Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD

Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 63

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Warrenville, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kolavo to book an appointment.


Locations

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

New Patient?
(630) 326-4436
Orthopaedic Associates of Dupage Ltd27650 Ferry Rd Ste 100 Warrenville, IL 60555
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Cadence Group Orthopedics101 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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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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3.5

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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
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  • Long wait times
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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.
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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
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No results
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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. $$$
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No results
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  • 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
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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.
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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...
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Roscoe, IL – Aug 18, 2016
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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. Kolavo's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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(630) 326-4436

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
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
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
Cigna-HealthSpring
Commercial Insurance Company
CorVel
Worker's Compensation WC
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Private HealthCare Systems PPO
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UniCare
UniCare HMO
UniCare POS
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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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 Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Northwestern University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1984
U Ill Hosps
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, IL

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

Geneva, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
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