Raju S. Ghate, M.D.

Raju S. Ghate, M.D.

Raju S. Ghate, M.D.

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Treatment Philosophy

My goal is to understand my patients needs and work with them to return them to their active lifestyles. This can involve therapies ranging from physical therapy to surgical intervention. When it comes to surgical intervention my goal is to understand the patient's needs and goals and use that to formulate a treatment plan that best fits them.

Personal Interests

I enjoy skiing, golf, and my kids' activities

CV/Resume

Conditions & Procedures

Procedures

Custom Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Hip Techniques, Minimally Invasive Knee Techniques

General Information

Gender

Male

Affiliation

NorthShore Medical Group

Expertise

Knee Replacement/Revision, Partial Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement

Languages

English

Board Certified

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Service

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 1999

Residency

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 2004

Fellowship

Rush University Medical Center, 2005

Locations

A

NOI NorthShore Orthopedics Chicago

680 N Lake Shore Dr
Ste 924
Chicago, IL 60611
847.866.7846 866.954.5848 fax This location is wheelchair accessible.
B

NorthShore Medical Group

9650 Gross Point Rd.
Suite 2900
Skokie, IL 60076
847.866.7846 866.954.5848 fax This location is wheelchair accessible.

Insurance

Commercial Plans
  • Aetna Choice POS (Open Access) and POS II (Open Access)
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO and EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Health Network Options
  • Aetna HMO (including Open Access)
  • Aetna Managed Choice (Open Access)
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Access Aetna Select (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice EPO (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Open Access Managed Choice POS (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna QPOS
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select (Open Access)
  • Beechstreet PPO Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Products
    Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage
    Verify PCP Participation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna LocalPlus
  • Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
  • Cigna Open Access Plus with CareLink (OAPC)
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO (an Aetna Company)
  • Coventry Health Care Elect Choice EPO
  • Coventry Health Care First Health PPO
  • Galaxy Health PPO Network
  • Great West PPO/POS
  • Healthcare's Finest Network (HFN)
  • Humana - All Commercial Plans (including Choice Care)
  • Humana - NorthShore Complete Care
  • Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan and PHCS PPO Network (Including PHCS Savility)
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider PPO Network (TRPN)
  • Tricare
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare - All Commercial Plans
    Not Contracted United Healthcare Core
    Not Contracted United Healthcare Navigate
Exchange Plans
  • Not Contracted Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Products
    Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision
    Verify PCP Participation
  • Not Contracted Coventry
  • Humana National
  • Land of Lincoln - All Products
  • Not Contracted United Healthcare Compass
Medicaid
  • Community Care Partners
  • Illinicare ICP
  • Illinois Department of Public Aid (IDPA)
Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (HMO/Open Access HMO)
  • Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
    Effective 1/1/2015
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage HMO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Premier HMO-POS
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Primary HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus PFFS
  • HumanaChoice PPO
  • United Healthcare - All Medicare Plans
Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community
  • HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Illinicare Health Plan
  • Meridian Complete

Publications

  • Component sizing in total knee arthroplasty: patient-specific guides vs. computer-assisted navigation.

    Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical engineering 2012 Aug

    Authors: Yaffe MA,
    Abstract
    Patient-specific guides (PSG) and computer-assisted navigation (CAN) are technologies that have been developed to improve the accuracy and reproducibility of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study is to compare the methodology by which a PSG system and an intraoperative navigation system (CAN) perform an anatomical registration and correctly predict femoral component size in TKA.
    One hundred and eleven PSG TKA were performed, 30 of which were concurrently evaluated with CAN. PSG-predicted and CAN-predicted femoral component size were compared with the actual component selection. The process by which PSG and CAN determines component sizing was evaluated.
    The PSG system was both more accurate and more precise than the CAN navigation system in predicting femoral component size in TKA.
    In this study, the surgeon's final component selection was more likely to be in accordance with the PSG rather than the CAN sizing algorithm. This study suggests that intraoperative surface registration may not be as accurate as preoperative three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging reconstructions for establishing optimal femoral component sizing.
    PMID: 22868780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • A monoblock porous tantalum acetabular cup has no osteolysis on CT at 10 years.

    Clinical orthopaedics and related research 2011 Feb

    Authors: Moen TC,
    Abstract
    Aseptic osteolysis has been the single most important factor limiting the longevity of a THA. A great deal of attention has been focused on the development of implants and materials that minimize the development of osteolysis. The monoblock porous tantalum acetabular cup was designed to minimize osteolysis, but whether it does so is unclear.
    We evaluated the incidence of osteolytic lesions after THA using a monoblock porous tantalum acetabular component.
    We retrospectively reviewed 51 patients who had a THA using a monoblock porous tantalum acetabular cup. At a minimum of 9.6 years postoperatively (average, 10.3 years; SD, 0.2 years; range, 9.6-10.8 years), a helical CT scan of the pelvis using a metal suppression protocol was obtained. This scan was evaluated for the presence of osteolysis.
    We found no evidence of osteolysis on CT scan at an average of 10.3 years.
    Osteolysis appears not to be a major problem at 10 years with this monoblock porous tantalum acetabular component, but longer term followup will be required to determine whether these findings persist.
    Level IV, therapeutic study. See Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
    PMID: 20809172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Posterior approach: back door in.

    Orthopedics 2005 Sep

    Authors: Gerlinger TL,
    Abstract
    Minimally invasive THA is a controversial topic in adult reconstruction. While early reports championed this new technique for faster return of function, decreased hospital stay, and less pain, these findings are being questioned. More recent reports have highlighted increased complication rates during the surgeon's learning curve and noted a lack of benefit compared with a standard incision. This article describes the senior author's technique for a minimally invasive posterior approach and emphasizes the importance of patient selection and a team approach. The size of the incision should never dictate the quality of the THA nor place the long-term results at risk. Incision length and degree of visualization are dictated by the needs of the specific surgeon as well as the patient's morphology. In appropriate patients, using a team approach and the described minimally invasive posterior approach can lead to a shortened hospital stay and rapid functional recovery without increasing the risk of complications.
    PMID: 16190057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Featured Videos

Beth Kappas is grateful for the collaborative approach NorthShore physician, Dr. Raju Ghate, took when it came to her complex knee replacement surgery.

Beth Kappas is grateful for the collaborative approach NorthShore physician, Dr. Raju Ghate, took when it came to her complex knee replacement surgery.

Sixty-eight-year-old fitness instructor Kathie Greenberg is back in action with a second set of knees, thanks to NorthShore's expert care.

Sixty-eight-year-old fitness instructor Kathie Greenberg is back in action with a second set of knees, thanks to NorthShore's expert care.

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