Dr. Ari Kaz, MD

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Dr. Ari Kaz, MD
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 Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Community First Medical Center and Swedish Covenant Hospital.

2923 N California Ave Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60618

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Dr. Ari Kaz, MD

Dr. Ari Kaz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Kaz's Experience

Dr. Kaz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic 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


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  • 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


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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.


  • Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Idaho Foot and Ankle Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief Resident in Orthopaedics, Indiana University Orthopedic Residency Program,
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society,
Media & Publications

Dr. Kaz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaz to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Kaz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Burbank, IL |
Dr. Kaz is hands down one of the most professional, honest and naturally skilled surgeons I've ever had the pleasure to deal with. He was extremely straightforward, efficient, thorough and respectful of my time. He performed a flawless repair on my ankle and I'm already back to 90% just 2 months after surgery. I will be forever grateful for him and highly recommend Dr Kaz for any patient in need of ortho work.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Kaz is a phenomenal surgeon. He was recommended to me by multiple people after many other failed treatments and years of physical therapy. I was in excruciating pain when I met Dr. Kaz in August 2016 today I am back on my feet thanks to his skillful work to reconstruct my foot it was a long road but Dr. Kaz and his staff are there every step of the way. I would return to him if I ever needed anything again without hesitation!
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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Dr. Kaz accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kaz has admitting privileges

Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Community First Medical Center
5645 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60634
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Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
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Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 N Marine Dr
Chicago, IL 60640
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