Ashley K. Vavra, MD

Ashley K. Vavra, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Vascular Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Angioplasty And Stents
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Carotid Stents
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Venous Disease

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Baylor College of Medicine - 2005
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2008
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2014

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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 Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

184 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

My leg was without blood flow for a dangerously long time. They thought I would be lose it. Thankfully I have my leg today and am in recovery.

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March 20, 2022

5.0

knowledge, care, personable,professional

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March 17, 2022

5.0

She’s awesome

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Very through in explaining

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Competent, clear directions and compassionate

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Vavra is very compassionate and explains all processes every step of the way.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Listened to my concerns & questions.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

she was professional, kind and very helpful in understanding me vein issue.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

She's smart, professional and compassionate - with "smart" being why I would see her again.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Vavra is very kind and thoroughly explains everything. She makes my family feel at ease.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Vavra performed a painless surgery on me, I am grateful for doctors like her and her colleagues

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February 13, 2022

5.0

very helpful and knowledgeable

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January 23, 2022

5.0

she has empathy and explains everything in simple terms

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January 16, 2022

5.0

I think Dr. Vavra is an excellent vascular surgeon......she saved my life. Her professionalism, compassion and caring are so important to a patient.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Good doctor

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January 05, 2022

5.0

The Dr. Listened to every thing I talked about answered my questions where I could understand &took me in early for my visit

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December 22, 2021

5.0

She paid attention and she explained everything to me.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Varva, explains medical procedures in detail and comprehensive verbiage she is open to all questions and is an active listener!! Has a good sense of humor and goes the extra mile.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

She's an amazing physician, that helped me understand the pain I was having and made sure that her and her team would get to the bottom of it and find a solution

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November 04, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough and friendly

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Vavran was very pleasant and appeared well knowledge about varicose veins and their maintenance.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Supportive and a good listener.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

New patient and used telemedicine. She was extremely patient with me and explained clearly her analysis and answered all my questions.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ashley Vivra is a compassionate medical doctor and surgeon who recognizes the humanity of her patient. She does more than dispensed statistical information. For example, she listened patiently and intensely, explained the upcoming procedure using detail diagrams, and encourage my questions. She represents the absolute finest in the medical practice. Mr. Jerome Walton and Mrs. Kathleen Walton

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October 17, 2021

5.0

She listened

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Smart Kind

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Can't rate her as I saw the Nurse Practitioner & not Dr Vavra. (I had to rate this question because system won't let me exit without choosing a number)

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August 17, 2021

5.0

She is thorough. She explains in steps. She asks if we have any questions. She is personable & down to earth.

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August 01, 2021

2.0

Unsatisfied with the results of her surgery.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant and knowledgeable

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Took time to answer questions and explain things. Made me feel comfortable, better informed and in good hands. Kept it very real!

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July 21, 2021

5.0

good bedside manners. very kind and knowledgeable

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July 18, 2021

5.0

She was sensible and straightforward.

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July 18, 2021

5.0

she is caring and explains your condition very well

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Explained everything, talked me through what to expect, considerate of my comfort/pain level.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

She's very thoughtful, talks you through the experience, and is thorough.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Ashley Vavra was very thorough and compassionate about helping me take steps to lessen the severity of my Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Great patient care and explaining what she is doing

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Seems very caring and listen to all questions

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May 23, 2021

5.0

She presented a clear plan if my condition worsened.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

She is comfortable to be around and engages with patient concerns .

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and friendly.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Vavra is very thorough and compassionate.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Vavra and team are knowledgeable and explain what they are doing before doing it. I had laser surgery to treat a varicose vein and they all were great.

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April 28, 2021

4.0

Was not sure what are the next steps. Not sure who is responsible for rescheduling. Or if the visit needs to be. I've already paid my Insurance co-pay. I do understand emergencies happen.

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April 22, 2021

4.0

Reference comments elsewhere in the survey

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April 14, 2021

5.0

I was impressed with her ability to connect with me and to make me feel comfortable and I was confident in her skills. She was on time, efficient, and effective in her communicating with me.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Good doctor.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Shes Very personable and knowledgeable.

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April 11, 2021

5.0

Makes you feel comfortable. And explains all about the procedure

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Very empathetic and explained things in an easy to understand manner. Spent time to listen to me and explain my condition well.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Im a walking testament to Dr, Vavras skilled expertise

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Vavra was very informative. She did not make me feel like I needed any unnecessary medical interventions. She was very knowledgeable.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Vavra is absolutely outstanding! She is brilliant in her field, but so down-ro-earth and relatable with her patients.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

She's really good at her job!

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February 28, 2021

5.0

Very easy to talk to. Eased my concerns and answered my questions. Was not rushed at all

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Both Dr Vavra and her medical student that assessed me were very thorough, compassionate and listened to all of my concerns.

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February 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Vavra is an outstanding MD who is caring, personable and extremely knowledgeable.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Great doctor. Very helpful and informative

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December 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Vavra is outstanding. She is one of the best doctors in the country in her field, and she has a great bedside manner and really cares about her patients.

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December 23, 2020

5.0

The nurse was very helpful

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December 23, 2020

5.0

Because she explain everything to me thoroughly.

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November 22, 2020

5.0

Her attentiveness to me and the condition of my feet after surgery.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Wonderful surgeon & takes time to explain all the steps & reason for care.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Safe explained my ailment and what options I have and her recommendations

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Vavra has an amazing bedside manner, extremely knowledgeable, collaborates well with all disciplines, is honest and transparent to her patients and is truly an asset to Northwestern. I am so grateful for all she has done.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Doctor Varva performed my surgery, which was painless and a complete success

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Doctors and staff very attentive to my medical concerns

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Super kind and listened to all my concerns.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Vavra, her ultrasound tech and Nurse practitioner were all so personable and professional. They were knowledgeable and extremely thorough with addressing my concerns and with putting a treatment plan in action

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November 11, 2020

5.0

The best attention I've ever received

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November 05, 2020

4.0

Very competent. Explained things thoroughly and clearly. Was a little uncomfortable with her attitude when I had questions.

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November 05, 2020

4.0

Excellent professional care.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Staff was very friendly and doctors were great and knowledgeable. Talked me through me every step of what i need to do help my shoulder pain

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Vavra is such a wonderful physician. She listens, supplies wonderful care, she is thorough, and she shows such empathy. She is coordinating my care with various other physicians as well, and I feel highly confident in her. Her colleague, Matthew, hey pleasure to work with I feel like the doctor is taking an excellent approach with my care, I couldn't be more pleased.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Vavra is such a wonderful physician. She listens, supplies wonderful care, she is thorough, and she shows such empathy. She is coordinating my care with various other physicians as well, and I feel highly confident in her. Her colleague, Matthew, hey pleasure to work with I feel like the doctor is taking an excellent approach with my care, I couldn't be more pleased.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

very nice

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October 21, 2020

5.0

The nurse practitioner and physician gave me a detailed explanation and answered all.my questions.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Dr, Vavra was recommended to us. We met her today and she's great. Took a lot of time with us and explained everything clearly. Very much trust her judgment and medical expertise.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

I like her style.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

Friendly. Very easy to understand. Didn't have to drive any distance.

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October 18, 2020

4.0

I intended a mile positive

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October 14, 2020

5.0

she very good

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October 14, 2020

5.0

the hospital was very good

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Very personable. Made sure all my questions were answered. Asking me if I had any more questions for her. I will definitely recommend her to my friends.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

My appointment was on time, the people were very nice. The check in process was great. The nurses and staff that took care of me were great as well as the Doctor. Only down side is the parking. Way too much money.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and good communicator on all of my procedures

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October 01, 2020

5.0

It will be higher pending how well I can heal and the final results

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Vavra's surgery skills ( a very small incision near my groin area) is a testimony to her training as a vascular surgeon. I'm now able to walk with no pain in my left leg.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Didn't consult with her for long, but she seemed knowledgable and nice.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Very nice staff

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Kind, thorough, professional, confident.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Prompt , courteous, professional were Dr. Vavra and ultrasound tech

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September 06, 2020

4.0

She was nice. I am thankful she looked clearly at my test results. I think she could have looked at my legs more but was overall a nice doctor.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Professional, easy to talk with, understand what she told me.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Professional and very clean with explanations. Courtesy.

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Vavra is a wonderful person, and. she explains everything as she is doing it . I am the type of person who likes to know what is going on and she is ok with that.

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August 19, 2020

5.0

Her knowledge and personality.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Vavra, and her team, were superb. I felt cared for during the entire process. The next most important thing is the outcome. The surgery has made a significant difference in the circulation in my R. leg.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Attentive, explains what procedure she will do next. Warm and caring.

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Disclosures

Ashley K. Vavra, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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