Dr. Kevin Kelly, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Rush Copley Medical Center 2040 Ogden Ave Ste 300 Aurora, IL 60504 Get Directions
Dr. Kevin Kelly, MD


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Dr. Kelly's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
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Patient Comments (12)
in Yorkville, IL |
I'm glad I was recommended to Dr.Kelly by Dr.Katula,I was told at the Veterans Admin. I needed this surgery,I wanted a second opinion and wound up with Dr. Kelly.Good for me. Dr.Kelly and staff where outstanding.I couldn't ask for better care.
in Yorkville, IL |
Dr. Kelly was very thorough in his explanation of my condition per the MRI. He took the time to answer all of my questions in a manner easy to understand. I felt Dr. Kelly was young enough to know the newest techniques and options for spinal surgery, yet has practiced long enough to make me comfortable with his surgical experience. He offered a relatively new option to me along with the more established routine treatment. I am thrilled with the results of the surgery he performed.
in North Aurora, IL |
Dr. Kelly was relentless in evaluating the cause of my pain, eventually finding the needle in a haystack. He spent a great deal of time reviewing the test results with me, made recommendations, and was very clear about the likely outcomes. I felt like I was in control of the final decision, which was important to me. I am now almost three months post-surgery and the result has been great. The pain is gone and I'm able to do things I haven't been able to do in several years.
in Oswego, IL |
My experience with Dr. Kelly was negative. He was abrupt during my appointments, he had no follow-up with me on the hospital or after tests he ordered until I called and complained. Even then he was short and dismissive of my medical needs. I would not recommend Dr. Kelly to anyone!
in Aurora, IL |
very helpful in explaining the injury and the surgery to fix problem.family had the utmost trust in him.
in Plano, IL |
I went to Dr. Kelly on the recommendation of my regular Dr. and had to have major surgery for three herniated discs in my neck. I also had arthritis, spinal steno sis and bone spurs. Dr. Kelly was so patient as I had dozens of questions. And he answered all of them as thoroughly and honestly as possible. Because of the severity it was important I had surgery to stabilize my neck and avoid greater problems. Plus the pain was excruciating. He and team were #1 and surgery went excellent!
in Oswego, IL |
Dr. Kelly is a rear bread. He is understanding, compassionate, patient, personable, down to earth and a great surgeon. I have had the pleasure of being his patient for over 5 years. He has performed three spinal surgeries on me and although they were not a dance in the park they all improved my life substantially.
in Aurora, IL |
Good surgeon; very friendly'outgoing. Great staff.
in Sandwich, IL |
I needed emergency back surgery. Dr. Kelly and his staff made me feel comfortable throughout the process.
in Montgomery, IL |
I am thrilled with the entire process. Dr. Kelly involved me in looking at the procedure, the risks and the recovery. He was conservative in each explanation. The results have been well over the top. Literally, I could not be happier. My recovery is significantly ahead of schedule, even though I am being very conservative. The reasons for my having the procedure are entirely gone. The good doctor has my Man of the Year vote.
in Oswego, IL |
I like Dr. Kelly and his staff. I have a situation where surgery is possible, but the recovery may be difficult. Dr. Kelly is monitoring my situation, and has been understanding and supportive of my decision to not move forward with surgery until deemed medically necessary. I appreciate a surgeon who has the best interest of the total health of his patient as his guiding compass, not just the urge to cut.
in Plainfield, IL |
highly recommended by his peers in his field , explains procedure, makes you feel comfortable before surgery and follows through with his commitment to you
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Dr. Kelly's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush Med Coll/Rush-Presby-St Luke's

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush Med Coll/Rush-Prsby St Lukes Mc

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities