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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.

  • 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

  • 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)
Health Topics Posts
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.

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