Gary W. Chmielewski, MD

Specialty: Thoracic SurgeryGeneral Surgery

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Gary W. Chmielewski, MD

Specialty: Thoracic SurgeryGeneral Surgery

Independent practitioner Advocate Medical Group provider

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Advocate Medical Group

1875 Dempster Street

Suite 265

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Office: 847-723-1550

Fax: 847-723-1551

Meet Gary W. Chmielewski, MD

About me

  • LINX SurgeryMinimally Invasive Treatment of Lung and Esophageal DiseasesRobotic and VATS Surgery for Lung Cancer



  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery - Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
  • General Surgery - Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
  • Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General 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 37 patient ratings.


July 23, 2020 10:18 AM

Dr. Chimielewski is outstanding in all aspects.

June 25, 2020 9:31 PM

Great doctor and physician assistants

June 12, 2020 11:04 AM

Dr. Chmielewski was very polite friendly remembered our mutual hobbies - _____. Explained that he would follow up with me if something changed.

June 12, 2020 11:04 AM

Always felt comfortable -

April 7, 2020 12:12 PM

Has a very positive attitude and makes you have one.

April 7, 2020 10:52 AM

The doctor and ALL STAFF have helped me understand my condition. All very professional and caring.

April 7, 2020 10:52 AM

Excellent experience.

March 21, 2020 12:00 AM

Very attentive. Full explanation was given regarding my condition & very labs & biopsy scheduled to be done.

March 21, 2020 12:00 AM

Excellent visit with Dr. G. Chmielewski.

February 13, 2020 11:00 PM

He is one of the best doctor I ever met. Explains everything in detail and answer back every question.

February 13, 2020 11:00 PM

He is awesome doctor who is always ready to listen the patients.

February 12, 2020 11:38 AM

Very good.

February 12, 2020 11:38 AM

Responsible, caring, prompt, attentive, and skillful.

January 13, 2020 8:25 AM

Dr. C. was contacted me while I was in the hospital and he immediately came to see me 12/20 after 6:00 p.m. I thought this was nice that this doctor went out of his way. He was referred to me by Dr. X who originally did my lobectomy. Dr. C. reviewed my X-rays and CT scans right away and met with me while in the hospital. I have a follow up 1/9/2020, X-ray, and possible removal of pneumostat chest tube. Dr. has pleasant personality, very knowledgeable.

December 30, 2019 2:09 PM

I was very disappointed with Dr. Chmielewski. He asked me a question about how long I had been on Esomeprazole 40 mg and when I attempted to explain he replied "stop". (Now I need to explain- there is a long history of me being on and off PPI's which I was trying to go over). He didn't let me finish. Then he tells me that he doesn't think I have acid reflux when he has other the doctor's reports stating that I do have it, including 2 endoscopies from 2 different GI doctors. He also said there was nothing he could do for me and walked out. I felt abandoned. He hardly spent any time with me, maybe 10 minutes.

December 30, 2019 2:09 PM

The experience was a bad one. I hoped he would take the time to go over the next step. He did say maybe see an ENT, but the ENT doctor referred me to a GI doctor. He could show some respect and compassion for his patients. Also, I asked him some questions on My Advocate Aurora on December 22, and have not yet heard back from him. I realize it is holiday season, but hoped to hear by on (December 30th).

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

Receptionist sneezed and went right back to her computer after blowing her nose and did not wash her hands or used hand gel. It is unfortunate to see this while sitting in the waiting room as there are signs posted everywhere to wash hands.

November 1, 2019 7:00 PM

it was a very good experience,Dr C is very personable,when he left Rush I hunted him down,because of what a great he is.

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Good conversationist, cordial, dedicated makes me feel like I am important - and cares.

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM


October 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Was looking for guidance as to the appropriate test(s) for a current condition from which I was suffering. This Provider provided clear guidance in the risks and benefits of the alternatives available allowing me to make an informed choice of the procedure to select.

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