Ankit Bharat, MD

Ankit Bharat, MD

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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

Media

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 

376 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

His staff, resident and him kind and answers questions Don’t feel rushed w him Enjoyed seeing him at this visit and being able to talk to him about all that’s going on

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He explains

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable and cares about the medical needs of the patient to the fullest. I am very fortunate to be under his medical care.

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March 20, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and skilled knowledge.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bharat was familiar with my case before I walked in. He put my scans up on the screen and proceeded toward a positive outlook and a plan for surgery. No nonsense.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Bharat is great. He is an excellent doctor who is clearly extremely knowledgeable. He takes the time to listen to his patients concerns and answer all their concerns,

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March 02, 2022

5.0

World class surgeon who treats me like I’m his only patient. I could not be in better hands. His team of residents also deserve mention, they have been outstanding

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February 27, 2022

5.0

He is calm and very smart . Why wouldn't I choose him.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He is, based on my experience and that of others, an excellent surgeon. I am healing well because of the great job he did with my surgery.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Very professional and thoughtful Always answers all my questions Does not hurry during visit. Always ask if there is anything else I need during visit. Very patient oriented

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Dr.Bharat is an exceptional doctor who is truly concerned about his patients. He is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain everything and to answer all questions.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

I've always appreciated Dr. Bharat's professionalism and his willingness to listen to any concerns I may have. I trust him to ensure I remain healthy.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

He caught my lung cancer in a timely manner and saved my life!

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Very friendly, and answered all our questions and concerns

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Bharat is a wonderful surgeon and person. His skill, strength, wisdom and ability to take a patient from consult to recovery is exceptional. We are in awe of his abilities and compassion. There is no comparison, he is the best!

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February 16, 2022

5.0

He was personable informative experienced and answered all questions I had an excellent result I am happy

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Spent time with me to explain my issue and how it may be treated.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Very good care

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He’s a wonderful doctor.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bharat was also very knowledgeable and a true professional. He took the time out to listen to my questions and concerns and to answer them thoroughly.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Carefully explained plan to address my problem.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Team approach, coordinate with Oncology Dr.Jyoti Patel and all options available with goal for cure for cancer/complete remission

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January 23, 2022

5.0

He clearly explained my diagnosis and the surgery, while conveying compassion for me.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Really great doctor!!

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bharat demonstrates superior expertise and surgical skill. He presents information in an empathic, easy to understand manner. He also has an excellrnt support staff.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Brillant

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Bharat listens keenly & allows his client to reach an informed decision without pressure! A gift for sure.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Expertise of Dr.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Greatest doctor

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Feel comfortable and in good hands with him

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December 12, 2021

5.0

Explains treatments and reasons for them. Listens to patients and encourages you to ask questions.

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December 12, 2021

5.0

He's safety conscious, reliable, courteous, professional always prepared and very knowledgeable.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

He is very honest

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Respectful treatment

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, communicates well and I trust him completely.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Bharat’s competency and professionalism

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December 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bharat did a successful lobectomy to remove a very large left lung tumor that was adjacent to my heart. A surgeon at another renown medical center, whom I consulted for a second opinion, considered this tumor to be inoperable. Yet Dr. Bharat had the skill and the guts to do what needed to be done to save my life.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

He is a great surgeon and an asset to Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Trust him and he is kind

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Takes time.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Modestly genius

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November 07, 2021

5.0

He is an amazing surgeon

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bharat is an extremely skillful and personable surgeon. He exudes confidence and expertise that is very comforting for the patient and their family.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Competent, kind, professional

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October 17, 2021

5.0

Good follow thru

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October 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bharat explained that the nodule on my lung is stable. The report on MyChart noted a widening of my esophagus. Dr. Bharat said as long as I can swallow food, that is not a concern. He recommended a follow-up CT scan in 6 months.

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October 17, 2021

5.0

I appreciate his level of experience and expertise.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

He is renown in his field abd northwestern and I am lucky to have him.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bharat took me on as his patient even though I had a very rare, large, sarcoma tumor over four of my left chest ribs that was near a main artery. He said he could definitely do my surgery during my first appointment, giving me hope. He met with your team of specialists and they recommended proton radiation first which resulted in 80% of the tumor being necrosis when it was removed by Dr. Bharat with all clear margins. I believe Dr. Bharat was the only surgeon that could have been successful in performing my miraculous and life saving surgery.

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October 10, 2021

5.0

He is clearly an expert in his field and I would request him if I had to have another surgery. I would like him to provide more update information and detail on what the feedback means without me having to figure out all the right questions to ask. Not being a medical professional means I am more likely to miss a relevant question.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Thorough, carefully explains, and pleasant .

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Good press. Best in his field.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Best Dr at Northwestern

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September 30, 2021

5.0

His resume his knowledge of Thoracic medicine his approach he works well w teams his love of Northwestern came through explained medical situation so that both my mom and I understood what he was sharing He had a kind way about him

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September 25, 2021

5.0

He is excellent in his field and was very thorough

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and to the point

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Because of his knowledge and reputation.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Seemingly very competent, straightforward, but kind.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

Highly skilled and compassionate

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September 08, 2021

5.0

He is the best

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September 05, 2021

5.0

Bright Passion for his specialty

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Caring , kind , considerate, honest

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Very honest and personable

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August 29, 2021

5.0

He did a tremendous job on my surgery and treatment

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Bharat appears to be through and listens to my concerns.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Thorough- professional-kind

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August 22, 2021

5.0

he is the best at what he does but he is not a miracle worker

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August 15, 2021

5.0

He is an extremely compassionate physician. One can tell that he truly cares about his patients!

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August 11, 2021

5.0

He treats you as a person an not a number. He talks to you and Lessons to what you say.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

He seems to be the best

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Attention to detail and focus on patient as an individual

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Positive outcome from my surgery 2 years ago

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He is a professional.

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July 25, 2021

5.0

The best.

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July 25, 2021

5.0

Extremely informing, answered all questions, allowed time for our concerns.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Hes very up front when telling you whats wrong and what he is going to help me

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Good communication. He is very committed

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Well strictly going by his bio I would recommend him. However, again, I really cant say until I meet him.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

He's the nicest doctor I met He doesn't rush thru appointment and he answers all the questions and explains everything

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July 07, 2021

5.0

He is compassionate explains everything and gives you complete confidence and his record is outstanding I wont go to anyone else

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July 06, 2021

5.0

pleasant and knowledgeable.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

extremely smart and excellent at what he does!!!

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Fantastic surgeon

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician and explained everything about the surgery for me.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

On top of results

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June 15, 2021

5.0

He listens and explains everything

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June 02, 2021

5.0

The staff is friendly

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Absolutely love that he has an office at Northwestern in McHenry!

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May 26, 2021

5.0

He removed a large tumor, near my heart, that I have come to believe most surgeons would consider inoperable. Northwestern is extremely lucky to have someone of Dr, Bharats skill and courage.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor with superb skills and thorough knowledge in his area of expertise

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Best care

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May 18, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon who seemed to care about me.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

He explained everything and more.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

i had complete confidence in dr. bharat from my first visit and never thought about getting a second opinion. my surgery was was a success! i think he's kind, straight forward in his descriptions of what's needed and how he's going to do it. he's a great listening and never rushes an appointment.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent doctor

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He is very professional.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

From what I here that Dr Bharat is the big person and I like the other team members so that explains it there one team.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

He does a great job of explaining things to you. When he says he thinks surgery is the way to go he takes time to explain why.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable and answers all questions completely.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

He listens carefully to all my questions and answers them without rushing me out of the office. He is a great Dr. and Surgeon.

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Disclosures

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

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