Nicholas  Kunio

Nicholas Kunio, M.D.

745 Fletcher Drive

Elgin, Illinois 60123

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Nicholas Kunio, M.D.

General Surgery

745 Fletcher Drive

Suite 302

Elgin, Illinois 60123



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I believe in a partnership between my patients and myself. I work with my patients and provide the needed information to help them come to the best decision for themselves.

About Me



  • Medical School: University Of Illinois College Of Medicine At Rockford
  • Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University, General Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Nicholas Kunio, M.D.

4.8 out of 5

159 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

157 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9 out of 5

136 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

158 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.8 out of 5

157 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.6 out of 5

158 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

158 Patient Ratings


EXCELLENT surgeon. Provided detailed information about my procedure and what to expect during recovery.

Reviewed on June 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr was excellent and performed the surgery as expected. he communicated everything I needed to know

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

He was very knowledgeable and helped me to feel comfortable about the surgery I had to have

Reviewed on May 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Very positive experience. Dr. Kunio was very professional and positive.

Reviewed on April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

So far so good, I may more comments after surgery

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I was very pleased with Dr Kunio and my experience,

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

2/15/19 was my first visit to any Advocate doctor. Very very impressed. I switched to Sherman Hospital so that Dr. Kunio could treat me. The entire staff at this office was fantastic.

Reviewed on February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Great Dr. kind compassionate and concerned about my health issue

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Kunio is a wonderful surgeon.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Kunio and his team was exceptional in all aspects. Together with the hospital I was very impressed and my over all experience was a 9 out of 10.

Reviewed on December 4, 2018 6:00 PM

very professional and addressed the issues that were a problem.

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Very efficient and kind doctor. Office staff is very nice.

Reviewed on November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent communications - Concerned about my long term health - very much appreciated

Reviewed on October 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio is an excellent doctor, surgeon, he made me feel I was important to him. My family also commended what a kind & friendly person he was.

Reviewed on September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio is very professional and explains his surgery methods to be used in easy to understand terms.

Reviewed on September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Doctors were nice. Nurses were nice.

Reviewed on September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Very patient and knowledgeable. He did my surgery last week. I think he is a good surgeon.

Reviewed on September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

the gallbladder surgery went well. would definitely recommend the doctor

Reviewed on August 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Doctor Kulio has been great and very helpful. Thanks so much.

Reviewed on August 12, 2018 7:00 PM

dr. Kunio and his staff are amazing. Dr. Kunio did 3 surgeries on me and he was awesome explaining everything and always came to see me at least 1 time a day and sometimes 2. he even came on his day off. I would never have another surgeon operate on me. he is awesome

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio saved my life, he's great.

Reviewed on June 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Was a very responsible person & very kind.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio was very professional, concerned & informative. He answered all my questions and concerns of me and my family. I have the highest regard.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio saw me in ER in Dec. Dr. X was also there. Dr. Kunio took me to surgery that day. I did great. He was terrific I already referred my brother to him.

Reviewed on March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

There is absolutely nothing negative to comment about Dr. Kunio was personal, professional and informative throughout the pre and post op stages. He performed the operation extremely well.

Reviewed on March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I absolutely loved this doctor. He was extremely thorough. Explained everything he was going to do to me before he did it. Was very concerned regarding any pain I was having.

Reviewed on January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good experience - everyone was helpful - and courteous.

Reviewed on December 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Kunio is truly kind, professional, competent young MD treated me and my family with respect answer all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on December 7, 2017 6:00 PM

I received very good care for the times I saw Dr. Kunio & his staff. His nurse took very good care of me and did such a good work on my wound I am very pleased w/service I received.

Reviewed on October 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio is an excellent provider. I did have a snafu where I scheduled the original surgical consult, but when I arrived the day of my appointment, they did not have me down for an appt. The staff still was able to fit me in, but I almost walked out. I'm glad I stayed as Dr. Kunio has been a pleasure. I would recommend him.

Reviewed on October 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Kuno is wonderful especially for someone who never had surgery before. He explains every thing so well.

Reviewed on October 4, 2017 7:00 PM

I met Dr. Kunio in the emergency room. The ER called him for a surgical consult. He was awesome at 1:00 am, Dr. Kunio explained everything to my husband & I before surgery. My office visit was good, enough time was spent with me on 9/8/17.

Reviewed on October 4, 2017 7:00 PM

I had to have emergency gallbladder removal. Dr. Kunio was assigned to me. He was wonderful! Professional, knowledgeable, & VERY KIND.

Reviewed on July 30, 2017 7:00 PM

This was a follow up appointment post appendectomy. The staff was very helpful and the appointment went well with no concerns.

Reviewed on July 5, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on June 5, 2017 7:00 PM

No problems what so ever. Treated me well, explained everything, surgery went well. I would recommend Dr. Kunio to any family member or friend. Very professional.

Reviewed on May 26, 2017 7:00 PM

Very caring and excellent communication

Reviewed on May 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Very courteous, informative & respectful, always.

Reviewed on May 14, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio treated me for a condition and then did surgery for that condition. This was a post-op appointment. He was very thorough on the check-up, answered my many questions and gave good advice for hearing.

Reviewed on May 7, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good visit!

Reviewed on April 5, 2017 7:00 PM

Great follow up from surgery.

Reviewed on April 4, 2017 7:00 PM

The best provider in the area.

Reviewed on March 31, 2017 7:00 PM

Very nice experience with everyone in office.

Reviewed on March 29, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio is a kind, caring thorough surgeon I was lucky to have him!

Reviewed on February 23, 2017 6:00 PM

Visit with doctor was good and I am satisfied with him and his staff.

Reviewed on February 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Kunio is very professional and a great doctor. He definitely seems to care about his patients well being.

Reviewed on January 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Best office. Very organized and helpful. Even on phone very efficient, not put on hold forever.

Reviewed on January 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Very good doctor, attended me very well.

Reviewed on January 12, 2017 6:00 PM

Everyone in the office staff was ,and always has been, very friendly and helpful. Dr. Kunio is very professional and answered all of my questions and concerns. I have recommended Dr. Kunio to people.

Reviewed on December 25, 2016 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Anti-Reflux
  • Anti-Reflux Surgery Minimally Invasive
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery


  • 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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