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Alexander Chow, MD

4.8
RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Urology Services
Specialty: Urology
Languages:
English, Cantonese

About Me

Alexander K. Chow, MD, is returning to RUSH University Medical Center after completing fellowship in minimally invasive urologic oncology and endourology. He is an expert in robotic surgery for prostate cancer, treatment of complex kidney cancer, urinary tract reconstruction (pyeloplasty, buccal ureteroplasty, ureteral reimplantation, and urinary diversion) and treatment of complex stone disease.

Dr. Chow’s unique clinical skills include retroperitoneal nephron sparing robotic surgery, which reduces the risk of post-operative complications after treatment of some kidney tumors. He is also experienced with the robotic utilization of buccal autograft to treat long complex ureteral strictures.Dr. Chow’s academic contributions include over 30 presentations at regional, national and international meetings, numerous peer-reviewed publications on surgical outcomes and residency education, and contributing as a reviewer for the Journal of Urology and Journal of Endourology.His philosophy of care is to be present for his patients during every step of the diagnosis, treatment and recovery processes; he aims to guide them from the initial diagnosis of their urologic condition, to the day of surgery and beyond into the surveillance period, and back into a life of normalcy.

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Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH Urology - Suite 970
RUSH Urology - Suite 970
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 970
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 563-3447
(312) 563-3721
Directions
RUSH Urology - Oak Park
RUSH Urology - Oak Park
610 S Maple Ave
Rush Medical Office Building
Suite 3450
Oak Park, IL, 60304

(708) 660-2422
(708) 660-2421
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Credentials

Certifications

Urology

Education and Training

Rush University Medical Center - Urology
Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Washington Univ Physicians - Minimally Invasive Urology & Endourology
Rush University Medical College

Clinical Expertise

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Bladder cancer
Hematuria (blood in urine)
Hydronephrosis
Kidney cancer
Kidney stones
Kidney-sparing surgery
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery
Prostate cancer
Prostatectomy
Robotic surgery
UPJ obstruction
Upper urinary tract cancer
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
Vasectomy

Academics & Publications

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.

Assistant Professor

Insurance

Aetna
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Aetna PPO Exchange
Affiliated Physician Group
Ambetter of Illinois
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 HMO One Health
Cigna Medicare Advantage
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
CorVel
CountyCare
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)
Meridian Health Plan
Molina Dual Options
Molina Healthcare of Illinois
Molina Healthcare of Illinois, Inc Marketplace
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
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
University of Illinois at Chicago
WellCare Medicare Advantage
Zing Health

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
4.8
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.8
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.8
Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (risks, benefits, etc.)
4.8
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.8
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.8
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jan 2024
Already in the process of referring family and friends to RUSH
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jan 2024
Dr chow is a very nice person who cares for his patients
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Dec 2023
Dr Chow is amazing. He has a winderdul bedside manner and is very kind and professional.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Dec 2023
All good
4.8
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Dec 2023
Dr. Chow openly discussed things I could try to mitigate, as well as possible side effects of prescribed medication
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Dec 2023
Dr. Chow was very thorough in his explanation and recommendation. Excellent listener and made sure that he addressed all of my questions and concerns.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Nov 2023
As far as I know, Dr. Chow has earned his reputation of being a caring and skilled professional. I remain grateful that my primary physician recommended him to me. In fact, of the 5 urologists I've at least become acquainted with, I've been MOST SATISFIED with Dr. Chow!
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Nov 2023
Dr. Chow was outstanding!!
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Nov 2023
Dr Chow is approachable. He listens and he engages with me as a person not only as a patient
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Oct 2023
Dr Chow was great in all areas
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Oct 2023
Absolutely, I would recommend him to friends and family. We left with a clear understanding of the next step.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Oct 2023
He's excellent in all regards
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Sep 2023
Dr Chow has always addressed my health concerns in a caring and professional manner, and I am very grateful for his expertise.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Sep 2023
Dr. Chow and the staff were great. A straightforward, positive experience.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Aug 2023
I was very impressed, Dr Chow was beyond good.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Aug 2023
Dr. Chow was excellent!!
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jun 2023
Good
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jun 2023
Have already recommended to friends looking to see a Urologist