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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

4.4
Based on 53 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Urology
    • Integrated Oncology Program
    • Robotic Surgery Program


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Urology


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English
    • Conversational Gujarati and Spanish


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


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


  • Education

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

    INTERNSHIPS
    School University of Illinois

    RESIDENCY
    School University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Title Chief Resident, Urology

  • Procedures

    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)
  • Conditions

    Urology
  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.4
    Based on 53 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


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

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    3.9
    53 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.5
    53 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.6
    53 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.5
    53 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.5
    53 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.4
    53 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.5
    50 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.4
    53 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.5
    52 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    3.8
    50 ratings


    Comments (2)

    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.


    5.0
    Jun 23, 2019
    good  
    5.0
    Jun 18, 2019
    this was the first time with this Dr. and I liked  
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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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