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
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
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

4.8
4.8 

322 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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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April 26, 2021

5.0

He is the best surgeon and saved my life so I am forever grateful!

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and patient

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April 21, 2021

5.0

He tells it like it is, good manners

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Comes with good reputation, kind, open and honest. I felt like he didn't sugar coat things and that is good.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Man I trust.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Good Job

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Very nice and to the point

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Have not used him yet but he saving my life next week April 23

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Extremely smart and very quick to show me hope. Sent me straight to the pulmonologist to verify my needing help.

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April 11, 2021

5.0

He explained everything and answered all of my questions

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April 07, 2021

5.0

He was willing to take on a challenging excision of a large chest wall sarcoma. I live in Bartlett, IL and doctors out here in the western suburbs do not have the expertise or knowledge to treat and surgically remove a sarcoma in the chest.

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April 04, 2021

5.0

I believe Dr Bharat's knowledge and vast experience make him the most qualified surgeon for my situation.

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March 28, 2021

5.0

he has a great office staff who cares

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Highly qualified, great ability to communicate medical issues with the patient, includes and considers my concerns in his care plan.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to and he has good bedside manners

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March 24, 2021

5.0

His knowledge, skill and communication are top notch.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

He is brilliant & kind & caring

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March 24, 2021

5.0

He has a way of explaining everything you know he is going to do everything he says and put you at ease

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Further evaluate the issue and make a sound plan.

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bharat's timely response and willingness to listen to my questions is a soft skill often neglected in Medicine. It is greatly appreciated.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Very personable, good mannered, kind and knowledgeable

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable highly recommended

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March 14, 2021

5.0

After his successful treatment of COVID patients, anyone should be very happy to be his patient!

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March 06, 2021

5.0

Very informative for my first visit and I felt very at ease talking to him.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very very great at explaining everything to me step-by-step for me to understand him

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February 28, 2021

5.0

knowledgeable, will talk to you at your level, helps you completely understand your diagnosis and the recommended care

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February 28, 2021

5.0

EXTREMELY TALENTED IN THIS FIELD! REMOVED MY CANCER BEFORE IT STAGED. HE IS THE BEST! (in my opinion).

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Lovely and professional staff. Recommended surgeon.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

He saved my life. I'm extremely gteatful beyond words. Of course, I would recommend him.to anyone who needed his expertise.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Bharat is amazing. In spite of his busy schedule, he took the time to follow up with me personally to discuss my test results. He never makes me feel rushed. I feel fortunate to have him as my physician.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Very skilled surgeon who is facile with newer technology and procedures.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bharat is very thorough and explains my test so I can understand. If you have a later question he has called to answer and settle any confusion.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

I didnt see Dr. Bharat today as he had to step out, but he did my lung biopsy & was very kind & compassionate. Explained things so I understood & explained the procedure to me.

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February 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bharat always takes time to explain everything to me that pertains to my illness and surgery. I feel that he is the best surgeon I could have had for such a difficult, challenging and rare tumor removal. He was able to operate, remove my cancerous tumor with clear margins, and reconstruct my left chest wall and continues to see me regularly through my recovery.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Seems very knowledgeable.

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February 02, 2021

5.0

The integrity of this Doctor is reflected in how he presents options and allows room for the patient to reflect and reach a decision that is comfortable for both. His Team reflects this integrity as well.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent doctor and well known for his surgical accomplishments.

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January 25, 2021

4.0

Other than not being able to see the doctor sooner for the unpleasant diagnosis, the whole staff of Dr Bharat were very knowledgeable and answered our questions to our satisfaction (however hard to hear).

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January 24, 2021

5.0

I have not had my surgery yet or met with doctors in person but all staff have been extremely helpful and attentive in establishing me as a new patient so far. I had my first call with surgeons last week and everyone was lovely. I felt that doctors cared and took their time to answer my questions.

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January 23, 2021

5.0

Dr took his time to explain everything. He was very nice and thorough. They were organized & ready to schedule surgery if that was my choosing. I have ever confidence in Dr. Bharat.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Takes time to explain

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January 20, 2021

5.0

although I haven't seen Dr. Bharat today, I still recommend his nurses, physician assistant working at his office.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Very professional, took time to listen and explain what to expect. He is a god send for Northwestern!! He is a gem!!

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January 19, 2021

5.0

He is a professional so nice and very caring

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Bharat was my Dr when at Chicago and I was very impressed with him.

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January 18, 2021

5.0

The DR. has seen me 2-3 times and always has my best interests at heart. He really listens to me and my concerns. Extremely interested as to how where and why we can resolve my problems. I am presently still under his care. Hopefully the problems will resolve soon. I know I can count on him and his team.

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January 17, 2021

5.0

Explained everything in detail, listened and answered any questions patiently. Friendly and positive

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December 27, 2020

5.0

Enjoyed his many residents that were very good and helped him out

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December 23, 2020

5.0

He is thorough and takes the time to talk and listen to me.

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December 22, 2020

5.0

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE DR. BHARAT! HE SAVED MY LIFE!

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December 20, 2020

5.0

He explains, gives me confidence and I feel like hes the best around.

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December 16, 2020

5.0

He is an incredible doctor.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Gifted surgeon with excellent judgement.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat is obviously knowledgeable and answers questions clearly in language patients can understand.

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November 26, 2020

5.0

Very caring Dr. He explains everything so I understand.

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November 22, 2020

5.0

top rated

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. was excellent, answered all my questions

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat did an amazing job on my surgery. He has always been helpful in explaining procedures and follow-up questions that I may have. It's been a pleasure to have him as my doctor.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Great Doctors

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November 04, 2020

5.0

He is excellent.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

I have received excellent care.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat is an extremely kind person. A professional, knowledgeable and caring doctor who spends time with you and answers all your questions.

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Disclosures

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

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