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

Media

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 

404 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 27, 2021

5.0

Caring & kind. Very knowledgeable.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Warm, knowledgable and very honest!

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Very thorough , descriptive in what diagnostic measures to be pursued

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August 25, 2021

5.0

takes her time to explain each case and you can tell she knows her stuff! I trust her to operate on my body.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

She is very compassionate and I trust her with my life!

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August 25, 2021

5.0

She has the ability to assess my issues & make a plan

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju has the experience and skill that are important.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr.Ganju is a great doctor! She listens carefully to any concerns and clearly explains your treatment options.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is a master of explaining my medical condition in terms I was able to understand.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Most NM physicians are great - Dr. Ganju still manages to stand out in a very good way. She's the best.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Shes is amazing and handled my visit professionally and caring.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

She listens to the patient.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

She made easier to understand my medical issues and set me on a course of action to my recovery.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Very professional. knows her stuff,

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July 26, 2021

3.0

Too soon to determine feedback

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July 26, 2021

5.0

She was very upbeat and made every effort to listen to my concern. She reviewed the results of my MRI and X-Ray so that I had a clear understanding of her recommendations.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

She is so nice and caring and has done more for me than most drs

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July 22, 2021

4.0

Fully explain my test result and then provided clear next steps

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July 20, 2021

5.0

She is amazing and her assistant was great!

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July 19, 2021

5.0

I felt like she saw me as a person and wanted to help me get better.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju thoroughly explained my situation and options. Her first comment to me was that she treats people not MRIs. Her conservative approach appealed to mine.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Very informative and accommodating

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Shes very through.

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July 15, 2021

2.0

Felt like I wasn't heard. Doctor seemed to be in a hurry and I felt rushed. I went to see a surgeon before this one through northwestern for my back and was basically laughed out of their office. I was hoping this first appointment with this new surgeon would be different, but it really wasn't.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Explained everything she was thinking, why she chose certain tests, invited me to office in city to meet with pain management Dr

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor. She listened to everything I had to share and then made my options for treatment very clear to me.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gonzales carefully listen to what I had to say and didnt tell me what I had to do but shes willing to follow the scientific process to come to the proper diagnosis diagnosis

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is the best Dr. I have ever had. She is prepared for our appointment, she inquires about how I am doing, reviews the diagnostic results with me and explains her conclusions about the results in clear and helpful language, offers suggestions for how I can improve my condition, and is simply a delight to interact with.

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July 15, 2021

3.0

Although Im well aware of the requirement to lose weight, I feel my issues with pain management while I work out, are being ignored.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Spoke very clearly. Asked good questions.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Excellent knowledge! She is taking her time to explain and discuss the problem.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is a great Doctor. She patiently listened to the issue. Gave recommendation for further diagnosis.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Very responsive Neurosurgeon Helped me understand after/surgery care

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June 17, 2021

4.0

Short visit mask was on

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June 11, 2021

5.0

She is insightful and respectful of patients concerns and questions.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

She understood my pain and is doing something about it shes a very gifted dr I would recommend her to anyone who needs her type of care

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June 10, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent and humble doctor

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and helpful.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Excellent excellent doctor

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June 05, 2021

5.0

Was direct and gave me information and educated opinion.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Ganju took the time to explain things and made my wife and I very comfortable and confident.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

She was patient and listened to my concerns.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Great person and great doctor

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May 27, 2021

5.0

GREAT PEOPLE

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Ganju thoroughly explained my diagnosis and my options.The doctor took her time to answer my questions and helped relieve some of my concerns.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

She gave me the attention that I needed as well as the comfort, and with that said I feel so confident with her doing my surgery.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and explained why they gave a great score. Nice and pleasant. A great couple.Everything was good and Good luck.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

She's good on her profession.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

She genuinely has my best interest in mind. I appreciate her professionalism and honesty

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May 06, 2021

5.0

She was very through, answered questions and developed a comprehensive plan. She also made us feel comfortable, delightful personality

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May 06, 2021

5.0

She was very knowledgeable and explained things very clearly.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

She gave me resources to manage my chronic neurological problems.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

She is very caring and genuine. She takes her time to finding the best solution to the problem.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

She is skilled and personal

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Muy contento me a tendieron al 100 como nunca me an atendido e otro la do muy felis

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Highly recommended by my medical team!

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable

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April 28, 2021

5.0

She guided me through treatment including surgery for pinched nerve in neck area, very successful. She communicates well, listens, asks for input.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Took her time during her examination and She explained findings of her exam and test that still needs to be done .

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Skilled, informative, caring

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April 22, 2021

5.0

She makes you understand exactly what you are going through and she is very kind

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Doctor talked to us for a long time didnt rush us and explained things very well.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Professional personable and knowledgeable

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is not only extremely knowledgeable, but patiently explains your future care options in am understandable way.

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April 07, 2021

3.0

I think she's probably a good surgeon, but she doesn't spend much time with patients outside the OR.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Personable. Listened to and answered all questions. Compassionate care. Problem solving.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Our appointment went well. I am hopeful that our relationship will continue.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

I liked her bedside manners which most of the doctors lacking.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

I liked her and she is attentive of my concerns.

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April 03, 2021

5.0

she was thorough in explaining my condition to me....I understood her and she spoke English very well

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April 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Ganjju and her nurses speak with such confidence and positivityitivity that you have confidence that the best results will follow .

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March 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganjus continues to care, explain every detail while answering questions and listens. These qualities along with her skills are awesome.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Excellent, personalized attentive, compassionate care! Thank you!!

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March 29, 2021

4.0

Doesnt have a great beside manner

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March 27, 2021

5.0

Wonderful and compassionate Dr

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March 26, 2021

5.0

She made me feel like I was her must important patient.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Aruna Ganju explained my condition clearly so I could understand. Aruna seemed very intelligent and I trust her

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March 18, 2021

4.0

Very smart, very empathetic, enjoyable conversation. Made me feel important. The process to get to her was poorly run. Very long wait from MRI to talking with her and my concerns that there was a serious injury were not allayed prior to that time. The tele-health call took place one hour after the scheduled time. The practice called me to collect my copay. The practice called me to check on my medication when I was not taking any. No one contacted me to let me know the doctor was behind schedule. Waiting for 90 minutes”because I was instructed to be ready 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time”was inconsiderate to me as a patient.

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Profecionalismo

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Shes a very good thorough doctor.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is a very caring and wonderful physician. She listens and deeply cares about what you say and feel.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

She explained everything to you where you can understand your situation and shes not one that will rush you in and rush you out she takes the time to talk to you and ask you questions she takes the time to listen to You.

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March 06, 2021

5.0

Personable and caring

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March 03, 2021

5.0

She is vert knowledgeable and very willing to relate to patients.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Ganju is right on. She is very thorough in systematic diagnosis. I like Dr Ganju a lot

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, caring and patient!

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Shes very professional and her skill is excellent.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Always Listens to my concerns.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

She was very attentive to my health issues. She was very caring & kind. She answered all my questions & explained everything very thoroughly.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

She is the most caring, thorough, patient surgeon I have met.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju previously performed surgery on my lumbar spine with good results.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Informative, patient, listens, involves me in my treatment decisions.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is one of the most talented surgeons Ive known. Not only is she an excellent doctor she listens and she hears what you say.

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January 25, 2021

4.0

My earlier issue has been resolved .

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January 25, 2021

5.0

A practical outline of the necessary steps in my upcoming surgical process.

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is both caring and professional. She has taken good care of me.

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Before my cervical laminectomy I had other opinions but choose Northwestern Medicine & Dr Ganju after meeting with her & staff.

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January 18, 2021

5.0

I appreciated Dr Ganju's recommendations. I would have liked a more comprehensive physical exam. I felt the physical exam was very abbreviated (possibly due to Covid concerns?). I had waited 6 weeks to see her and I felt the visit could have had more physical assessment as it was an in person visit, but again, it's possible exam was abbreviated due to covid. She did a good job explaining the next steps, but I would have appreciated more information about the prognosis and if she could have shared her experiences with treating this condition. I left feeling unsure about my prognosis. She did a good job encouraging me to follow up with progress through the MyNM messages.

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Aruna Ganju works at the Finest hospital in the Country, she has to be good.

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