Dr. Apurva Desai, MD

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Dr. Apurva Desai, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Crystal Lake, IL. Dr. Desai has extensive experience in Renal Neoplasms & Resection, Pancreatic Neoplasms, and Skeletal System Neoplasms. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Sherman Hospital and AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Apurva Desai, MD

Illinois Cancer Specialists

360 Station Dr Ste 201 Crystal Lake, IL 60014 ()
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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
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  • 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 .
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  • 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.
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
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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 Crystal Lake, IL. Dr. Desai has extensive experience in Renal Neoplasms & Resection, Pancreatic Neoplasms,...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

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

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

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Dr. Desai's office is located at 360 Station Dr Ste 201, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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.

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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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Skeletal System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers in the bone, both primary, such as sarcoma, and those that have spread from other parts of the body.Compare with other Skeletal System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Desai is experienced in the area of Skeletal System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Bone 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.

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Anemia
Bleeding Disorders
Neutropenia
Myeloproliferative Disorders
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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
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • 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
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • 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
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • 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
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • 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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