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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Kakodkar grew up in Chicago. He received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School. He pursued an Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery residency at The University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kakodkar is board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and welcomes Adult and Pediatric patients with ear, nose and throat problems. He treats problems involving tonsils and adenoids, ear infections, hearing loss and chronic ear disease, head and neck malignancy and congenital malformations, voice problems and velopharyngeal insufficiency, as well as airway problems and sinusitis. He has particular interest in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and airway problems, as well as surgical treatment for pediatric congenital malformations of the head and neck. He is also very active overseas and has been involved in providing surgical care for the underserved population of Vietnam and India through medical mission trips. He has won teaching and research awards throughout his training and continues to educate the community as well as future surgeons. He has presented at national meetings and published journal articles and book chapters related to treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, congenital hearing loss and its relations to hypothyroidism, algorithm for management of the difficult pediatric airway, as well as treatment of congenital neck malformations. Dr. Kakodkar is on staff at St. Catherine's, Community, St. Mary's, Methodist North & South Lake campuses, as well as Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.
Verified Patient Reviews
It is really comforting when the doctor hears your problem and diagnoses it perfectly. I had impacted ear wax for months and after loosing hearing in my left ear, I went to see an actual expert. The doctor was wonderful, kind, and most importantly has me hearing fully again!
Loved the experience. I have been having pain on the right side of throat when swallowing. Dr. Kedar was very friendly and gave me a sign of relieve that it was just a virus that needed to run its coarse. The receptionist was also very friendly. He ran a test to confirm that this was correct. Definitely will recommend him.
Excellent physician. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Dr K and his staff were friendly, professional and informative. I will recommend this Dr to my family and friends.
He was very patient and nice to my mom who is 82 and wheelchair bound. He took good care of her ears, plus the young lady who did her test was great also. Really showed concern for her and explained well too.
Very accomodating,personal,and explained things that was very easy to understand. Answered questions confidently and gave great medical advice.
He didn't help me at all. He gave me a prescription for nasal spray.
Third visit and it was great! Each time he and the staff were attentive and professional.
A patients dream!
He was professional and competent
He communicated clearly and heard my concerns.
very personable - took his time to explain not only to myself (pt's mother) but even to the pt, my 11 year old daughter. Cared to hear everything she had to say. Very pleasant experience, will "keep him" as our ENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dr. Kakodkar Very professional warm and attentive! Did not wait. Great experience. I would recommend him. A matter of fact, both my husband and daughter will be seeing him!
The Doctor explained the cause, and treatment, of my problem with my ear. He answered all my questions and was very personable.
Dr Kakodkar was absolutely amazing. He was so patient, thorough, took his time explaining everything in detail. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I got in right away and the Dr. answered all of my questions. Very satisfied!
I am happy that I listened to my gut and took action to find a great ENT. It was fantastic to be able to get in right away. The best thing about this experience was Dr. K and his wonderful, pleasant, professional and CALMING staff, Elsa, Chris and the lovely lady in the front office were absolute gems. I felt comfortable and as if I was truly being cared for every step of the way. When I arrived the tv in the waiting area was painfully loud for me, and even though it was only affecting me, the receptionist (so sorry I can't remember her name) turned down the volume. How nice is that!!!? I have already told several friends about my visit, and will continue to refer Dr. K. I haven't had many doctor visit experiences where I didn't feel as though a stop watch was running and they were trying to hurry me on. I asked a lot of questions and Dr. K was patient, understanding and I feel a huge sigh of relieve. Thank you Dr. K!! :)
It was the best doctors visit I ever had, he took the time to listen and understood my symptoms, and gave be a better understanding of my condition, he really cared
He was polite, a good listener and took the time to educate me about my issue.
Dr Kedar Kakodkar offered me probably one of the best doctor experiences that I have ever received. His professionalism and attention to detail went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable.
He was very polite and understanding. He knew exactly what to do to fix my ear problem and was gentle causing very little pain. I am an adult but I can tell from his mannerisms that he is also fantastic with children.
I thought Dr. Kakodkar was a very good doctor. I made the appointment and got in to see him on the same day. I was in quickly, he diagnosed me and I was on my way. He seemed knowledgeable and was very informative. I would certainly go back to him again if necessary.
Dr. Kakodkar and his staff were extremely helpful and quick in getting me in and out. He gave me his honest educated opinion about my symptoms which I really respected. Highly recommended.
I was very happy with my experience!
He was excellent - he explained the options clearly and was able to address the issue very quickly.
It was great! He's very knowledgeable and skilled as well. It only took him about 20-30 seconds at most a little more than a minute to get a camera thing into my throat through my nose and take a look at the site of my discomfort. He was able to diagnose my sickness right away and let me know what medicine to take =). He's got a good sense of humor too lol.
Excellent doctor, great staff, and ease in scheduling appointment. Dr. Kakodkar didn't hesitate in resolving my issue.
I chose Dr. Kakodkar because of his reviews and I must agree that they were well deserved. He took the time to answer my questions and I never felt rushed. I will recommend him time and time again.
I thought he was fantastic !!!
This was the first time I met Dr. Kakodkar. He was very friendly and very thorough.
Dr.K is very knowledgeable. He treats you with respects and answers all of your concerns. I had been having ENT related issues, all three at once, for quite a while. He was able to give me a diagnosis and explanation on my first visit! I would highly recommend him.
Excellent, little to no wait time and exceptional communication and treatment. Highly recommend!
easygoing, clearly explained health issue and treatment instructions
Excellent. Got me in quickly on last minute appointment
Dr. K was probably one of the best doctors visits I've ever had. He took the time to talk to me about how I was feeling with what I came to him for. Also, with needing a hearing test it was right in his office. I was give options for treatment and felt very comfortable with what needed to happen next.
I chose Dr. Kakodkar because of his high ratings on here, and I can see now why he is rated so highly. I was very pleased with my visit. Dr. Kakodkar was very good at explaining his thoughts and recommending next steps. He thoroughly listened to me and did not rush me at all. If you need to see an ENT, I think you should consider Dr. Kakodkar
Very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.
It was wonderful! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Dr. K. did an excellent job at explaining the next steps and was thorough in his exam. Highly recommended.
He was very pleasant. Didn't try to suggest any unnecessary procedures or medicines. He made sure the patient felt comfortable and explained in detail his diagnosis (using graphics etc.) so that the patient felt reassured.
Dr. K is wonderful and I felt very comfortable with him and his knowledge. Consequently, I am scheduling my surgery today.
Great professional! Highly recommended.
Wonderful Doctor. Clear explanations, knowledgeable, doesn't order unnecessary test or procedures. Conscious of costs. I would have no hesitation in recommending him
He was very gentle and patient. He is an excellent Doctor I would highly recommend him.
He was very helpful and very informative .He gave me the treatment i needed and answered all my questions.I will definitely recommend him .
He patiently explained everything to me and did not give me any medications right away but instead wanted to investigate the root cause of my symptoms.
I feel very confident with his ability in a rare condition I have. I highly recommend him.
Very personable guy. Very knowledgeable and eager to help.
He is good
Very nice. He took time to explain everything to me
I really liked Dr. K. Super knowledgeable and was invested right away in my long term issue!
Very personable! Felt he listened to me, did not feel rushed. Would see again and recommend to friends or family members.
Excellent! Knowledgeable and very professional.
Very nice doctor and staff
Dr. Kakodkar was awesome! He very clearly explained my hearing issue with me. He walked me through all treatment options. I got in really quickly, the staff was very friendly, and I was in and out in minutes! It was awesome!
Great doctor! I went in for hearing issue and he fixed my ears
Fantastic experience with the physician and the staff. On time and with a smile. Great bedside demeanor from the physician also.
Wonderful Experience. Thorough, personal and knowledgeable. Explained the situation well and laid out the possible solutions.
Awesome doctor, from the initial meeting to the very end. Kind, understanding and caring. All of the feedbacks are correct.
Excellent overall experience.
Very nice guy! Would definitely see him again!
Excellent in knowledge and demeaner.
Nice office, simple, great people, caring, listens, knowlegable.
It was okay.
Dr Kedar was very honest and sympathetic to my condition. I have been suffering from a blocked left ear for 12 days now. Although my condition persists, Dr Kedar gave good sound advice to get an audiogram to test my hearing for fluid or hearing loss due to severe cold/congestion. He is positive and instilled confidence that my condition would improve and wasvery reassuring. Thank you once again Dr. Kedar!
Great office location; the doctor knew his stuff; asked the right questions and I was out the door with a solution in 20 minutes.