Kushal Patel, M.D.

151 Ratings31 Comments
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery; Orthopedic Surgery
Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Arthroscopy of Wrist and Elbow; Fractures of Hand, Wrist and Elbow; Arthritis of Hand, Wrist and Elbow; Biceps and Triceps Tendon Rupture; Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome; Peripheral Nerve Surgery; Nerve Injuries and Nerve Compression; Joint Replacement of Hand, Wrist and Elbow; Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery; Malunion and Nonunion of Fractures; Tendon Injuries

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This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



Philosophy Of Care

As a hand and upper extremity surgeon, my goal is to provide every patient with compassionate, high quality care. I believe listening to my patients symptoms is key to identifying the correct diagnosis and to creating an evidence-based treatment plan that optimizes health and functionality. A focused, well directed course of therapy can successfully treat many hand, wrist, and elbow ailments. If surgery is necessary, I am trained in both cutting edge open and minimally invasive techniques. I have experience caring for the most complex injuries, including replantation and reconstruction of amputated hands and fingers. Whether your hope is to return to professional sports or perform daily activities without pain, I am committed to working with you to achieve your goals.

Education & Credentials

Education: University of Illinois, Chicago, 2014

Residency: University of Illinois, Chicago, 2019

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2020

Society: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; American Society of Surgery of the Hand


Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery

Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare Open Standard
Blue Advantage POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice PPO
Coventry Health Care
Cigna Medicare Access
Aetna EPO
Aetna NAP
Aetna HMO
All Kids
Aetna Medicare Open Basic
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Beech Street PPO
Coventry Advantra Freedom PFFS
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Corvel POS
Great West HMO
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Illinois Health Partners
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO
Coventry PPO
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Great West
HealthLink PPO
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Choice PFFS
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO of Illinois
Humana Choice PPO
Humana POS
Interplan Hlth Grp(Preferred)
Multi Plan
Principal Healthcare HMO
Principal Healthcare PPO
PPO Next
Principal Healthcare POS
United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
United Healthcare
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare Secure Horiz


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Overall Patient Rating
4.8 out of 5
(151 Ratings, 31 Comments)
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Dr Patel was very thorough in his exam and explanation.
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Surgeon scared me. Wanted to cut up my entire body and within a week of my visit. Also told me I would probably need another surgery 20 years from now after he preformed this one.
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Would recommend to others
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Did not feel rushed during the appointment. Dr took time to listen to my issue.
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Dr Patel was extremely thorough as always
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Good doctor
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He was excellent with showing me my X-Rays and talked me thru my options for surgery. We determined which one that would be best for me, and I will be having him do the surgery in the fall.
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Dr Patel is a wonderful doctor. He is very kind and empathic. He always takes the time to address every question and concern, and never minimizes or dismisses any worry I have. I never feel rushed in my appointments. He always gives time for questions. He even gives time to process the new information so if any new questions or concerns arise, I can ask.
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I have recommended Dr. Patel and will continue to do so
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Dr. Kushal Patel is very patient and thorough. Always asked questions and is kind and very approachable.