Ilona A. Kichko, MD

Ilona A. Kichko, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Florida College of Medicine - 2012
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago (Metropolitan Group) - 2017

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

94 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

57 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

57 Reviews

March 25, 2022

5.0

I love Dr Kichko she is working very hard to make me better

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March 22, 2022

5.0

She listens to all concerns and addresses questions and offers options

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Great surgeon, extremely professional and funny to put me more at ease.

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March 09, 2022

0.0

Poor bedside manner, not understanding a problem, would not entertain taking care of the issue

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March 09, 2022

5.0

I only met with her for 15 minutes but she was honest and caring with my situation.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kichko treated me with care, she talks so nice and insures she listens and answers all your questions. She took care me

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February 28, 2022

5.0

She identifies with patient. Great doctor. Best hands on Surgery!

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Best DR. Ever! She’s very kind and great at her job.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

DR. Kichko was AMAZING! Wonderful upbeat personality who addressed concerns attentively! She made my visit so much more pleasant. Thank you Dr!!

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Very competent surgeon with a caring attitude.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Very easy to talk

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Very nice competent surgeon

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner and was attentive to my concerns. Did a fantastic job

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January 18, 2022

5.0

She is very friendly, asks questions to make sure you understand and listens to all your worries patiently and comments on each one

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January 10, 2022

5.0

She’s the best doc!

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Kind and thorough

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kichko, Dr. Heydari, and all their team are extremely professional, knowledgeable, and competent. They invest in patient care and make one feel valued, safe, and cared for.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Very helpful

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December 12, 2021

5.0

Took the time to answer all of my questions

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November 23, 2021

5.0

you can really tell she cares for what she does.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Very easy to talk to. Knowledgeable

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Pork todo me salió bien en mi siruguia

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November 08, 2021

5.0

She seemed nice and friendly and knowledgeable

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November 08, 2021

5.0

She has done nothing but provide me with the best possible service. She is a great person/doctor.

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October 20, 2021

4.0

This was just a pre-surgical visit. However, Dr. Kitchko seemed knowledgeable and was extremely friendly. I am confident she will do a good job.

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October 16, 2021

4.0

Dr Kichko-surgeon is professional and thorough about what’s she’s done during the surgery and results. She makes it easy for her patient to understand what the patient is going through in the process and to healing as well.

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October 16, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and really listened to my questions and was concerned about my wellbeing.

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October 13, 2021

3.0

I have not been called for surgery scheduling.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

She’s the whole reason I drove from Monticello, WI for my appointment.

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September 25, 2021

5.0

Very good surgical professional who helps you with recovery. Will give the most information you will need plus answer any questions or concerns. Hernia surgery w/mesh laparoscopic.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Very kind Dr. who listens to her patients and treats them respectfully. She took excellent care of me and would see her again if a medical need arises.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

No post op pain. Good sense of humor. The most discomfort I had was a sore throat for about 36 hours post op. I think they scraped my uvula when they put the tube down.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

She seemed to genuinely care, listen snd show concern.

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September 01, 2021

4.0

Dr Kichko has been professional in talking and explaining about the medical condition of the patient and the plan of action and the reasons a certain procedure is done first versus doing the other. She made patients feel calm and comfortable about the procedure knowing the fact that most patients feel scared about the procedure and its results, and other stuff that involves. And she has a good personality especially in talking with patients.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kichko has a very upbeat personality which to me makes you feel comfortable and confident in her skills. If I had to do it all again I would definitely trust Dr Kichko.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kichko is extremely knowledgeable, patient, caring and kind.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

removed cyst with minimal a mount of pain killer.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

I WAS VERY COMFORTABLE WITH HER. EXPLAINED THE WHOLE PROCEDURE IN LAYMANS LANGUAGE. GREAT JOB.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Very precise and to the point

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable. I was very well informed of my options. Dr Kichko explained different scenarios with and without surgery. Dr was very thorough on description of recovery. Dr kichko is best surgeon I could ever dream of. I would recommend her highly.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Outstanding communications

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Very personable, treats with care, quick, concise

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Friendly, patient, kind, thorough

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Good bedside manner. Short but concise visit with the doctor. Our questions were answered.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

She was awesome

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Very easy to talk to and friendly

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July 07, 2021

3.0

Again I waited longer than I thought I should have. There might have been a legitimate reason but no one came to let me know that the doctor was held up.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

First impression was favorable

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July 06, 2021

5.0

She is kind. She is upbeat. She has the best bedside manner. She was so informative. She gave us all the time we needed to ask questions. She is the best doctor we have ever dealt with and we are in our 70s!

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July 06, 2021

5.0

She’s very professional explain in detail what needed to be done. She also explained some possible scenarios that might have to take place during the surgery. She also explained that she would have an assistant with Dr. Leigh.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Was an exceptionally good doctor and very caring doctor and she made me feel very comfortable and safe

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June 22, 2021

5.0

She was very nice and knowledgeable.

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June 19, 2021

5.0

On the time . Very nice doctor. Answers to all my questions.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

She is so nice and positive, and did a great job in removing my diseased gall bladder.

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June 15, 2021

3.0

I’ll tell you more after surgery but she seem nice

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June 14, 2021

5.0

I liked her mannerisms and felt comfortable with a woman Dr

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Disclosures

Ilona A. Kichko, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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