Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD

Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 64

Accepting new patients

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

Orthopaedic Associates of Dupage Ltd27650 Ferry Rd Ste 100 Warrenville, IL 60555
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Northwestern Medicine South Elgin

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group101 E 75th St Ste 100 Naperville, IL 60565
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Northwestern Medicine South Elgin5 Kish Hospital Dr Ste 203 Dekalb, IL 60115
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Practice

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group2111 Midlands Ct Sycamore, IL 60178
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(630) 326-4436

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  • 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 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Kolavo's Reviews

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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
What could be improved
No results
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ron matis – Nov 13, 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
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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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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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
  • 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:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Cigna
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Cigna-HealthSpring
Commercial Insurance Company
CorVel
Worker's Compensation WC
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Worker's Compensation WC
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Humana POS
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LifeSynch
Behavioral Health
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Private HealthCare Systems
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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UniCare
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UniCare POS
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UnitedHealthCare
Choice
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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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (630) 326-4436, and for other questions, call (630) 225-2663.

Does Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD accepting new patients?

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

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What are Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kolavo frequently treats Low Back Pain, Spondylolisthesis, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kolavo treats.

Where is Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD's office located?

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

What languages does Dr. Jerome Kolavo, MD speak?

Dr. Kolavo speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

Geneva, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)