Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD

Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 59

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 620-1297

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Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chmielewski to book an appointment.


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University Thoracic Surgeons1725 W Harrison St Ste 774 Chicago, IL 60612
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Appointment scheduling (5)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (5)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Chmielewski is an EXCELLENT professional, a very pleasant man - a Gentle Giant. It's always pleasure to be in his presence, it feels so safe.
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Jarmila – Apr 26, 2020
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Dr Chmielewski treated me for Esophagial Cancer...I was in great hands...he is one of the best and most compassionate Doctors I’ve ever had. I am alive and well because of him. And his assistant Hector M. is fantastic also.
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Jim Burrows in Elk Grove Village , IL – Nov 16, 2018
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Treated me for Empiyima and Pneumonia. Wow was I in good hands. Hi's team including Hector made my experience positive and healing. I can't say enough good things.
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Gary Cardoza in Mount Prospect – Jan 16, 2017
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He was an excellent doctor. It is great to see excellent results. Thank you for the excellent service.
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Steve N in Medinah IL – Nov 30, 2016
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My name:Priscilla Streeter, Dr. Chmielewski and his staff was the (BEST) he treats patients like family I love him, very understanding to your needs. He's very clear and makes sure you know whats going to happen very compassionate he's truly amazing and healed me like never before I was very glad to have him. I came in very ill he healed me quick I was back up and around in due time it's been a year later and I'm still going strong he needs ten stars. Love, love, love him Bless his heart
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Priscilla Streeter in Brookfield, IL – Dec 25, 2015
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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. Chmielewski's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chmielewski performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Chmielewski performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Lung Cancer

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chmielewski treats Lung Cancer more than 92% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
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Hiatal Hernia

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chmielewski treats Hiatal Hernia more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Chmielewski treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Chmielewski's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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About Me

Care Philosophy

NCH Medical Group is here to seamlessly deliver coordinated, top quality healthcare in our medical offices, NCH Immediate Care Centers and hospital. Whether...Read more


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Wayne St U
Residency Hospital
Wayne St U
Internship Hospital


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD?

Call (312) 620-1297 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (312) 738-3732 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chmielewski has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Chmielewski's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chmielewski frequently treats Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs), Lung Cancer, and Hiatal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chmielewski treats.

Where is Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD's office located?

Dr. Chmielewski's office is located at 1725 W Harrison St Ste 774, Chicago, IL 60612. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)