Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 65

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Warrenville, IL and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Illinois At Chicago College Of Medicine in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD

Northwestern Medicine

27650 Ferry Rd Ste 100 Warrenville, IL 60555
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(630) 225-2663
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

  • Friendly Staff
    Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
Background

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. Kolavo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kolavo treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kolavo treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kolavo treats Spondylolisthesis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kolavo treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kolavo treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kolavo treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kolavo's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Surgery
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • 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 Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Kolavo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Managed Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Blue Card PPO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Behavioral Health
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Cigna-HealthSpring
CorVel
Worker's Compensation WC
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink POS
HealthLink PPO
HFN
HFN PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Humana
Choice
Choice Care
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
LifeSynch
Behavioral Health
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Private HealthCare Systems PPO
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UniCare
UniCare HMO
UniCare POS
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Choice Plus
United Behavioral Health
United Healthcare
United Healthcare POS
Viant

Dr. Kolavo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kolavo

3.6

Based on 14 ratings

5 Star
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64%
4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
36%
36%
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Excellent. So glad my daughter had the surgery with him. She's completely healed. Wish we'd gone to him first.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria Alderson – Jan 04, 2023
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had l5/s1 spinal fusion in 2003. have been able to do everything after surgery that i did before surgery, even resumed recreational ice hockey 14 months after. dr kolavo answered every question i had. i never left with that 'bum's rush' feeling after a visit with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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ron matis – Nov 13, 2020
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Dr Kalavo performed 3spine surgeries locations ranging from C3 to S1 over the last 10 years. All have been flawless. Yes, he is dry and very direct. He uses surgery as last resort. He isn't necessarily warm and fuzzy but his staff is. I have always been able to reach the same team of professionals with any questions. Dr Kolavo is at the forefront and uses progressive technology. I can't say enough.
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Chris – Sep 29, 2020
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I had major back surgery on July 12th, we highly recommend Dr. Kolavo. He explains everything, answers questions, and concerns. I am feeling great. Doing therapy, going real good. Entire staff great to work with. The PA Michelle Buck also highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Rodney Hueber in Malta, IL – Jan 05, 2019
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Professional, responsible, and cautious regarding pursuit of surgical treatment modalities - exploring for any relief through nonsurgical options first. I'm shocked at all this negative feedback about Dr. Kolavo's personality. While I did find him to be mostly very reserved, I greatly appreciated his directness and honesty and will be forever grateful to him for all he has done for me!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Gab San in Wheaton, IL – Aug 15, 2018
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My daughter saw Dr. Kolavo as her scoliosis was beginning to develop. She had some curvature & an 8 degree rib hump. He was rude and dismissive. He would not take an x-ray because he thought it was premature. He said to wait a year & see if the curve got worse. 1 year later her curves were 12 degrees & 24 degrees. Bad advice. We wasted a year "waiting" when we could have been proactively treating her with non surgical methods. He seems to care only if you have an immediate surgical need. $$$
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Angela Stephenson in Wheaton, IL – May 15, 2018
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Completely rude and unprofessional. Told me to "join a gym" and "get some exercise" to help my pain when I have had multiple spinal surgeries. Didn't even bother to do an MRI. Pathetic. Would not recommend him to anyone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Dekalb, IL – Mar 30, 2017
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I was referred by my primary Doctor, I had an MRI done that showed L4 ruptured disc with nerve displacement, severe narrowing & L5-S1 ruptured with nerve displacement also severe narrowing, loss of function on left side extremities. He told me there was nothing wrong this is normal and that I am diabetic, I have high blood pressure, severely "Fat Obese". Well I'm not Diabetic, No high blood pressure, he misdiagnosed me, I'm now permanently disabled I don't recommend this doctor to anyone...
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Roscoe, IL – Aug 18, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

``I follow a thoughtful and conservative approach to treating spinal conditions. It is important that I personally manage care and use my experience to...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Northwestern University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
U Ill Hosps|University of Illinois Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
University Of Illinois At Chicago College Of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Does Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Kolavo's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD treat?

Dr. Kolavo frequently treats the following conditions: Low Back Pain, Spondylolisthesis, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD's office address?

Dr. Kolavo's office is located at 27650 Ferry Rd Ste 100, Warrenville, IL 60555. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD fluent in?

Dr. Kolavo is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Kolavo provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD have?

Dr. Kolavo has over 39 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.6/5 for Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group27650 Ferry Rd Ste 100 Warrenville, IL 60555
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Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group885 Roosevelt Rd Ste 300 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group101 E 75th St Ste 100 Naperville, IL 60565
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Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group5 Kish Hospital Dr Ste 203 Dekalb, IL 60115
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Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group2111 Midlands Ct Ste 100 Sycamore, IL 60178
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kolavo is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, IL

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

Geneva, IL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)