Dr. Raju Ghate, MD

Dr. Raju Ghate, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
43 y/o
31 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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My goal is to understand my patients' needs and work with them to return them to their active lifestyles. This can involve therapies ranging from physical therapy to surgical intervention. When it comes to surgical intervention my goal is to understand the patient's needs and goals and use that to formulate a treatment plan that best fits them.Read more

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Patient Reviews (14)
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Ghate performed a total knee replacement for me. He provided a clearly defined protocol to me before surgery. I was instructed how to prepare for surgery and what to expect subsequent to surgery. Everything went exactly as I expected. I now have a fully functional pain free knee. Dr. Ghate and his staff are very compassionate. Heidi answers all questions within a few hours if not immediately. I would absolutely recommend Dr Ghate for knee replacement. Dr. Ghate is the knee master!
in crete, il |
tim kelly again. now four weeks out of surgery feel great. some pain at night but i expect that. doctor did his job right, my turn now execise and attention to therapist and all good thanks again doctor.
in Wilmette, IL |
I had a full knee replacement 4/16. I had seen several other doctors prior to seeing Dr. Ghate. I knew immediately he was my guy. He explained everything in great detail and very patient. His nurse Heidi is the best. Outstanding ! Skokie hospital was wonderful and excellent staff. My knee is great and I wish I would have done this sooner.
in Deerfield, IL |
Very knowledgeable. Very confident. Total knee replacement without any complications. I have had surgical complications before, so I was nervous. The skokie orthopedic center took good care of me. Dr Ghate's staff returned my calls no matter how small my question. Dr Ghate called on a Saturday when I had an unrelated infection and needed advice. I would highly recommend.
in Northfield, IL |
Dr Ghate is the most skilled surgeon in providing knee replacements in the Midwest--possibly the country, He made a plastic mold of my knee 1 week before surgery and the had the knee parts--steel and plastic fitted to the mold. He was done in a little over 45 mins with the surgery.I could walk the first day. From then on the knee felt great with minimal pain and I felt strength on my left side that had not been there for 10 years. I can walk well, good lateral movement and tremendous stability.
in Hinsdale, IL |
Run, Run , Run. I might have sued Dr Ghate and NorthShore Hospital for malpractice! I went to see Dr Ghate and he said I needed a full right knee replacement since I had bone on bone from the knee X-Rays and he added me to his 2.5 month out surgery date. Long story short--I got a 2nd opinion by the best--Dr Berger at Rush Hospital and learned it was my HIP causing my pain and mobility issues not the knee! Dr Berger's team was outstanding and saved me a wasted surgery just by doing a Hip X-Ray!
in Chicago, IL |
Very personable. Takes his time to explain. I will be using DR Ghate for all follow up appointments.
Chicago, IL |
Cancelled my appointment the night before and gave me limited options to reschedule. It was 7am on a Tuesday or nothing else. Had a horrible bedside and did not answer any of my questions. I asked about Makoplasty, he got offended and told me to go see those doctors.
in Lake Bluff, IL |
I was referred to Dr. Ghate from my internist. I called and requested an appointment for a 2nd opinion for a hip replacement. I called the day before the appointment just to make sure I was still on the books. Rather odd that no one called to confirm. I arrived 15 minutes only to be told that my appointment was cancelled! I asked why and they said he doesn't do hips anymore. I asked why no one called me? No response! Very poor service!!!
in Chicago, IL |
I had seen many ortho surgeons before receiving a recommendation for Dr. Ghate. From the very moment I met him I knew this is the doctor for me. I began my treatments with injections which actually worked just fine, never once did he push surgery. Finally in June of 2015 I decided it was time to take permanent care of my left knee.He has a great bedside manner, explains the knee replacement procedure in a concise and understandable manner. Dr. Ghate always takes his time with you.
in Skokie, IL 60077 |
Dr. Ghate is a great doctor, He takes time to explain every step in the process and is incredibly patient. He took the time to follow up multiple visits even after the surgery. I'll definitely recommend him to anyone I know. Thank him again.
in Lake Forest, IL |
He took the time during surgery (2 hours longer than anticipated) to get my knee just right. It has been ten years since total replacement, and I can work out like a teenager, while I could barely walk before the surgery. Amazing.
in Wilmette, IL |
My experience with Dr. Ghate has been excellent. Since my two knee replacements, I have recommended him to a number of friends who, in turn, have been extremely satisfied with their results. He has a great bedside manner, explains the knee replacement procedure in a concise and understandable manner. Dr. Ghate always takes his time with you at your appointments. His staff is also quite helpful and courteous. I couldn't recommend a surgeon more highly.
in Mount Prospect, Il |
He has done both my complete knee replacements...he and his staff are excellent! Appointments are easy to get...wait times very minimal. His nurse is phenomenal...always returns calls, listens patiently, very reassuring and informative. He is an excellent surgeon and I felt very at ease and comfortable placing my life in his hands.
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Dr. Ghate's Care Philosophy

My goal is to understand my patients' needs and work with them to return them to their active lifestyles. This can involve therapies ranging from physical therapy to surgical intervention. When it comes to surgical intervention my goal is to understand the patient's needs and goals and use that to formulate a treatment plan that best fits them.

Dr. Ghate's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate