Dr. Apurva Desai, MD

OncologyMaleAge 51

Dr. Desai
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Illinois Cancer Specialists

1710 N Randall Rd Ste 300 Elgin, IL 60123

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Dr. Apurva Desai, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Elgin, IL. Dr. Desai has more experience with Renal Neoplasms & Resection, Pancreatic Neoplasms, and Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Sherman Hospital and AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Desai to book an appointment.

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desai

3.6

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (12)
  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Office environment (11)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
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My consultation was rushed and Dr Desai was late. Misdiagnosed me with infection and tried to rule out blood disorders, but did not order complete testing. After obtaining further opinions with another physician, more extensive testing showed that I had a blood disorder. He is nice and courteous but is always rushing and I don’t felt that he evaluated me well.
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  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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He is wonderful and has done the best for me. He explains things to you so that you can understand what is going on. His staff is wonderful and caring and I don’t know if I’d be here today if I didn’t have him has my oncologist .
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
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Barb Becker – Jan 15, 2020
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Stay away. So very far away. You can find a better doctor. Perhaps he is brilliant, I don't really know. I found him to be dismissive and uninterested. He seemed upset that the Sherman Hospital E.R. referred me to him. Apparently he felt I was a waste of his time. Truly, he was a waste of my time.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sorry I Wasted My Time – Aug 01, 2019
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I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma over 8 years ago by Dr Desai. He saved my life. His knowledge, understanding, patients, and attention to my individual care was and still is world class. I would highly recommend him for anyone diagnosed with cancer in the McHenry County area.
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John in Crystal Lake, IL – Mar 16, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Apurva Desai, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Elgin, IL. Dr. Desai has more experience with Renal Neoplasms & Resection, Pancreatic Neoplasms, and...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

Rush Presby St Luke's M C
Residency Hospital
University of Chicago Hosps
Residency Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Apurva Desai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Desai frequently treats Renal Neoplasms & Resection, Pancreatic Neoplasms, and Blood Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Desai specializes.

Where is Dr. Apurva Desai, MD's office located?

Dr. Desai's office is located at 1710 N Randall Rd Ste 300, Elgin, IL 60123. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Desai

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Desai treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Desai treats other conditions, please contact the office at (847) 931-0909.

Renal Neoplasms & Resection

Renal oncology focuses on the management and treatment of kidney cancer through surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, and chemotherapy.Compare with other Renal Neoplasms & Resection specialists.

Dr. Desai treats at a

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Pancreatic Neoplasms

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Pancreatic Neoplasms specialists.

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Pancreatic Cancer
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Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Desai treats at a

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Anemia
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Neutropenia
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
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Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Dr. Desai accepts the following insurance:

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