Jerome L. Kolavo, MD

Jerome L. Kolavo, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1983
Internship:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1984
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1985
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1989
Fellowships:
Rush University Medical Center - 1990

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

106 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

November 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. K. is a skilled surgeon. He also informs his patients, offers suggestions, treats them like a person wants to be: kind, knowledgeable, and no-nonsense.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. K. is a skilled surgeon. He also informs his patients, offers suggestions, treats them like a person wants to be: kind, knowledgeable, and no-nonsense.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Excellent surgeon!Totally took care of my problem and no more pain!

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Very concerned and listens to your problems.Then the staff and surgeon are knowledgeable and caring. Easy to talk with and answer questions.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Actually takes time with his patients and explains the x-rays and the MRI

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November 03, 2020

5.0

The staff is amazing

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Dr was very informative, thorough and had great bed side manners.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

He tells you exactly how it is and explains why. Very nice mam

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October 31, 2020

5.0

The whole staff is very accommodating and kind.

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor. Attentive, reassuring, wise, and very knowledgeable

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October 29, 2020

5.0

He is an excellent diagnostician.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

The care team at RMG Ortho is excellent. They are caring, great listeners and time efficient.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Muchos a?±os de experiencia profesionalExcelente trato al pacienteBuenas relaciones humanas

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Buenas atencionesBuen trato personalUna excelente combinaci??n entre lo profesional y humano.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Great doctor

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Great team of doctors and nurses

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October 20, 2020

5.0

He performed a laminectomy and fusion surgery on me! He spent the time with me to make sure I was comfortable with his recommended surgery. He was very honest with his answers and treatment plan. I feel so much better and would recommend him to anyone requiring spinal surgery!

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Dr.Kolavo and his staff are wonderful!! Dr Kolavo takes time to make sure you understand the diagnosis and are comfortable with the steps to correct!

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October 20, 2020

3.0

I can't rate him higher yet because I haven't seen enough if him yet to know. He was a little impatient.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

A great doctor super attention andGreat people

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Because is a good atenci??n and DrKolavo is a great Doctor

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Gives complete information to help with making care decisions. Listens to patient concerns.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kolavo reviewed results of my diagnostic procedure and considered all aspects of my current condition before recommending practical treatment and also a follow- up appointment in the near future.He is professional, reasonable,and considerate in his treatment.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Timely follow-up appointment after an outpatient procedure

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kolavo is straight to the point, no-nonsense, and very detailed in his explanations. My husband and I were part of the conversation, not talked at. That is so important! We discussed the pros/cons of different treatment paths and settled on an answer that was good for all of us.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctors

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October 10, 2020

5.0

I feel I had gotten the best care from him!

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October 10, 2020

5.0

This was a post surgical visit and if I didn't feel safe with his medical care I wouldn't have had him do the surgery months before hand.

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October 10, 2020

5.0

Ditto

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October 10, 2020

5.0

Professionalism

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September 26, 2020

5.0

Willing to see me on short notice

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September 26, 2020

5.0

Friendly and thorough staff

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September 23, 2020

5.0

He did a great job, thoroughly examined me answered all my questions, didn't hurry & very professional and I highly recommend him.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Awesome drs. Take the time to thoroughly examine and answer questions. Staff is very helpful and friendly!

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Recommended to me by a friend cardiologist that l respect his opinion

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Very professional & explaining the problem

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Listens and really wants you to know the truth about life after surgery and that it will have to take a change of mindset to lift and bend differently to keep from re-injury.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Everyone cares and are very focus on answering all my concerns and questions, especially Dr. Kolovo.

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September 20, 2020

4.0

Dr Kolavo took his time listening to my problemsHe ordered tests instead of guessing.

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September 20, 2020

4.0

The staff was very professional.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Listened to everything I had to say. Not in a hurry and took time to listen and explain things I need to do.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Very professional and all are very friendly.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Good experience

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Always an excellent and professional visit

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Everyone at Northwestern Medicine including Dr. Kolavo and his staff are professional and willing to give me the time to answer my questions and fully explain the surgery process (pre op, surgery, post op, and physical therapy expectations).

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Very nice. No nonsense. Complete explanations in layman's words. And, he's nice-did I mention that? :-)

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September 14, 2020

5.0

I like the people that work there. Everyone is nice. They treat me well.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

He is a Compassionate Caring Dr. we need more like him

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Dr Kolavo takes time with his patients. Doesn't make you feel unimportant

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September 09, 2020

5.0

He's done 4 surgeries and always been great

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Staff and doctors are very good

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September 09, 2020

5.0

I have been to several doctors who did not understand the Vertiflex procedure I had. They just said they can't help me. Dr. Kolavo knows what to do.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Finally I found a doctor who really listened to me and has the knowledge to know what steps to take to help me with my back injury.

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September 07, 2020

5.0

Surgery was a success and I felt confident

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September 07, 2020

5.0

Surgery was a success and preparations were efficient

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Your Physical improvement and overall well being is his main concern. Very patient and listens and advises in a thoughtful manner every visit.

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Friendly non intimidating environment from the reception to the doctor. Always place my well-being and feelings first.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

extremely competent care

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Straight forward guy with loads of experience and knowledge. Very friendly, supportive, trustworthy and resourceful!

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August 23, 2020

5.0

Dr was very straight with me and gave me options with explanations on each option. I felt very much at ease with dr Kolavo and his entire staff .

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August 22, 2020

5.0

Both the staff and Dr. Kolavo are attentive, professional and caring about the patient's treatment needs.

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August 04, 2020

5.0

Excellent Dr, knowledgeable, explains & answers questions of the patient. Cares about the well being of his patient.

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August 04, 2020

5.0

Good bedside manner and took time with me.

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August 04, 2020

5.0

Dr Kolava was very helpful precise with his treatment recommendations. Took the time to answer all my questions explained the options and prognosis.

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July 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kalavo is an excellent physician and has treated me for more than a decade on several serious spine related problems. He's always at his best and has helped me tremendously.

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July 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kolavo is very attentive and has very good insight and ideas. Plus he does not push him to surgery unnecessarily he looks for alternatives first.

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kolavo is very skilled as well as attentive to his patient's concerns and questions.

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July 05, 2020

5.0

He gets things done quickly and then explains the results thoroughly.

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July 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kolavo has provided excellent management of my care every step of the way.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

I believe Dr. Kolavo is the best orthopedic surgeon there is. I wouldn't let any other surgeon operate on me.

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June 30, 2020

5.0

I have had wonderful outcomes from my two surgeries by Dr Kolavo. I have the utmost trust in him and his recommendations. He carefully explains everything and makes sure you understand what he is saying.

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June 24, 2020

5.0

He's been taking care of my back for almost 1 year and I feel very confident that he knows what's best for me.

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June 24, 2020

5.0

Very thorough examination and X-rays on the spot. Good feedback and preliminary advice from Dr. Kolavo

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June 23, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable

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June 23, 2020

5.0

He's very professional. He gave me plenty plenty of information.

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June 19, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kolavo is truly a diamond in the rough these days when it comes to doctors my opinion. He's the first doctor I've been to an 11 years that actually decided to take the time and help me and find the best possible way to do so. He also is very detailed, Very thorough, and his integrity and compassion shines through unconsciously. I can say I trust him 100% with my medical care and keeping an eye out for what's best for me and my unique conditions for my Fairly young age.

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June 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kolavo is very knowledgeable and trustworthy! He takes the time to make sure I understand the test results and explain my options. I would recommend him and his office to anyone!

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Very helpful in explaining and answering my questions.

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Is very professional

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June 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kolavo is kind, caring, and, more importantly, dedicated and intensely focused on his patient's health and.well being.

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June 10, 2020

5.0

I always feel well cared for by Dr. Kolavo and his staff.

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June 09, 2020

5.0

Very professional very concerned explained every thing in detail

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June 06, 2020

5.0

Dr Kolavo was very compassionate and understanding for starters. He took the time to observe and make an honest detailed assessment of me. His attention to detail, and knowledge along with his integrity make him anyone's best choice

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