Axel W. Joob

Axel W. Joob, M.D.

1700 Luther Lane

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Axel W. Joob, M.D.

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

1700 Luther Lane

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

847.723.1550

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We provide scientific & technical excellence to our patients. We educate our patients & families in all aspects of recovery & health maintenance.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Cardiovascular & Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery
  • Gender:
  • Age: 65
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Credentials

Education

  • Internship: University Of Virginia Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University Of Virginia Medical Center
  • Residency: University Of Virginia Medical Center
  • Medical School: University of Michigan

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Axel W. Joob, M.D.

5 out of 5

322 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

321 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

277 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

5 out of 5

322 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

5 out of 5

322 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

5 out of 5

321 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

322 Patient Ratings

Comments

Always excellent. On time. Very pleasant.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019 7:00 PM

It is not only this one visit - it is over 10 yrs. Dr. Axel Joob happens to be the reason I am "alive" in my 75 yrs. I have never had a doctor close to his quality to humanity.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I trust Dr. Joob with my life.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob is a very kind and informative dr. He care for all with his knowledge.

Reviewed on May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jobe was fantastic and everyone in his office was too.

Reviewed on May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

outstanding Doctor and staff

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent experience as usual. Dr. Joob is a caring, calming surgeon.

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Good doctor and good team.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Positive - Dr. Joob is very uplifting.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Great Surgeon, terrific Doctor willing to talk about treatment following surgery and how life will be affected

Reviewed on May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleased

Reviewed on May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Joob is a fantastic doctor

Reviewed on May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent dr.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019 7:00 PM

staff was courteous and professional. doctor joob was was easy to talk to and understand I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob is THE BEST - Caring, compassionate, skilled.

Reviewed on April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent.

Reviewed on April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob is one of the best specialists every, then years ago he did a heart surgery on me and everything went well, did an excellent job, he's a very friendly good dr. in the world, also a very good professional. I recommend this dr. to others.

Reviewed on April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob & his staff are awesome!

Reviewed on April 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Joob was thorough, knowledgeable and courteous. I would go back to him in a heartbeat.

Reviewed on March 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Axel Joob is capable, kind, caring, and skilled. He and his staff are a pleasure to visit.

Reviewed on March 3, 2019 6:00 PM

I can only say that doctor Joob is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on February 20, 2019 6:00 PM

This doctor has been a superior human being at all times. He has given me life - nothing to add to that.

Reviewed on February 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Thank you Dr. Joob & staff.

Reviewed on February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

I think that all of Dr. Joob's patients think he walks on water. Advocate is lucky to have him on staff - & I lucky to be his patient.

Reviewed on February 7, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob: Thoughtful, knowledgeable, concerned and explained the results of my CT scan in language I could understand quickly.

Reviewed on February 6, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob is a great dr.

Reviewed on January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

I have had lung cancer in my right lung - cancer free for 8 years. Dr. Joob diagnosed cancer in my right lung. He is providing me with the best care possible. I have all the confidence in the world with Dr. Joob.

Reviewed on January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Nice.

Reviewed on December 17, 2018 6:00 PM

He was wonderful, made me feel unstressed calming.

Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob and his staff are excellent. Would highly recommend them.

Reviewed on December 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Wonderful doctor. He takes great care of me.

Reviewed on December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Doctor was very good and explained everything plus the nurse's where very kind ( had a nice visit )

Reviewed on December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Axel Joob and his staff are all really, great folks.

Reviewed on November 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob really took care of me and made me feel at ease which meant a lot as this was the first time I was ever sick or had a procedure.

Reviewed on November 15, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob and his team are first class.

Reviewed on November 2, 2018 7:00 PM

He is the finest surgeon available anywhere! Never had such good care in my life!!

Reviewed on October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

open friendly team, doctor makes you feel like a member of the family , thorough and succinct with explanations

Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

I see Dr Joob annually for a lung cat scan. Always professional and courteous. Staff are always attentive. Glad to have him as a doctor. Not just another name or number like some doctors.

Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

The most thoughtful caring & sensitive to my personal needs. The greatest!

Reviewed on October 24, 2018 7:00 PM

the very best ever I have met

Reviewed on October 22, 2018 7:00 PM

I'm sure all Dr. Joob's patients think he walks on water. When lung cancer returned, he orchestrated my care-even while he was out of town. He's a really caring physician.

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Axel Joob is one of the best doctor I've ever had in my 50 years of seeing doctors. He saved my life 1/3/18, when I first visited LGH - Where I was on a ventilator @ 80% O2. Now, I just completed pulmonary rehab II @ 8/7/18 - Ready to start pulmonary rehab III, without O2 aid.

Reviewed on October 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacob is the best doctor I ever had.

Reviewed on October 13, 2018 7:00 PM

As always my treatment by Dr. Joob and his staff were excellent.

Reviewed on September 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Ladies in the office are very pleasant, helpful and efficient. Dr. was on time, explained my results, listened and answered my questions in easy terms. I would recommend.

Reviewed on September 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Axel Joob and his staff are caring, compassionate, and dedicated. Dr.Joob is a skilled thoracic surgeon who is sincerely interested in his patients. Having an appointment with him is very uplifting. Additionally, it is obvious that his office staff is friendly and accommodating. This is an outstanding medical practice.

Reviewed on September 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob is a wonderful doctor. I am so happy Lutheran General Hospital had Dr. Joob on their staff.

Reviewed on September 20, 2018 7:00 PM

He always there for me, before and after my surgery. One of the best doctors I have EVER known.

Reviewed on September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

It is always a pleasure - Best doc I every had - He is the reason I am alive - I am sure.

Reviewed on September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

I think the love for Dr. Joob - he literally saved my life 3 years ago! And continue to have my... at rehab. I wouldn't trade him for the world!

Reviewed on September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

I would never think of ever changing doctors. Doctor Joob is just fantastic.

Reviewed on September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Axel Joob is very professional and one of the best care giver.

Reviewed on August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent care saved my life!

Reviewed on August 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Totally positve!

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob is amazing. I'm sure all his patients think he walks on water.

Reviewed on July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

My provider is very concerned about my progress & health issues WONDERFUL!

Reviewed on July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob saved my life 5 years ago. I couldn't ask for a better surgeon. He is a skillful, kind, caring and compassionate man. I am forever grateful to have been in his care because without him I wouldn't be here today.

Reviewed on July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on June 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob always takes time to carefully over test results and talking about their implications. He also is clear about any follow up care needed. He frequently consults with other members of my care team to formulate a plan of care.

Reviewed on June 23, 2018 7:00 PM

I would never think of changing doctors Dr. Joob is the best & so is his staff.

Reviewed on June 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Very pleased.

Reviewed on June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob is awesome & so is his staff.

Reviewed on June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

As always Dr. Joob his staff and all the people attending to my needs were very helpful in every way. Will continue at Advocate Medical Group.

Reviewed on June 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Good.

Reviewed on June 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good I was comfortable. Staff great.

Reviewed on June 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob is an excellent doctor! He doesn't scare you! I love him!

Reviewed on May 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Great doctor & physician.

Reviewed on May 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Joob was the best doctor we've ever had. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. Thank you for all the good hope.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Very nice. Courteous & helpful & NO RUSHING.

Reviewed on April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

This doctor is "Lung" & I use him only for this. He is very good & takes his time, very understanding.

Reviewed on April 25, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent surgeon aftercare has been terrific.

Reviewed on April 22, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent.

Reviewed on April 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob and his team are the best. They always take great care of me and answer all of my concerns.

Reviewed on April 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Nice guy.

Reviewed on April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good doctor.

Reviewed on April 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Axel Joob is the best.

Reviewed on April 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent experience. I like the Plata face Advocate has with all my health history. Makes it easier for my doctor to access. Health care in this hospital is excellent.

Reviewed on April 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob is the best Doctor I've ever encountered. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and he has a great bedside manner. He is very caring and he always kept me abreast of what was going on with my condition. I will recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on April 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Joob is the BEST doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on March 12, 2018 7:00 PM

I am completely satisfied with Dr. Joob & have all the confidence in him. His staff, especially X, need to be commended. Great people. _____.

Reviewed on March 7, 2018 6:00 PM

I've always trusted, followed, appreciated, respect Dr Joob and his staff. I would not be here today if not for him, I received another chance in life. Thank you.

Reviewed on March 3, 2018 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Joob, he is the best doctor I ever had in my 61 years, I will be sad when I don't see him any more.

Reviewed on February 27, 2018 6:00 PM

great

Reviewed on February 27, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob is the "absolute best." He's gentle, he explains in a way that's easy to understand. Quite friendly, he is fantastic.

Reviewed on February 22, 2018 6:00 PM

Doctor, nurse, and receptionist all made me feel very comfortable and like they are friends.

Reviewed on February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Always treated very good. Love Dr. Joob!!

Reviewed on February 14, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob is a fabulous doctor, and I don't say that about many doctors. He is very knowledgeable and appears to be very caring.

Reviewed on February 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob is an excellent physician who takes time explaining and deals with my health issues. Very thorough.

Reviewed on February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob is amazing!! Always take his time. Very thorough. Best surgeon ever! I wish all my doctors were like him!

Reviewed on February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

So warm yet professional...you feel like he is a friend who really does care, explains all very thoroughly

Reviewed on February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

SUPERIOR PROVIDER his entire staff went out of their way to be helpful.

Reviewed on February 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent care! Helped me make a decision regarding whether I should have a procedure another MD had recommended.

Reviewed on February 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob deserves all the respect.

Reviewed on January 31, 2018 6:00 PM

Good and informative.

Reviewed on January 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good drs.

Reviewed on January 23, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob is an exceptional provider! I Never hesitate to call his office with questions. Very caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Joob is a fantastic person. I trust his opinion.

Reviewed on January 16, 2018 6:00 PM

I like him & I trust him.

Reviewed on January 16, 2018 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Bypass Surgery-Coronary
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Thoracic Aortic Disease
  • Thoracosopic Lobectomy
  • Transmyocardial Revascularization
  • Valve Surgery
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Insurance

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN PPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Advocate Health Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO - HMO Select
  • Humana EPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS PPO
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • SEIU HCII
  • SIHO PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS

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