Dr. Ali Araghi, DO

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

The CORE Institute 18444 N 25th Ave Ste 210 Phoenix, AZ 85023 Get Directions
Dr. Ali Araghi, DO

Ali Araghi, DO is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon with more than 13 years of clinical experience. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, arthroplasty to include artificial disc replacement and cervical and lumbar spine surgery. Dr. Araghi completed his fellowship program in orthopedic spine surgery at the Texas Back Institute and received an additional fellowship in advanced spine training at Professor Jurgen Harms in Germany. Prior to that, he completed his orthopedic residency at Peninsula Hospital Center in New York and his pediatric orthopedic surgery rotations at Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Kentucky. Dr. Araghi earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and earned his bachelor's degree at New York Institute of Technology, where he graduated magna cum laude and was honored on Dean's List, and participated in a combined seven-year accelerated program. Currently, Dr. Araghi is the Deputy Editor of the Spine Arthroplasty Journal, the Associate Editor of the Spine Journal, resides on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Spine Surgery, and was on the Editorial Board and the President of the Spine Section of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics. Dr. Araghi presents lectures around the world and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters in his field.

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Dr. Araghi's Care Philosophy

It is important to me to make sure that I give the best care possible to all my patients, by understanding their complaints, diagnosing their condition with the information which I have at hand, obtaining the appropriate diagnostic testing and when complete give the patient their treatment options, risks, and benefits in detail so they can participate actively in their treatment program within the confines of accepted medical and surgical care.

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2.8
based on 36 total reviews (11 with comments)
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Patients' perceptions of the quality of care and services they receive at our practice provide valuable information and data on which to build improvement efforts.

Dr. Araghi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Goodyear, az |
I had him for 2 surgeries. I was very pleased that he took his time explaining my issue n explaining pros n cons of surgery. Was very thorough
Phoenix, AZ |
Waited 50 minutes past my appointment time for him to spent 5 minutes with me. Very poor bedside manner. Left with more questions than I came in with. Didn't explain things to me just told me what to do. I am sure he is a good surgeon but he really needs to work on his interaction with his patients. I regret seeing him, will not go back and would never recommend him to anyone.
Thank you for your comments. The CORE Institute has a dedicated Patient Advocate who assists patients with questions or concerns. You can reach him at 855.897.2673 or via e-mail at remarksonyourexperience@thecoreinstitute.com.
in Gilbert, AZ |
My chronic pain began in 2013 after I tried a partial discectomy with another dr. After several years of PT, nothing was improving, only getting worse. My legs were getting numb, my hips hurt, all on top of my back pain. I saw Dr Araghi and he was incredible! We looked at my scans together and he answered all my questions. Together we decided an anterior/posterior lumbar fusion would be best. I am now 3 wks post op and feel fantastic! I cried tears of joy at my follow up appt!!
in Surprise, AZ |
This man is a monster. No bed side manner, no compassion. Should consider a career change to police officer. If you see this man for help, I look forward to reading your negative review here.
in Phoenix, AZ |
He is very personable. He asks good questions and , more importantly, listens to the answers. I would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends.
in Phoenix, AZ |
compassion of a gnat if that; hair stood on back of neck... don't trust Core is way too arrogant anymore... will never go again
in Surprise, AZ |
Had the first double disc replacement in Arizona on my upper spine and a decompression on my lower spine with Dr. Araghi. To read other comments you have to understand that he is an expert in his field and that you have to do your own research on procedures and complications. He is straight forward and blunt, not someone who will sugar coat your treatment. Dr. Araghi thank you for everything.
When he started the appointment with no offense, but why are you here, I should have walked out. He then tells me I have degenerative back disorder and what do I expect when your spin is small and look at all the weight it's supporting. He said there was nothing he could do for me, and maybe if I built my core up it might help you won't see a physical difference, but it might help so it does get worse. Zero bedside manner and should not have to pay for that appointment!
in Phoenix, AZ |
I had artificial disc replacement between C5-6 and C6-7 on 09/08/2015 with the Mobic . I was satisfied with Dr Araghi's diagnosis. What angered me was his reaction to the fact that due to whatever he did during my surgery, I woke up with Horners Syndrome. Basically this condition is sensory nerve damage that caused my left eyelid to droop, the pupil won't dilate properly and I cant sweat on left side of my face. For a surgeon of his stature this should never have happened. Not his 1st Rodeo.....
Peoria, AZ |
He about killed my 75yr old mother and then shrugged it off. I hope to see him in the parking lot and see if he has the same attitude.
Phoenix, AZ |
I would not recommend this Dr at all.
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Dr. Araghi says...

Ali Araghi, DO is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon with more than 13 years of clinical experience. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, arthroplasty to include artificial disc replacement and cervical and lumbar spine surgery.

Dr. Araghi completed his fellowship program in orthopedic spine surgery at the Texas Back Institute and received an additional fellowship in advanced spine training at Professor Jurgen Harms in Germany. Prior to that, he completed his orthopedic residency at Peninsula Hospital Center in New York and his pediatric orthopedic surgery rotations at Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Kentucky. Dr. Araghi earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and earned his bachelor's degree at New York Institute of Technology, where he graduated magna cum laude and was honored on Dean's List, and participated in a combined seven-year accelerated program.

Currently, Dr. Araghi is the Deputy Editor of the Spine Arthroplasty Journal, the Associate Editor of the Spine Journal, resides on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Spine Surgery, and was on the Editorial Board and the President of the Spine Section of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics. Dr. Araghi presents lectures around the world and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters in his field.

Dr. Araghi's Care Philosophy

It is important to me to make sure that I give the best care possible to all my patients, by understanding their complaints, diagnosing their condition with the information which I have at hand, obtaining the appropriate diagnostic testing and when complete give the patient their treatment options, risks, and benefits in detail so they can participate actively in their treatment program within the confines of accepted medical and surgical care.

Dr. Araghi says...

I am fellowship trained in spinal surgery and have been in practice for 20 years. I have significant experience both in the newest cutting edge technologies and have been involved across the US and the world in bringing new technologies to other surgeons. I have been involved in multiple FDA studies and numerous research projects. I specialize in minimally invasive surgery and artificial disc replacement.

Dr. Araghi says...

I truly believe that less invasive spine surgery is the best way to approach surgical intervention in the spine, whenever it is appropriate. Patient complications such as blood loss, infection and tissue trauma are minimized. I feel the same way about Disc Replacement whenever appropriate. Maintaining motion rather than fusing the spine is a great option for the right patient.  I have extensive experience with significant teaching expertise in these fields.

Dr. Araghi says...

Patients' perceptions of the quality of care and services they receive at our practice provide valuable information and data on which to build improvement efforts.

Dr. Araghi'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
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Education

  • Medical School
    New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Massapequa General Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Peninsula Hospital Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Texas Back Institute

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure