Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD

Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o
(8)

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Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Dekalb, IL. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

5 Kish Hospital Dr Ste 203

Dekalb, IL 60115
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
high
more than 87% of peers
Spine Disorders
high
more than 83% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
high
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kolavo ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
68

Conditions Treated

  • 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)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • 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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Procedures

  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

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.

Education

  • University Of Illinois At Chicago College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University of Illinois Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kolavo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kolavo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kolavo to family and friends
3.0
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Kolavo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Dekalb, IL |
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.
Roscoe, IL |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kolavo accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
    Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care HMO
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink HMO
    HealthLink POS
    HealthLink PPO
  • HFN
    HFN PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Humana
    Choice
    Choice Care
    Choice PPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • LifeSynch
    Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • UniCare
    UniCare HMO
    UniCare POS
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice
    Choice Plus
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare POS
  • Viant

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Hospitals where Dr. Kolavo has admitting privileges

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
25 N Winfield Rd
Winfield, IL 60190
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Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
300 Randall Rd
Geneva, IL 60134
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