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Home  |  Doctors |  Ari Kaz, MD

Ari Kaz, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Locations

2923 North California Avenue
Suite 300
Chicago IL 60618
Fax: 773-777-5927
150 North Michigan Ave
Suite 1400
Chicago IL 60601
Fax: 312-444-1954

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Community First Medical Center
  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
  • University of Illinois Hospital
  • Weiss Memorial Hospital

Biography

Dr. Ari Kaz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specialize in treating foot and ankle conditions. Whenever possible, Dr. Kaz performs surgery using arthroscopic and other techniques to minimize incisions and the amount of tissue that must be cut, thus reducing pain and speeding recovery times. A Chicago native, Dr. Kaz sustained an ankle injury while playing high school basketball, and he was so impressed with the doctor that treated him that he decided to become a foot and ankle doctor himself.

In providing care, Dr. Kaz takes an individualized approach tailored to each patient’s specific situation and challenges. He takes great care to provide a correct diagnosis, and provides care for the patient as an entire person, rather than treating just the foot or ankle condition. He stresses teamwork between himself and the patient and makes certain patients understand their conditions so that they can participate in their care.

Dr. Kaz keeps current with new developments in his specialty reviewing research articles as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Edition and as an assistant professor of clinical orthopedics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide the highest quality individualized care to ensure the best possible outcome for my patients.

Education

Fellowship
Idaho Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle
MS, Applied Physiology
Finch University Health Sciences
Residency
Indiana University Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Internship
Northwestern University Medical Center
Medical School
Finch University of Health Sciences

Awards

  • AOA National Honor Medical Society
  • Best Basic Science GPA, The Chicago Medical School Board of Trustees Scholarship Award, 2001
  • Honors, Third Year Medical School Clinical Rotations
  • Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin, September 1988

Our Team

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Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
  • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
  • CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
  • CCN POS
  • CCN PPO
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
  • First Health PPO
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
  • HMO Illinois (some physicians)
  • Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
  • Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
  • Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
  • One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
  • One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
  • Savility
  • Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

Patient Resources

Rehab Protocols

Videos

Audio

Other Links

Click the below link to read about Dr. Kaz on WGN.com:

Hip and Toe Pain Resolved: Gretchen’s Story
Gretchen Jacobs, 55, was starting over. She had two kids in college and had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. Gretchen knew the bone and joint care… read more

Dancing Beautifully from Ankle Ligament Reconstruction: Jade’s Story
Jade Ortiz, 17, has been dancing as long as she remembers. She performed in the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker Suite at age 12… read more

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Additional Patient Feedback

“Dr. Kaz and his team made a very scary process feel extremely comfortable. I could not be more appreciative of Dr. Kaz and his team’s kindness and thoughtfulness.”

“Dr. Kaz is the most talented surgeon. You will thank him twenty years later.”

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