Dr. Shakeel Chowdhry, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 44

Dr. Chowdhry
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Northshore University Health Syst, Evanston, IL

1000 Central St Ste 880 Evanston, IL 60201

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Dr. Shakeel Chowdhry, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Evanston, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Evanston Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chowdhry to book an appointment.

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Dr. Chowdry has been taking care of me for years. He understands the hardships patients face, and his staff is as professional as he is. Many physicians become depressed when they are emotionally overwhelmed by what their patients go through. He's a brillant physician who really cares about his patients. Some physicians will try to avoid compassionate burn out in various ways some see it as arrogance. I have seen Dr. Chowdry work hard to avoid sending me through another surgery. Ed Green
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Edward Green in AZ, IL – Jul 03, 2018
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Dr Chowdhry operated on me on at 8 a.m.on a Sunday after I was diagnosed with osteomyelitis the night before and removed an abscess from my vertebrae. He no doubt saved my life. He was pleasant, informative, and thoroughly let me know about the surgery.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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IL – Jun 26, 2018
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Arrogant, selfish doctor with terrible bedside manner. Shakeel Chowdhry thinks anyone who is not himself is not worth his time. Personally witnessed him being disrespectful to and dismissive of his hardworking staff, and condescending to his patients. While it seems he may be technically skilled, his compassion and people skills leave much to be desired.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Mar 16, 2018
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He saved my BF, Robert E. Hofstadter's Life by operating on his Brain. Bob is a joker and many of his friends even wondered if he HAD a Brain in the 1st plAce, but after a fall that manifested itself in to "Blood on The Brain" in which I (as his live-in girlfriend) only heard of "Water on The Brain", Bob was whisked into Surgery on Sept 5 & by the time he was OUT could speak. What Golden Hands, Dr. Chowdhry has. Bob was lucky to have Dr. Chowdhry go to bat - the Definition of a True Hero.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith in Chicago, IL – Sep 21, 2017
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Excellent surgeon. No more horrific back pain.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Barbara in Des Plaines, IL – May 19, 2016
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He saved my life. He consulted with colleagues about my specific and unusual case, which resulted in deeper knowledge and a successful outcome. Thank God.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Ben H. in Chicago, IL – Feb 26, 2016
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Care Philosophy

At Northshore Neurological Institute, we put our patients first. Dr. Chowdhry is committed to treating his patients with compassion and to providing innovative...Read more

Biography

Shakeel Chowdhry is a dual fellowship trained board certified neurosurgeon in practice in the greater Chicago area. After graduating with honors from Harvard...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2012
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
2006
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Awards

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What are Dr. Shakeel Chowdhry, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chowdhry frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Subdural Hemorrhage, and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chowdhry treats.

Where is Dr. Shakeel Chowdhry, MD's office located?

Dr. Chowdhry's office is located at 1000 Central St Ste 880, Evanston, IL 60201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Chowdhry's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chowdhry treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chowdhry treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chowdhry treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chowdhry treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chowdhry treats Subarachnoid Hemorrhage more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chowdhry treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Dr. Chowdhry's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Neurovascular Conditions
  • Neurovascular Surgical Services
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Chowdhry accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
CRS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO

Locations

Northshore University Health Syst, Evanston, IL

Evanston Hospital1000 Central St Ste 880 Evanston, IL 60201
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Northwestern University Health Service

Northwestern University Health Service880 W Central Rd Ste 4100 Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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