Jamil  Jacobs-El

Jamil Jacobs-El, M.D.

1221 North Highland Avenue

Aurora, Illinois 60506

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Jamil Jacobs-El, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

1221 North Highland Avenue

Aurora, Illinois 60506



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My goal is to ensure that every patient leaves my office with a smile and with the satisfaction that they received the most cutting-edge care that I can deliver.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Gender:
  • Age: 53
  • Board Certifications: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Secondary Languages: Spanish



  • Fellowship: The New York Hospital For Special Surgery At Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Medical School: University Of Illinois, Chicago College Of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Dreyer

Ratings and Comments

Jamil Jacobs-El, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

291 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

247 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

289 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

290 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.8 out of 5

290 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

290 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

291 Patient Ratings


I experienced him as being abrupt, not looking for any additional solutions to my hip replacement pain. I had been to PT which didnt help& I thought he would have other ideas or suggestions.

Reviewed on July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

It was excellent - He is an excellent doctor I would go to no other dr. but Jacobs-El. the best hands down!

Reviewed on July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent dr. & surgeon - very professional - friendly & caring!

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El has been one of my care givers over 15 years. He will be missed dearly.

Reviewed on June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a very good experience.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is the BEST.

Reviewed on June 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Jacobs El is a fantastic doctor/surgeon. Always listens, is cheerful and understanding.

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is always pleasant, listens to me and describes my care so I can understand it.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-el patiently answered all my questions. He provided the details I wanted. He took his time on the actual exam, which was necessary since I have an old ACL repair on the same knee I am having replaced. He was patient with my sister being along with me, and answering her questions. I felt confident that I will have good care with Dr. Jacobs-el doing my right knee replacement.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El was fantastic to work with!

Reviewed on May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt listened to. The steps that I have taken with in the last eight weeks for my fractured patella would knowledged. I received positive feedback on my health and what I am doing at the age of 70 to keep myself healthy. When Dr. Jacobs-El and I spoke, we had eye contact for most of our interaction. He wasn't typing he wasn't writing notes, he was listening.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El and his staff are terrific and caring. He did a terrific. Job on my new knee!

Reviewed on May 8, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 8, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent care

Reviewed on May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

I am sad to know Dr. Jamil Jacobs-El is leaving Dreyer. He is one of the finest and best MDs you have.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is one of the most concerned & informative doctor I've had. He talks about my self care so as not to need surgery honest & up front.

Reviewed on April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

He is always caring and answers all my questions - Also he does not hurry - Makes me feel comfortable - Like I matter -

Reviewed on February 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is awesome. I hope he continues to stay at Dryer for a long time he is a great Orthopedic dr. would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on February 27, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

I have always a good experience with my doctor, Dr. Jamel Jacobs'El. He has always answered all my questions and has made me very comfortable in the process. This is my second knee to get done by him. Evidently he did something right. I came back to get the other knee done by him. He is an excellent doctor, I feel very comfortable in his care which have also told my children.

Reviewed on February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El made me feel confident in my choice to move ahead w/surgery, overcoming my fear. Confident, calming, caring, doctor!

Reviewed on February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

He knew exactly what to do to treat my shoulder condition--he is the best!

Reviewed on February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Exploring the need for knee replacement. Dr was very informative. I left with a much clearer understanding of my condition and options. Dr. Jacobs-El is a credit to his profession and an asset to Dreyer (or Advocate or whatever).

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacob el is the BEST ortho doctor around.... in my opinion.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-el is always very respectful of anything I have to say or ask! He always answers my questions in an easy to understand way.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Jacobs El is awesome! Thank you for your help and recommendations! Dreyer is fortunate to have you !

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Jacob el. is top notch Dr.

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Everyone at Rush Capley Hospital was outstanding!

Reviewed on December 17, 2018 6:00 PM

The doctor is kind Competent Extremely knowledgeable knows his field inside & out. He should be cloned.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

My doctor great he took care of my knees. I am walking & it GREAT NO PAIN.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El was running very late - I waited 75 minutes to see him. The injections I received are for severe shoulder pain.

Reviewed on November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. was very cordial and gave me some real good advice. I appreciate him so much.

Reviewed on November 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good!

Reviewed on November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

I was a new patient of Dr. Jacobs-El - My sister had both of her hips done by Dr. Jacobs-El - My sister was very pleased the good job dr. did on the hip surgery.

Reviewed on October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

provider was very helpful to explain my questions

Reviewed on October 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is an excellent orthopedic surgeon I had a hip replacement in 2007 and a knee replacement in 2010. I am so sorry to hear that Dr. Jacob-El will be leaving Dreyer next year. What a huge loss for for us. Seems like since Advocate has taken over Dreyer is not as good as it was. What's going on? The good experienced doctors are leaving and new younger grads coming in. Is this Advocate's way of cutting costs? I have been a patient of Dreyer since 1967 and have noticed a huge change.

Reviewed on September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is a very nice dr.

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs ER is an excellent physician, surgeon and person.

Reviewed on August 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobsen get s 100%. He is one of the 'BEST' I ever had!

Reviewed on August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good he is excellent and so is the hospital.

Reviewed on August 14, 2018 7:00 PM

The doctor and I talked about my knee replacement. How I was doing and he checked my knee's condition. We both were very pleased with its condition. He is a excellent caring doctor!

Reviewed on August 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Good visit - Good Dr.!

Reviewed on August 2, 2018 7:00 PM

we talked about my up coming hip replacement and he left it up to me when I want to do it he is an excellent doctor he take the time to talk to me about everything related to it and my hip is getting bad

Reviewed on August 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Love Dr. Jacobs-El, I had total knee replacement on both knees at two different dates. The results are wonderful.

Reviewed on July 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. is always great to see. He gives me great ideas about my health care and is a joy to be around. He makes going to the doctor actually fun and I don't dread it. Can't wait to implement some of the ideas he gave me for diet and exercise.

Reviewed on July 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacob-El is a great doctor/surgeon and so are his nurses & staff.

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent at all times.

Reviewed on July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Very clear and precise - Excellent.

Reviewed on June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Prompt service, assuring nurses & doctors.

Reviewed on June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

He seemed a bit rushed, probably because he was running behind. I appreciate his medical knowledge and feel lucky to be his patient.

Reviewed on June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

you need to focus some of these questions on your business office staff. They are rude and speak down to your patients. They are very disrespectful and do not work with patients of limited means.its disgraceful the way they speak to us. I have been a patient since 1986. it's very sad.

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

was very informative and encouraging.

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

This doctor - surgeon is a very astute man and great man!

Reviewed on June 24, 2018 7:00 PM

answered any questions that I asked so that I understood exactly what was being talked about. Very patient.

Reviewed on June 3, 2018 7:00 PM

He is a very good dr. he treated me and my family with courtesy and made sure we understood everything.

Reviewed on June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El, Jamil is a wonderful Dr. He replaced both of my knees.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Great - Caring -

Reviewed on May 31, 2018 7:00 PM

At first he was confused that he saw me before. Made me anxious that he looked at my x-rays or someone else. He quickly put me at ease, explained my options and answered all of my questions. His team was very efficient in scheduling my surgery.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is simply the BEST!

Reviewed on May 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs is a great doctor.

Reviewed on April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Very pleasant dr. and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on April 4, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my last visit - I will miss Dr. Jacobs-El he is the best! Did a great job on my knees - Had them done at the same time no problem - I tell everyone - He is the best!! His staff also.

Reviewed on March 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El and X are the BEST! Nurses & staff. Are great too.

Reviewed on March 8, 2018 6:00 PM

It was a checkup on my knee replacement. It went fine

Reviewed on February 17, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs' ER is the kindest dr. I know. When I visit with him he gives me his undivided attention and listens also. To me he is a NO. 10! P.S. I am 80 years old.

Reviewed on February 8, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-el is absolutely wonderful! Always caring and attentive.

Reviewed on February 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is one of the best doctors I have ever had. He explained my surgery to me and my wife that was very easy to understand. He listened to all our concerns and gave us the answers and recommendations we needed. His bedside manner.

Reviewed on February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Very pleased with Dr. Jacobs-El.

Reviewed on January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Great surgeon.

Reviewed on January 15, 2018 6:00 PM

The wait time was unacceptable. I should have been phoned and notified in advance of my arrival.

Reviewed on December 31, 2017 6:00 PM

The visit was pleasant. Appointment was follow-up check for left knee surgery.

Reviewed on December 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is very concerned and kind. He replaced my knee, and I feel so grateful to him, and appreciate his wonderful skill, and guidance in my recovery.

Reviewed on December 11, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is very professional in all areas - medical expert - advisor - friendly interaction and appearance. He has done a knee replacement for me before and understands my current needs well!

Reviewed on November 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Doctor Jacobs-El was very pleasant and very honest which was very much appreciated.

Reviewed on November 13, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs is great, awesome and your best of dr.'s. He takes time with me and now gives only the best of care.

Reviewed on October 30, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-el is great! The only issue this visit was over 1 hr. wait time. But that is not typical.

Reviewed on October 29, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is a kind and wise doctor who listens to his patients and softly suggests programs which would benefit them, such as which type of exercise, etc. He inspires confidence and makes going to the doctor a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on October 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Very pleased!!

Reviewed on October 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Was very good, one of the best doctors I've met.

Reviewed on October 24, 2017 7:00 PM

excellent other than wait time

Reviewed on October 23, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is the finest dr. I ever had. This visit was the final visit of a year long care for a dislocated shoulder fracture. His excellent care gave me full use of my shoulder.

Reviewed on October 22, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is not only a very talented doctor, but he had a great bedside manner. I have recommended him to all the people we know. I am so happy that he is with the clinic.

Reviewed on October 21, 2017 7:00 PM

provider always listens to any questions you may have. the provider lets you help make decisions about yourself. the provider is always about what you want and is always very concerned and caring .

Reviewed on October 20, 2017 7:00 PM

Alway kind and respectful.

Reviewed on October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

Appreciate the pleasant staff and trustworthy Doctor

Reviewed on October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

I felt listened to - had my questions answered.

Reviewed on October 6, 2017 7:00 PM

Good & friendly, explains in way to understand.

Reviewed on October 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Jacobs-El Has been one of my best doctors, I want him to do my surgery, and continue my care

Reviewed on September 30, 2017 7:00 PM

XX had a very good experience with Dr.Jacob one of the best doctors I've ever met. Very pleased!

Reviewed on September 20, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent care.

Reviewed on September 11, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs - El was just wonderful!!!

Reviewed on August 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El was very thorough in explaining my hip surgery. I have great confidence in him.

Reviewed on August 20, 2017 7:00 PM

My provider was excellent in explaining my need for my knee replacement surgery. He took his time to explain all the steps in having this surgery done. He also explained about the surgery and how it's done. He explained about the therapy after the surgery and the importance of completing the therapy. My last visit with the doctor, he examined my knee and explained the importance of continuing my work outs at home.

Reviewed on August 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-EL is the best and his staff always do a good job!

Reviewed on August 17, 2017 7:00 PM

he was very courteous, understanding, and quite helpfulall

Reviewed on August 10, 2017 7:00 PM

He replaced my right hip over 10 years ago he still remembers me very well and is the best Doctor I could ever hope for I am very lucky to have him

Reviewed on July 24, 2017 7:00 PM

A good visit, I am doing really well after my knee surgery

Reviewed on July 22, 2017 7:00 PM

He is the best!

Reviewed on July 15, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 7, 2017 7:00 PM

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  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
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  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
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  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
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  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street / PPO Next Wrap Plus
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  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
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  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
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  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna - Great West Health EPO
  • Cigna - Great West Plus
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  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / Personal Care POS
  • Coventry Advantra Medicare HMO
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  • Coventry One Select PPO
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  • First Health (Coventry) Rental PPO
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  • Healthlink PPO
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  • Humana Choice Care Network PPO
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  • Humana EPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
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  • Humana HMO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
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  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
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