Dr. Raju S. Ghate, MD

Dr. Raju S. Ghate, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 43 years old

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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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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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ghate to family and friends
4.3
based on 21 total surveys (6 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Ghate
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Ghate's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (19)
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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

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

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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

    The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) delivers continuing medical education to orthopedic surgeons focused on the latest operative techniques, procedures, advanced devices, and improvements in patient care. Physicians affiliated with ICJR are committed to offering patients the best treatment options available today

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  • 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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Dr. Ghate's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Ghate

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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.