Aqeel Sandhu, MD

Aqeel Sandhu, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Cardiac Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair/Replacement

Education

Medical Education:
MD, King Edward Medical University - 1987
Internship:
York Hospital - 1991
Residency:
Harlem Hospital Center - 1998
Fellowships:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 2000
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2002

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

140 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

Easy to understand

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner and cares for his patients.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Knows his profession extremely well, great way he communicated with me

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Dr Sandhu and the entire team were excellent and reassuring. He and the team all took great care to answer any questions and let me know what was going on. He was great.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

I believe he truly cares about his patient and is very capable. I thank God every day

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Put us at ease, explaining well

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He did a great job feel good and now I’m cancer free

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Surgery was very successful, and recovery was very good.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

confidence in Dr. and staff-very friendly

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sandhu is approachable and answered all our questions. Open heart surgery is a scary prospect, and he inspired my confidence in a good outcome - and delivered.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable and reassuring.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Personable communicating well , told me what to be expected. Professional and capable of services I need.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

May not have a sunny bedside manner but he is very good at what he does and is intent and giving the best outcome from surgery.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Excellent care

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September 29, 2021

5.0

He explains in detail what your treatment plan will be. He calmly listens and answers all your questions. Thanks

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon.

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September 19, 2021

5.0

He's simply the best

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Personable, calm and open.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sandhu was warm and very straight forward with me. He answered all our questions. I highly recommend him. He has what I call a great bedside manner.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He why very confident answered all questions seem to care about thisPatient

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Wonderful man. Very skilled surgeon

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant doctor

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Efficient, successful surgery

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August 01, 2021

5.0

he was there for me to answer questions

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July 25, 2021

5.0

Personable, confident

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Detailed the surgery and what to expect very clearly.

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July 18, 2021

5.0

He is one of the best

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Very professional answered all my questions made me feel at ease and explained everything very thoroughly also gave me his advice on some stuff And my overall experience was very reassuring

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Was very helpful and skilled

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Exelent doctor very friendly with amazing knowledge.

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July 12, 2021

3.0

He and his assistant seemed thorough

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June 23, 2021

5.0

He explained everything that was to be done

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Very informative and caring

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June 06, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Kept me very well informed during the entire operation. Helped me to understand my recovery and what to expect.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

Everyone was so helpful. Answering all my questions. Made me.relaxing .

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May 05, 2021

5.0

What a true gentleman Dr. Sandhu is, grasping onto every word that I said and making sure all my questions were answered. Then Dr. Sandhu sprinkles humor into our conversation. Our hearts were speaking to each other. Please do not let Dr. Sandhu get out of your sight, let alone retire, but hes too young for that. I appreciated that Dr. Sandhu also took the time to autograph my heart pillow something that I will always cherish. Its an honor and privilege for me to have bragging rights. Hopefully I can bring more patients to him.

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April 28, 2021

4.0

Not finished with treatment, may score 10 after treatment.

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April 21, 2021

4.0

Dr professional attitude and concern re surgical procedu

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April 07, 2021

5.0

I could see the compassion in his eyes I admire this in a surgeon I trust

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sandhu is remarkable! I am a very lucky person to have him perform surgery, I cant wait. Humor and analogys go along ways with me.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Explained every thing.

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Saved my life

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Very good doctor.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Good

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February 18, 2021

5.0

thorough compassionate understanding

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Answered questions promptly and completely

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Very professional and informative and sensitive to patient needs.

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January 31, 2021

5.0

He took time with me. Made sure all my question and concerns were answered

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January 24, 2021

5.0

While I have not had the surgery yet, which is the "proof of the pudding", I do not feel apprehensive.

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January 20, 2021

4.0

First time meeting Dr. A . Sandhu

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January 17, 2021

5.0

Very experienced and professional and informative what he do

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January 03, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and cautious

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December 20, 2020

5.0

Very experienced, kind man. He made me feel confident in the final outcome.

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December 20, 2020

5.0

He was nice, he knew what he was talking about and talked in a way anyone could understand

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December 19, 2020

5.0

he took time with me. He asked if I had any questions. Made me feel at ease

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December 09, 2020

5.0

He exhibits a high level of professionalism and empathy.

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December 09, 2020

4.0

1st visit. Don't know him well

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Friendly and Professional!

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November 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Sandhu is a very gifted, kind and patient person. Thank you

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November 15, 2020

5.0

God Bless this wonderful man!

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Sandhu saved my life!

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November 15, 2020

5.0

He was excellent.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Again very patient no rushing. Very kind

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Sandhu and his surgical nurse(Michelle I think) are very through, couldnt ask for better bedside manners,took their time with me two awesome people.even though we don't have money they treated us like royalty.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Explained all the details of the surgery

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November 05, 2020

5.0

He gave me confidence in the outcome and treated me with care and respect. I feel his skill as a surgeon has led to my positive recovery. I highly recommend him.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

I'm alive. Very patient. Great bedside manner.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

easy to talk to. Between Dr and his assistant I felt well cared for.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

very pleased with the service I received.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Awesome doctor

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Great service

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Very impressed with him as a surgeon and compassionate doctor.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Sandhu was very kind, knowledgeable and careing. He spent all the time we needed to answer our questions.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

very caring and easy to talk too. His assistant Michelle is wonderful. A very responsive team.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

excellent care all the way through

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September 30, 2020

5.0

Verycstudied and knew my problems...

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September 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Sandhu was very informative and answered all of my questions...

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Very easily explained conditions

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August 31, 2020

5.0

I really like Doctor Sandhe, he seemed to be very caring and informative of my issues.

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August 19, 2020

5.0

Very compassionate, knowledgeable, and professional. He saved my life!

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August 12, 2020

5.0

Doctor was very professional and understood my needs.

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July 30, 2020

5.0

Competent and patient enough to answer questions.

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July 16, 2020

5.0

He exudes a calm, competent, and compassionate manner.

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July 05, 2020

5.0

He seemed very knowledgeable, personable and easy to understand,

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June 03, 2020

5.0

The office was efficient and both the Dr and his nurse, made us feel comfortable. They were well informed and put us at ease about the upcoming procedure. They also asked if we had further questions that needed clarifying.

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Excellent care and I'm still alive.

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Disclosures

Aqeel Sandhu, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.