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Vikas Desai, MD

Philosophy of Care

My practice is based on patient-centered medicine. I strive to understand and incorporate each patient's unique beliefs, values and health goals, while providing them with all the information they need to feel comfortable with their treatment plan. This allows me to provide my patients with individualized care that will help them to achieve the best possible clinical outcome and improve their quality of life.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

Based on 145 reviews

  • General


    • Urology
    • Integrated Oncology Program
    • Robotic Surgery Program


    • Urology

    Accepts both children and adults


    • English
    • Conversational Gujarati and Spanish

    Men's health conditions including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), erectile dysfunction (ED), Peyronie's disease, Stone disease, Urethral stricture disease, Urinary incontinence, Urologic Oncology

    I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in community service activities, sports, running marathons, photography and traveling.

  • Education

    School University of Illinois at Chicago
    Graduation Date 05/2010
    Degree Medical Degree

    School University of Illinois

    School University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Title Chief Resident, Urology

  • Procedures

  • Memberships

    • Chicago Urologic Society
    • Indian American Urological Association
    • American Urologic Association
    • American Medical Association
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Safety, Quality and Service Award - Advocate South Suburban Hospital
    Date 01/2018

    Name Revised Antimicrobial Guidelines for Surgical Prophylaxis - Ingalls Hospital
    Date 01/2018

    Name Genitourinary Tumor Board - Advocate South Suburban Hospital
    Date 01/2018

    Name Advocate Patient Health Organization Board of Directors - Advocate South Suburban Hospital
    Date 01/2018

    Name Surgery Advisory Committee- Advocate South Suburban Hospital

    Name Surgery Executive and Clinical Review Committee - Ingalls Hospital

    Name Cancer Survivorship Speaker - Cancer Support Center

    Name Men's Health Speaker - Advocate South Suburban Hospital

  • Media/Published Articles

    • V. Desai, S. Isharwal, A. Pooli, S. Lele, M. Feloney. "Chronic lymphocytic leukemia of the bladder: an atypical etiology of gross hematuria." Therapeutic Advances in Urology, 6(5) 198-200. (Jan 1, 2014)
    • S. Shikanov, P. Marchetti, V. Desai, A. Razmaria, T. Antic, H. Al-Ahmadi, G. Zagaja, S. Eggener, C. Brendler, A. Shalhav. “Short (< 1 mm) positive surgical margin and risk of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy.” BJU International, 111: 559-563. (Jan 1, 2013)
    • S. Shikanov, V. Desai, A. Razmaria, G. Zagaja, A. Shalhav. “Robotic radical prostatectomy for elderly patients: probability of achieving continence and potency 1 year after surgery.” Journal of Urology, 183(5) 1803-1808. (Jan 1, 2010)
  • Conditions

  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    Based on 145 reviews

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    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    145 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    144 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    144 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    141 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    141 ratings

    Comments (12)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Oct 11, 2019
    Very good.  
    Sep 24, 2019
    Aug 20, 2019
    Dr. Desai is very professional, calm and gentle in pulling out the stent. He explained what was happening the entire time.  
    Aug 13, 2019
    It was my first time with Dr. Desai and so far I am satisfied with his demeanor and his ability to treat me.  
    Jul 28, 2019
    after my first kidney stone experience, it was a relief to get more information and helpful follow up care.  
    Jul 16, 2019
    I was VERY impressed with Dr. Desai - I wish all Dr.'s were as friendly and professional !  
    Jul 04, 2019
    Treatment and care provided is excellent, I often recommend the Doctor and facility to others.  
    Jul 03, 2019
    first time with this doctor. very satisfied  
    Jul 02, 2019
    I followed Dr Desi from his previous clinick. He is great to work with.  
    Jul 02, 2019
    good job  
    Jun 23, 2019
    Jun 18, 2019
    this was the first time with this Dr. and I liked  
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Health Topics Posts
Hear from one of our patients, Robert, as he shares how taking a more active role in managing his health and selecting the right care team, made all the difference in his treatment and recovery from prostate cancer.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Men's Health
By Vikas Desai, MD
Men can develop a variety of urinary symptoms or changes with their prostate gland as they age, however most don't seek medical treatment for these issues, assuming frequent trips to the bathroom and other symptoms are just an inevitable part of the aging process. Conditions like an enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence, or lowered testosterone levels may worsen over time and if left untreated, can lead to other health problems and have a serious impact on your overall health. Urologist, Vikas Desai, MD, shares the facts on common men's health myths and the available treatment options to keep you healthy and active as you age.

Topics and Subtopics: Bladder Health, Cancer & Men's Health
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