Dr. Ritesh Shah, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Shah
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Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

1450 Busch Pkwy Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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Dr. Ritesh Shah, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Buffalo Grove, IL and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shah has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from U OF CHGO DIV OF BIO SCI PRITZKER SCH OF MED medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Condell Medical Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shah to book an appointment.


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Follow-up to a previous review...............6 weeks to the day after hip replacement I spent 5 days in Acadia National Park (Maine) hiking trails with only my walking stick to provide security in not taking any unnecessary risks. Made it back home feeling better than ever!
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Oct 21, 2019
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Dr Shah is an excellent surgeon. Surgery was at 7AM and I was home by 2:00PM. Pain level was totally manageable and at 2-1/2 weeks I was walking without a cane. Follow-up was good and staff very helpful.
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Barbara Shapiro – Oct 01, 2019
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Dr. Shah was kind, attentive, and extremely approachable. He articulated the options for my treatment, and then went back over them when I had questions. He clearly explained my problem and the next steps. I can't remember the last time that happened (unfortunately).
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Apr 16, 2019
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He was knowledgable and was left with a very good impression.
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Apr 07, 2019
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I cannot thank Dr. Shah enough. His friendly and very accommodating staff made my wife and me feel very much at ease. I was back at work 6 weeks from my surgery date, even using public transportation for my commute. I would highly recommend him and his outpatient surgical facility, to anyone who is having hip or knee problems.
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Mar 14, 2019
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I had a total knee replacement revision done in 2015 due to some really bad complications as a result of a previous knee surgeries and a knee replacement done by other orthopedic surgeons. I was not able to walk very well and was in constant pain. Then I met Dr. Ritesh Shah from Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, my orthopedic savior! His experience changed my future. He removed the old knee replacement and gave me one that corrected my problems. Everything is still great 3 years later.
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Nov 24, 2018
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Dr. Shah is an excellent surgeon and Doctor in general. He replaced my hip in 2012, finally ending six years of pain I had been experiencing after another surgeon did a very poor job in two previous surgeries six years prior. He did not just jump right into recommending a hip replacement until all other less-invasive options had been tried. In 2014 Dr. Shah also performed two knee scopes due to my having a torn meniscus two times in two different locations four months apart. Very patient Dr!
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Tracey Black – Sep 04, 2018
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I had my right knee replaced in 2014 and my left knee on July 25th. I have complete confidence in Dr. Shah. He takes the time to explain your procedure and answers ALL your questions and concerns. Both procedures went as planned and I have better quality of life. I highly recommend Dr. Shah.
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Jacqueline Dreffein in Park Ridge, IL – Aug 07, 2018
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his expertise and thoroughness in full knee replacement was vital to my quick recovery and increasing range of motion in my knee. He made sure the MRI and X-rays were used to design a "new knee" that would fit not only my leg, but my lifestyle as well. As an athletic individual, it was important for me to find a surgeon who understood my goals and personal outcomes when seeking the prospects of returning to a quality of life I had lost. His PA Kathryn is incredibly knowledgeable and caring.
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bradley block in Des Plaines, IL – Jul 12, 2018
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I had minimally invasive out patient total right hip replacement on Jan. 2, 2018. the surgery was a total success. Additionally, the recovery has been a breeze. Besides being a highly skilled surgeon, Dr. Shah and his staff are extremely professional, courteous and easy to work with. I give my strongest recommendation to Dr. Shah
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William Standish in Prospect Heights =, IL – Feb 04, 2018
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I have nothing but success from the hip replacement performed by Dr. Shah on Dec. 12, 2017. I have returned to work in 5 weeks. There was no pain and I am completely satisfied with the outcome. The speed of recovery was remarkable. Stairs were not a problem from day 1. Needless to say, I feel wonderful and would definitely recommend Dr. Shah to all my family & friends. Thank you, Dr. Shah, for getting me back to enjoy my activities and life.
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Judith Zumpano in Bensenville, IL – Jan 26, 2018
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Dr. Shah replaced both of my hips. My experience has been horrible. They have NEVER been on time for an appointment - usually at least one hour late. Return calls are unheard of. You must leave several messages and many times just make an appointment before you will get any type of response. He did not set realistic expectations on recovery from my first surgery which directly affected my home life, as we had to reschedule some trips and hire more help. Overall, customer service HORRIBLE
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cindy in Glenview – Jan 18, 2018
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Dr. Shah is very organized and detailed. His casual manner and good communication helped me. I could feel his confidence that all would go well.
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park ridge, Illinois – Jan 05, 2018
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Dr. Shaw performed hip replacement surgery on both my hips, 6 weeks apart. I found him to be very personable, professional, and caring. He was interested in getting the best possible outcome as soon as possible. I am extremely pleased with both the process and the outcome of both surgeries. His Rapid Recovery Reality approach is refreshing to me and shows that he thinks about the patient from the first visit thru the final stages of recovery, not just the surgical procedure itself.
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John in Libertyville – Nov 03, 2017
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I felt Dr shah was excellent. He explained procedure in detail & answered all my questions. He told me exactly what to expect about the surgery & recovery.
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Lake Zurich, IL – Nov 02, 2017
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The experience has been professional and competent. I am anticipating full recovery but am not there yet.
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Chicago – Oct 26, 2017
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Dr Shah is very competent and he never makes me feel rushed. I had a total knee replacement two weeks ago and with his staff members being here for me the healing is coming along nicely. Two nights in the hospital and then home. Of course I couldn't have done this well without my daughter taking a week off of work to help me out. I would highly recommend Dr Shah if you are considering knee replacement surgery.
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Chicago – Oct 25, 2017
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I had a Hip Arthroscopy, because of a torn labrum. Surgery was 3 weeks ago, and I just got off crutches, and back to driving. I felt a little stiffness and discomfort the first couple of days after surgery, but no pain. Dr. Shah did and excellent job explaining the procedure and what the recovery would look like. I'm extremely happy with the results so far, and would highly recommend him to family and friends.
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Cynthia in Park Ridge, IL – Oct 06, 2017
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Back to running marathons again. Both my hips had FAI And Labrum Tears. Dr Shah performed hip arthroscopic labrum repairs for both hips about 6 weeks apart. After the rehab, I'm back to running marathons. He's a very published, gifted, but humble surgeon. Every physical therapist loves him and many PTs have had hip surgery with Dr Shah themselves. The day he did my surgery, he also had outpatient total hip and knee replacememts. OUTPATIENT!!
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Brian – Oct 03, 2017
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Dr Shah is the best hip surgeon period!!! I had a Hip Arthroscopy with a labrum repair done with a famous downtown surgeon. What a mistake? After a year of severe pain. I met Dr Shah at the request of a physical therapist who had a perfect hip Arthroscopy done by Dr Shah. Dr Shah re-operated on my hip and did a perfect labrum repair. I had no pain after 3 days. If you need a hip scope, go see Dr Shah. I'm glad I finally did.
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About Me

I believe in providing empathetic, innovative, timely, and exemplary care to all my patients.  My philosophy is that each person is an individual and should have treatment catered to his or her particular needs.  With contemporary training ...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Washington Univ Barnes Jewish Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2010
Northwestern Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2006
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2005
U OF CHGO DIV OF BIO SCI PRITZKER SCH OF MED
Medical School
2001
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • English

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Dr. Shah accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Cigna PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hip Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Hip Sprain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Locations

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Buffalo Grove Office1450 Busch Pkwy Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Lincolnwood Office6540 N Lincoln Ave Ste 100 Lincolnwood, IL 60712
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Illinois Bone and Joint.1919 Skokie Valley Rd Highland Park, IL 60035
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Des Plaines Office900 Rand Rd Des Plaines, IL 60016
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Morton Grove Office9000 Waukegan Rd Ste 200 Morton Grove, IL 60053
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Advocate Condell Medical Center

Libertyville, IL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Chicago, IL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Glenbrook Hospital

Glenview, IL
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Highland Park Hospital

Highland Park, IL
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Skokie Hospital

Skokie, IL
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)