Alpesh A. Patel MD

Alpesh A. Patel, MD FACS

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and
Neurological Surgery at Northwestern

About Dr. Alpesh A. Patel

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery at Northwestern
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Alpesh A. Patel, MD is the Director of Orthopedic Spine Surgery at Northwestern and a Spine Surgeon with fellowship training in both Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and Neurosurgery. He specializes in cervical spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Patel’s experience and research include the areas of cervical spine surgery, cervical myelopathy, herniated discs, minimally invasive surgery, spine trauma and spinal cord injuries. He also cares for patients with spinal stenosis, spine cancers and tumors, and neck pain. Dr. Patel is known for his clinical research on patient outcomes, genetics of spinal disease, and injuries of the spine and spinal cord. He is also known for his research in cost-effectiveness and value in spine care, making spine surgery at Northwestern, as well as throughout the United States and the world, safer and more effective.

Education and Certification

  • MD: Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine (2000)
  • Internship: Barnes Jewish Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery (2001)
  • Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery (2004)
  • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Spine (2006)
  • Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery

National Patient Experience Scores for Alpesh A. Patel

Amount of time the care provider spent with you - Percentile rank: 94th
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment - Percentile rank: 99th
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries - Percentile rank: 99th
Degree to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand - Percentile rank: 99th
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition - Percentile rank: 99th
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider - Percentile rank: 99th
Information the care provider gave you about medications - Percentile rank: 99th
Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care - Percentile rank: 99th
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others - Percentile rank: 99th
Your confidence in this care provider - Percentile rank: 99th
Overall Care Provider Section - Percentile rank: 99th

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