Dr. Nirav Shah, MD

Dr. Nirav Shah, MD

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Dr. Nirav Shah, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

7600 W College Dr Ste 3

Palos Heights, IL 60463

Contact Information

(708) 361-0600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 89% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
high
more than 86% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Shah's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow Dr. Shah is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, a specialty within orthopaedic surgery that treats injuries to bones, joints, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Dr. Shah is also one of the few orthopaedic surgeons in the area with subspecialty board certification in sports medicine. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques and arthroscopy to treat complex injuries of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. Dr. Shah's extensive training and experience includes caring for athletes, weekend warriors, injured workers and treating common orthopaedic problems ranging from pediatric injuries to fractures and other injuries of the musculoskeletal system. This expertise, combined with his philosophy of personalized care, allows him to develop the most appropriate plan of treatment—either surgical or nonsurgical—based on the needs, goals and desires of each individual. His patients include little league, high school, collegiate and professional athletes, as well as the injured worker (workman's compensation) and weekend warriors—all receiving the same expert level of care. Knee: ACL, Meniscus, Ligament, Cartilage, MCL, PCL, Sprain, Strain, Arthritis, Osteochondritis Dessicans (OCD). Pediatric, Adolescent, Athlete, Workman's Compensation Injuries Shoulder: Rotator Cuff, Ligament, Instability, Labrum, Cartilage, Arthritis, AC Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Bankart, SLAP Lesion, Biceps Tendonitis, Throwing Shoulder injuries. Pediatric, Adolescent, Athlete, Workman's Compensation Injuries During his fellowship at The Methodist Hospital and Baylor Clinic in Houston, Texas. Dr. Shah trained with physicians whose advice and treatment was sought by athletes from across North America. He was a team physician for the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team, accompanying the team for spring training. Dr. Shah was also a team physician with the Houston Texans NFL team, the Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer team, University of Houston athletic teams, and several Houston area high school football teams. He trained with team doctors for the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Fire, and Northwestern University athletic teams while in residency at Northwestern University. Dr. Shah's personal involvement in numerous sports medicine activities includes coverage of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, the NBA pre-draft camp and the Joffrey Ballet, as well as performing athletic physicals and football game physician coverage for Chicago Public Schools. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Shah is an associate master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Shah is considered an expert by his peers and has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of shoulder and knee injuries. He is also published in multiple peer review journals in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Shah is a clinical instructor for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery department, where he helps train and educate future orthopaedic surgeons that are currently in training. He treats athletes at Trinity Christian College as well as from area high schools including Marist HS, Tinley Park HS, Shephard HS, Sandburg HS, Brother Rice HS, St. Rita HS, Providence HS, St. Ignatius HS, and many others from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Dr. Shah also treats many injured workers. Dr. Shah gives multiple lectures throughout the Chicagoland area to case managers, workmans compensation adjustors, and physical therapists. Dr. Shah takes extra effort to coordinate the injured workers care with the case manager, adjustor, attorneys, and therapists to provide a safe, efficient and successful return to work plan with minimally invasive operative and non-operative treatment modalities."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "I strive to get athletes - high school, college, amateur, professional, and weekend warriors - and workers back to their pre-injury level of activity"

15  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Emergency Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2  Board Certifications

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

109  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture
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99  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Allograft Tissue Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Labrum Repair
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
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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

  • Northwestern University McCormick School Of Engineering
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Baylor Sports Med Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • The Methodist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Baylor and Methodist Sports Medicine Institutes
    Other Education | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shah's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shah to family and friends
124 total reviews (56 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (124)

  • 5
    (104)
  • 4
    (7)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Shah's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (56)

He is the doc to go to for any shoulder pain he has helped a lot of my friends and family in orland park so i decided to go to him too. He diagnosed me with bad arthritis, encouraged that i try some simple things first and was patient with me and my time to proceed with a shoulder replacement. I...more
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Very nice doctor. You can put complete trust in him. He recommended shoulder arthroscope surgery for my baseball playing son after we saw two other surgeons we decided on dr. shah. He is back to pitching better than ever. Assistants and therapist that works with him is outstanding like dr. shah.
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Saw Dr. Shah for another opinion for my shoulder pain going on for more than ayear. He did a better job explaining my condition and my treatment options than the first doctor at an academic center who didn't seem to care to explain the condition and what treatment options I had. I likely will need...more
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very highly recommend to family and friends. He has treated my mother and my son for her shoulder and his knee. they did very good after surgery. doctor explains everything very good to us
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I am very happy with how he explained and took care of my shoulder injury. The incisions were very tiny for the camera assisted surgery that only took 30 minutes and I was home by lunch time. I took no pain medication and started to rehab my shoulder for summer activities right away. I was out of...more
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