Ricardo Fontes, MD

4.9
Rush University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Neurosurgery Services; Spine and Back Care
Languages:
English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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Rush Employed Provider

About Me

Scoliosis starts in adolescence. These are kids who start becoming retracted and start getting concerned about physical activities, wearing tighter clothes -- it poses a huge social burden on them. Correction does wonders for them. It allows them to live a normal life, and it spares them problems later in adult life.

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Locations & Appointments

Primary location
Rush Neurosurgery
Rush Neurosurgery
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 855
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-6644
(312) 942-2176
Directions
Rush Neurosurgery
Rush Neurosurgery
2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

(630) 724-1300
Directions

Credentials

Certifications

Neurological Surgery

Education and Training

Rush University Medical Center - Neurological Surgery
Universidade de S?Paulo - Neurological Surgery
Rush University Medical Center - Neurological Surgery
Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Clinical Expertise

Atlantoaxial instability
Scoliosis
Scoliosis surgery
Spinal deformity
Spine surgery

Academics & Publications

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center. In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at Rush University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.

Insurance

Aetna
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Affiliated Physician Group
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Com
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Cigna
Cigna Medicare Advantage
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
CorVel
CountyCare
CountyCare Medicare Advantage
Coventry
Devoted Health
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Great-West Healthcare
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
IlliniCare YouthCare
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Meridian Complete (MMAI & MA)
Meridian Health Plan
Molina Dual Options
MultiPlan
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare
University of Chicago Health Plans
University of Illinois at Chicago
WellCare Medicare Advantage

Accepted insurance plans are subject to change without notice. Please contact your insurance company to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network before your visit. If you schedule an appointment and your provider is not in network with your insurance, your out of pocket liability may be higher than expected.

Ratings and Reviews

Overall
4.9
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.9
Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (risks, benefits, etc.)
4.9
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.9
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
5
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.9
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2022
Dr. Fontes is the best!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2022
Dr Fontes has such a great bedside manner , very personable and makes you feel like you matter as a patient! He includes family members/ spouse in discussing plan of care
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2022
He explained everything very well and was straight forward in layman's terms
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2022
Dr. Fontes has always been kind, compassionate, caring and helpful. I am so grateful that he is my doctor. Thru many difficult things he has always been so helpful. He is my hero.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2022
Dr. Fontes was wonderful to me - First time visit. Answered all my questions.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2022
I appreciated the time spent explaining what could be done, but especially the encouragement to pursue other exercise at this time to see if that will be enough help to avoid surgery.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Apr 2022
Dr. Fontes saved my life and I was able with hard work and dedication to change my unhealthy lifestyle to be able to LIVE!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Apr 2022
I'm very happy that I was able to see Dr. Fontes. He's a very bright & helpful doctor.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Apr 2022
Very good/caring about you.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Apr 2022
Dr. Fontes is a gifted surgeon and a kind & caring physician. He takes time to listen & genuinely cares for his patients.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2022
Dr. Fontes was excellent. I'm very happy with the results of my surgery.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2022
Awesome and competent Dr. He truly cares about his patients and their welfare.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2022
Excellent service
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2022
I feel very lucky that Dr. Fontes is my dr. He hands down is the best I've ever had and I trust his advice on how and what I can and can't do from here on out. This has been very scary and hard! But I feel safe with Dr. Fontes. He in my eye gave my life back to me.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2022
Dr. Fontes is terrific!! He is very knowledgeable, kind, has a lot of patience to explain things thoroughly, answer all of our questions. We never felt rushed.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2022
Dr. Fontes is one in a million. He analyzes the data and discusses options. His memory for past visits & treatments is amazing.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2022
Dr. Fontes was a good communicator, excellent bedside manner. Took the time to explain in detail information we needed for complicated decisions. We would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Fontes.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2022
Dr Fontes is very personable
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2021
Dr Fontes was awesome
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2021
Dr Fontes is a wonderful man and doctor.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2021
Dr Fontes is very intelligent and patient oriented.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2021
Dr. Fontes EXCELLENT doctor.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2021
Dr. Fontes was extremely informative about my medical issue and even suggested some possible treatment which might help me. I felt very comfortable when he began to explain the intricacies of my medical issue.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2021
I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Fontes and everyone in the neuro department at Rush.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2021
Carefully and specifically explained the problems in a manner that I could understand. Discussed options and effects also so I could understand.Excellent
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2021
Dr. Ricardo Fontes is the very best surgeon I have met so far. He takes time explaining all the options, including risks.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2021
Dr. Fontes is easily the best dr. I've had. He's friendly, explains everything very well.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Sep 2021
Dr. Fontes very patients listening to my concerns.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Love Dr Fontes!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Dr. Fontes always listens and includes me in decisions. I've already recommended him to a friend having issues.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Went over each option and provided answers to my questions
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Dr. Fontes was wonderful, caring and informative.

Call (888) 352-7874 for help arranging an appointment

Primary location
Rush Neurosurgery
Rush Neurosurgery
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 855
Chicago, IL, 60612

Directions