Aakash Chauhan, MD, MBA

Hand and Upper Extremity, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

4.7
202 Ratings
Practices In: Bloomingdale, Naperville
Patients Seen: All Ages

My phi­los­o­phy is to use a team approach to part­ner with my patients and devel­op their treat­ment plan through shared deci­sion mak­ing. I also want my patients to be ful­ly edu­cat­ed about their diag­no­sis and all of the treat­ment options avail­able to them, both non-sur­gi­cal and sur­gi­cal. It is a priv­i­lege to meet patients and be able to pro­vide care for them.

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Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages
English
Awards & Accolades
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Fellow Research Award in Clinical Science 2018
Ruben F. Gittes Annual Department of Surgery Award for Fellow Research, Scripps Clinic Medical Group 2018
Clinician Scholar Development Program, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery 2018
Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health 2018
Clinical Interests

I have advanced fel­low­ship train­ing that allows me to care for the entire upper extrem­i­ty. This includes hand, elbow, and shoul­der orthopaedic con­di­tions. Whether it is a carpal tun­nel release or fix­ing a bro­ken fin­ger in the hand, to arthro­scop­ic repair of a torn rota­tor cuff or replac­ing an arthrit­ic shoul­der, my goal is to pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive upper extrem­i­ty care to my patients.Anatomic total shoul­der replace­ment, Arthro­scop­ic labral repair, Arthro­scop­ic rota­tor cuff repair, Carpal tun­nel syn­drome, Cubital tun­nel syn­drome, Dis­tal biceps ten­don injuries, Frac­tures of the clav­i­cle, shoul­der, humerus, elbow, fore­arm, wrist, hand, fin­gers, Gan­glion cysts, Hand/​Finger mass­es, Reverse total shoul­der replace­ment, Rota­tor cuff tears, Shoul­der arthri­tis, Shoul­der arthroscopy, Shoul­der labral tears, Shoul­der replace­ment surgery, TFCC tears, Thumb arthri­tis, Thumb arthri­tis surgery, Tri­ceps ten­don injuries, Wrist arthroscopy

Personal Interests

I enjoy spend­ing time with my fam­i­ly, stay­ing active by hik­ing and trav­el­ing, sports and fan­ta­sy football.

Memberships
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Emerging Leaders Program, American Orthopedic Association (AOA)
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801 S. Washington St. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630-527-3000 Get Directions
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School
Indiana University School of Medicine Graduation Date: 2011 Degree: MD
Residency
Allegheny General Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
Fellowships
Scripps Clinic Shoulder and Sports Medicine
University of California San Diego School of Medicine Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery
Physician’s Publications
Celik H, Chauhan A, Flores-Hernandez C, D’Lima D, Hoenecke H. Three-Dimensional Volumetric Filling Ratio Predicts Stress Shielding in Short-Stem Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2020 Apr, in press. PMID: 32301819.
2020
Celik H, Chauhan A, Flores-Hernandez C, Dorthe E, D’Lima D, Hoenecke H. Sagittal Orientation of Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction Affects Stability of Surgical Repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2020 Mar, in press. PMID: 32197809.
2020
Celik H, Chauhan A, Flores-Hernandez C, Dorthe E, D’Lima D, Hoenecke H. Vertical and Rotational Stiffness of Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Study of 3 Different Techniques. Arthroscopy 2020 Feb, in press. PMID: 32035171.
2020
Porter AJ, Yang S, Chauhan A, Early S, Challa S, D’Angelo J, Keefe D, Hoenecke H, Fronek J. Professional Advancement and Performance of Amateur Baseball Players Selected in the Major League Baseball Draft with Previous Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med 2020 Jan, in press. PMID: 31990575.
2020
Chauhan A, McQueen P, Chalmers P, Ciccotti MG, Camp CL, D’Angelo J, Potter HG, Fealy SA, Erickson BJ, Hoenecke H, Keefe D, McCauley J, Fronek J. Non-Operative Treatment of Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries with and without Platelet-Rich Plasma in Professional Baseball Players: A Comparative and Matched Cohort Analysis. Am J Sports Med 2019 Nov;47(13)3107-3199. PMID: 31589470.
2019
Chauhan A, Tam J, Porter AJ, Challa S, Early S, D’Angelo J, Keefe D, Hoenecke H, Fronek J. Professional Advancement, Performance, and Injury Characteristics of Baseball Players Entering the Major League Baseball Draft after Treatment for Shoulder Injuries. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2019 Feb; 28(2):220-226. PMID: 30290986.
2019
Hubbard J, Chauhan A, Fitzgerald RF, Abrams RA, Mubarak S, Sangimino M. Missed Pediatric Monteggia Injuries. JBJS Rev 2018. Jun;6(6):e2. PMID: 29870420.
2019
Petrov DA, Chauhan A, Fitzpatrick S, Altman DT, Casagranda B. Inferior Vena Cava Filter Strut Penetration into the Vertebral Column: A Case of 10-Year Clinical Follow Up. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2018 Apr 18. PMID:29773455
2018
Chauhan A, Sikora-Klak J, Abrams RA. Dynamic “Home-Made†Digital External Fixators for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Injuries. J Hand Surg Am 2018. S0363-5023(17)31675-1. PMID: 29751977.
2018
Chauhan A, Slipak A, Altman D, Altman G. There is No Difference between Bracing and No Bracing after Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Tibial Plateau Fractures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2018; 26(6): e134-e141. PMID: 29517625
2018
Chauhan A, Miller MD, Schimoler P, Ruch D, Baratz ME. A Cadaveric Biomechanical Analysis of Three Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstructions. J Orthop Trauma 2017. PMID: 29065040
2017
Maher M, Chauhan A, Altman GT, Westrick ER. The Acute Management and Associated Complications of Major Injuries of the Talus. JBJS Reviews 2017. PMID: 28671875
2017
Regal S, Chauhan A, Tang P. The Radial Aspect of the Distal Radial Metaphysis/Diaphysis as a Source of Cortical Bone Graft. J Hand Surg Am 2017. PMID: 28533002
2017
Butler M, Chauhan A, Merrell G, Greenberg J. Establishing the Appropriate Position of Proximal Humerus Locking Plates: A Cadaveric Study of Five Plating Systems and their Anatomic Reference Measurements. Shoulder and Elbow 2017. PMID: 29276536
2017
Chauhan A, Schimoler P, Miller M, Kharlamov A, Merrell G, Palmer B. Comparing Biomechanical Properties, Repair Times, and Value of Common Core Flexor Tendon Repairs. HAND 2017. PMID: 28423932
2017
Chauhan A, Fitzpatrick S, Sciulli R, Sotereanos N, Sewecke J. Using Double Contrast CT Scan Arthrography to Confirm Suspected Dissociation of a Cemented Polyethylene Liner in the Setting of Revision of Total Hip Arthroplasty. JBJS Case Connector 2017. PMID: 29244673
2017
Duerr R, Chauhan A, Frank D, Demeo P, Akhavan S. An Algorithm for Diagnosing and Managing Primary and Recurrent Patellar Instability. JBJS Reviews 2016 Sept 13; 4(9). PMID: 27760074
2016
Tang P, Hoellwarth J, Chauhan A. Recurrent Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment Outcomes. JBJS Reviews. 2016 March; 4(3). PMID: 27500436
2016
Tang P, Chauhan A. Decellular Nerve Allografts. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Nov;23(11):641-7. PMID:26498583
2015
Hiller NL, Chauhan A, Palmer M, Jain S, Sotereanos NG, Altman GT, Nistico L, Kreft R, Post JC, Demeo PJ. Presence of bacteria in failed anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Springerplus 2015; 4: 460. PMID: 26339561
2015
Chauhan A, Mosier BA, Kelly BJ, Akhavan S, Frank DA. Posterior Shoulder Instability in Athletes. JBJS Reviews. 2015 Aug; 3(8). PMID:27490472
2015
Chauhan A, Palmer BA, Baratz ME. Arthroscopic-Assisted Elbow Interposition Arthroplasty without Hinged External Fixation: A Novel Surgical Technique and Patient Outcomes. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015. PMID:25861851
2015
Chauhan A, Babovic N, Moraca R, Altman DT. Use of ECMO to Stabilize a Patient with Polytrauma During Intramedullary Nailing of a Femoral Fracture. JBJS Case Connector. 2014. PMID: 29252780
2014
Chauhan A, Palmer BA, Merrell GA. Flexor Tendon Repairs: Eponyms and Evidence. J Hand Surg Am 2014 Sep;39(9):1846-1853. PMID:25154573
2014
Chauhan A, Regal S, Frank DA. Hybrid Repair of a Large Crescent Rotator Cuff Tear Using a Modified Speed Bridge and Double Pulley Technique. Arthroscopy Tech 2014 Jun; 3(3):e409-12. PMID:25126513
2014
Chauhan A, Wigton M, Palmer BA. Necrotizing Fasciitis. J Hand Surg Am 2014;39(8):1598-1601. PMID:24861383
2014

Procedures

Anatomic and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, Arthritis Treatment, Arthroscopic Knee Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Labral Repair, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction, Arthroscopy, Arthroscopy of the Elbow, Arthroscopy of the Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder, Bankart Repair, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Cortisone Injection, Elbow Fracture Care, Fracture Care - Elbows, Fracture Care - Hands, Fracture Care - Wrists, Hand Fracture Care, Joint Injection, Joint Replacement, Joint Replacement- Finger Joint, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder, Labral Repair, Minimally Invasive Techniques for Chronic Tendonitis, Non-Surgical Care for Joint Arthritis, Non-Surgical Fracture Care, Non-Surgical Treatment of Fractures, Non-Surgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Non-Surgical Treatment of Sports Related Injuries, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Fracture Care, Shoulder Instability Treatment, Shoulder Replacement Surgery, Shoulder Stabilization Surgery, Tendon Repair & Reconstruction, Thumb/Wrist Reconstructive Procedures for Arthritis, Tommy John Elbow Surgery, Total Shoulder Replacement, Wrist Arthroscopy, Wrist Fracture Care

Conditions

Arthritis of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow, Arthritis of the Thumb, Basal Joint Osteoarthritis, Boxer's Fracture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Colles Fracture, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Cysts & Tumors, De Quervain Tenosynovitis, Digital Mucous Cysts, Distal Radius Fracture, Dupuytren's Disease, Elbow Tunnel Syndrome, Finger Fractures, Flexor Tendon Injuries, Ganglion Cysts and Tumors, Hand Osteoarthritis, Hand and Upper Extremity, Nerve Injuries, Shoulder Bursitis, Shoulder-Hand Syndrome, Trigger Finger, Wrist Tendonitis

Ratings


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Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.7
202 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

4.7
201 Ratings

Provider showed concern

4.7
199 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

4.7
202 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

4.6
202 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

4.7
198 Ratings

Comments


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"I have highly recommended Dr. Chauhan to several people. and will continue to do so."
5
Feb. 24, 2021
"I felt Dr Chauhan told me everything I needed to know for an informed decision. I felt like a family member."
5
Feb. 17, 2021
"He was very good and we agreed on how to proceed after talking about the options"
5
Feb. 10, 2021
"couldn't be happier"
5
Jan. 20, 2021
"my. new favorite person in the world"
5
Jan. 6, 2021
"Can only comment that I felt in good hands with the crew and really liked the Dr. Felt very comfortable with him and his ability to determine my problem."
5
Dec. 29, 2020
"This was a follow up exam. My MD was not available. I was still treated with care and concern. All my questions were answered. Very good experience."
5
Dec. 9, 2020
"great experience"
5
Nov. 27, 2020
"Everyone was very professional and confident!"
4
Nov. 12, 2020
"Dr Chauhan's compassion, listening carefully to my concerns, complete easy to understand explanations were terrific. I am very fortunate to have had Dr Chauhan as my hand surgeon!"
5
Nov. 11, 2020
"Outstanding."
5
Nov. 11, 2020
"I was very happy with doctor."
4.75
Oct. 1, 2020
"Of all the nurses staff & doctors I have seen at DPMG. I have yet to have any complaints, I am always treated with respect and I have recommended many doctors."
5
Aug. 28, 2020
"highly recommended"
5
Jul. 29, 2020
"They always take their time and go over my health conditions never in a hurry and make sure that I fully understand what's going on with me ."
5
Jul. 20, 2020
"When I came to the Doctor, I want to express my deepest gratitude to the doctor."
5
Jul. 12, 2020
"Very good experience."
5
May. 26, 2020
"Very pleased w/*Dr. C."
5
May. 21, 2020
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