Jerome L. Kolavo, MD
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Practice Focus Areas
- Reconstructive Spine Surgery
- Spinal Fusion
- Spine Revision Surgery
- Spine Trauma
- Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1983
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1984McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1985
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1989
Rush University Medical Center - 1990
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)
Faculty ProfileHealth System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
- On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage HospitalDelnor HospitalKishwaukee HospitalNorthwestern Medicine Surgery Center
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
August 09, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. K. presented himself unhurried, interested in my concerns & issues. He provided answers to all my questions I had by the end of my exam & outcome of films. He went over findings & recommendations. I couldn’t be more satisfied & very happy I chose to come see him.
May 27, 20225.0 star star star star star
I was given the time to express my issues and points of concern. I was heard. I was given full attention and a thorough examination. I need more tests but I am not surprised at the recommendation for them. My dr fully understands my concerns. He asked so many questions that I didn’t understand why were asked but he helped Me understand why they were asked in regard to my condition.
April 22, 20225.0 star star star star star
Initial visit was thorough, thoughtful, informative and he listened to me. I’ve got significant and multiple spine issues and had ordered a new image to gain more insight and we will meet to review
March 17, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr K took time to explain my MRI and review the digital pictures. He listened and provided feedback. After a through consultation, he provided an action plan that consisted of a different medication and physical therapy. He also asked Dr Papagiannopoulous office to move up my epidural steroid shot that was scheduled 2 weeks out.
January 10, 20225.0 star star star star star
He is very easy top talk to and explains all details of test results even prints me copy of my x-rays which I think is very import to carry with you in case of emergency. I like the fact that he personally knows my other doctors. And that he would also inform his personal opinion about my test results to my other doctors who know about my conditions. It always better to have a group knowledge when making a decision on what's best for the patient.
December 29, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr.Kolavo very experienced doctor and knows what he's doing shows you your test results what is wrong with you and what could be fixed how long recovery time will he is a straightforward doctor and seems very professional
December 02, 20215.0 star star star star star
Very kind, honest and took a lot of time reviewing my previous scans. Answered all of my questions and was as gentle as possible during my exam. Dr was willing to explain the issues to me and my husband and answered all my questions regarding the testing that is needed. Very knowledgeable and not willing to jump to conclusions.
November 21, 20215.0 star star star star star
He's a straight shooter I asked him to tell me that he did and I want to know what they're going to do how they're going to do it and how long it will take to recover and all that was answer and I appreciate that kind of professionalism thank you again
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