Dr. Ahmad Bader, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 40

Dr. Bader
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Unity Point Clinic Neurosurgery

1026 A Ave Ne Ste 5000 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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Dr. Ahmad Bader, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Faculty Of Medicine, Alquds University medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bader to book an appointment.

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Felt like he couldn’t care less about me no matter how much pain I am in. Waited 30 minutes in a room and when he finally came in he seemed like he was too busy to help me. 5 minutes was all he had for someone in pain. Would seek a different Doctor if you have a choice ! Very disappointed, will seek second opinion.
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Tim – Nov 25, 2020
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I have had lower back pain for several years. I have had surgery twice for herniated lumbar disc. Most recently for about 3 years I've been undergoing steroid injections in lumbar, providing temp relief, the last one no relief at all. I seen Dr Bader and he ordered a lumbar MRI. After reviewing it he seen a small portion of my lower thoracic spine that looked concerning. He then ordered a Thoracic MRI, and a CT scan. reviewing that he discovered a badly herniated thoracic disc causing serious spinal stenosis, so bad that my spinal cord is flattened in that area. He was not willing to do that type of surgery because it was not his expertise, but referred me out to The U of I. I am now scheduled for surgery and praying all goes well. I am thankful he found this when no other doctors did and thankful for his honesty that he felt i needed a higher level of care and referred me out To the U. Very caring and honest Doctor
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Rhonda – Jan 22, 2020
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Dr Bader performed a spinal fusion of L4 and L5 on my lower back in April 2019. He thoroughly explained the pros and cons of surgery and what to expect during and post surgery. He was kind and professional in his manner and explained surgery in detail and answered my questions thoroughly. He helped me understand that everyone heals differently and I would have a big part in my healing. My arthritis may necessitate surgery in the future and I would definitely choose him. St Luke's staff was very helpful. I returned to work after 8 weeks and all medical restrictions were lifted after 4 months. I have not felt this pain free in years.
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Anne L in Cedar Rapids , IA – Sep 27, 2019
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He was condesending, arrogant, and rude. He claimed he was far superior tha the MRI Specialist. When I started asking questions in a polite manner I guess he got upset and left the room after only 5 minutes. I waited 20 ninutes for my discharge papers telling me I shoud go to a certain therapist, or anything at all. i never got the papers so, I left to the hall to find the nurse for about 5 minutes and then a security showed up with him and said the "Dr." wanted me escorted out of the entire building. I guess when I started asking questions that he couldn't deal with, he acted like a baby throwing tantrum fit. I don't reccommed him in the least bit.
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May 22, 2019
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Dr. Bader performed my Cervical fusion three months ago. My husband and I were very impressed by the amount of time he spent with us and how thorough he was in explaining what needed to be done and why. During my post surgery visits, he was very thorough as well and answered all of our questions. My neck has healed with no problems at all. I am facing another fusion in my lower back in the near future and will definitely be going back to Dr. Bader for that one as well.
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Norma Greeley in Hershey, Nebraska – Mar 06, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Bader. He was very through. I felt very comfortable with him.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Shani Hunziker – Feb 28, 2018
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I had great care from Dr. Bader. I had back surgery and the results were great. Dr. Bader was very good about taking time to explain his recommendations. I would highly recommend Dr. Bader to anyone.
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Paul Parliament in Broken Bow, Nebraska – Feb 16, 2018
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Our daughter was examined by Dr. Bader, after a very serious neck injury from a car accident, and we were given the option of transferring to a different doctor at a bigger hospital and have never regretted our decision to stay under his care. He was very thorough explaining the surgery he was to perform and possible outcomes. We will be forever grateful for his knowledge and skillfulness to allow us with many more years to celebrate with our daughter.
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Jan 25, 2018
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I am thankful I found Dr. Bader and he was successful repairing the spinal stenosis in my upper vertebrae. Dr. Bader was precise and very professional performing this procedure. I would recommend him as an extremely professional neurosurgeon to anyone.
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Carol Jean Garland in Grand Island, NE – Aug 17, 2017
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100% professional, knows what he's doing and is very good at it, I felt at ease with him performing my surgery, I am very happy I chose him, I know he cares, he listened to any concerns, explained everything thoroughly, his team was amazing and went above and beyond, I am so grateful I was surrounded with such caring and professional people, somehow they made me feel at ease during the scariest point in my life, thank you.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jeff in Sargent NE – Aug 13, 2017
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I was hospitalized with a herniated disk in my lower back. Dr. Bader saw something that he didn't think looked right in my cervical spine area, and stated that needed to be corrected before my lumbar back. He was right. I had the 2 surgeries within 24 hours of each other. It has taken months to recuperate, but I have no pain and am able to do normal activities. Dr. Bader is very professional, I never have to wait for him in the office, and I am very grateful to him for his help.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Jodi Daily in Kearney, NE – Jun 02, 2017
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Dr Ahmad performed an acdf on me in September and did an excellent job and was wonderful on follow up definitely recommend to everyone.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Christian Schluntz in Alma, Ne – May 17, 2017
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Dr. Bader is an exceptional surgeon. In December 2016 he performed back surgery on me. I was amazed when I came out of the anesthetic I was pain free. There was of course the minor pain of the surgery itself but the pain for the reason of the surgery was totally gone. Dr. Bader had explained everything to me and has a very good bedside manner. Thank you Dr. Bader!!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Christina Baack in Cozad NE – May 17, 2017
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Dr. Badar is a gentle caring soul.. I highly recommend him for any procedure one may need done. In fact I plan to reschedule for another consultation in the next few months, for other concerns. .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gwendolyn Jameson in Upland, NE – May 15, 2017
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Yes, I would recommend Dr Bader for any spinal surgery . He spent a lot of time explaining the procedure & answered all of my questions. I am very glad I had Dr Bader for my surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Shirley Swanson in Arapahoe, NE – Sep 28, 2016
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Yes, I would highly recommend Dr. Bader for any spinal surgery. He preformed two back surgeries and one Neck surgery on me. he kept me from ending up in a Wheelchair. Also found a problem with my neck, that I didn't realize I had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Danie lGeschwentner in Colby, KS – Jun 08, 2016
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I came to Dr. Bader when I was diagnosed with a serious tumor in my vertebrae. Dr. Bader was very compassionate and explained the surgery in terms my wife and I could understand. His follow up care was excellent. With each visit he spent as much time with us as we needed. His staff holds as much respect for him as we do. I would highly recommend him and have.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob Skates in North Platte, NE – Mar 27, 2016
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I ESPECIALLY LIKED THE PRELIMINARY VISIT TO DR BADER BECAUSE THE SURGERY WAS EXPLAINED IN DEPTH, AND HE ALSO TOLD ME WHAT COULD NOT BE DONE. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANY ONE NEEDING SPINAL SURGERY, IN FACT I HAVE.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rose Drake in Sargent, NE – Mar 11, 2016
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My experience with Dr. Bader was great. His exam was very thorough and he was honest when explaining what needed to be done about my condition. He performed two back surgeries on me and I have very little back pain now. I am not using morphine to control my pain any longer. He also has a great bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marina Small in Grand Island, NE – Mar 08, 2016
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I had seen another doctor who was very rude to me so I wanted a different doctor. Dr. Bader was fantastic! He was reassuring and showed me all of my MRI/X-ray information. He was very open and honest and I felt very good having him perform my surgery, Even after the surgery, I am very happy with his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Judy K. Witte in Kearney, NE – Mar 07, 2016
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Dr. Ahmad Bader, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Faculty...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2015
University of British Columbia / Faculty of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2009
University of British Columbia / Faculty of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2005
Faculty Of Medicine, Alquds University
Medical School

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Dr. Bader frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bader treats.

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Dr. Bader's office is located at 1026 A Ave Ne Ste 5000, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Bader's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Dr. Bader treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Bader treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
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Dr. Bader treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Bader treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

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  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bader treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Bader treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Bader's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Glioma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Open Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Unity Point Clinic Neurosurgery

Unity Point Clinic Neurosurgery1026 A Ave Ne Ste 5000 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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