Ashraf H. Darwish, MD, JD

Ashraf H. Darwish, MD, JD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Spinal Surgery & Disorders

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Elmhurst Hospital
  • Munster Specialty Surgery Center
  • Plainfield Surgery Center
  • Salt Creek Surgery Center
  • UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Spinal Disorders
  • Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression & Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • Work-related Injuries


Dr. Darwish is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery. His clinical practice focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine with a wide range of options based on his extensive training.

Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual patient based on their needs and goals. Dr. Darwish offers comprehensive care solutions, allowing patients to return quickly to active and healthy lifestyles. He often recommends non-surgical solutions for the relief of neck and back pain, including diagnostic procedures, pain management, physical therapy, and medications. Once these options have been exhausted, Dr. Darwish offers the most appropriate and least invasive surgical option.

He utilizes procedures that range from complex multilevel arthrodesis techniques to minimally invasive treatment options including:

  • Laminectomy and microdiscectomies
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusions (ALIF)
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions (TLIF)
  • Lateral lumbar interbody fusions (XLIF)
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusions (ACDF)
  • Sacroiliac joint fusions (SI joint fusion)
  • Artificial disk replacements (ADR)

Dr. Darwish performs surgeries outpatient at a surgery center and inpatient at a hospital. In an outpatient setting, there are quicker recovery times in the comfort of your own home.

Dr. Darwish was raised in the Chicago area. He returned to the region to begin his practice after completing his training in orthopedic surgery at The Ohio State University and fellowship training at the prestigious Texas Back Institute.  

My personal mission is to provide individualized care for each patient.”

Ashraf H. Darwish, MD, JD

My Team


Law School

Southern Illinois University Law School, Carbondale, IL- Doctor of Jurisprudence

Medical School

Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL- Doctor of Medicine


Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


The Texas Back Institute, Dallas, TX

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association Physician Member
  • American College of Legal Medicine Member
  • North American Spine Society
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