Chirag Ashok Dholakia, MD

Specialty: General Surgery

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Advocate Medical Group

745 Fletcher Drive

Suite 302

Elgin, IL 60123

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Meet Chirag Ashok Dholakia, MD



  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, General Surgery
  • University Of Wisconsin-Madison, General Surgery
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Board certifications

  • General Surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 142 patient ratings.


July 1, 2020 12:23 PM

The provider took his time, listened attentively to the symptoms I was experiencing. Examined the carefully & explained why & where the symptoms were from --- & not to worry, about it if the symptoms come back - he said not to hesitate to call him. I would recommend this provider to my friends & family.

June 29, 2020 1:36 PM

I think he is an excellent doctor but then this is only the second time I have seen him in my lifetime. He is a new doctor to me for hernia surgery as I had the previous two done by a doctor in this firm who is retired now.

May 27, 2020 2:19 PM

I had the best experience possible!!

May 11, 2020 12:34 PM

Dr. Dholakia is very professional, upbeat, & gives good information.

April 24, 2020 8:11 AM

It was a televisit. Dr. Dholakia was very professional. He seemed very compassionate. He explained everything in a manner that I fully understand. Very knowledgeable.

April 24, 2020 8:11 AM

I feel good having talked to him & look forward to seeing him in person (hopefully, when this COVID-19 thing is over).

April 16, 2020 8:36 AM

Dr. Dholkia was my surgeon for an emergency appendectomy. This follow up visit met all of my expectations. He took time to answer all my questions.

April 16, 2020 8:36 AM

Dr. Dholakia is excellent. Through my ordeal, he has just been great - bedside manner, knowledge, and taking time to answer every question. 10 our of 10!

April 1, 2020 8:29 AM

I could not be any happier with Dr. Dholakia. I needed an immediate hernia fix and within 1 week of my first appointment I was home surgically fixed.

April 1, 2020 8:29 AM

I would recommend Dr. Dholakia to (and his staff) everyone - He is a great asset to Advocate Sherman Hospital.

March 26, 2020 4:20 AM

Dr. Dholakia was fantastic! I was given his name thru a family member in the medical field. I'm very thankful she suggested him. Very easy to talk to and great patient connection.

March 26, 2020 4:20 AM

I had a fantastic experience. I would recommend Dr. Dholakia in a heartbeat.

March 21, 2020 8:52 AM

Dr Dholakia and his nurses and staff are always very kind and helpful

March 20, 2020 6:22 AM

Dr. Dholakia was awesome!! I never walked out of a visit scratching my head wondering what was discussed. He was thorough and patient with us. Answered all our question and concerns. He is our choice of a surgeon if given the opportunity to choose. BRAVO Dr. Dholakia!!

February 11, 2020 6:10 AM

Dr. and staff were wonderful -

January 31, 2020 11:44 AM

Great experience. Very happy w/the outcome.

January 25, 2020 10:15 AM

He is very personable and has a wonderful bedside manner. He is pleasant and knowledgeable. He has a way of making you fell comfortably and trusting. I have been very pleased with his care. I have only interacted with him for less than an hour but I feel like he knows me and I'm important.

January 17, 2020 6:02 AM

Dr. Dholakia, took a lot of time explaining what he was going to do. He was one of the best doctors I have ever seen!

January 17, 2020 6:02 AM

Only good experiences!

January 13, 2020 3:25 PM

Provider was recommended for a surgical consultation. Was very happy with Dr. Dholakia and his explanation of my options and next step plan. It was my first experience with his office.

January 13, 2020 3:25 PM

I was very pleased with the office staff. They were very helpful, both on the phone when I scheduled the appointment and during my visit.

January 11, 2020 10:03 AM

Dr dholakia perform surgery on November 25th and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! Not only is he an excellent surgeon but his bedside manner is wonderful. He spends a lot of time with his patients and answers every question

January 3, 2020 9:51 AM

This was my first visit to Dr. Dholakia. His staff was professional, kind and courteous. When I met Dr. Dholakia he put me at ease immediately.

December 31, 2019 6:20 PM

I'm very thankful for the professional medical care I had with this doctor. Good to know you can get good care when you have to get it.

December 31, 2019 10:49 AM


December 31, 2019 10:49 AM

very pleased with Dr

December 30, 2019 9:33 PM

very personable and knowledgeable

December 21, 2019 12:53 PM

Dr. Dholakia is the best. He is a fantastic surgeon and a great person. He does his job well!

December 21, 2019 12:53 PM

Thank you Dr. Dholakia.

December 5, 2019 7:53 AM

Dholakia was kind and explained specifics of the surgery patiently.

December 5, 2019 7:53 AM


December 4, 2019 6:17 AM

Dr. Dholakia was fantastic I wish all the providers were like him - he explain the pros & cons and answered all our questions, he took his time he was very responsive.

December 4, 2019 6:17 AM

We will keep going to him - very excellent doctor.

November 25, 2019 1:57 PM

they need someone to help scheduling procedures. It took one week to get a call back as to when I was being scheduled. I left several messages.

November 23, 2019 7:52 AM

it took a very long time before i was seen, over an hour.

November 23, 2019 7:52 AM

he is a great provider. the receptionist are a great help as well

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Bad-1.5 hour wait time

November 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent care; takes adequate time to answer all questions, personable, compassionate, thorough, conservative measures/least invasive as possible

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good - excellent.

October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent doctor would recommend him to anyone.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM


July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm very happy to have the care and patience that I received at Sherman and the doctors and nurses who helped me. thank you all

June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Everything was great.

June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Friendly, concerned, not rushed.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia offered optional procedures offered by others too. However I am most comfortable with him.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is friendly, caring, informative and uses layman's language to explain medical conditions.

May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

doctor is very knowledgable and knows what he is doing. He explains info in a way a average non DR can understand

May 7, 2019 7:00 PM

He has been wonderful & helpful the whole way.

May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Thank you for your service and the surgery everything went well and I have recommended you to people

March 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Great surgeon, very much takes his time to answer any questions or concerns, would highly recommend.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good.

February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

was very pleased with the doctor and his team.

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is by far the best doctor we had. I have a lot of respect for him.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Even though my appt was at 9:30 am and My appt was at 9:30a, the Doctor came into the room at 10:01 am, he IMMEDIATELY apologized for the wait. I appreciated that he acknowledged this and apologized.That is one of my biggest pet peeve with Doctors who are late (more than 15 minutes) and do not acknowledge or apologize...I think that is terribly rude, my time is no more or less important than theirs !!! Doctor Dholokia was very friendly, listened to me and explained everything very well.

December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Good experience but the relationship was via an emergency operation upon entering the St. Joseph's emergency facility and subsequent visits.

November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

good doctor

November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

He couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Excellent caring manner.

November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

so happy I found this group, even though it was accidental I could not be more pleased with the office and doctor staff. I thank you all!

November 1, 2018 7:00 PM

I feel very thankful for all the extreme help that I was given. The information was what has made it to be easy because of all I was told, explained, shown, taken the time to understand. If I would ask to hear something so that I could see what I did not understand, then it was explained, and it really helped. Everyone in the office was as helped as my own mom. Thank you!!

September 23, 2018 7:00 PM

The best doctor, I've ever had.

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is an excellent surgeon. My surgery has been a success and has improved my life drastically. I may have not always been the easiest patient to deal with, because of my threshold for pain and my anxious mindset of this being my first surgery ever. But, Dr. Dholakia was always kind and reassuring throughout the whole process. He was informative and candid about my condition, the procedure, and recovery. I will be recommending him in the future to anyone I know that should need his assistance with their healthcare.

September 14, 2018 7:00 PM


September 9, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent provider and all staff is great

September 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia has been my surgeon for many yeas he is a great surgeon I would commend to everyone he is a great guy. I trust him 100%. X the reception is a lovely lady.

September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is a pro! He real knows his craft. I'm so glad I found him.

September 4, 2018 7:00 PM

I was very comfortable, talking with this doctor.

August 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Always pleasant & informative. Thanks.

August 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent surgeon - Very compassionate and patient - explained the procedure and surgery.

June 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent, loved him. Very caring.

June 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia is a wonderful doctor. He is kind, considerate, and very compassionate -in addition to his surgical expertise!

May 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholakia was one of the best doctors I've seen. He listened, answered all of my questions and was extremely nice.

May 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Positive. Feel he does care about me as a patient.

May 1, 2018 7:00 PM

I could not be more pleased w/the doctor and my operation.

March 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Dholaki was extremely kind to a very old woman. He explained everything clearly and simply so that I could understand. An excellent surgeon and he is cute!

February 27, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr.Dahlakia was excellent, compassionate, and spoke to me both pros and cons of the surgerythat I have scheduled with and called me personally to talk to me about my test results and he also called me back personally regarding the surgery I am having with him on March 6th. His staff is very helpful and XX and the rest of hisstaff have been extremely helpful also. I have the utmost confidence in Dr Dalakia.

February 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Very professional, the attention they had with me was excellent. Thank you.

January 23, 2018 6:00 PM

Younger surgeon, very good attitude, very good knowledge. Did not want to do surgery that was not required. Listened to me.

January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

They are very Professional and Polite

December 29, 2017 6:00 PM

doctor was great, receptionist who originally took my phone call was awful. halfway through the call, she sets the phone down (with me still listening on the other end) and discusses an outfit a coworker was wearing- I was shocked and considered canceling my appointment. I kept saying 'hello?' loudly to get her attention back to me, when she did pick up the phone again, she didn't apologize or explain her rude behavior. Wow, very unprofessional.

December 29, 2017 6:00 PM

a doctor I recommend to everyonelistens to you and doesn't make any guestion seem stupidknow I might have to wait a little while in the room to see the doctor but not upset because I know some one needs his timeand I will get all the time I need too. Great dr

December 25, 2017 6:00 PM

best bedside manners of any physician.

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