Dr. Ankit Bharat, MD

Dr. Ankit Bharat, MD

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Dr. Ankit Bharat, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 21-100

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • 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. Bharat's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bharat performs Lung Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bharat performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bharat performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Bharat performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bharat performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Bharat performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy

Dr. Bharat's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2013
Washington University of St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Washington University of St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
2003
Christian Medical College (India)
Medical School
2013
2011
2003

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Dr. Bharat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bharat

4.4

Based on 14 reviews

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All around outstanding care. Very professional and genuinely cares about this patients. Goes that extra mile and is exceptionally skilled.
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Great care. Highly professional and skilled. Best in lung cancer treatment.
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The exceptional care I received made the travels to Northwestern worthwhile. If you have a cancer of lung, you need to go see Dr Bharat’s team.
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Great care professional, cordial. Excellent surgeon.
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Dr Bharat removed a complex 18cm cancer of the thymus gland invading the major blood vessels of the heart from my mother. Thanks to him, she celebrated her 42nd anniversary. I was in tears during the last clinic visit when we found out she was cancer free at 2 years. Dr Bharat personally went to get me a glass of water. What a great surgeon and a good human being.
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I received a double lung transplant by Dr. Bharat. Due to the complexity of my case, I was refused by two of big centers in the country. I am 37 with two young children and finally went to Northwestern. The team lead by Dr. Bharat advocated for my case recognizing the complexity but also realizing that they could treat me. I underwent a successful double lung transplant by them two year ago. Thank you team. I recently completed Hustle of the Hancock while previously I was wheel chair bound.
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This doctor performed a lung transplant on my family member who never came out of the ICU post surgery and remained in ICU for almost 6 months at Northwestern. Day by day the patient’s complications got worse and this doctor who is supposedly the Director of the Lung Transplant had no answers. Eventually the patient went Into a coma and never made it out resulting in his death. All I can say is please do your research first before committing to the lung transplant program at NM.
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