Ankit Bharat, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Thoracic Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Christian Medical College Vellore - 2003
Residency:
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium - 2011
Fellowships:
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

373 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

88 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

88 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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August 27, 2023

5.0

His qualifications and sincerity were excellent. I totally trusted his opinion.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

great operation and great aftercare

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Consummate professional, knowledgeable and understanding. Listens well and offers feedback.

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August 08, 2023

1.0

His staff was rude and when i did seem him last week he did not answer my question

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August 08, 2023

5.0

His manner is calming and he answered all our questions.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

He is the best. He explains my X-rays so I can understand and that’s important to me. He doesn’t rush you out he lessens to all my questions and talks to me as a person to make sure I understand what he is saying. He really is the best.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat is extremely talented and compassionate. He has always explained things in detail and at a level that I understand. He has always taken the time to answer all of my questions and address any concerns I might have. I am more than confident that I am receiving the best care possible.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

My surgery was completely successful and recovery time was minimal.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat was able to explain his plan of care and answered all my questions.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

He's low key and very kind and always listens and answers all questions

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Caring and thorough

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Straight forward and personable

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July 19, 2023

5.0

I trust his opinion and would not go to anyone else.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Extremely competent and professional attitude. Respected and respectful.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

GREAT BEDSIDE MANNER! explains everything so it can be understood, you feel like you are his only patient, and i have a tremendous amount of confidence in him and his staff.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

He took his time to go over everything dealing with my situation and showed he care giving reassurance in how to best approach my situation.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Great surgeon

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Reliable and professional doctor

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June 28, 2023

5.0

One of the finest Thoracic Surgeons in the USA. He saved my life!

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June 28, 2023

5.0

I had past experience with Dr. Bharat for a biopsy. He explained to me 3 different ways of treating me and he is very good with explaining the treatment process

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June 28, 2023

5.0

He has a wonderful bedside manor

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat is exceptional. He is very thorough when explaining the results and options. He is professional and kind and makes me feel comfortable.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Bharat is open, thoughtful, and reassuring at the outset. During treatment and follow-through he’s the best!

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June 18, 2023

5.0

He’s the best in this area. I trust him.

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June 18, 2023

5.0

He is calming kind and patient - never rushed with him and he answers all my questions

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat is kind and thorough in explaining my medical status.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat and his team are simply the best. He listens to his patients is truly concerned about them.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

He is clearly expert in his field, and I felt comfortable about asking questions regarding alternate treatments.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

He was professional, informative, and spoke in terms that I could understand in regard to my care. His office followed up, after my surgery, to check in on me. I knew what to expect before, during and after my procedure.

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June 04, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and good explanation of the situation.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

He’s the BEST!!!

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May 31, 2023

5.0

This guy is confident, capable, best in class for what he does. I wasn’t worried about myself as much knowing I had him in charge of my surgery. He is also calm and easy to talk to. Just an all around A+ experience.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Dr Bharat saved my life. He is a wonderful , talented man.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable

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May 31, 2023

5.0

He listens and answers all my questions n he seems to care about his patients

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May 29, 2023

5.0

He is so kind, compassionate and thorough. Amazing doctor!!!

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Advanced treatments and excellent care

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May 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat explained the results of my CT scans thoroughly, and answered all my questions.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Top in his field.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Great service.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

He’s incredibly skilled, very communicative & answers any and all questions.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat has been very thorough when informing me about my condition, what my options are for treatment, and his recommendations. From the first encounter with Dr. Bharat, I felt safe and secure with being in his care.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat appears to genuinely care about my welfare.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

He’s. Even very attentive and very good at explaining what’s going on

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable personable skilled

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April 20, 2023

5.0

He took the time to explain all the scan results and explain the procedure and what he was going to do.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Good discussion of my issue and we were able to plan next steps.

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April 16, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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April 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat is truly one of the kindest, most compassionate doctors I have ever met with. He spent a great deal of time with me and explained everything in great detail. Cannot say enough good things about him.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Great surgeon and follow up care

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Very professional, easy to understand and promised follow up. Offered to explore solution not found by others.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

He explained my planned surgery When my surgery date was changed I didnt know if it was because it would involve removing more lung tissue or my whole lung because of the scan results.

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April 08, 2023

5.0

I don't know him that well yet but he seems to understand my situation and what I need to be well

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April 05, 2023

5.0

His remarkable ability to take on the next to impossible surgeries and to successfully treat me to a cancer free life!!

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April 05, 2023

5.0

I think Dr. Bharat is an outstanding surgeon who gives his patients his full attention.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Great doctor. Very personable

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April 03, 2023

5.0

He is the best.

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April 01, 2023

5.0

He explained things to me clearly so I understood what was going to happen. Also he was kind and followed through on what he said he was going to do.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Very satisfied with his knowledge and approach to taking care of an ailment.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

He is a NM treasure and a blessing for his patients.

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March 15, 2023

4.0

He seems to be a professional and is totally in to his word.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

He explained about my condition, what to expect for treatment .

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March 05, 2023

5.0

Through, wonderful bedside mano explaines everything, very kind, very caring

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Confidence in his competence.

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February 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat and his whole team were incredible. He carefully explained what we were up against, spoke very clearly and answered all of our questions. I was devastated at the news, but felt like I had a team to help me through.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

His down to earth medical approach. Takes time to explain procedures and willanswer any and all questions.

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February 19, 2023

5.0

His knowledge and personally are outstanding.

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February 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Bharat fully explained my questions and my condition. I did not feel rushed and Dr Bharat was able to explain medical condition in non medical terms so I could better understand. I feel fortunate to have Dr Bharat as my Physician and would return to see Dr Bharat if the need arised!

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February 08, 2023

5.0

He's the top surgeon

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February 07, 2023

5.0

His background & history of success, calm natured & thorough.

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January 26, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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January 25, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring physician and surgeon. I feel completely comfortable with the medical recommendations from Dr Bharat.

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January 16, 2023

5.0

Excellent dr. His team is very organized

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat is an exceptional amazing Dr. who thinks in an innovative manner, challenges normal protocol for the best possible outcome, listens, provides real hope and truly cares. I am blessed to have found this amazing Dr. I truly can't put into words what he means to me, but I think he knows.

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January 11, 2023

2.0

He is capable and knowledgeable. However, the benefit of being seen by him does not compensate for the amount of wasted time waiting to be seen or rescheduled appt. There's is a lack of empathy in the care.

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bharat is kind and engaging. He remembers details of my life and the surgeries he has performed on me to benefit my health. He is an expert in his field and I feel very well cared for at each encounter.

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January 11, 2023

5.0

He is smart, kind, attentive and helpful

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December 27, 2022

5.0

Love the service

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December 27, 2022

5.0

He’s very smart and explains everything very well. He has a calm pleasant kind demeanor. He was w behaving when he walked in w my mom and sister who were w me. He allows me to ask a lot of questions and never seems annoyed - very patient.

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December 21, 2022

5.0

He is top notch and probably the best in his field.

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Every good with explaining health issues

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December 20, 2022

5.0

I owe him my health and healthy prognosis.

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December 19, 2022

5.0

He is extremely knowledgable, thorough, and friendly and takes the needed time with patients. It is also wonderful to see him teaching others. He is an asset to the hospital..

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December 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Bharat and his team are capable of both complex and routine surgeries

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December 14, 2022

5.0

Extremely skilled medical approach and analysis. The world is a better place for the kind of leading-edge ideas and practices that he brings to his profession.

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December 13, 2022

5.0

He is the best! Always spends time explaining every detail and answering every patient’s questions honestly and fully. He never appears to be in a rush and makes you feel like you are his only patient, when I read and know how busy he is everyday. Fortunately, I found him during the pandemic to take on my rare, difficult, and challenging surgery which no other doctor would attempt. He has been my surgeon for the past 2 1/2 years.

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Disclosures

Ankit Bharat, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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