View map

Dr. TK Venkatesan, MD

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Chicago, IL

Overall rating
4.7
Recent reviews
Dr. Venkatesan is the best ENT I have seen - he really cared about me and solving the issues I washaving.
Dr. Venkatesan is the best ENT I have seen - he really cared about me and solving the issues I was having.
Jon C. · June 11, 2019
I was promptly and quickly taken care of and everyone was very professional, kind and thorough. I would recommend This doctorand office to anyone.
I was promptly and quickly taken care of and everyone was very professional, kind and thorough. I would recommend This doctor and office to anyone.
Christina V. · February 16, 2019

About Dr. TK Venkatesan

*** Please indicate the medical reason for your appointment when booking your next appointment *** *** EXISTING PATIENTS must provide insurance information in order to book an appointment through ZocDoc. If there is no insurance information provided, the appointment will be canceled! *** Please note there is a No-Show/Same Day Cancellation Fee Dr. T.K Venkatesan is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed his internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and his residency in Otolaryngology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Venkatesan is fellowship trained in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and an expert in sinus disease, sleep disorders, vertigo and head and neck cancer. He has worked alongside Dr. Friedman for over 18 years and has mastered numerous minimally-invasive techniques to treat these diseases. Additionally, he is an Assistant Professor at Rush University and has authored several publications and textbook chapters.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Madras Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Rush University Medical Center, Fellowship in Otolaryngology
  • Rush University Medical Center, Residency in Otolaryngology
  • Beth Israel Medical Center (Internship)
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Illinois State Medical Society

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
See you again

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1295797470

Dr. TK Venkatesan's office locations

ChicagoENT

3000 N. Halsted St, Suite 400

Chicago, IL 60657

ChicagoENT

2222 W. Division St., Suite 250

Chicago, IL 60622

Patient reviews for Dr. TK Venkatesan

All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Based on 413 reviews

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Venkatesan is the best ENT I have seen - he really cared about me and solving the issues I was having.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was promptly and quickly taken care of and everyone was very professional, kind and thorough. I would recommend This doctor and office to anyone.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Venkatesan is great. He takes the time to explain things so that we understand it and answers all our questions. We know we are in good hands!
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Wait was super fast, Dr. V was quick and friendly and professional, explained everything thoroughly, and helped set a course for treatment that I feel confident about.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was admittedly precisely at the time of my appt. & the care & attention were like no medical appt. that I have ever had.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very Good Very Fast That was the best part
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Venkatesan was sincerely polite and helpful during my visit. I was also very pleased with the services provided by every staff member at the clinic. I am definitely looking forward to my next visit!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was very knowledgable and friendly. He spoke to me in a way that was very easy to understand what his plan was for me and what our course for treatment would be.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Highly recommended. The doctor and all office personnel were excellent - friendly and professional.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Fast quick and to the point.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Super helpful and very funny! Was fast and gentle with a nasal endoscopy.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The consult was very professional and the doctor listened and addressed my concerns clearly and personably. However, I could not complete the check-in process before they called me in, which was frustrating. I had made the appointment online,provided information earlier, and made an in-person visit (with insurance card) a week prior to confirm details. My primary doctor is also part of the same database system (Advocate). At no time was I given the opportunity to provide information ahead of time to make check-in easier. In the days prior I did receive multiple (6+) texts, emails and phone calls to remind me of the appointment - way too many for me. The check-in process could be vastly improved to be more pleasant.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Venkatsan was professional yet warm. He addressed my issue clearly and fully.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He couldn’t immediately fix my issue, but took the time to truly listen, and even called several fellow specialists
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
It was my first appointment with Dr V. Wait time was non-existent; they called me back before I finished my paperwork. Dr V explained everything extremely well, talked through our plan of action, and let me know what to expect everystep of the way. I highly recommend he and the Chicago ENT office
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was wonderful. He explained my diagnosis to me in a way i could understand. He was patient, calming and kind. He is a wonderful doctor. So glad I went to see him.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The wait time for my appointment was minimal. My visit with Dr. Venkatesan was thorough and informative. Also, I was finished with my appointment in under an hour. He was really professional and it makes the visit much more enjoyable.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent Dr. and bedside manner!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Thank You Dr. Venkatesan and your team for the excellent service I received. Hopefully my follow up will be as pleasant as my initial visit.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Follow up visit to find out I’m ALL BETTER!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional and has my utmost confidence in finding a solution to my issue. I would strongly recommend him.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. TK Venkatesan also had me do a hearing test which i did not request, think was necessary, and seemed to be doing a favor to drum up business for a co-worker who seemed to be having a slow day.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doctor. Very knowledgeable. Took the time to do a thorough exam and answer all of my questions.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
His impeccable disposition was on par with his medical insights.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Building management is a problem. Disability button on door in garage did not work. Water in the washroom did not work.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great visit! Now if I get better, that would be the best!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was extremely happy with my visit today. Doctor Venkatesan lived up to previous reviews I read. I have been dealing with large tonsils/sickness my entire life and he made me feel very comfortable with what is going on now andmoving forward with the next step. I look forward to continued treatment with him!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Venkatesan is the best! Have been seeing him for a few years and I have also recommended family and friends and agree he’s knowledgeable, professional, caring, and friendly.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Venkatesan addressed my concerns & answered all my questions in a reassuring manner.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I got to my appointment early, and they took me in right away. He has a very nice office and nice help. The Dr. had a great bedside manner. Very happy with my choice to go to that office.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Venkatesan was professional l beyond words, caring, spent quite a bit of time with me, and was also nice beyond words. I feel I am in very good hands.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
To early to tell at this moment just waiting on the rest tests results
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was nice and willing to answer all my questions. I really liked him.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He didn’t give me time to ask questions, he was in and out like he had no time for me.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very thorough; took the time to explain options to me for my sleep apnea
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent bedside manner! Was on time, introduced himself immediately while shaking my hand and explained everything in detail. Answered all of my questions without rushing, engaged in our conversation and provided me a good amount of information plus reassurance. Great overall appointment, will recommend to friends/family.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I visited Dr. Venkatesan for the first time because I had ringing in my ear that had lasted more than three months. He was very pleasant and seemed concerned about my condition. He was quite certain that it was caused bystress, and he was correct. In spite of that, he conducted some tests to rule out other causes. I was relieved to know that it was a side effect of stress and nothing was wrong with me. My symptoms soon subsided. The doctor was very nice, and I appreciated being seen right at my appointment time. I would visit him again for any ENT issues, and am sending my husband to see him for an issue he's having.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Couldn't be happier with our (first) experience with Dr. Venkatesan and his team. Warm, caring and professional treatment.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
he was very kind and it was very quick and painless.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
This Dr. was very professional . He made sure you were comfortable. Explained everything that he was doing. I would highly recommend this Dr. Also his staff were just as professional.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Not only was the whole staff quick and friendly, but Dr. Venkatesan was SO much better than a doctor I saw at a difference hospital. He asks questions AND listens to the answers. The staff also didn't try to push medications/treatmentson me which was refreshing and established trust with me. Loved them!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Venkatesan was very professional, listened to what I had to say and presented his diagnosis so I would know exactly what I had to do. He explained in detail all that was being done and what was needed to correctmy diagnosis. I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of the whole office and everyone I spoke with. I would recommend Dr Venkatesan and this office to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was professional, prompt and knowledgable about the issues presented.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The nurse who talked to me first was amazing. She listened and took time with me. It was terrific. When the doctor came in, it was a whirlwind. We were probably in the same room for 2-3 minutes. It's clear heknows what he's doing AND that he's seen conditions like mine before. It was SO fast.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
It was an excellentvisit. Everything was accomplished that I needed to be
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I'd definitely recommend. I was able to be seen within 10 minutes of my appointment time. I had a pretty easy ear issue, but his bedside manner was seen as good when there was just a touch of pain - I'd definitely go back if I needed to!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He's a very nice doctor who immediately recognized my issue and set about treating it. The initial instrument was too big and it caused pain. Once the correct size instrument was used the rest was quick and painless. I thought Iwas being sent for a scan but instead I had a hearing test! I must have not heard whaty he said but thee was a real disconnect in communications!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was very nice and professional.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was very friendly and the cauterization process was quick and painless!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
show all reviews

Find Doctors

ZocdocEar, Nose & Throat DoctorDr. TK Venkatesan, MD