Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD

Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery and surgery.

University Thoracic Surgeons

1725 W Harrison St Ste 774

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chmielewski performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Esophageal Cancer
very high
more than 91% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 88% of peers
Lung Cancer
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Chmielewski's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chmielewski "NCH Medical Group is here to seamlessly deliver coordinated, top quality healthcare in our medical offices, NCH Immediate Care Centers and hospital. Whether you're seeking routine medical care or something more specialized, the NCH Integrated System of Care connects you with the care you need."

2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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31  Procedures

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.


  • Loyola University of Chicago / Stritch School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Wayne St U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Wayne St U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chmielewski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chmielewski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chmielewski to family and friends
4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chmielewski's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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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He was an excellent doctor. It is great to see excellent results. Thank you for the excellent service.
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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...more
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