandarkar M.B.B.S., M.S., M.D. is a fellowship trained, Orthopedic Spine surgeon. Dr Bhandarkar evaluates and treats a wide variety of spine ailments consistent with his comprehensive spine training. He has practiced and done fellowships in the USA, Canada, Seoul (South Korea), Maldives and India. His area of focus is minimally invasive spine surgery, and his special interests are spine related pain management and endoscopic spine surgery (the least invasive option) for lumbar disc related disorders. Pain is the most important symptom that Dr. Bhandarkar addresses on a daily basis. He is an empathetic, compassionate physician who listens closely to patients in order to help focus his efforts to locate their source of pain. Dr. Bhandarkar then confirms those pain generators with objective tests and formulates a minimally invasive plan, which is at the same time maximally effective at keeping patients pain free and functional for as long as possible. Dr. Bhandarkar has been a keen researcher and has many international publications and presentations to his credit. He is an ardent believer in evidence-based medicine, and he practices only those techniques whose results are reproducible and have been proven effective. As Dr. Bhandarkar has travelled, trained and practiced across the world, he has encountered various cultures, customs and practices. This experience, whether performing complex deformity surgery on children in New York, or learning minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery in South Korea, has provided Dr. Bhandarkar insight into patientsA diverse personal backgrounds in a way that helps him relate on a very personal level. Dr. Bhandarkar is excited to bring his expertise to the Southern Illinois region, and is looking forward to the warmth and charm of the local communities. He is eager to meet those in need of his skills and provide those patients the very best experience possible."
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Bhandarkar does not have any board certifications listed.

19  Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedic Procedure
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Procedures

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

  • Jawaharal Nehru Medical College - MBBS
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Hospital for Sick Children
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Korea University - Wooridul hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • New York University, Hospital for Joint Diseases
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Tohoku University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Alabama
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Bhandarkar has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Bhandarkar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bhandarkar's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bhandarkar to family and friends
27 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Bhandarkar'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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (26)

I loved Dr. Bhandarkar,he actually talked to you and not at you. After many years he diagnosed me had my surgery set. Then issues came up and when I called back I was informed he was no longer there. Now I have to start all over. I will still give him 5 stars all do to the way he treated and talked...more
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very good experience and will definately recommend him. he is very personable.
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He is great, Did everything he was supposede to do,would recommend to anyone
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pleased with his help and my situation
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