Dr. Michael Shao, MD

Dr. Michael Shao, MD

Vascular Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Michael Shao, MD is a vascular surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Read his story

5140 N California Ave Ste 780

Chicago, IL 60625

Contact Information

(773) 989-3957

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • 19 More

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Varicose Veins
very high
more than 96% of peers
Varicose Vein Procedure
very high
more than 90% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
normal
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Shao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shao "Michael Shao, MD, RPVI is a board-certified vascular surgeon at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry and a Concentration in Economics from MIT. He has research experience in both academia and industry. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Shao then completed a general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Chicago, including two years of translational research in cancer gene therapy. He received the University of Chicago Surgical Society Travel Award, participating in surgeries in Santiago, Chile and the Academic Achievement Award for the highest in-service examination score among graduating chief residents. Dr. Shao also received the AOA teaching award given by graduating fourth-year medical students. Dr. Shao's active clinical practice of vascular surgery spans carotid surgery, open and endovascular surgery for aortic aneurysm and PAD, dialysis access, and varicose veins including RF ablation, sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, ClariVein, Varithena, and VenaSeal. He is a recognized expert on venous treatment with recent publications and several print media and radio interviews on the topic. Dr. Shao regularly gives presentations to physician peers about venous treatment, including at conferences such as AVF and IVC. He maintains an active practice in the Wound Care Center. Dr. Shao enjoys mentoring and teaching medical students and residents at Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is a member of Society of Vascular Surgery and the Chicago Surgical Society. He is active in hospital leadership, participating in committees on Wound Care, Physician Development, Medical Records, Medical Informatics, Clinical Quality Value Analysis, and the Physician Advisory Board of Galter LifeCenter. Dr. Shao's publications include peer-reviewed clinical studies and translational/basic science studies as well as book chapters."

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Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care
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Board Certifications

  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Ulcer

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Procedures

  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Endovenous Mechanochemical Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • In-Office Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Phlebectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Stripping of Varicose Veins
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Varicose Vein Ligation
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vena Cava Filter
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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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

  • MIT
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Chicago Medical Center-General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Chicago Medical Center-General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Chicago Medical Center-Vascular Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shao to family and friends
5.0
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Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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Dr. Shao's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shao accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Medicare
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
    Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
    Health and Life PPO
    Platinum PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Shao has admitting privileges

Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 N Marine Dr
Chicago, IL 60640
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