Dr. Alexander Ghanayem, MD
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Dr. Alexander Ghanayem, MD


Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male


Dr. Alexander Ghanayem, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Maywood, IL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Ghanayem is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center.

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    Worth, IL |
    I brought my 84 year old, wheelchair bound aunt to see Dr. Ghanayem today. She is in a wheelchair from a compressed vertebrae. He was very kind and thoughtful in his interactions with her. In the end, I appreciated his honesty. He said that in his opinion spinal surgery was too dangerous at her advanced age and that she was best to remain as is. Wow! I was so impressed that he did not try to sell surgery, and related to us the dangers of it at her age, and unlikelihood of a full recovery.
    in Chicago, IL |
    Hi im linda im only 17 & Dr.Ghanayem did my spinal fusion not even a year ago i just want to say he saved my life and if i could i will give him mines in a heartbeat i have so much love & respect for this man he couldnt even understand . i can brag about him all day im going into surgery and ofcourse theres the chance of me dying or becoming paralyzed & he sent me into life threatning surgery smiling laughing . i seriously love this man he is phenominal Godbless his soul i cant say thank you eno
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    Dr. Ghanayem's clinical expertise includes spine surgery of a variety of conditions, including the cervical (neck) and lumbar (back) spine.

    Dr. Ghanayem's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Back Pain
    • Broken Neck
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Vertebral Column Tumors
    • Work-Related Injuries


    • Medical School
      Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1989

    • Internship Hospital
      Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    • Residency Hospital
      Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

      Completed in 1994

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of Wisconsin, Madison

      Completed in 1995

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Neurological Spine Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
    • Cervical Spine Surgery
    • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
    • Complex Spine Surgery
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminectomy
    • Laminoplasty
    • Laminotomy
    • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Spinal Decompression
    • Spinal Discectomy
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstruction
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Spine Surgery
    • Spine and Back Procedures
    • Steroid Injection