Chirag Ashok Dholakia

Chirag Ashok Dholakia, M.D.

745 Fletcher Drive

Elgin, Illinois 60123

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Chirag Ashok Dholakia, M.D.

General Surgery

745 Fletcher Drive

Suite 302

Elgin, Illinois 60123


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About Me



  • Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
  • Residency: University Of Wisconsin-Madison, General Surgery
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, General Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Chirag Ashok Dholakia, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

161 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

160 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

161 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

5 out of 5

161 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.5 out of 5

161 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

160 Patient Ratings


Everything was great.

Reviewed on June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Friendly, concerned, not rushed.

Reviewed on June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia offered optional procedures offered by others too. However I am most comfortable with him.

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is friendly, caring, informative and uses layman's language to explain medical conditions.

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

doctor is very knowledgable and knows what he is doing. He explains info in a way a average non DR can understand

Reviewed on May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

He has been wonderful & helpful the whole way.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Thank you for your service and the surgery everything went well and I have recommended you to people

Reviewed on May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Great surgeon, very much takes his time to answer any questions or concerns, would highly recommend.

Reviewed on March 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

was very pleased with the doctor and his team.

Reviewed on February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is by far the best doctor we had. I have a lot of respect for him.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Even though my appt was at 9:30 am and My appt was at 9:30a, the Doctor came into the room at 10:01 am, he IMMEDIATELY apologized for the wait. I appreciated that he acknowledged this and apologized.That is one of my biggest pet peeve with Doctors who are late (more than 15 minutes) and do not acknowledge or apologize...I think that is terribly rude, my time is no more or less important than theirs !!! Doctor Dholokia was very friendly, listened to me and explained everything very well.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Good experience but the relationship was via an emergency operation upon entering the St. Joseph's emergency facility and subsequent visits.

Reviewed on December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

good doctor

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

He couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Excellent caring manner.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

so happy I found this group, even though it was accidental I could not be more pleased with the office and doctor staff. I thank you all!

Reviewed on November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

I feel very thankful for all the extreme help that I was given. The information was what has made it to be easy because of all I was told, explained, shown, taken the time to understand. If I would ask to hear something so that I could see what I did not understand, then it was explained, and it really helped. Everyone in the office was as helped as my own mom. Thank you!!

Reviewed on November 1, 2018 7:00 PM

The best doctor, I've ever had.

Reviewed on September 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is an excellent surgeon. My surgery has been a success and has improved my life drastically. I may have not always been the easiest patient to deal with, because of my threshold for pain and my anxious mindset of this being my first surgery ever. But, Dr. Dholakia was always kind and reassuring throughout the whole process. He was informative and candid about my condition, the procedure, and recovery. I will be recommending him in the future to anyone I know that should need his assistance with their healthcare.

Reviewed on September 18, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent provider and all staff is great

Reviewed on September 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia has been my surgeon for many yeas he is a great surgeon I would commend to everyone he is a great guy. I trust him 100%. X the reception is a lovely lady.

Reviewed on September 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is a pro! He real knows his craft. I'm so glad I found him.

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

I was very comfortable, talking with this doctor.

Reviewed on September 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Always pleasant & informative. Thanks.

Reviewed on August 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent surgeon - Very compassionate and patient - explained the procedure and surgery.

Reviewed on August 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent, loved him. Very caring.

Reviewed on June 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is a wonderful doctor. He is kind, considerate, and very compassionate -in addition to his surgical expertise!

Reviewed on June 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia was one of the best doctors I've seen. He listened, answered all of my questions and was extremely nice.

Reviewed on May 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Positive. Feel he does care about me as a patient.

Reviewed on May 2, 2018 7:00 PM

I could not be more pleased w/the doctor and my operation.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholaki was extremely kind to a very old woman. He explained everything clearly and simply so that I could understand. An excellent surgeon and he is cute!

Reviewed on March 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr.Dahlakia was excellent, compassionate, and spoke to me both pros and cons of the surgerythat I have scheduled with and called me personally to talk to me about my test results and he also called me back personally regarding the surgery I am having with him on March 6th. His staff is very helpful and XX and the rest of hisstaff have been extremely helpful also. I have the utmost confidence in Dr Dalakia.

Reviewed on February 27, 2018 6:00 PM

Very professional, the attention they had with me was excellent. Thank you.

Reviewed on February 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Younger surgeon, very good attitude, very good knowledge. Did not want to do surgery that was not required. Listened to me.

Reviewed on January 23, 2018 6:00 PM

They are very Professional and Polite

Reviewed on January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

doctor was great, receptionist who originally took my phone call was awful. halfway through the call, she sets the phone down (with me still listening on the other end) and discusses an outfit a coworker was wearing- I was shocked and considered canceling my appointment. I kept saying 'hello?' loudly to get her attention back to me, when she did pick up the phone again, she didn't apologize or explain her rude behavior. Wow, very unprofessional.

Reviewed on December 29, 2017 6:00 PM

a doctor I recommend to everyonelistens to you and doesn't make any guestion seem stupidknow I might have to wait a little while in the room to see the doctor but not upset because I know some one needs his timeand I will get all the time I need too. Great dr

Reviewed on December 29, 2017 6:00 PM

best bedside manners of any physician.

Reviewed on December 25, 2017 6:00 PM

He was very helpful and made me feel comfortable with having to have gall bladder surgery.

Reviewed on December 1, 2017 6:00 PM


Reviewed on November 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on November 18, 2017 6:00 PM

Was pleased with the doctor. He took a lot of time explaining my procedure, etc.

Reviewed on November 16, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is an amazing surgeon. He was thorough, respectful and very intelligent. I felt 100% with my decision as him to do my surgery.

Reviewed on November 15, 2017 6:00 PM

He is very good about explaining why the procedure is being performed and asks if we understand everything. Listens to our questions and concerns.

Reviewed on November 2, 2017 7:00 PM

I was pleased with how much time Dr. Dholakia took to explain the surgery and recovery time expectations and to answer my question. His confidence in his ability to help me was very reassuring.

Reviewed on October 29, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on October 22, 2017 7:00 PM

Attentive. Cares about his patients.

Reviewed on October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good as always.

Reviewed on September 30, 2017 7:00 PM

Doctor Dholakia is the best doctor I've ever worked with.

Reviewed on September 26, 2017 7:00 PM

Doctor was very knowledgeable & explained things in terms I could easily understand.

Reviewed on September 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Dholakia spent a lot of time with me talking about my condition and my surgery. He explained options, risks, etc. I felt like he really gave me his time, it was not a rushed appointment. I left there feeling pretty confident that I was making the right choice.

Reviewed on July 30, 2017 7:00 PM

Let me tell you Dr. Dholakia is the best!

Reviewed on July 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good helpful & informative. Explained procedure to fix my hernia.

Reviewed on July 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Everything was great - Dr. Dholakia followed up on everything -

Reviewed on June 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Great doctor.

Reviewed on June 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Very prompt & professional.

Reviewed on April 20, 2017 7:00 PM

He answered all the questions we had about upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on April 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Dhalakia was very good at explaining to me my results after surgery. He had a great & friendly personality, like you can talk to him easy.

Reviewed on March 16, 2017 7:00 PM

No nonsense doctor! To the point - to me this is a way a doctor should be.

Reviewed on February 9, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is just an excellent doctor. From the first visit up to the surgery he made my son and myself feel we were in good hands. I feel truly blessed to have been recommended to him.

Reviewed on February 9, 2017 6:00 PM

Very professional nice guy

Reviewed on January 30, 2017 6:00 PM

Exellent A+

Reviewed on January 29, 2017 6:00 PM

he's a very kind person and doctor. we did discuss whether or not I should skip the procedure, but we both agreed it was best to get the cholecystectomy.

Reviewed on December 23, 2016 6:00 PM

Dholakia! Only him! I loved the experience with him because he personalized me like someone in his own family.

Reviewed on December 7, 2016 6:00 PM

I was well attended, well informed and it wasn't a long wait to meet the MD.

Reviewed on October 16, 2016 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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  • 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 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 Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access 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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