Ankit Bharat, MD

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
Physician 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
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

92 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

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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November 02, 2020

4.0

My first consult and meeting with Dr. Bharat was great, on all accounts. My trust in his knowledge, experience and how he gave me the news and proceeded to inform and answer any of our questions regarding the next steps was spot on.My experience with the following phone appointment made to ask any questions that came up : a) after having a chance to process and digest all of the overwhelming information and diagnosis and b) formulating follow up questions over the subsequent 3 weeks about anything including the upcoming surgery,——- was less ideal. I waited over two hours for the call, past the scheduled appointment time and was never given a heads up or a courtesy call that he was running late. That would be appreciated. It's okay if he was running late, but someone from the office should notify the client/patient, even via text. I could do nothing in anticipation of the important phone call I thought was coming at any moment. All other work and meetings put on hold. Once the call did come, he seemed rushed or distracted and bothered by the nature of some of my questions. As a result, I cut them short, and rushed through skipping some things I had on my list. He did say, I could come in to the office, but that was the point of a virtual appointment, to avoid the additional in office visit (additional exposure and easier for him as well). Unfortunately, the comforting comment that nurse, Debbie made during my initial visit in clinic after giving me a lot of information at once, that there are “ no silly” questions didn't ring true for me during the phone appointment.

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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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October 28, 2020

5.0

Reputation, knowledge and patience of surgeon. Time spent on pre-op visit. Very thorough.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Please see above. Besides the above, he was concise about the complexities of my case and compassionate.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Dr Bharat, Mark, and Alex were very thorough in their assessment of me and are moving forward to sort out the risks and benefits for me to proceed.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

He is a surgical wizard with a caring bedside manor.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Top notch, dedicated talent.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Very good demeanor and explained the surgery in terms that I could understand. He did not speak down to me. He explained the reason for the need to rule out CHF as an possible explanation of my TBM, something the Mayo Clinic did not do when I sought help from them for my TBM problem.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Very thorough explanation of my medical problem by Dr. Bharat and his surgery fellow. They did not pull any punches explaining the risk of surgery to deal with my problem but I felt very comfortable putting my care in their hands.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

the doctor is the best --he did a double lung transplant

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October 25, 2020

5.0

professional - caring

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October 21, 2020

5.0

He is obviously a very good dr. One of the best I have met.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

They were well informed and caring. Very professional and warm and asked questions etc.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat was very thorough in explaining my options to me, and then in explaining what all the tests showed in relation to the area of concern in my left lung. He understood that I wanted to be as certain as possible about the possibility of a malignancy.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Everyone was cordial and efficient.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

I believe he is the best Thoracic Surgeon at Northwestern and is the best doctor for me.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

They make you feel their very concerned with your health and well being.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Bharat was thorough in his explanation of my diagnosis and his recommended follow up procedures. He was very willing to answer my questions in a way that I could understand and reiterated his explanations when I needed further clarification.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

The medical expertise and warm mannerism of thoracic surgeon, Ankit Bharat and his medical staff. Spectacular support by Danielle, RN, Nurse Navigator who reiterated and further detailed the tests and procedures which are ahead of me. The proximity of the medical facilities whichprovide easy access for taking high tech tests and labs in buildings connected to the doctor's office. There was also excellent attention paid to Covid 19 precautions.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

My care was excellent.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

He's outstanding

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Excellent treatment

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October 11, 2020

4.0

Just met him. Seems very professional and knowledgeable. Have only had one appointment so can't assess fully yet.

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October 11, 2020

4.0

Have only had one appointment so can't assess fully yet.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

I have only met with Dr. Bharat one time, thus far. But my initial visit and consult was handled well from a medical perspective. I have good faith in Dr. Bharat's care and experience, and the surgical procedure he will be performing. He has a great “ bed side manner”. Delivering negative news in straight forward informative direct manner, while easing my mind following the likely diagnosis with a well laid out plan and options. He was honest and encouraging. Inspired confidence in his expertise, training and years of experience. Welcomed my questions and seems to freely offer his accessibility for any future queries or concerns. That is very important to me. One aspect of the visit wasn't great. After the initial segment of my appointment when a PA student came in and took my history and did a very brief listen of my heart and lungs, I proceeded to wait with no update as to when the doctor would come in for at least an hour! That's a long time to leave a patient waiting without someone coming in to check back and let me know what's going on. I can assume after the student PA passed on my clinical history to the doctor, he may have been examining and reviewing my various scans and imaging results. I appreciate that and the thoroughness of him gathering all of the clinical data he needed before coming in to speak with me. But I would recommend that they send someone in to let the patient know. I had someone on standby via the phone to attend this consult with me.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Spectacular

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctors. Attention to detail. Relevant simple communication to patients

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October 07, 2020

5.0

I loved Dr Bharat! He was very intelligent, professional, polite, and answered all of my questions.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

All of the staff I worked with today were awesome !!

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Bright & caring

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Dr Bharat is great

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat exhibits a great desire to get to bottom of things. Having a condition with multiple possible causes, such thoroughness was very appreciated

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Budinger was very thorough and explained his diagnosis clearly

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Dr Bharat is a very knowledgeable surgeon. Surprising quick path to full recovery after lung surgery. He answered questions or concerns thoroughly leaving me confident in the choice of treatment and during follow up visits.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Very pleased with the lung surgery hospital recovery and follow up appointments.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

We waited a long time to see Dr. Bharat, but when he came in, he was thorough in presenting my options and patient while I made up my mind.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Everyone was cordial and efficient.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Again, the manner & reasons with which he addressed the current issue without any pressure. I knew my options from his explanation & had confidence in the decision.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

The excellence of the Physicians who addressed the current issue & the clarity in explaining the options.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

He provided confidence and confidence in outcome; I was very anxious about this visit.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

I've only had my first visit.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

He explains things well and is confident in his abilities

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Extremely responsive

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September 10, 2020

5.0

I like the fact that he is a teacher and researcher. I felt comfortable with his recommendations.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

My surgery and follow up care has been great.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

He's an expert in his field and most professional.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Everyone that I came in contact with during my visit was exceptionally caring and kind as well as very professional! I was impressed with the high caliber of the staff in this department.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Brilliant and caring and excellent staff

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Brilliant, nice doctors and staff. Very well run

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September 03, 2020

5.0

hes the best

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September 03, 2020

5.0

great care

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September 03, 2020

5.0

The Doctor and his staff, along with everyone else at Northwestern saved my life! I had been suffering for 15 years and now I'm doing so much better. Thank you all

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat is extremely busy, but when he came in, he was well informed about my lung issue and very thorough in his explanation of what he considered the best next step toward diagnosis. Another doctor, a Fellow, also spoke with us and provided helpful information.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Everyone was cordial and efficient. Jennifer, a resident who spent the most time with my niece and me, was very thorough and very kind.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

I found him to be very professional and calming. He explained, but stood in the moment and didn't discuss the what if's.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

I was informed when Dr. running late. I needed to set up follow up appointment, which was handled immediately

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Dr Bharat made the results of my surgery easy to understand answered all my questions.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

I had great doctors!

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Consult was done with reasonable questions and answers

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August 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat is a remarkable surgeon and is easy to talk with. He shows empathy and listened to my concerns. He explained the risks of surgery in layman's terms, and I have confidence in his abilities, as he also performed my double lung transplant. Dr. Bharat answered my questions, and I received an early date for my surgery.

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August 23, 2020

5.0

Very helpful

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August 23, 2020

5.0

Efficient and very good

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August 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat is clearly a leader in the field. I have received outstanding care form him and his staff. The outstanding quality of care is what matters most. Additionally, the department is well run and always delivers an outstanding patient experience. Getting care is made easy by the staff. Dr. Bharat and his assistants always provide me with all relevant information and ask questions to make sure I understand the information being provided.

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August 09, 2020

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, does his best at all times that's my experience. Anyone who has Dr. Bharat should consider themselves blessed.

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August 09, 2020

5.0

Everyone I encountered was polite, efficient, and seemed very competent. Dr. Bharat was very personable, offered good advice, and generous with his time. His competency is not in question.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Very professional and easy to talk to you

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Straight forward and caring approach.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Clear explanations, compassionate care, and follow up.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat has always shown a commitment in finding ways to treat my cancer and thinking outside traditional ways we were presented from other doctors. He had gained my trust which and can only hope he remains part of my future care.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Very thorough explanation of the findings on my CT exam. Very specific regarding future plans and possibilities.

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July 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat is upfront and is highly qualified

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July 15, 2020

5.0

The man knows his stuff !! .Superb Doctor !!.Very intelligent .

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July 15, 2020

5.0

He is an excellent Dr..Good to talk to. He explains everything clearly to you.

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July 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat did not push a lung transplant, but assured me that they would be monitoring my progress in case my lung function declines. .He looked at my improvement in lung function and listened when I described my lung issues and previous treatment.

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July 05, 2020

5.0

He's a brilliant surgeon w great outcomes

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July 05, 2020

5.0

Dr Bharat . That's all that needs saying.

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June 28, 2020

5.0

I found Dr. Bharat to be factual yet empathetic.

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June 28, 2020

5.0

CARING, COMPLETE EXPLANATION

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June 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat is a very skilled, compassionate surgeon who always takes time for my many questions. I feel extremely lucky to have had him perform my lobectomy to resolve stage 1 lung cancer.

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June 18, 2020

5.0

Excellent surgeon and doctor. Great advice regarding treatment options. Very pleased with the surgery and the full recovery was very quick.

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bharat is now known world wide for his success in a double lung transplant. His credentials are beyond impressive. How can he not score a 10 in every category?

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June 14, 2020

5.0

Experienced, caring and decimated. At the top of his ‘game'.

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor. I trust him completely.

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor and very efficient. Explains the plan and diagnosis in clear understandable terms.

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Greatest

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June 03, 2020

5.0

He cares for his patients and has excellent skills!

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