Joaquin  Estrada

Joaquin Estrada, M.D.

900 West Nelson Street

Chicago, Illinois 60657

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Joaquin Estrada, M.D.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

900 West Nelson Street

Chicago, Illinois 60657


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"I am dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care by establishing a strong patient-doctor relationship, rooted in respect and compassion. In a sympathetic and understanding environment, patients will receive the most advanced care to prevent, diagnosis, treat and cure diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.

About Me



  • Fellowship: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Of Cook County
  • Residency: University Of Southern California
  • Medical School: University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine,Los Angeles, CA

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Joaquin Estrada, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

110 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

103 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

110 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

109 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.6 out of 5

110 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

110 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.8 out of 5

109 Patient Ratings


he's the best around

Reviewed on November 26, 2019 11:29 AM

Very Pleasant, Patient Listener about Concerns. And Explanation concerning. Last Test done.

Reviewed on November 23, 2019 2:11 PM

All Good.

Reviewed on November 23, 2019 2:11 PM

funny, nice guy!

Reviewed on November 19, 2019 10:32 AM

great experience, doctor was very knowledgeable and kind, explained everything to great detail

Reviewed on November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Estrada provided excellent care, interacting appropriately and addressing all the proper issues.

Reviewed on November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

Excellent visit.

Reviewed on November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

i love dr. estrada he is incredible!!

Reviewed on November 11, 2019 11:00 PM

I was treated like of I was somebody special.They made me feel real good.Dr. Estrada solved my problem in just a few minutes.I appreciate that he solved my problem because my problem was bothering me.

Reviewed on November 11, 2019 10:16 PM


Reviewed on November 8, 2019 11:00 PM

A very fulfilling and informative appointment. Dr Estrada was very supportive and thorough. Answering questions about procedure and recovery. Going through my tests results and explaining next steps clearly.

Reviewed on November 1, 2019 7:00 PM

He was very nice and very positive about what was going to happen. He explained to me the process and helped me understand what was gonna happen

Reviewed on October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Estrada is amazing and by far the best medical professional i have ever encountered! professional and excellent people skills. You need more healthcare professionals like him!

Reviewed on October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience is for a specific test that older men should get so we concentrated on that. I thought Dr was very informative and would recommend him.

Reviewed on September 28, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Estrada talked about my current condition. did a couple of tests. set up next appointment. all fine

Reviewed on September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

An excellent visit with a Doctor who clearly cares about my health, all of my questions were answered and all of my concerns were addressed during my visit! An excellent experience.

Reviewed on September 3, 2019 7:00 PM

I was there for a follow-up visit from surgery. The provider didn't read my chart before coming into the room because he asked why I was there for the visit. It was the remove a drain that was put in place by the provider during surgery. Also, when I was an in-patient at Illinois Masonic for my procedure, I did not meet Dr. Estrada until I was in the surgery pre-op area and I had to ask to meet him. He signed off on my waivers and consent forms, but he physically did not come into my room to explain. One of the residents came in, but yet the dr. signed off. I didn't have time to ask questions to Dr. Estrada in pre-op and he seemed annoyed that I asked to meet him. It was an odd situation as an inpatient and my experience in my follow-up wasn't much different.

Reviewed on August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Gave me hope for the future.

Reviewed on August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm extremely grateful that Dr. Estrada is part of my health care team! He addressed all my concerns as well as my daughters concerns! He's an extremely compassionate and caring physician!

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider made you feel secure and open to questions and went out of his way to ensure you understood everything he was referring to. He especially explained why this happens to the individual for it's not the same for all the patients. That really makes a person feel understood.

Reviewed on August 17, 2019 7:00 PM

very professional

Reviewed on July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Estrada was exceptional. Smart, compassionate and thorough. He took time with me and was very patient with me as the reason I was seeing him was a cause of concern. He has since followed up with a personal phone call with test results. Amazing! His nurse was also very kind and compassionate!

Reviewed on July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

the office was on time, able to accommodate me an urgent appt for the next am, and everyone is friendly. not to mention Dr. Estrada's mannerisms are impeccable

Reviewed on July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

A very nice surgeon. Very thorough.

Reviewed on June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

delightful from start to finish

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Estrada was friendly, patient, and good temperament. He was very responsive to my questions.

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Estrada covered everything in detail. he even took time to show me my CT scan and explained things on the scan beyond what I was there for. Very professional and nice. I'm glad he is one of my doctors.

Reviewed on June 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Estrada was very nice and welcoming and was willing to listen to my issues and provide ways I could hopefully prevent themfrom returning in the future.

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Very efficient.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

When I told him the story of my illness, he repeated everything back to me to make sure I understood what he was thinking before giving his diagnosis and a recommendation for a procedure. I felt heard and understood; I've had many doctors half listen and then jump to a conclusion, or dismiss some of my symptoms. Dr. Estrada was an attentive and detailed listener. This gave me a high confidence in his recommendation. I really appreciate his straightforward style of communication.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

everyone do the best and professional

Reviewed on May 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Estrada is great. I enjoy his manner; he himself may not be super funny or joke-y, but he's receptive to it. :) He explains things in lay terms without sugar coating, but in a direct, not off-putting way that resonates with me. I always feel confident about knowing my exact health status and plan of action if needed after my visit with him.

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

fast, efficient, informative

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Very professional, everyone.

Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Overall Pleasant Experience which is what I am Accustom to.

Reviewed on February 5, 2019 6:00 PM

This was a visit to discuss surgery. Dr. Estrada and his staff seemed thorough and I didn't think there was need to talk about not having the surgery.

Reviewed on January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

my visit with Dr. Estrada was a follow up for surgery for the removal of a malignant tumor. he did a follow up exam checking the status of The surgery recovery. he is very companionate, and informative. the staff is very friendly and efficient. I would recommend him and him staff to everyone

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

The entire staff was very carding and kept me informed.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

good experince

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Estrada was on time, professional, and informative. I welcome him to my team.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

it was a positive experience and everyone was courteous and professional, however I would have liked the doctor to go over alternatives to surgery and he didn't do so.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

outstanding professional excellent care for patients above and beyond great Dr

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Very personal and professional.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Estrada is a top notch provider who is both intelligent and caring. He always remembers the details of my case and guides me in the best direction necessary.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Estrada has excellent bedside manners all his staf is well versed in their field. Refreshing & relax

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

very good i am happy everybody was soo cool

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

The explanations from the provider were sufficient and reassuring.

Reviewed on January 19, 2019 6:00 PM

Very thorough. Great communication. Answered all my questions. Communicated all information needed for follow up procedure process. He is one of the most professional, positive, caring and knowledgeable physicians I have had.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Anal Cancer
  • Ano-Rectal Physiology
  • Benign Anal/Rectal Disease
  • Colon and Rectal Robotic Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dermatologic Issues of the Anus
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Foreign Body
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Incontinence
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Peri-Rectal Abscess/Fistula
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Pruritis ANI
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Robotic Surgery (Da Vinci Platform)
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Sphincter Preserving Procedures
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • 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 Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid 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
  • 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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