Anish R. Kadakia, MD

Anish R. Kadakia, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fractures
  • Foot and Ankle Joint Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Joint Pain

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2000
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2005
Fellowships:
Mercy Medical Center - 2006

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

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:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1265 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Good explanation of injury & required care

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Very informative and reassuring

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He took time to treat my pain

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Very nice from first visit plus being more Thorough with my foot to find out what’s wrong with it

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Very honest and upfront of how he operates his practice.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

up front. No b.s. and explains things on my level

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Professional Took time to answer ALL my questions

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He is great! He did an awesome job repairing my fractured ankle.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Respectful of and responsive to my concerns. I left the visit feeling well informed. The Ortho Fellow who saw me first was wonderful as well.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

He was thorough, listened to me, answered all my questions and explained things very well.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

He listened to me and considered my issue carefully. He thoroughly explained his opinion and options I might have in the future. He was not at all condescending.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

He was a god send after my last foot surgery from some outside of Northwestern surgery.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kadakia is a very caring surgeon. Who cares about the pain I'm in and is trying to help me with my foot issues.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Prompt and pleased with the results

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He takes his time with us and answers all our questions

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Amazing Doctor! So personable. Very calming and relaxing demeanor. It was a great choice.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He is thorough and listens to concerns.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He takes his time with patients to ensure they understand every step of whatever process you will undergo as his patient.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

When Dr. Kadakia Went over the x-rays with me and explaining everything that needed to be done I was very please

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Very friendly

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March 12, 2022

5.0

The best

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Proffesionall, can easly explain condition to the patient and in very understandable way.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Great dialogue with patient. Careful and skilled. Wants to know how I feel and how effective the treatment. Tells me what to watch out for and when to return

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Anyone I have contact with that has feet or ankle issues I recommend him

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Por que es un doctor que todo el procedimiento médico lo explica muy detalladamente y le dedica el tiempo necesario al paciente

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Explains the procedure well.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

excellent doctor

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February 28, 2022

5.0

from my vantage point he seems very knowledgeable and keeps things straight forward. Plus he was highly recommended.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and professional. Explained everything.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

2 past surgeries. Have recommended him many times already

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kadakia listened to what I had to say and did a great job of explaining things to me.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kadakia was recommended to me when I was in a horrible car crash. He was hesitant to put me through more unnecessary surgery and I’m so grateful for his candor and care at a time I needed several life saving surgeries. I’ve seen Dr. Kadakia for seven years for issues related to my lower spinal cord injury and foot issues. Most recently he did a tendon transfer in a new way, an innovative way that suited my specific needs. He has always been professional, kind, so skilled, honest. Thank you for caring for me as a patient above all else and being willing to do this surgery in a new way to help me achieve exactly what I want — to have the best chances not only of having stable ankles (a problem with my nerve injury) and maybe one day achieve the impossible, which is to run again. As a walking paraplegic who was told I may never learn to walk again, running has been a distant dream of mine and it is closer than ever all because of Dr. Kadakia so thank you! His staff is wonderful as well! Thank you Danielle and please please please continue to wear your fun shirts. Those of us who come to your office after being beat up by life live for your uplifting and cute T-shirt’s! Also, Danielle is the literal best and so are Dr. Kadakia’s PA’s —Andrea and Brett. I can’t say thank you enough to these individuals!

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very thoughtful and smart

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner, creative thinker, straight shooter.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Everything about him is top knotch

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Doctor Kadakia is an excellent Doctor who shows a lot of caring. And takes the time to listen to all my concerns regarding my foot issues.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Very understanding doctor. He knows his stuff. Very nice.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr.Kadakia is attentive, kind, honest and very smart!

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February 11, 2022

5.0

The best!

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kadakia knows how to handle complex foot issues.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and very professional

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February 08, 2022

5.0

clearly knowledgeable in his field

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February 08, 2022

5.0

I think Dr. Kadakia is an excellent surgeon.

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February 07, 2022

4.0

Dr Kadakia is very nice in-person and explains everything.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, Honest & makes the time for me

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kadakia is an excellent physician, skilled surgeon and has a great bedside manner.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kadakia is for real and listened to my issues. He figured out immediately my plan to recovery. I dance for anxiety issues. I NEED my feet to dance. He was able to fix all these issues!

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February 05, 2022

5.0

My ankle joint is more stable now (7 weeks after major revision surgery) than it has been in the 3 years since my injury. I feel optimistic that I will be able to play t-ball with my kid on uneven ground by April - this is a dream come true for me.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Easy guy to get along with, down to earth, friendly. And very good.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Professional thorough communication

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January 25, 2022

5.0

I recently went back to Dr. Kadakia for his assessment of my right foot. He’s VERY honest, extremely detailed and I trust his expertise explicitly. I know I am in excellent hands under his care.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

He’s the man, gives it to you straight and knows his stuff.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kadakia shows empathy and has passion for what he does. I am grateful to have found Dr. Kadakia

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January 19, 2022

5.0

He came very highly recommended

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January 18, 2022

5.0

DR. ANISH KADAKIA IS THE MOST… KIND, KNOWLEDGEABLE, THOUGHTFUL, GIFTED, WELL DRESSED DR. THAT I HAVE. I’M GRATEFUL, THANKFUL, AND BLESSED TO HAVE HIM FOR MY DR.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kadakia sat and listened and talked to me. He took time to answer questions

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Reassuring, knowledgeable, friendly

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January 18, 2022

5.0

He was helpful and explained what he was doing and why was he doing it.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

his communication skills are great and his team are good too.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

His expertise. Also his ability to explain things in a in a manner that I understand. He also gave me different options. I like the man

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January 09, 2022

5.0

I’ve had different procedures with dr. Kadakia over the years. He is very compassionate, caring. Takes his time explaining what needs to be done. Answers all your questions.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Kadakia tuned into me as a person, and my high activity level from my first ankle consultation. I’m a lifelong skateboarder, and after breaking my ankle, Dr Kadakia was the only person absolutely sure I’d be back on my board. He was right, I’m back to full activity. His attention do detail, mindfulness of avoiding future arthritis, and commitment to bring me back to full activity was much appreciated. I can’t recommend Dr Kadakia enough.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

So easy to work with Explains everything so well Knowledge Humanity

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Kadakia tells it like it is. His instructions are very clear. He and his staff have a quick response time to questions. From the results of my surgery, I believe he is an excellent surgeon.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Very personable, highly knowledgeable, and able to perform procedures efficiently with great balance of practical adjustments as needed and technical by-the-book skill.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kadakia was very informative and endured I understood my pain and the types of pain. He was very nice and I did not feel as though I was just another number. He is passionate about the dork he does and his patients and it shows!

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kadakia is personable, answers all of my questions and doesn't rush.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

He explained everything in detail in such a way that if I had any questions he answered them. I didn’t feel rushed. Overall pleasant experience

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Truthful very informative personal great doctor

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December 19, 2021

5.0

I've already recommended Dr. Anish Kadakia twice. He is very knowledgeable doesn't seem to mind answering questions. I like that he looks at the long-term outcome, not just the immediate results. I also like that he doesn't recommend surgery unless it's actually necessary.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Doctor Anish Kadakia is excellent and listen's to what I'm going through with the extreme pain in my foot.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Have been to Dr.. Kadakia and had multiple surgeries by him. Great outcomes.

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November 27, 2021

4.0

I believe he is competent and caring.And trust he will give me an accurate diagnosis with the best treatment options for my individual case.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kadakia is truly the one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. There is no one more professional, kind, caring, extremely knowledgeable, and always supportive than he. He is the best of the best!!!!

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November 23, 2021

5.0

He listens to me, is very respectful of my concerns, provides excellent care.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Very professional and comforting

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kadakia never rushes the appointments, is always friendly and explains things thoroughly and in easy to understand terms! He also makes sure all of my questions are answered and makes my follow instructions clear!

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November 20, 2021

5.0

He explained and care.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Super understanding and explains everything

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Caring

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November 17, 2021

4.0

I'd give him a higher rating, but again, not a very approachable person. May have been having an off-day, and only basing this on my one visit.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

He gave Proper guidance

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Outstanding clinician

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Down to earth and relatable. Very good communication experience

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Talks and explains care

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November 05, 2021

5.0

I only had the one preliminary visit with dr kadakia but he was honest and took his time to explain my options depending on what my issue turns out to be based on imaging. I feel confident in his competency and skill.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Kadakia seemed very knowledgeable and straightforward on my options.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Professional yet relatable. Kind and understanding. This was my fourth surgeon I’ve seen for something rare and he is the only one who has experience with it.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

He took his time with us and answered all of our questions. We didn't feel rushed.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kadakia is kind, skilled, honest, and helps patients manage expectations. Thank you!

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November 02, 2021

5.0

He is a super Dr. He makes sure to take time with you and talk through everything so you understand.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Very helpful.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and has good bedside manner and followed up my test results asap

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October 30, 2021

5.0

He explained everything clearly and offered treatment options.

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October 30, 2021

5.0

No nonsense doctor. Listens and has the attitude "you have a problem, were not going to put you off. We are going to find that problem".

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Very good was very astute

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October 29, 2021

5.0

consistent. He did my Jones Fracture surgery 5 years ago.

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August 28, 2021

4.0

While Dr. Kadakia seemed knowledgeable and had experience, I thought his bedside manner could use improvement. He appeared impatient with me. When he was accessing my foot and ankle I pulled back because it was painful. He stopped and looked at me dramatically and stared me down and said "Do you want me to examine you or not?" I thought it was unnecessary and lacked compassion as it is a natural reaction when one has pain to pull back.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

The great man lived up to his reputation.

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