Alpesh A. Patel, MD

Alpesh A. Patel, MD

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Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2000
Residency:
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium - 2005
Fellowships:
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH - 2006

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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
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

715 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

He has the perfect blend of the smartest guy in the room and what you would expect to hear from your brother. A no nonsense approach to fixing a big issue. He walks through the procedure with you well in advance of surgery and removes any nervous feelings. He did my neck a few years ago and is the best surgical result I have ever had.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He was very patient and ready to listen. Explained everything well

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Excellent

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He does what he says he will.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He seemed very direct, and pleasant.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

he's good

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He was very personable & knowledgeable. He analyzed my situation very well.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Exceptional surgical skills and demeanor. Confident and caring.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

I have recommended him.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Professional, skilled and personable

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Resuelve mis dudas.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Excellent, caring, compassionate Doctor.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Patel was outstanding. He listened carefully, discussed my options and we decided on next steps. He approach gave me confidence and his personality and "bedside manner" were outstanding

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March 02, 2022

5.0

I felt he was honest with me

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Knowledge, bedside manner, professionalism, being approachable and caring spirit!

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Great service, excellent Doctor

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Excellent, thorough, compassionate care.

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February 22, 2022

3.0

Until I have undergone surgery, it is really not possible for me to recommend him. I am hopeful.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and friendly, explains well.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He was very thorough, competent, and easy to talk to.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Explained every step in very details.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

He is an outstanding medical professional with knowledge and human approach!

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Very nice and personable. Took the time to answer all of my questions

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February 19, 2022

5.0

He is knowledgeable, experienced, and caring. He listens, explains, and answers questions in a way that does not make you feel rushed.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He answered all of my questions and is sympathetic to the tough decisions that I have to make concerning surgery. He is confident that he can help me, I just have to decide when to have the procedure done.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

His demeanor and professional way he explained my issues to me.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very professional, explained everything so you can understand. A very personable person.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Patel really listens to his patient and addresses all of their concerns. He takes the time to explain things so those of us who do not have a medical degree can understand what is being done

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Professional Knowledgeable Explained well

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He is a great surgeon, just had my final check-in after my back surgery. He is concerned and has a great bedside manner for his patients.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Prior experience

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Good doctor helpful

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He cares that you understand what is and isn’t possible. He takes the time to explain and encourage.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

I appreciated his conservative approach to my symptoms. It was very comforting while providing options if the initial therapeutic approaches were not sufficient!

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Very patient and answered all of our questions and concerns

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February 05, 2022

5.0

THOROUGH AND COMPASSIONATE

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February 05, 2022

5.0

He always takes time with you and answers all questions

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Honest, explain everything in detail, willing to listen to you about your concerns.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Personable. Knowledgeable. Answers questions.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He’s been very open and honest with me and really made me comfortable with my decision.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Very nice. Took time to explain. Outstanding

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Great Dr

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Very reassuring and thorough.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Honest, sincere and extremely knowledgeable to diagnose and find a solution for my pain.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Very informative and explained very well what was going on.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

A great surgeon and person.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr Patel was very cordial. He explained everything related to my low back pain and answered all my questions.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Excellent communication of status and care plan.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He make sure me the patient understand everything, and always ask if l have any guestions. He’s just amazing.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Patel was professional and courteous with great patient relations skills. Displayed patience and listened to my responses. Paid attention to my concerns and was not dismissive. Explained in detail his assessment of my condition and courses of action going forward.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

He listened to my concerns and issues, provided my options including surgery. Very good bedside manner!! My surgery was complicated, but did a great job. He was upfront on risks and plans for longterm care planning.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Very open to discussion. Good exposition of X-Rays and MRIs.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Great dc

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Patel is obviously at the top of his field yet his willingness to be involved with the patients problems and concerns was quite evident.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Fantastic care and results

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Great communication skills!

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January 04, 2022

5.0

He was very thorough, presented the options, and used surgery as the last option.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable professional

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January 01, 2022

5.0

Smart, courteous ,kind, very good surgeon honest and sincere

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December 28, 2021

5.0

He explained everything to me so I can feel better about my back

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Great person who did a fantastic job.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Me trato bien y me explico bien.

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, kind, listens, thorough

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Alpesh was extremely personable, intelligent, and was able to bring clarity to what has been a decade long problem.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon. Caring.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Because I feel he’s the best

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December 19, 2021

5.0

I have already recommended Dr. Patel to friends and family because of reasons stated above.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

He is wise, caring and kind.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

The doctor and his staff are friendly, efficient and answer all your questions and concerns with patience and assurance.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Competent, explains difficult concepts well, doesn’t give opinions outside his specialty.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Extraordinary!

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December 15, 2021

5.0

He makes his patients feel comfortable and takes time to answers questions or concerns.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon Sincere and pleasant makes you feel you are his only patient and are important Best doctor ever!!!!

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Very caring easy to talk to

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Patel really listened to me and explained what needs to be done and why. He is knowledgeable and compassionate.

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November 27, 2021

5.0

He’s very thorough, explains everything so you understand the course of treatment, and has a great bedside manner.

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November 27, 2021

5.0

He took his time to explain my situation and the management plan.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Patel and his intern Dr. Steve were thorough in explanation and examination. I felt completely heard and not rushed. Dr Patel listened intently and took the time to answer numerous questions that I had about the next steps.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Patel and his resident listened to my concerns and symptoms and answers my questions.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

She explained everything in a professional knowledgeable manor

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Explains the patient's condition in a way which is easy to understand, talks about what to expect, and any potential next steps in the process. Also very personable, and easy talk with.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

He is professional and caring

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Excellent explanation of my medical condition and why I needed surgery.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Excellent chair side manner, knowledge, professionalism

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Patel & Mary-Katherine we’re able to ask precise questions & review X-rays with me so I understood & agreed with an initial plan.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Professional . Answered all questions and concerns. Personal individualized care.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Patel took time to understand my concerns, lifestyle and complex medical history. He synthesized information quickly while still involving me in decisions. I have confidence in his expertise and trust he understood how my chronic conditions could possibly impact surgery.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Expert in his field!

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November 13, 2021

5.0

He is extremely kind and caring and also very knowledgeable. Took his time to explain everything to me and answer all my questions. I am very confident that I found the right doctor for the issues I am having.

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Willing to listen, caring and not condescending like some surgeons

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November 10, 2021

5.0

A few years ago I was referred by a neurologist to Dr. Alpesh A. Patel, MD for cervical spine surgery. After THAT successful operation I would later return to him for more work on the LOWER end of my spine for a second victory over debilitating back pain. And as recent as last year (October 5, 2020), Dr. Patel used a less invasive procedure to shore up a third area of my spine that leaves me today, feeling just fine. Besides choosing a good plan for your remedy and then executing it excellently, Dr. Patel has a bedside manner that relaxes you and sheds any angst you may have prior to your procedure. You just may consider YOUR relationship with Dr. Alpesh A. Patel, MD as a match made in heaven where there is extra guidance to those already skillful hands. I'm Jeremy Cole, and that's my opinion THROUGH EXPERIENCE !!! I can, therefore, advertise with the Dr. Patel T-Shirt and hereby authorize, as needed, the release of my medical records by Northwestern Memorial, to substantiate my testimony. Now.......publish THAT!

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Smart ,confident , compassionate.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Patel is extremely knowledgeable about his area of specialty, and is able to communicate his findings and recommendations in a way that I could understand. I felt that he took time to review my prior care and history around my condition, and helped me to understand his evaluation and rationale/recommendations for treatment options. I feel relieved to have him as a provider, and I would recommend him to anyone experiencing back pain/issues.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Careful and complete explanation of my problem. Thoughtful recommendations.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Love is bedside and office staff. His PA's are great.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Very professional and nice

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Good dr

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Great resume, led by research, listens to me

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, approachability, personal, everything you need in physician care

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October 30, 2021

5.0

Bright, great bed side manner.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Ownership or Investment Interests

Faculty member had an ownership or investment interest in the following companies

  • Cytonics Corporation
  • Nocimed, LLC

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Alphatec Spine, Inc.
  • Amedica Corporation
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Imaging Management, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kuros Biosciences AG
  • nView medical, Inc.

Royalty Payments and Inventor Share

Faculty member has the right to receive payments or may receive future financial benefits for inventions or discoveries related to the following companies or other entities

  • Amedica Corporation
  • NuVasive, Inc.

Service on Board of Directors

Faculty member served in a fiduciary capacity, such as a board member/director, officer, or trustee, for the following companies or other entities

  • Cervical Spine Research Society

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