Alexander Chow, MD

4.8
Rush University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Urology Services
Languages:
English, Cantonese
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Rush Employed Provider

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.

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
Directions
Rush Oak Brook
Rush Oak Brook
2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

(630) 724-1300
(312) 942-3012
Directions

Credentials

Education and Training

Rush University Medical Center - Urology
Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Washington Univ Physicians - Minimally Invasive Urology & Endourology
Rush 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
Uteropelvic junction obstruction
Vasectomy

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
Cigna HMO One Health
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
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
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 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
4.8
Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (risks, benefits, etc.)
4.9
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.8
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.8
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.8
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.8
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Sep 2021
Great
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Great service
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2021
I felt I was in good hands .
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2021
I was comfortable talking with him. He took the time to explain details thoroughly.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2021
I would recommend Dr. Chow to anyone needing a urologist
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
Dr Chow was a very good listener and developed a good health plan with me
4.7
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
good
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
My experience was .good.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
Very good
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
I found Dr. Chow personable with good communication skills.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
I would definitely recommend my Family and friends to this Dr and anyone else I came in contact with
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2021
I would absolutely recommend Dr Chow.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2021
dr. chow has been great with me and i believe an asset to rush

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

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

Directions