Patients from coast to coast in the US and from around the world choose Dr. Patel and his practice. Dr. Patel, a leader in Spine Surgery, has dedicated his career to pioneering the best and safest procedures for his patients. He has challenged the status quo of painful and dangerous surgeries while developing minimally invasive, outpatient procedures.
Dr. Patel, a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Professor of Neurosurgery at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, is also an internationally known, award winning researcher with over 200 published works. He has presented these findings at prestigious scientific meetings, improving the care of patients around the world. Orthopaedic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons from around the world have sought him out for his knowledge in spine surgery and his excellence in teaching and research. Our practice is proud to offer this expertise to you!
We know that surgical decisions are difficult especially when it comes to conditions as challenging and seemingly uncertain as the spine. We also know that most spinal conditions can be treated without surgery and partner with physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists to give you the best advice.
Combining innovative science, years of experience, and cutting edge technology to relief pain and suffering, returning patients to their normal lives.
NATIONAL PATIENT EXPERIENCE SCORES FOR DR. ALPESH A. PATEL – PERCENTILE
There are a large variety of conditions that occur in the spine, many of which will seem foreign to those with a new diagnosis. During your office visit we will explain your ailment and give you resources to reinforce the principles discussed. Without a solid diagnosis it is unlikely you will get appropriate treatment. The more you know about the problem, the more you can engage or partner with your surgeon to refine the diagnosis, enhance the treatment and optimize the healing process. For this reason, we have included links below with educational tools to empower our patients. We also recommend use of other websites from reputable academic societies such as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) or the American Association of Neurosurgery (AANS).
Two things. First, Dr Patel is great. He was direct and to the point with me and, most importantly, was honest. I have chronic pain and have been through surgery after surgery without any help. I was facing another operation and went to see Dr Patel because he worked miracles for a friend of mine with the same problem. Dr. Patel was straight with me and told me not to have surgery, that it wouldn’t help my pain. I have seen a LOT of surgeons and he was the FIRST and ONLY to be honest with me. I cant believe people on this site are complaining about honest answers like that!
Dr. Patel just performed a spinal fusion surgery on me. It was my first surgery and I was terrified of everything. Dr. Patel had a wonderful bedside manner with me from day 1. He was patient, gave me lots of information, encouraged me to ask questions, and all around made me feel comfortable. Not to mention that he is clearly a talented surgeon. His staff was also responsive, kind, and we’ll informed. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to be a patient of Dr. Patel’s.
I flew into Chicago to see Dr Patel for my neck. I had a herniated disc and was hoping he would tell me something other than the fusion that my local doctors had. He explained the options and in the end got me better with a micro surgery. Small scars and No fusion. He was spot on and found the perfect answer.
Dr Patel was as promised. Smart, to the point but also caring. He spent a lot of time talking me through my disc problem and really made sure I understood what was going on. I had gotten an opinion from another doc but they didn’t listen to me and wanted to operate right away so I kept looking for help. I’m glad I found Dr Patel. He treated my neck without surgery but in the end I wanted it done. Woke up pain free!! Wish I hadn’t waited so long. I am 3 months into recovery and back running and working out. Thanks Dr Patel!!!