Dr. Chirag Shah, MD

Dr. Chirag Shah, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 39

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Chirag Shah, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shah to book an appointment.


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Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group737 N Michigan Ave Ste 700 Chicago, IL 60611
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3.5

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James King in Las Vegas, NV – Oct 19, 2018
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If you want to see a doctor who doesn't listen to you, who has a one-size-fits-all approach, who dismisses your experience, and is highly judgemental of alternative modalities (for something as basic as sports massage), then this is the doctor for you! If you don't fit neatly into Shah's box, then you can expect to be written off in a wonderfully patronizing way. Also: 2 out of my 3 appointments were cancelled and rescheduled to accommodate his vacation plans. Seek care elsewhere.
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Chicago – Feb 12, 2018
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Dr. Shah was unable to help me so I am getting a second opinion. Although I believe he explained my condition well, he was less than sympathetic and I found it hard to believe that my options are as limited as he claims. On top of it, I paid my co-pays for both office visits (totaling $90), during which he did nothing beyond review my symptoms and the radiologist's report, and yet I am still being charged a percentage of the $1,600 (yes you read that right) that he charged for those said visits.
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Des Plaines – Jan 15, 2018
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I found the entire experience of my first time visit to Dr. Shah to be a very positive one. His staff, both in person and on the phone, have been very pleasant and worked to accommodate my schedule in booking both my initial and follow-up appointments. The doctor took me right at the scheduled time, which I felt was very respectful of both his time and mine. He first spent time listening to my situation, then asked questions, ran a few very efficient diagnostics, and treated me on the spot.
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Dec 29, 2017
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Dr. Shah walked me through my carpal tunnel diagnosis and spent ample time with me throughout the year as I worked on non-surgical methods to ease nerve pressure. Ultimately, I needed to go through with the release surgery. Dr. Shah was sure I felt confident going into the surgery, and talked me through what my recovery would look like. He is an excellent physician and I highly recommend him.
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Kristen M in Chicago, IL – May 30, 2017
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Dr. Shah was excellent. I saw him twice concerning a wrist problem after an injury. Over the past decade I had been to Northwestern twice, with different doctors, and had not been that pleased. I decided to give NW one more chance. This time I saw Dr. Shah and he listened well, explained everything clearly, asked if I had any questions, responded clearly to everything I asked, and was very friendly. Plus, both times he treated his interns well as colleagues which I respect. Love this guy.
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Suzanne in Chicago, IL – Jul 25, 2016
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Dr. Shah could not have gotten me out of the room faster shook his leg the entire time and spoke like a cattle auctioneer. Dr. Shah condescending, did not allow me to ask questions, did not explain potential causes of the issue, nor would he elaborate except when prodded. He referred me to get a test done and then got snappy with me when I asked about details of the test (like what exactly they were looking for). The bedside manner of this man needs improvement. I was in and out in only 7 mins..
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Ted in Chicago, IL – May 13, 2016
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Background Check

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. Shah's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Limb Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Limb Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Shah performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2013
University Of Cincinnati Hospital
Fellowship Hospital

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)