Ricardo B. V. Fontes, MD

4.9
Rush University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Neurosurgery Services
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

Advocate Physician Partners
Aetna
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Affiliated Physician Group
Beech Street
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
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
CorVel
CountyCare
Coventry
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
IlliniCare YouthCare
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Mercy Physician Association
Meridian Health Plan
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

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
CP concern for questions/worries
4.9
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.9
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.9
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
He has always gone out of his way to be kind, accurate, and very helpful
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
very personable and listened to my concerns
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Dr. Fontes did a great job sitting and explaining everything with me.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Would Highly recommend this clinician to anyone in need of Neurosurgical care.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
DR. FONTES is PHENOMENAL!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Ricardo Fontes is a credit to his profession, he listens, and is connected to the patient's experience.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2021
Dr.Fontes was so very kind & shows a degree of caring as well as exprtise that is outstanding
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2021
Dr. Fontes was thorough, patient, and personable. He provided extensive information and engaged me in discussion of my options.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2021
Doctor Fontes was absolutely incredible. He was kind and compassionate as well as responsive to all my questions and concerns. I feel like he actually cared about me and my specific case. He addressed all of my concerns, explained everything in a manner I understand and genuinely cared!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2021
Dr. Fontes is a very qualified and sensitive person. I was glad that he spent time explaining my problem.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Dec 2020
Dr. Fontes is an exceptional physician, in whom I place utmost trust and confidence. He has been more than I could have hoped for, in terms of quality of care, thoroughly explaining my condition and treatment, and in transparency, patience, and compassion.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Dec 2020
great doctor!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Dec 2020
I appreciate all Dr Fontes has done for me.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
Questions were answered in understandable and thoroughly.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
the doctor was very concerned about my medical condition
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
Excellent!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
He's a caring doctor and makes you feel like you're his only patient.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Sep 2020
Dr. Fontes is the best!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Sep 2020
Good - love Dr. Fontes - he's caring and kind -
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2020
Dr. Fontes spent much time with us explaining the problem & how to fix it. An excellent surgeon! We have confidence in his skill.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2020
excellent doctor very compassionate; took all the time needed to talk to me.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2020
Top notch doctor - can't be beat!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2020
Dr. Fontes fixed my sons problem - wonderfully! I if I could would shout his name from the highest mountain!!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2020
Dr. Fontes is fabulous. I transferred from a different neurologist to Dr. Fontes because of a recommendation and his reputation for excellence.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2020
Dr. Fontes had my health history in mind as he worked with me. His explanations were clear and easy to understand. My husband, in the car listening via phone, clearly understood as well, without looking at the pictures from the xrsys and MRI.I would recommend Dr. to anyone!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2020
Dr Fontes has been upfront with my condition and what treatments are most beneficial for me.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2020
Dr. Fontes is so knowledgeable but explains in clear English - he is an outstanding MD & kind person!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2020
I'm very pleased with the care provider and my husband was with me so he could help me, he too was very pleased with the care provider!!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2020
We have some more questions, and details to review with the doctor, which the initial appointment couldn't be expected to cover. I would like to see the doctor again before undertaking the recommended surgery.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2020
Dr. Fontes is always kind. Shows concern and interested in my questions & concerns.

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