Dr. Ari Kaz, MD
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Dr. Ari Kaz, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male


Dr. Ari Kaz, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Kaz is affiliated with Weiss Memorial Hospital, Community First Medical Center, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago and Swedish Covenant Hospital.

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    Patient Reviews (9)
    Chicago, IL |
    I bummed up my ankle 1/24/16, ended up with 3 plates and 12 screws under care of Dr. Kaz & ILBJ team. 1 year later my only discomfort is occasional stiffness in the morning which is easily walked off. This was a painful injury, surgery, recovery and rehab. Dr. Kaz was straightforward with my type of injury from the start letting me know I needed to do my part.
    in Chicago, IL |
    I was hit by a Van and Dr. Ari J. Kaz was the Doctor who put my ankle back together....He is A Wonderful & Caring Doctor. And A Master in his field.
    in Chicago, IL |
    Through careful and honest diagnosis, Dr. Kaz was able to formulate a successful gameplan to combat my chronically inflamed achilles tendon.
    in Chicago, IL |
    Amazing surgeon and great guy. Highly recommended.
    in Chicago, IL |
    I was referred to Dr. Kaz after another doctor botched my foot surgery. Dr. Kaz took the time to explain what he was going to do and my restrictions. He was extremely detailed. I can now get a shoe on my foot! Thank you Dr. Kaz!
    Skokie, il |
    Dr. Kaz was a source of comfort and reassurance during a time when I needed it most. His surgical ability and his medical insight were immpecable allowing for me to have a speedy recovery in a situation where the recovery time could have been lengthy. Additionally, his bedside manner and attentiveness were a huge plus!
    in Chicago, IL |
    Dr. Kaz is the man, ladies and gentlemen. 4 Main Reasons: 1) I was in and out of the office in 30 minutes every time. Could not have waited more than 5 at any given moment. Absolutely unheard of in the going-to-the-doctor industry. 2) I had a rare foot injury which I sustained while partying. He gave the extra effort and got consultations from peers and mentors to share with me before we made a decision on what to do. 3) I just went on a 30 minute run before writing this.
    in Chicago, IL |
    I had severe pain in my left foot when walking from Morton's neuroma and a bunion. I was seeking treatment from a podiatrist that only masked the pain. I was then referred to Dr. Kaz and scheduled an appointment. I immediately knew that I made the right decision after he evaluated my foot and discussed my options in detail with me. It has been 4 months since my surgery and I am able to walk to/from work everyday and up to 8 miles on weekends pain free. I am so grateful and happy!
    in Chicago, IL |
    I had a triple ankle fracture while skiing in Colorado. The local emergency center stabilized me just so I can get back to Chicago. That was on Friday. Dr. Kaz, who came strongly recommended, was able to see me as early as Monday. After doing an X-ray, he scheduled the surgery for Tuesday at Swedish Covenant hospital. The surgery went well - so well, in fact, that I often forget what my ankle has been through. It's been over two years and my ankle is doing great. Thank you, Dr. Kaz!
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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Chief Resident in Orthopaedics, Indiana University Orthopedic Residency Program
      • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Ankle Disorders
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Injury
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Arthritis of the Ankle
    • Arthritis of the Foot
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Flat Foot
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Deformities
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Foot and Ankle Disorders
    • Foot and Ankle Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Sever's Disease
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tendon Disorders
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


    • Medical School
      Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School

      Graduated in 2001

    • Internship Hospital
      Northwestern Memorial Hospital

      Completed in 2002

    • Residency Hospital
      Indiana University Medical Center

      Completed in 2006

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Idaho Foot and Ankle Fellowship

      Completed in 2007

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Fracture Repair
    • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Ankle Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
    • Flatfoot Correction
    • Foot Surgery
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hammer Toe Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
    • Sports Medicine Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection