Aruna Ganju, MD

Aruna Ganju, MD

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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
Alignment 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

4.8
4.8 

435 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

She told me what to expect. I was not pressured into surgery. She tried other options before surgery. The surgery went very well! I would highly recommend her for anyone I know.

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March 24, 2022

4.0

She explained everything So you could understand Did not miss anything Made you feel at ease

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Good doc at explaining pts circumstances, and willing to find solutions.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Clear. Insightful. Pragmatic. High degree of trust for her advise.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

She took the time to listen to me and to see me as a whole person (not just parts)

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ganju was able to answer all my questions and provide me with viable options.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

She was very good at explaining the condition.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

I'm so impressed with her knowledge, compassion, understanding my issues and working with me to find solutions to help me feel better.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

She came highly recommended by my rehab doctor, is conservative in treating a high risk challenge, and clearly has great qualifications. She also is creative in trying to approach my spine differently that done in two previous surgeries.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

She's young and a woman and she's an actual neurosurgeon. She must be extraordinary.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

The doctor was informative about my condition, explained reasons for future procedures and exams. She listened to my concerns and gave suggestions that could help.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and sympathetic and wanting an answer to my problem.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

She is great

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Doctor was patient and through in explaining my issues and coming up with treatments

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February 21, 2022

5.0

She was also incredibly kind and so empathetic to my situation. I feel better being in her hands than I did with my last doctor. She also made sure I understood everything she told me. Noel has also been amazing. She promptly answers my questions on the app and is just really great.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

inspected with care and nice

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February 21, 2022

5.0

She has performed three surgeries on my spine. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Buena atención

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February 14, 2022

5.0

She was great. Calm, explained stuff clearly; had a good other option to deal with the immediate discomfort.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Outstanding!

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February 10, 2022

5.0

I came to Dr Ganju for a second opinion. It was helpful. I'm very fearful about having additional surgery on my back as the first surgery I had from a different hospital did not go very well. Some day if I should have surgery from Dr Ganju and it goes well, I'd likely give her a 10

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Considerate, compassionate, and capable care.

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February 09, 2022

4.0

Very through, pleasant to talk to, very understanding and took their time listening

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring, thorough, answers questions, explains things in understandable language.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Excellent discussion and recommendations for care. Took time to address all my questions

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February 06, 2022

5.0

She definitely cares about of patients, and gives you one on one attention.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Personable Provides great care Genuine care for patients displayed I trust her

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ganju took the time to explain my situation and options and answers all of my questions.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, kind, interested, caring

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Very thorough in analysis, in explanation, in answering questions, and considering further options.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ganju keeps me apprised of the options and risks related to treatment. I am confident in her assessment and recommendations.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

She is the one that referred me to Dr Joshua Rosenow who is going to help me to get better. And I trust her.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Great attitude. Good listener!!

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January 20, 2022

5.0

She was so personable and was able to explain the issue in laymen terms and had a conversation about issue and remedy and gave me options for care vs just prescribing and discussed next steps

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Very trustworthy doctor

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ganju is an excellent physician, surgeon, and a fine person. She is incredibly personable and truly cares.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Explains things well and involves me.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, explained conditions and options clearly. Appreciate the options of conservative vs. surgical interventions.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and pleasant.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

She is so caring and explaining everything. She is the best

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Profesional,and show’s integrity and compassion.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

She listens, is friendly and compassionate. I have had some bad experiences with very arrogant neurosurgeons. I felt like it’s a “good ol boys’” club. Dr Ganju is not arrogant or pushy.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

She was great and the only reason I was there she came highly recommended from several different people. But waiting through, he incompetent people on the front end was very very painful.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

She took the time to answer my questions in a smart and caring way.

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December 25, 2021

5.0

Smart, compassionate, understanding and a great surgeon.

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December 22, 2021

5.0

She always treated me as if I was her only patient. I felt special under her care.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is an excellent physician!

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Well she did my surgery twice,currently I’m doing well.she is very skilled surgeon in her craft.She is kind but need to spend little mor time with patient and listen then rush.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju spent time with me explaining everything. I found her a very caring neurosurgeon.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

She seemed like she knew what she was talking about. Helped me make a decision.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Excellent communicator.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Ganju was simple, clear and effective. She took time to understand and listen. The explanations were detailed and well communicated, even walking me through the scans and what they showed. Trust was built immediately and I left wanting Dr Ganju to follow my progress and treatment over its full course.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

She was thorough with her explanations, firm in her instructions and allowances for movement (which I hated, but knew she was right!), and kind in her approach.

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December 12, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Listened to my concerns.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is awesome as a physical, surgeon as well as a person. She cares deeply and listens! Her skills are remarkable.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Professional and kind - very down to earth

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Though this was the 1st time we had met, she spent a good deal of time informing me of my condition and options for treatment, including surgery.

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November 28, 2021

5.0

Explains things well and gives options.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Very helpful, explained everything I wanted to know and helped plan my future therapy.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable, caring

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Ganju takes the time to talk to you and explain what you’re problem is, and what treatment is needed to make you feel better.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

She was extremely pleasant, made my husband and I feel so comfortable right away, wasn't in a hurry to diagnose and move onto another patient, very interested in my recent medical history and provided several options to try

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Friendly, caring, educational and expeditious

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Noel and Dr Ganju had a great bedside manner to them while listening to my whole story first and then recommending.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Very professional.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is not only extremely knowledgeable, but patiently explains things in very understandable terms.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju was very good and straightforward.

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November 07, 2021

3.0

Does not spend time talking to me about my problems.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Intelligent doctor

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November 04, 2021

5.0

She is very complete with explaining and answering your questions, she makes you feel very comfortable talking with and offers options to fit the care needed

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November 04, 2021

5.0

She answered all my questions & was very informative.

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October 30, 2021

5.0

She always explains everything throughly before considering surgery.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

I feel very comfortable andconfident with her expertise and recommendations.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is good at her craft and also has a great bedside manner. I trust her and her care.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

She is empathetic and listens. It takes more than smarts to be a good doctor.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Ganju is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She is thorough and explains things in an understandable way.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgable and able to explain things in a matter I could easily understand.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

She is the Best

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October 18, 2021

5.0

She listened to all my concerns and spent a lot of time with me explaining all my options and making a plan for the future. I felt more informed than I was prior to seeing her. I also felt my total health and welfare was being addressed.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Great rapport and communication

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Very kind, knowledgeable and compassionate. Took a lot of time for explanation and options.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

professional & knowledgeable

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October 14, 2021

5.0

I’ve only met her once. She was kind, honest but I have to wait for a verdict on my situation after the team meeting. So we’ll see. I liked her and I’ve not found a neurosurgeon who I like and hadn’t made things worse for me. I’m hopeful about her and northwestern. Very positive 1st meeting. She’s the 1st one to make note of past events and certain conditions.

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October 11, 2021

4.0

Good doctor

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Very professional.

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October 10, 2021

4.0

I do appreciate Dr. Ganju's clear explanations, personable manner, and "straight talk." She clearly was eager to help.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Great first impression. I like what I’ve seen so far.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Listens well. Answers questions.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ganju is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and patiently explains all the options available for my specific situation.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Although she is very quick, I feel she is personable as well as more than knowledgeable. I feel like i'm in good hands,

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Great physician, compassionate and caring of her patients needs.

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September 26, 2021

5.0

Very kind and teaching

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September 26, 2021

5.0

She is great

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September 23, 2021

5.0

She explains things that she is going to do and her reasons why.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Good manner. Knowledgeable

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Thoroughly explained my conditions and treatment options.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

She was wonderful as well as her staff Nolle her NP and Rocio who kept he informed every step of the way!

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September 12, 2021

5.0

She’s amazing

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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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