Jamil Jacobs-El, MD

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery

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1221 North Highland Avenue

Aurora, IL 60506

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Office: 630-264-8720

Fax: 630-264-8423

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2040 Ogden Avenue

Suite 401

Aurora, IL 60504

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Office: 630-585-7100

Fax: 630-692-4129

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Meet Jamil Jacobs-El, MD

About me



  • Fellowship: The New York Hospital For Special Surgery At Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Medical School: University Of Illinois, Chicago College Of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Dreyer

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna SmartCare
  • 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 Choice Preferred
  • 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 Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Advantra Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health (Coventry) Rental PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare EPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Illinois Health Connect
  • Imagine Health Smart Care
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Sunrise Advantage Plan
  • 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 / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • 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 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
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select PPO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 306 patient ratings.


March 27, 2020 11:03 AM

I wanted to discuss the possibility of more surgery for my shoulders. Dr. Jacobs-El was somewhat dismissive about the idea. He's very nice but could listen to patients a bit more than he does.

March 27, 2020 12:00 AM

I saw Dr. Jacobs-El for a second opinion on the treatment of chronic bursitis & tendonitis in my hip. I am so glad that I did.

March 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Dr. Jacobs-El recommended a new course of treatment for me that I believe is working. He is so caring & knowledgeable. I wish I sought his opinion years ago.

March 13, 2020 8:37 AM

Dr. Jacobs-El is so nice. He really seems interested in my wellness and makes me feel good. I am SO glad that he is my doctor.

March 9, 2020 10:23 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El was great explained everything well. I just didn't appreciate having to wait 45 minutes to see the doctor for 5 minutes.

February 28, 2020 10:27 AM

Dr. Jacobs-El is an excellent doctor and treats me very well. I appreciate his patience, empathy, and the respect he shows me during our appointments.

February 24, 2020 5:57 PM

all experiences good

February 24, 2020 4:59 PM

Dr. is always understanding and helpful with my health care. He's a wonderful Dr.

February 24, 2020 4:59 PM

Never have had a bad experience with this Dr.

February 20, 2020 11:00 PM

The out come was very good.

February 20, 2020 11:00 PM

Felt at ease. With the doctor!

February 16, 2020 7:01 AM

I am very happy he is on my health-care team. Dr. Jacbos-El did a great job.

February 16, 2020 7:01 AM

Great experience, keep up the good work.

February 15, 2020 12:55 AM

There is Nothing that. I could say bad about Dr. Jacobs EL. since he did surgery on both knees and both hips which this last one is not even a year yet so this is general checkup to see how the hip is and if any pain. I live in pain 24/7 and have for years. you live with what the cards dealt you and you adjust. I have had rheumatoid arthritis for years and it is now chronic all throughout my body and like I told him this lasttimehow the arthritis is really setting in both arms and shoulders and a my hands, but you do what you can and when you can and how. if ever anyone complained it was maybe they did not listen to his instructions what was told to them to do. he is an excellent excellent doctor. excellent bedside manner I truly truly wish more doctors were like him. he cares about people ! thank you

February 14, 2020 5:42 PM

I saw this Ortho-surgeon for a second opinion regarding my fractured ankle and my healing progress. He reviewed my file the night before and was very prepared to answer my questions regarding the reading of my history of x-rays and healing process. I was previously told it was not progressing at all. He also ordered some physical therapy to begin my journey to recovery with a physical therapist's direction.

February 3, 2020 5:41 AM

It was a visit to check my left knee. Everything was fine. Doctor was pleased with healing of knee. Staff was great also.

February 3, 2020 5:41 AM

I have had two knees done by Dr. Jacobs-El. It has been excellent. He is an excellent dr. Very gifted surgeon!! I feel you are very lucky to have this doctor on STAFF!!

January 28, 2020 9:42 AM

Good visit.

January 28, 2020 9:42 AM

I had to wait 42 minutes for my appointment. X-ray dept. was behind.

January 28, 2020 9:42 AM

Doctor was trying to help me understand why my recovery from surgery was not happening. We are still waiting & I will see him again.

January 13, 2020 7:59 AM

If I ever need orthopedic surgery again, this would be the man I'd want. His expertise and patient care is the best I've experienced - - and I've had many kinds of surgery.

January 3, 2020 9:51 AM

Seems to listen & care.

December 21, 2019 9:59 AM

He was great

December 21, 2019 9:59 AM

Excellent very caring

December 16, 2019 3:10 PM


December 3, 2019 8:12 AM

Always a good experience with Dr .Jacobs-El

November 12, 2019 3:46 PM

He is always very good.

November 7, 2019 10:38 AM

Jacobs-El is a great doctor.

November 7, 2019 10:38 AM

Great experience.

November 6, 2019 9:57 AM

Very pleased. X-ray taken & compared to surgery.

November 5, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is the best.

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs El is a wonderful Dr. He is always pleasant and concerned about how you are doing. He is one of my favorite Drs.

November 2, 2019 7:00 PM

very pleasant and affirming

November 1, 2019 7:00 PM

My visit was for my one year check-up for a total knee replacement. The visit went exceptionally well. Dr. Jacob-EL listen tentatively to what I had to say about how I felt regarding my knee. After a year, what a remarkable difference. No more pain!!! After checking my knee for range Dr. Jacob-El gave me some exercising tips to help keep my muscles more flexible. I certainly appreciated his concern for my overall well-being.

October 31, 2019 7:00 PM


October 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacob-El's is the consummate physician - knowledgeable, communicates well via superb listening skills I trust him 100%.

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent, friendly, professional, covered all ground & bases - I can't conceive of how it could be any better.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent doctor.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a very good office visit.

September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

A real asset to your clinic.

September 21, 2019 7:00 PM

consultation about one replacement, love the doctor

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs El is always helpful, approachable, patient, and clear in his explanation. he doesn't duck the tough questions. I never feel rushed.

September 4, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor was great! Wait was a bit long - but nurse kept checking in with me so that was very good.

August 30, 2019 7:00 PM

We did not have to wait for this appointment. That is a VERY good thing! (My initial intake appointment with Dr. Jacobs-el, we had to wait over 2 hours just to see him. And no one told us it would be a long wait. That was unacceptable.) Dr. Jacobs-el had already viewed my new xrays and he was very informative about my progress and recovery from knee replacement surgery. He LISTENED to me. He answered my questions. He was respectful and did not seem rushed. He was encouraging about my recovery and complimented my hard work in PT.

August 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Jacobs-El, MD is my ortho doctor. He just saw me for medical treatment of m y right knee (osteoarthritis w/inflammation) and right shoulder (rotator cuff). I told him the following, "he is both BRILLIANT AND COMPASSIONATE - A RARE COMBO.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt listened to, acknowledged for what I chose to do to help heal my kneecap. Able to ask questions without feeling rushed!

August 17, 2019 7:00 PM

very personable, thoughtful and gave a good description of what to expect with surgery

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

I experienced him as being abrupt, not looking for any additional solutions to my hip replacement pain. I had been to PT which didnt help& I thought he would have other ideas or suggestions.

July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

It was excellent - He is an excellent doctor I would go to no other dr. but Jacobs-El. the best hands down!

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent dr. & surgeon - very professional - friendly & caring!

June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El has been one of my care givers over 15 years. He will be missed dearly.

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a very good experience.

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is the BEST.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Jacobs El is a fantastic doctor/surgeon. Always listens, is cheerful and understanding.

May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is always pleasant, listens to me and describes my care so I can understand it.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-el patiently answered all my questions. He provided the details I wanted. He took his time on the actual exam, which was necessary since I have an old ACL repair on the same knee I am having replaced. He was patient with my sister being along with me, and answering her questions. I felt confident that I will have good care with Dr. Jacobs-el doing my right knee replacement.

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El was fantastic to work with!

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt listened to. The steps that I have taken with in the last eight weeks for my fractured patella would knowledged. I received positive feedback on my health and what I am doing at the age of 70 to keep myself healthy. When Dr. Jacobs-El and I spoke, we had eye contact for most of our interaction. He wasn't typing he wasn't writing notes, he was listening.

May 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El and his staff are terrific and caring. He did a terrific. Job on my new knee!

May 8, 2019 7:00 PM


May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent care

May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

I am sad to know Dr. Jamil Jacobs-El is leaving Dreyer. He is one of the finest and best MDs you have.

April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is one of the most concerned & informative doctor I've had. He talks about my self care so as not to need surgery honest & up front.

February 27, 2019 6:00 PM

He is always caring and answers all my questions - Also he does not hurry - Makes me feel comfortable - Like I matter -

February 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is awesome. I hope he continues to stay at Dryer for a long time he is a great Orthopedic dr. would recommend him to everyone.

February 22, 2019 6:00 PM


February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

I have always a good experience with my doctor, Dr. Jamel Jacobs'El. He has always answered all my questions and has made me very comfortable in the process. This is my second knee to get done by him. Evidently he did something right. I came back to get the other knee done by him. He is an excellent doctor, I feel very comfortable in his care which have also told my children.

February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El made me feel confident in my choice to move ahead w/surgery, overcoming my fear. Confident, calming, caring, doctor!

February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

He knew exactly what to do to treat my shoulder condition--he is the best!

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Exploring the need for knee replacement. Dr was very informative. I left with a much clearer understanding of my condition and options. Dr. Jacobs-El is a credit to his profession and an asset to Dreyer (or Advocate or whatever).

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacob el is the BEST ortho doctor around.... in my opinion.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-el is always very respectful of anything I have to say or ask! He always answers my questions in an easy to understand way.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Jacobs El is awesome! Thank you for your help and recommendations! Dreyer is fortunate to have you !

January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Jacob el. is top notch Dr.

December 17, 2018 6:00 PM

Everyone at Rush Capley Hospital was outstanding!

November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

The doctor is kind Competent Extremely knowledgeable knows his field inside & out. He should be cloned.

November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

My doctor great he took care of my knees. I am walking & it GREAT NO PAIN.

November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El was running very late - I waited 75 minutes to see him. The injections I received are for severe shoulder pain.

November 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. was very cordial and gave me some real good advice. I appreciate him so much.

November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good!

October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

I was a new patient of Dr. Jacobs-El - My sister had both of her hips done by Dr. Jacobs-El - My sister was very pleased the good job dr. did on the hip surgery.

October 6, 2018 7:00 PM

provider was very helpful to explain my questions

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is an excellent orthopedic surgeon I had a hip replacement in 2007 and a knee replacement in 2010. I am so sorry to hear that Dr. Jacob-El will be leaving Dreyer next year. What a huge loss for for us. Seems like since Advocate has taken over Dreyer is not as good as it was. What's going on? The good experienced doctors are leaving and new younger grads coming in. Is this Advocate's way of cutting costs? I have been a patient of Dreyer since 1967 and have noticed a huge change.

September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs-El is a very nice dr.

August 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobs ER is an excellent physician, surgeon and person.

August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacobsen get s 100%. He is one of the 'BEST' I ever had!

August 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good he is excellent and so is the hospital.

August 7, 2018 7:00 PM

The doctor and I talked about my knee replacement. How I was doing and he checked my knee's condition. We both were very pleased with its condition. He is a excellent caring doctor!

August 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Good visit - Good Dr.!

August 2, 2018 7:00 PM

we talked about my up coming hip replacement and he left it up to me when I want to do it he is an excellent doctor he take the time to talk to me about everything related to it and my hip is getting bad

July 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Love Dr. Jacobs-El, I had total knee replacement on both knees at two different dates. The results are wonderful.

July 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. is always great to see. He gives me great ideas about my health care and is a joy to be around. He makes going to the doctor actually fun and I don't dread it. Can't wait to implement some of the ideas he gave me for diet and exercise.

July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jacob-El is a great doctor/surgeon and so are his nurses & staff.

July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent at all times.

June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Very clear and precise - Excellent.

June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Prompt service, assuring nurses & doctors.

June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

He seemed a bit rushed, probably because he was running behind. I appreciate his medical knowledge and feel lucky to be his patient.

June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

you need to focus some of these questions on your business office staff. They are rude and speak down to your patients. They are very disrespectful and do not work with patients of limited means.its disgraceful the way they speak to us. I have been a patient since 1986. it's very sad.

June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

was very informative and encouraging.

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