Ratings (Tenure at Northshore 2002 – 2020)


Ratings Eldin Karaikovic
152 ratings | 73 comments

The overall rating score is an average of responses, over the last twelve months, to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

February 17, 2020
Dr. Eldin is great he listen, and answers any questions we asked.

January 08, 2020
All in all a great Doctor.

November 22, 2019
I would recommend *Dr. Karaikovic to all my friends! He’s very professional and confident and always very friendly to ME and family for the past 10 years!

October 26, 2019
this survey is not accurate, OUTSTANDING is missing because that would describe Dr. Karaikovic. He is such an amazing doctor, 15 days I suffered- unable to walk or sit and just with medication I had hours without pain. Best of all after surgery, I am able to sit up.

October 16, 2019
I love Dr. K! He is a wonderful person, understanding doctor and a man of God. He fixed my back, I’m walking and feel so much better. So to say first doctor did not do a good job. So glad I found Dr. K.

September 04, 2019

August 29, 2019
Very good experience


August 15, 2019
Excellent physician. Very competent and caring.

July 23, 2019

July 05, 2019
one of the best doctor who gives you respect and makes you feel special.

May 08, 2019
Dr. Karaikovic is someone both my husband and I know as a friend. We have heard many good things about him. He lived up to them all and was very helpful.

April 29, 2019
I felt rushed, that Dr. K was too busy, as if my issue was common. I did not feel my extreme pain was recognized, however so far, Dr. K is correct. After going through this, Feeling rushed through my visit was off putting. but I understand. Its important that my correction, PT & healing is permanent so this problem doesn’t interfere with life anymore

April 25, 2019
Dr. K. is as good as they come. Great surgeon with a great bedside manner. He showed interest in my life and even in my wife’s health. He is a treasure.

April 25, 2019
*Dr. Karaikovic is an excellent dr. and a great person. However, that is in regards to any doctors with _____ they must spend too much time with a computer leaving less and less time for a patient!!!


April 23, 2019
#1. Very friendly. #2. Excellent. #8. The best whenever I had.

April 11, 2019
Dr Karaikovic is very clear and clearly confident with realistic answers from clearly years of real experience. I felt very confident in his assessments.

March 27, 2019
I have put my FULL TRUST in DR K,I had major BACK SURGERY performed by him I’m still recovering but have been very pleased with him!

March 23, 2019
I appreciate everything Dr. Khas done and will be doing for me. I’m looking forward to living a pain free life, in a few weeks.

March 20, 2019
Dr K and his office staff are exceptional. it had been a year since I saw Dr K and a new person met me first and she was very pleasant. Once Dr K entered the office he was all smiles. He was wonderful to me and my husband.

February 13, 2019
I did not realize I had seen this Dr before in 2014. He was the 1st Northshore Dr I ever had an appointment with and he did not address my real issues at the time. a year later I was referred for a spinal fusion of the T6-T7 by a totally different doctor that was much more in touch with identifying the cause of my symptoms.

January 22, 2019
experienced professional with good manner


January 19, 2019
He was amazing. I was concerned that he had lunch, but he said that was fine. I was concerned about the other patients after me, but he was not rushed and gave me his undivided attention. I said good for explanation as I wish he could tell me more, but he said without MRI, he can’t say more regarding the cause of pain.

January 09, 2019
Confidence good so far. Have not had surgical treatment as yet which is key to continued confidence

December 05, 2018
Doctor was very professional and spent a lot of time with me reviewing CT’s and MRI.

December 05, 2018
Doctor answered all my questions with information that I could understand. He explained the x-rays and my options going forward. The doctor also had another patient that he asked if I wanted to talk to her. This was very helpful and I appreciated that he thought to do this. He also had the nurse provide printouts of exercises for me. Sometime in the future I will need surgery. I feel very comfortable with having him perform the surgery.

November 21, 2018
Dr. Karaikovic is wonderful!!!!

October 29, 2018
One of the more thorough and productive doctor visits ever.

October 28, 2018
it was a very good experience


October 26, 2018
The doctors who practice at NorthShore Univ HlthSys are kept so busy that they hardly have time to do their job. Dr. Kraikovic did his best, but had to scan my patient record and type in the after-visit summary during the short time he was allowed to see me. This is asking way too much of your medical staff. I am perfectly happy to wait for a few days for my after visit summary if it mean having more of my doctor’s attention.

October 25, 2018
I am very pleased with Dr. K. He is as good as they come.

October 22, 2018
Dr.K is a great doctor full of knowledge and has great bedside manners.

October 18, 2018
Fantastic doctor.

October 06, 2018
Dr. K is always professional and attentive

September 30, 2018
Dr. K. is THE BEST!

September 18, 2018


September 08, 2018
I have already recommended him to friends with back problems

August 22, 2018
*Dr. K. is wonderful! Very kind, he has compassion. I appreciate everything he has done for me.

July 26, 2018
*Dr. Karaikovic is very nice and informative. I am confident in what he says. He is an excellent doctor!

June 17, 2018
no bad experience

May 24, 2018
Dr K was very pleasant and professional. He knows his stuff and has given us several options to treating my back.

May 09, 2018
Excellent surgeon. Also very attentive and caring.

April 28, 2018

April 26, 2018
excellent care from my surgeon and his staff!


March 23, 2018
Very friendly & made me feel at ease.

March 19, 2018
I had surgery under one doctor before Dr K was recommended to me. I truly wish I’d known about him first. I think my back surgeries neeeded to have operated on with the expertise and caliber of a doctor like Dr K. I wonder if I’d had to go through as many surgeries as I did if Dr K had been the original Doctor.

February 07, 2018
I was very pleased with the doctor as you can see by my answers.

January 17, 2018
This experience was consistent with my previous experience with North Shore physicians. I have always found them to be be respectful (not as common a characteristic as one would hope), friendly, and clear and straightforward with information.

January 16, 2018
Hr is wonderful, listens to you, answers questions, and gives excellent explanations.

January 09, 2018
Very good

December 28, 2017
Excellent treatment all the way through.

November 06, 2017
dr.K is as good as any doctor can get. I have recommended him to several people and everyone has been very pleased also.


October 25, 2017
Since my visit I have recommended *Dr. Karaikovic to my co workers.

September 28, 2017
Dr. Karaikovic was super. Very informative and courteous. Dr. Karaikovic preformed surgery on my back in 2011 and was very pleased with his work that was done. I was very pleased to see that he was still with NorthShore and we have recommend his services to many of our friends & family members.

September 26, 2017
I have recommended Dr. Kraikovic to several people. Three of whom I know have seen him. I trust his judgement implicitly. He is a very good surgeon.