Aruna Ganju, MD

Aruna Ganju, MD

4.7 
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Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorders
  • Spinal Congenital Disease
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spine Degenerative Disease
  • Spine Revision Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine Tumors

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine - 1993
Residency:
Henry Ford Hospital/ Wayne State University - 1999
Fellowships:
Henry Ford Hospital/ Wayne State University - 1999
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2001

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Associate 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
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.7
4.7 

101 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

86 Reviews

November 15, 2020

5.0

I love the way she makes the patient feel comfortable and at ease

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November 15, 2020

5.0

I'm very pleased with my dr GANJU she explains very well about my problems and gives me time to make up my decision about whatever I am going through I have been dealing with NWH since 2005 and glad to have chosen so

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and down to earth! Not rushing into surgery, trying other things first! I feel very fortunately that I was directed her way!

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Appreciate the thorough explanation and time spent answering my questions

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Great doctor but slow at get communications turned aund.

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October 22, 2020

4.0

I felt that my concerns were addressed in a professional and caring manner

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ganju is very thorough, knowledgeable, and conservative in her recommendations, and she is warm and caring. Her assistant is also very capable and professional.

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October 19, 2020

5.0

I appreciate that a person answers the phone quickly when I call the office, and that a nurse or someone on the staff responds to questions in a timely manner.

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Greatness!!

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Awesome people to work with!!

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ganju and her nurse Gemm are so extremely professional, kind, patient, compassionate and most importantly, pragmatic in the treatment options they offer. Dr. Ganju is direct and exudes intelligence. As a patient, she makes me feel confident and informed. I am so grateful to her and her staff.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Very kind, helpful and thoughtful about my coping.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

I believe they care and are doing their best to help me.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

I really like Dr. Ganju- she was decisive and thorough about next steps.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

She was very nice and very thorough on explaining to me

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October 15, 2020

5.0

For my neck

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Favorable first impression

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October 12, 2020

5.0

She explained my situation to me and answered all my questions.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Haven't had surgery so maybe not qualified for this survey but Dr Ganju and herassistant were very good at explaining my situation and answering my questions.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Ganju and Jimmuel. They are both very knowledgeable and attentive.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

As usual very very professional taking care of my pain

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Always the same they take care of me very well

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October 05, 2020

5.0

SHE LISTENS, IS UNDERSTANDING AND TALKS TO YOU SO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT WILL BE DONE AND WHAT THE RESULTS SHOULD BE.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT. DR. GANJU WAS TERRIFIC.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Very thorough. Very excellent in explaining my problems and how to correct them. She referred me same day as my “second opinion” appointment for pain management and preop physical and x-rays. Also ordered further MRI and Ct scan. Very caring and efficient.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Everyone I encountered from checking in on was calm,efficient, extremely helpful.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Polite professional excellent careful

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Polite thorough caring

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October 01, 2020

4.0

Apologetic for running late. Explained the problem and issues clearly. Answered questions honestly. Once she arrived she spent sufficient time with me.

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October 01, 2020

4.0

I didn't see the physician assistant until 45 minutes after my appointment time and I didn't see the doctor for another 35 minutes after he left. Not very respectful of my time and no explanation other than “running late” during the second delay. But I liked the doctor and her PA when I finally got to see them.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Personable, thorough, and listened to my concerns

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October 01, 2020

5.0

The staff is phenomenal. The doctor very thorough and explains diagnosis in terms i could understand. Everyone was very personable from check in to the end of appointment.Alisha in the lab was the best lab person I've ever experienced.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

I appreciate Dr. Ganju's professionalism, which is accompanied by an obvious sense of caring and wanting the best available treatment for her patients.She took time to explain surgical options that she's recommending, as well as addressing potential complications and what to expect postoperatively.It was evident that Dr. Ganju is extremely qualified as a neurosurgeon based on her reputation and wisdom. I feel very confident in her ability to know what's best for me.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Sense that clinicians are not only very knowledgeable and experienced, but also extremely caringFriendly staffWell organized and efficient system for getting patients into the clinic for appointments

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October 01, 2020

4.0

Good enough I suppose? Hard to evaluate.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ganju seems genuinely concerned for your wellbeing, listens, and tries to help you.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Heard good reports.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

A+ surgeons & P.A's!! Dr Ganju rocks, plain & simple. I tell anyone with back issues to go to Northwestern.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

She takes her time making me understand what needs to be done with whatever I am going through

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September 22, 2020

5.0

They always make me comfortable in any way

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Very caring staff

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September 17, 2020

3.0

Because Jim refused to give me the name of the condition I was in. I had asked for written out on paper.

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September 17, 2020

3.0

Jim continue to lie to me about everything.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

She was easy to talk to and seemed practical in her approach.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Practitioners were friendly and addressed the concerns raised by my symptoms and test results.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Very personal plus done great care

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Great work and great people

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September 14, 2020

5.0

She is considerate, listens, concerned about you, helps in many ways, does not dismiss you. I am very lucky to have as my doctor.

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September 13, 2020

5.0

She was able to clearly explain the extent of the injury and the options.

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September 11, 2020

5.0

Very nice and caring

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September 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Ganju was very flexible on her schedule to meet with me.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

She took time to explain the issues, and gave me options on how to fix them. She was patient with me

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September 10, 2020

5.0

The whole process of checking in was efficient. Dr Ganju were very helpful and answered all my questions. I did not feel rushed for time.

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September 06, 2020

5.0

Reviewed my situation and advised me of options and impacts.

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September 06, 2020

5.0

Attentive approach. Listened. Explained things effectively.

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Very thorough in wanting additional MRI information.

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Kind and thorough doctor and nurse.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

My referring doctor told me he thought only surgery would help my condition. Dr Ganju made me feel PT was the best way to start.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

The staff and doctor were very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail.

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September 02, 2020

4.0

She spent good time with me and explained the issues and my options fully.

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August 25, 2020

5.0

she is very good Doctor and take time to thoroughly exam and give tests needed. I am very happy with her services and I am visiting her for last 25 years.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

She's the best

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August 17, 2020

5.0

She is a wonderful and caring doctor and I'm sure if I would of had the pleasure of seeing her before I had my spine surgery, I may have had a better experience.

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August 13, 2020

5.0

Personable, knowledgeable, empathetic. Impressed with NP and physician

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August 13, 2020

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable and responsive.

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August 12, 2020

4.0

She seemed very kind.

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August 10, 2020

5.0

She takes time with you and listens. She explains everything so you understand and you don't feel like our being rushed out. She is available should you need her and are not at an appointment.

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Competency!!

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ganja, was knowledgeable. She explained everything to me. She was kind and caring as well as the staff that was working with her that day. She asked if I had any questions when she finished discussing my issues and concerns.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

She is a good doctor and has a great rapport.

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August 06, 2020

5.0

Personable and knowledgeable. Ease of communication.

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August 06, 2020

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

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August 06, 2020

5.0

Very professional

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July 27, 2020

1.0

She did nothing. Didn't even offer any assistance in my issue.

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July 24, 2020

5.0

She is a Gifted Surgeon with compassion & empathy. Made me feel safe while I was in her team's care.

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Thorough. Easy to talk to

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July 22, 2020

5.0

She's is very knowledgeable and professional. She also has empathy for the pain I was in and expedited my care.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Thorough, kind, understanding and knowledge.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

She was very thoughtful and easy to talk to

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Pleasant professional who takes her time with patients

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June 25, 2020

5.0

She is great

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June 25, 2020

5.0

DR.GANJU is excellent in her craft.

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June 19, 2020

5.0

PROFESSIONALISM!!

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June 11, 2020

4.0

Very please with Doctor explaining everything

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June 11, 2020

5.0

Quite thorough in diagnosis and treatment for my condition.

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June 08, 2020

5.0

I feel Dr. Ganju is an exceptional surgeon and explains everything clearly.

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