Nicholas Kunio, MD

Specialty: General Surgery

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1425 North Randall Road

Elgin, IL 60123

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Office: 224-783-3450

Fax: 224-783-1124

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745 Fletcher Drive

Suite 302

Elgin, IL 60123

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Office: 847-695-6600

Fax: 847-695-4279

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Meet Nicholas Kunio, MD

About me

  • Adrenal SurgeryAnti-RefluxAnti-Reflux Surgery Minimally InvasiveEsophageal DisordersEsophageal SurgeryMinimally Invasive Hernia SurgeryMinimally Invasive SurgeryMinimally Invasive SurgeryRobotic SurgeryRobotic Surgery



  • Oregon Health Sciences University, General Surgery
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine At Rockford

Board certifications

  • General Surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • 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 144 patient ratings.


June 16, 2020 4:55 AM

Doctor Kunio was very kind and considerate to me.

June 16, 2020 4:55 AM

Doctor Kunio sent me for an ultrasound. The day after my ultrasound, he called to discuss the results with me and to discuss the surgery I would need.

May 20, 2020 8:27 AM

I was treated with respect and courtesy. Dr. Kunio listened to me and gave me a thorough knowledgeable of my options.

March 26, 2020 6:38 AM

Was very impressive with Dr. Kunio & office staff. All very caring & he was spot on!

March 19, 2020 10:13 AM

doctor was excellent with explaining and helping me w my situation

March 13, 2020 12:00 AM

Very pleased - I trust his diagnosis -

March 3, 2020 11:10 AM

Very good & relaxed.

February 28, 2020 10:57 AM

Ever one on their team was great. In the office and at the hospital on the day of the surgery.

February 24, 2020 9:13 AM

It was good I am satisfied.

February 24, 2020 9:13 AM

Was good.

February 17, 2020 6:12 PM

I was referred to Dr. Kunio by my primary, Dr. X, for consult regarding gall bladder surgery. Dr. Kunio was extremely thorough and made sure that all my questions and concerns were addressed. He explained the surgery procedure, and the expected recovery time, and anything I might experience during recovery. I left his office feeling very comfortable and confident that I was in very capable hands.

February 4, 2020 1:53 PM

Very good.

February 4, 2020 1:53 PM

As in survey - was good.

February 1, 2020 8:51 AM

Had pain and Dr. Kunio explained what happened and why I had to have surgery -

January 16, 2020 2:00 PM

Excellent, excellent, excellent!!!

January 16, 2020 2:00 PM

Could not have been better!

December 27, 2019 8:49 PM


December 27, 2019 8:49 PM

very good

December 27, 2019 8:10 AM


December 19, 2019 11:00 PM

He and his staff were fine.

December 7, 2019 3:48 PM

The times that I have gone to Doctor Kunio, all the procedures of my visits have been good the attending very professional everything.

December 5, 2019 11:13 AM

the doctor was very good at information about my concerns

November 27, 2019 9:28 AM

Extremely professional and caring.

November 14, 2019 8:15 AM

I was in need of care right away and got it. Dr. Kunio and his nurse made me feel at ease. They kept me informed of what was going on.

November 14, 2019 8:15 AM

Dr. Kunio is now my general surgeon and I will recommend him to anyone who asks.

October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

that was really good and healing good my process

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM

This was a first visit with Dr. Kunio!

September 18, 2019 7:00 PM


September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I had a great experience my doctor was awseome. He gave me some good tips on what to eat and not eat. How to conquer the situation that had arose and he was postive and understanding. He also told me if I need to follow up he would be more than happy to help me.

September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio was very professional and nice. I would recommend him to anyone needing surgery.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt I left with some questions. I felt dismissed I still have questions.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Have an excellent service only one PCT needs to improve her attitude toward the patients. The surgeon & the receptionists excellent.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent service.

August 5, 2019 7:00 PM

It was, generally speaking, a good visit (I was, for the most part, treated with courtesy and respect by doctors and staff. They were also competent and helpful.)

June 18, 2019 7:00 PM

EXCELLENT surgeon. Provided detailed information about my procedure and what to expect during recovery.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr was excellent and performed the surgery as expected. he communicated everything I needed to know

May 6, 2019 7:00 PM

He was very knowledgeable and helped me to feel comfortable about the surgery I had to have

April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Very positive experience. Dr. Kunio was very professional and positive.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

So far so good, I may more comments after surgery

March 15, 2019 7:00 PM


March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I was very pleased with Dr Kunio and my experience,

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

2/15/19 was my first visit to any Advocate doctor. Very very impressed. I switched to Sherman Hospital so that Dr. Kunio could treat me. The entire staff at this office was fantastic.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Great Dr. kind compassionate and concerned about my health issue

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Kunio is a wonderful surgeon.

December 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Kunio and his team was exceptional in all aspects. Together with the hospital I was very impressed and my over all experience was a 9 out of 10.

December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

very professional and addressed the issues that were a problem.

November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Very efficient and kind doctor. Office staff is very nice.

October 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent communications - Concerned about my long term health - very much appreciated

September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio is an excellent doctor, surgeon, he made me feel I was important to him. My family also commended what a kind & friendly person he was.

September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio is very professional and explains his surgery methods to be used in easy to understand terms.

September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Doctors were nice. Nurses were nice.

September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Very patient and knowledgeable. He did my surgery last week. I think he is a good surgeon.

August 13, 2018 7:00 PM

the gallbladder surgery went well. would definitely recommend the doctor

August 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Doctor Kulio has been great and very helpful. Thanks so much.

July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

dr. Kunio and his staff are amazing. Dr. Kunio did 3 surgeries on me and he was awesome explaining everything and always came to see me at least 1 time a day and sometimes 2. he even came on his day off. I would never have another surgeon operate on me. he is awesome

June 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio saved my life, he's great.

May 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Was a very responsible person & very kind.

May 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio was very professional, concerned & informative. He answered all my questions and concerns of me and my family. I have the highest regard.

April 29, 2018 7:00 PM


March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Kunio saw me in ER in Dec. Dr. X was also there. Dr. Kunio took me to surgery that day. I did great. He was terrific I already referred my brother to him.

March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

There is absolutely nothing negative to comment about Dr. Kunio was personal, professional and informative throughout the pre and post op stages. He performed the operation extremely well.

January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

I absolutely loved this doctor. He was extremely thorough. Explained everything he was going to do to me before he did it. Was very concerned regarding any pain I was having.

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