Dr. Ronak Patel, MD

Dr. Ronak Patel, MD

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Dr. Ronak Patel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Munster, IN and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

8141 Calumet Ave Bldg 1

Munster, IN 46321

Contact Information

(219) 961-9480

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Self Pay
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Patel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "Dr. Patel is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in all sports medicine injuries for adolescents and adults, including knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow. With a special interest in complex knee disorders, his goal is to preserve the native joint. Dr. Patel is among the few physicians in Chicago performing advanced cartilage restoration procedures, osteotomies to reduce joint stresses, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy, and other orthobiologic techniques. He treats ACL injuries, patellar dislocations, meniscal tears, multi-ligamentous knee injuries, and knee arthritis with minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques. He is also extensively trained in arthroscopic management of shoulder problems, such as impingement, rotator cuff tears, and labral tears. Dr. Patel trained at Northwestern University and completed his fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, building his expertise in the most innovative orthopaedic procedures. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "Dr. Patel practices evidence-based sports medicine and believes it is essential to know when 'not to operate'. "

8  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

67  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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33  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • In-Office Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

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 Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Northwestern University/McGraw Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Northwestern University/McGraw Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Schroeder GD, Lynch TS, Patel RM, Williams JR, Weatherford BM, Sarwark JF: Current Concepts in the Management of Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal 2013;11(3), 1/13
  • Kalawadia J, Patel RM, Jensen ML, Sarwark JF. “Extreme Femoral Shortening: An Approach to the Chronically Dislocated Hip in the Non-Ambulatory Pediatric Population.” Am J Orthopaedics (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Sep;43(9):E200-13, 9/14
  • Patel RM, Amin NH, Lynch TS, Gryzlo S, Schickendantz M. “The Thrower’s Elbow.” JBJS Reviews. 2014 Nov;2(11):e4., 11/14
  • Patel RM, Stulberg SD. “The Rationale for Short Uncemented Stems in Total Hip Arthroplasty.” Orthop Clin North Am. 2014 Jan;45(1):19-31, 1/14
  • Gottschalk L, Walia P, Patel RM, Kuklis M, Miniaci A, Jones MH, Fening SD. “Loss of Anterior Stability of Shoulder Across a Range of Motion Due to Combined Bony Defects.” Am J Sports Med. 2016 Apr;44(4):933-40., 4/16
  • Stulberg SD, Patel RM. “The Short Stem: Promises & Pitfalls.” Bone Joint J. 2013 Nov 1;95-B(11 Suppl A):57-62, 11/13
  • Patel RM, Miniaci A. “Editorial Commentary on 16-379 Frank: Distal Tibia Allograft as an option for Glenoid reconstruction in recurrent shoulder instability - its all about the bone?” Arthroscopy. 2017 May;33(5):898-901, 5/2017
  • Lynch TS, Parker R, Patel RM, Andrish J, the MOON Group and Spindler K. “The Impact of the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) Research on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Orthopaedic Practice.” Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 1/17
  • Amin NH, Volpi AD, Lynch TS, Patel RM, Cernyik DL, Schickendantz MS, Jones MH. “Complications from a Distal Biceps Repair: A Meta-Analysis of a Single Incision Versus Double Incision Surgical Technique.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.2016 Oct 7;4(10):2325967116668137., 10/2016
  • Patel RM, Chilelli B, Makowiec RL, Kalainov DM. “Comparison of Three Radiographic Stress Views in Assessing for Scapholunate Instability.” Hand. 2015 Jun;10(2):233-8, 6/15
  • Abecassis ZA, McElroy LM, Patel RM, Khorzad R, Carroll C IV, Mehrotra SP. Applying Fault Tree Analysis to the Problem of Wrong Site Surgery. J Surg Res. 2015 Jan;193(1):88-94, 1/15
  • Lynch TS, Patel RM, Amin NH, Benedick A, Jones MH, Miniaci A. Systematic Review of Autogenous Osteochondral Transplant Outcomes.” Arthroscopy. 2015 Apr;31(4):746-54, 4/15
  • Patel RM, Schickendantz MS. “The Team Approach to Caring for the Baseball Player.” AOSSM Sports Medicine Update. July/August 2014, 8/14
  • Kahlenberg CA, Han B, Patel RM, Deshmane PP, Terry MA. “Time to Diagnosis in Femoroacetabular Impingement and Labral Tears.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014 Mar; 2(3), 3/14
  • Tjong VK, Gomberawalla MM, Kahlenberg CA, Patel RM, Han B, Deshmane P, Terry MA. “Isolated Acetabuloplasty and Labral Repair for Combined-Type Femoroacetabular Impingement: Are We Doing Too Much?” Arthroscopy. 2017 Jan 4. pii: S0749-8063(16)30894-5., 1/2017
  • Patel RM, Bergfeld J. “Aspiration of Hematomas.” AOSSM Sports Medicine Update. November/December 2014, 12/14
  • Patel RM, Walia P, Gottschalk L, Kuklis M, Miniaci A, Jones MH, Fening SD. “The Effects of Latarjet Reconstruction on Glenohumeral Instability in the Presence of Combined Bony Defects.” Am J Sports Med. 2016 Apr 15., 4/2016
  • Amin NH, Lynch TS, Patel RM, Patel N, Saluan PD. “Medial Patella Femoral Reconstruction: Indications, techniques and complications.” JBJS Reviews. JBJS Rev. 2015;3: e3., 1/2015
  • Deshmane PP, Kahlenberg CA, Patel RM, Han B, Terry MA. “All-arthroscopic Iliotibial Band Autograft Harvesting and Labral Reconstruction Technique.” Arthroscopy Techniques. 2013 Feb;1(2):e15-e19., 2/13
  • Kahlenberg CA, Patel RM, Nair R, Deshmane PP, Harden G, Terry MA. “Clinical and Biomechanical Evaluation of an All-Arthroscopic Suprapectoral Biceps Tenodesis.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014 Oct; 10(2), 10/14
  • Kahlenberg CA, Nair R, Patel RM, Knesek M, Terry MA. “All Arthroscopic Suprapectoral Biceps Tenodesis.” Arthroscopy Techniques. 4(6), e855-e861., 1/17
  • Patel RM, Lo W, Dolan M, Stulberg SD. “Stable & Dependable Fixation of short stem femoral implants at five years.” Orthopedics. 2013 Mar 1;36(3):e301-307, 3/13
  • 4) Kahlenberg CA, Patel RM, Knesek M, Tjong V, Sonn, K, Terry MA. “Efficacy of Celecoxib for Post-Operative Pain Management in Hip Arthroscopy: A Prospective Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study.” Arthroscopy. 2017 Jun;33(6):1180-1185., 6/2017
  • Walia P, Patel RM, Gottschalk L, Kuklis M, Jones MH, Fening SD, Miniaci A. “The Reduction in Stability from Combined Humeral and Glenoid Bony Defects is Influenced by Arm Position.” Am J Sports Med. 2016 Mar;44(3):715-22., 3/16
  • Chow I, Patel RM, Stulberg SD. “Short Stem Metaphyseal-Engaging Femoral Implants: A Case-Controlled Radiographic and Clinical Evaluation with Eight Year Follow-Up.” J Arthroplasty. 2015 Apr;30(4):600-6, 4/15
  • Patel RM, Soloff L, Genin J, Lund P, Schickendantz M. “Fat Fracture: A rare cause of anterior and medial knee pain in a Professional Baseball Player.” Am J Orthopaedics (Belle Mead NJ). Accepted, 1/2017
  • Patel RM, Amin NH, Lynch TS, Calabrese G, Gryzlo S, Schickendantz M. “The Thrower’s Elbow.” Orthop Clin N Am. 2014 Jul;45(3):355–376, 7/14
  • Patel RM, Chilelli B, Ivy A, Kalainov DM. “Landmarks and Measurements in the Treatment of Trigger Thumb.” J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jun;38(6):1166-71, 6/13
  • Chilelli B, Patel RM, Kalainov DM. “Dysfunction of the Flexor Pollicis Longus after Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures.” J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Sep;38(9):1691-7, 9/13
  • Patel RM, Gelber J, Schickendantz M. “The Weight-Bearing Shoulder.” J Am Acad Orthop Surg. Accepted., 1/2017
  • Patel RM, Lynch TS, Amin NH, Miniaci A. “Management of Bone Loss in Glenohumeral Instability.” Orthop Clin North Am. 2014 Oct;45(4):523-539, 10/14
  • Wetzel R, Patel RM, Terry MA. Platelet-rich Plasma as an Effective Treatment for Proximal Hamstr, 6/17
  • Amin NH, Volpi AD, Lynch TS, Patel RM, Cernyik DL, Schickendantz MS, Jones MH. “Complications from a Distal Biceps Repair: A Meta-Analysis of a Single Incision Versus Double Incision Surgical Technique.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine., 1/2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

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Likelihood to Recommend (92)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Patel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (65)

One of the nicest doctors I've been to. I would highly recommend others to see him.
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Excellent care, extremely knowledgeable and caring.
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Very good experience- Dr Patel always made things seem very easy and always reassuring.
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Great doctor
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Very likely. And, already have. Made the right choice with Dr. Patel.
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