Dr. Nikhil Verma, MD

Dr. Nikhil Verma, MD

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Dr. Nikhil Verma, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Westchester, IL. He has been practicing for 19 years.

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F

Westchester, IL 60154

Contact Information

(312) 361-2111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Dr. Verma's Experience

Dr. Verma's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
This content was provided by Dr. Verma I think the biggest evolution that we've seen, particularly in the field of sports medicine over the last 20 years, is really an evolution in our techniques in performing arthroscopic surgery. And along with that evolution in the surgical care comes rapid improvements in patient outcomes. And we see improvements in surgeries where patients may have been in the hospital for one, two, three days after surgery are now done routinely on an outpatient basis. And so what that translates for patients is they have less pain, less discomfort associated with the surgery, more rapid return of motion, more rapid return of strength, and ultimately more rapid return of function. For me to be able to take somebody who comes into my office and maybe comes in on crutches, is unable to walk, has difficulty or pain in a knee for example, and then to discharge them from my care six months later with a return to normal function and sports, that's a very tangible aspect of my job that's really very personally satisfying.


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  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteotomy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service Fellowship - The Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Verma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Verma's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Verma to family and friends
based on 61 total reviews (23 with comments)
Dr. Verma's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (23)
in Flossmoor IL |
Very professional progressive and informative
in Willowbrook, IL |
Best in class. Period.
in Chicago, IL |
I highly recommend Dr Verma and his team. He takes the time to explain surgeries and possible outcomes. He has a great focus on pain management, an important requirement for the majority of his procedures. Not only the doctor, but the entire support team are quick to respond and to questions and available 24/7 via email.
in Chicago, IL |
Definitely would highly recommend Dr. Verma to anyone. Very knowledgeable. Excellent care and takes the time to listen to his patients to help with giving the best medical care possible.
in Chicago, Il |
Dr. Verma is clearly one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country, but also very professional, with a helpful and attentive staff. He has two PAs who are always available for questions or concerns; they returned my calls within the hour. The surgery was flawless--in fact, he minimized the repairs he'd originally thought I needed and I healed very quickly. All around, they were incredibly professional, helpful and accessible! I felt very well cared for! Thanks for everything Dr. Verma!
Chicago IL |
I suddenly had a mysterious pain on my knee and I was worried as I never had pain or got hurt. Dr. Verma quickly put my anxiety to rest and help me get ready for an important trip I had pain free.
Lowell In |
Excellent Dr. Very knowledgeable and Love his attention, patience, and his staff is wonderful! Always very helpful and listens to concerns.
Chicago, IL |
I have been seeing Dr. Verma for 10 years for my left knee. He has been keeping my knee in check for 10 years w/o surgery. Now, I'm at the point of making decision for knee replacement . Pretty good for 10 years w/o surgery. He has tried every medical method in the book to keep me surgery free.
I had a great experience with Dr. Verma, he is very attentive and explains things very well. I would highly recommend him!
in Berwyn, IL |
I am writing to say I had a great experience with my Knee replacement surgery. My care was extraordinary! EVERYONE involved was wonderful. There was NEVER a time where I didn't feel they all cared for me completely. Everyone on Dr. Verma's team had my best interest at heart. Dr. Verma and his employees did an outstanding job with me!!! I never felt anything but genuine humanity and care during my stay. It is extremely refreshing to know a massive place like Rush can convey the message so well!
A very caring, orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Verma's surgical skills got me back to 100% after a shoulder dislocation. He has very capable skills, and listened to my concerns.
in Naperville, Ill. |
I must say Dr. Verma saved my shoulder from a failed shoulder repair. He did a reverse shoulded replacement and was so successful I have almost a 100% mobility and no pain at all. It's been a year sense the surgery and all has been well. The inconvience of a shoulder immobilizer for six weeks after surgery was the most discomfort I experienced. I had very little post surgery pain and that was controled with Naproxen 220mg twice dail. I'd highly recommend Dr. Verma.
in Crown Valparaiso, Indiana |
Right Shoulder Rotator cuff surgery repaired by Dr. Verma. Dr. Verma, did a great job, yes I would recommend Dr. Verma.
in Hanove Park |
Dr. Verma is very knowledgeable and friendly, respects and cares for his patient. He does not make quick decisions, tries resolving the health condition with therapy or other alternatives and if it doen't work than further goes with invasive procedure. Love the office and staff.
in Chicago, IL |
I would totally recommend Dr. Verma to family and friends as well. Dr. Verma has performed four surgeries on me i.e (rotator cuff, meniscus, and bi-lateral knee surgery) during a 2 1/2 year period. His professionalism, character, patience, and understanding demeanor puts Dr. Verma in a class by himself! I was well cared for and had a feeling of security and trust him and his staff as well.
in St John, IN |
18 months after Dr. Verma performed a total should replacement on my husband, he fell and broke the humerus on the same side. We were out of town, and we were able to talk to a doctor from his office while in the emergency room. Dr. Verma's direction, care and treatment has my husband well on his way to a great recovery. In the emergency situation and being out of town, I had contact whenever I needed to speak to a doctor until we could travel home for treatment by Dr. Verma. No one better!
in Deerfield |
Was refered by insurance company . He was kind and listened to what I had to say! Explained everything to me !
in Oak Forest, IL |
Dr. Verma and his staff are world-class. He repaired my Bucket-handle Tear of my Meniscus & also repaired damage that was done over 13 years ago during two prior knee reconstructions. I have not been this pain free & had this type of range of motion in my knee in over 13 years. The PT staff in their practice were critical in my post surgical success; they are also world-class. The office staff was professional, courteous and exceedingly helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Verma & his team.
in Lowell, IN |
I met Dr Verma when I finally admitted the pain I was experiencing had reached a level that affected my life in every aspect. From the moment I met him, I felt confident that he would lead me through whatever processes were needed to repair my shoulder. He has not disappointed in any way. Just 6 months after my initial appointement, and 3 months after my rotator cuff surgery, I have less pain and so much more mobility with that shoulder I am totally amazed.
in Gary, IN |
In 2014 Dr. Verma replaced my right shoulder that was totally deteriorated. Dr. Verma replaced the total shoulder. I had put off having this done for many years but it was a great experience. I never once had any pain with the surgery and never once have had a problem with my new shoulder. I will one day have to have my left shoulder done and will want Dr. Verma to do that surgery as well.
in Chicago, IL |
Having sustained a nasty tibial plateau fracture, I am very grateful to Dr. Verma for his skill and care restoring me to my very busy life. Although I am still rehabilitating my knee, I have resumed all my former activities including riding my horse! I consider myself very lucky to have had access to to excellent care.
in Naperville, IL |
I had a capsular release done. The results were phenomenal. Almost no pain and within 2 days I had recovered much of my flexibility. With physical therapy I was 100% in 45 days and cleared for golf. I had chosen Dr. Verma because of his outstanding reputation. Dr. Verma made me feel very comfortable from the moment I met him, and the results of my surgery even exceeded my high expectations.
in Westchester, IL |
Dr. Verma is a wonderful, personable doctor. He replaced my left shoulder three years ago and the surgery was successful. He is now helping me deal with my right knee. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends as he is a GREAT doctor. He has a great staff working with him. Disappointed that Jamie left the practice.
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Dr. Verma accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
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Hospitals where Dr. Verma has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
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