Joaquin Estrada, MD

Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Joaquin Estrada, MD

Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Advocate Medical Group

900 West Nelson Street

Chicago, IL 60657

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Office: 773-296-7095

Fax: 773-296-9420

Meet Joaquin Estrada, MD

About me

  • Spanish
  • Laparoscopic SurgeryMinimally Invasive SurgeryPruritis ANIRectal CancerSexually Transmitted Disease



  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Of Cook County
  • University Of Southern California
  • University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine,Los Angeles, CA

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

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 158 patient ratings.


June 27, 2020 7:34 AM

Always punctual. Very personal and respectful. I feel valued. Efficient but takes the time to ensure all my questions are asked

June 27, 2020 7:34 AM

very responsive via the portal

June 22, 2020 1:42 PM

1st visit with specialist went better than expected. I was very anxious however the doctor and his staff were very supportive and eased my anxiety

June 22, 2020 1:42 PM

Good experience

May 16, 2020 10:30 AM

i enjoy my time with Dr. Estrada, he is a great healthcare provider and I feel comfortable with him.

May 16, 2020 10:30 AM

always a good experience with Dr. Estrada.

May 2, 2020 2:42 PM

I'm so grateful for you Dr Estrada!!!

April 6, 2020 2:41 PM

Dr. Estrada's staff and he himself were extremely helpful and professional. I did have a fair amount of trouble with setting up the patient portal, but that was more on the portal side of things, not his office.

April 6, 2020 2:41 PM

Dr. Estrada and his team were wonderful.

March 24, 2020 11:25 AM

My experience was great.

March 24, 2020 11:25 AM

I liked the clean facility, great health care team, they answered all my questions and after the procedure I don't have certain problems that I had before.

March 16, 2020 7:12 PM

dr. estrada Is the best!!

March 16, 2020 4:01 PM

Dr. Estrada is simply the best. Colon/rectal issues can feel embarrassing, shameful and isolating to the patient. But Dr. Estrada makes you feel SO comfortable and does an excellent job explaining his course of action for treatment. I will go to him as long as I'm struggling with these issues and will gladly refer others to him. He's actually the best physician I've ever been treated by.

March 10, 2020 7:03 PM

Excellent Doctor!

March 10, 2020 7:03 PM

no bad experiences all good experiences.

March 10, 2020 5:53 PM

Aside from having to wait a week and change to get in for an appointment (for an issue I would categorize as "urgent"), I have no complaints at all. What I feared would be a very uncomfortable examination was quick and painless, and Dr. Estrada was successful in putting me at ease and giving me a full explanation of my options in order to make an informed decision about the next step of my recovery, including the surgery which was immediately scheduled.

March 10, 2020 5:53 PM

Despite wishing to never need such a visit, I would call it a positive experience overall. Dr. Estrada and the nurse I spoke to before/after were both very informed, very knowledgeable, and extremely considerate and sensitive to the subject matter at hand. I felt heard and understood, which is something my previous doctor failed miserably at. And being given a concrete option to solve my medical issue once and for all (as opposed to the lukewarm "band-aid" solution my previous doctor suggested) has me feeling very optimistic about the next step in the process.

March 2, 2020 8:27 PM

Dr. Estrada and his staff are excellent! I have been seeing Dr. Estrada for over 3 years! I think this survey is too long. Overall I like this office, provider and staff 10!

March 2, 2020 7:15 PM

This was the three month follow up after gastro-intestinal surgery. The Dr. listened to my concern and addressed it. He was also encouraging regarding progress.

February 17, 2020 1:38 PM

doctor Estrada is incredible. he helped me to survive cancer I look forward to his visits he is thoughtful and kind

February 17, 2020 1:38 PM

every time I go it is a GREAT experience. he answered ALL my questions. great doctor who cares. Thanks

February 3, 2020 10:48 PM

very good

February 3, 2020 2:25 PM

Joaquin Estrada has been excellent. Trust him a lot.

February 3, 2020 2:25 PM

Good experience and friendly staff.

January 28, 2020 2:19 PM

Dr. Estrada is professional, knowledgeable, and empathetic. He has an amazing bedside manner. his staff is wonderful too.

January 28, 2020 2:19 PM

I recommend Dr. Estrada to everyone I know.

January 25, 2020 2:32 AM


January 21, 2020 9:50 AM

I appreciated Dr. Estrada fitting me into his schedule on the 13th and the 16th and getting me in for surgery on the 17th. I felt that my visit on the 13th was not thorough, though. The doctor did not seem to thoroughly examine my abscess, and I wasn't told that surgical draining was likely to be needed; I was not given discharge instructions that day at all. (The nurse on the 16th assumed I had already gotten materials about my abscess on the 13th but I had not). My discharge instructions from surgery contained no information about follow-up on my seton. When I emailed the doctor to ask, he did not offer much explanation. I had to call his nurse to find out. She was VERY helpful.

January 20, 2020 11:26 PM

Dr. Estrada is great!

January 20, 2020 11:26 PM

staff at the office are accommodating and show compassion.

January 18, 2020 9:41 AM

This Surgeon has been informative regarding questions and regarding future healing.

January 18, 2020 9:41 AM

Surgeon and staff have all been very professional., informative and I am happy to be under their care.

December 16, 2019 1:24 PM

Dr. Estrada is incredibly professional. He took the time to listen to my concerns and provided both the pros and cons to getting the procedure done.

December 16, 2019 1:24 PM

when we decided to go forward with the procedure, Dr. Estrada was quick and limited my discomfort as much as possible. He made my whole experience as comfortable as it could be!

December 14, 2019 11:31 PM

Wonderful visit - very thorough and considerate.

December 14, 2019 11:31 PM

Great service and great doctor!

December 9, 2019 1:44 PM

Dr. Estrada is an excellent specialist! it was a great experience to talk to him about my health problem.

December 2, 2019 3:18 PM

overall excellent experience.

December 2, 2019 3:18 PM

Great young Dr. With a bright future. I'm very Thankful for Dr. Estrada.

November 26, 2019 11:29 AM

he's the best around

November 23, 2019 2:11 PM

Very Pleasant, Patient Listener about Concerns. And Explanation concerning. Last Test done.

November 23, 2019 2:11 PM

All Good.

November 19, 2019 10:32 AM

funny, nice guy!

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

great experience, doctor was very knowledgeable and kind, explained everything to great detail

November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Estrada provided excellent care, interacting appropriately and addressing all the proper issues.

November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

Excellent visit.

November 11, 2019 11:00 PM

i love dr. estrada he is incredible!!

November 11, 2019 10:16 PM

I was treated like of I was somebody special.They made me feel real good.Dr. Estrada solved my problem in just a few minutes.I appreciate that he solved my problem because my problem was bothering me.

November 8, 2019 11:00 PM


November 1, 2019 7:00 PM

A very fulfilling and informative appointment. Dr Estrada was very supportive and thorough. Answering questions about procedure and recovery. Going through my tests results and explaining next steps clearly.

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

He was very nice and very positive about what was going to happen. He explained to me the process and helped me understand what was gonna happen

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Estrada is amazing and by far the best medical professional i have ever encountered! professional and excellent people skills. You need more healthcare professionals like him!

September 28, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience is for a specific test that older men should get so we concentrated on that. I thought Dr was very informative and would recommend him.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM


September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Estrada talked about my current condition. did a couple of tests. set up next appointment. all fine

September 3, 2019 7:00 PM

An excellent visit with a Doctor who clearly cares about my health, all of my questions were answered and all of my concerns were addressed during my visit! An excellent experience.

August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I was there for a follow-up visit from surgery. The provider didn't read my chart before coming into the room because he asked why I was there for the visit. It was the remove a drain that was put in place by the provider during surgery. Also, when I was an in-patient at Illinois Masonic for my procedure, I did not meet Dr. Estrada until I was in the surgery pre-op area and I had to ask to meet him. He signed off on my waivers and consent forms, but he physically did not come into my room to explain. One of the residents came in, but yet the dr. signed off. I didn't have time to ask questions to Dr. Estrada in pre-op and he seemed annoyed that I asked to meet him. It was an odd situation as an inpatient and my experience in my follow-up wasn't much different.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Gave me hope for the future.

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm extremely grateful that Dr. Estrada is part of my health care team! He addressed all my concerns as well as my daughters concerns! He's an extremely compassionate and caring physician!

August 17, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider made you feel secure and open to questions and went out of his way to ensure you understood everything he was referring to. He especially explained why this happens to the individual for it's not the same for all the patients. That really makes a person feel understood.

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

very professional

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Estrada was exceptional. Smart, compassionate and thorough. He took time with me and was very patient with me as the reason I was seeing him was a cause of concern. He has since followed up with a personal phone call with test results. Amazing! His nurse was also very kind and compassionate!

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

the office was on time, able to accommodate me an urgent appt for the next am, and everyone is friendly. not to mention Dr. Estrada's mannerisms are impeccable

June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

A very nice surgeon. Very thorough.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

delightful from start to finish

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Estrada was friendly, patient, and good temperament. He was very responsive to my questions.

June 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Estrada covered everything in detail. he even took time to show me my CT scan and explained things on the scan beyond what I was there for. Very professional and nice. I'm glad he is one of my doctors.

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Estrada was very nice and welcoming and was willing to listen to my issues and provide ways I could hopefully prevent themfrom returning in the future.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Very efficient.

May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

When I told him the story of my illness, he repeated everything back to me to make sure I understood what he was thinking before giving his diagnosis and a recommendation for a procedure. I felt heard and understood; I've had many doctors half listen and then jump to a conclusion, or dismiss some of my symptoms. Dr. Estrada was an attentive and detailed listener. This gave me a high confidence in his recommendation. I really appreciate his straightforward style of communication.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM


May 8, 2019 7:00 PM

everyone do the best and professional

April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Estrada is great. I enjoy his manner; he himself may not be super funny or joke-y, but he's receptive to it. :) He explains things in lay terms without sugar coating, but in a direct, not off-putting way that resonates with me. I always feel confident about knowing my exact health status and plan of action if needed after my visit with him.

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

fast, efficient, informative

February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Very professional, everyone.

February 5, 2019 6:00 PM

Overall Pleasant Experience which is what I am Accustom to.

January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

This was a visit to discuss surgery. Dr. Estrada and his staff seemed thorough and I didn't think there was need to talk about not having the surgery.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

my visit with Dr. Estrada was a follow up for surgery for the removal of a malignant tumor. he did a follow up exam checking the status of The surgery recovery. he is very companionate, and informative. the staff is very friendly and efficient. I would recommend him and him staff to everyone

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

The entire staff was very carding and kept me informed.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

good experince

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Estrada was on time, professional, and informative. I welcome him to my team.

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

it was a positive experience and everyone was courteous and professional, however I would have liked the doctor to go over alternatives to surgery and he didn't do so.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

outstanding professional excellent care for patients above and beyond great Dr

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Very personal and professional.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Estrada is a top notch provider who is both intelligent and caring. He always remembers the details of my case and guides me in the best direction necessary.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Estrada has excellent bedside manners all his staf is well versed in their field. Refreshing & relax

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

very good i am happy everybody was soo cool

January 19, 2019 6:00 PM

The explanations from the provider were sufficient and reassuring.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Very thorough. Great communication. Answered all my questions. Communicated all information needed for follow up procedure process. He is one of the most professional, positive, caring and knowledgeable physicians I have had.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM


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