Dr. Babak Lami, MD

Dr. Babak Lami, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Babak Lami, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Schaumburg, IL and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Chicago Med School in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

500 W Golf Rd

Schaumburg, IL 60195

Contact Information

(847) 303-1200

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Benefit Plan of Illinois
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Chicago Med School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Illinois
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Louisville Kentucky
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Engineering
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lami has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lami's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lami to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Lami's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

I went to Dr. Lami for my first opinion and all I have to say is that it was a mistake. After a year of having symptoms of a herniated disc he still would not perform surgery on me. He kept telling me I was too strong and it would go away on its own. I am now having a tough time during recovery,...more
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Dr.Lami helped me with my lower back herniated disk. After surgery I had a short and easy recovery and I'm doing great. Highly recommended!
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outstanding doctor. He listened to me and my needs and concerns and addressed everything.
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Dr. Lami has been excellent throughout my entire recovery. He performed my laminectomy which has had great results. Along with his team, especially my physical therapist Dave Bragg, I have recovered from my injury successfully. I would recommend Dr. Lami and Illinois Spine Institute to anyone and...more
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I had chronic leg pain when I first started seeing Dr. Lami. MRIs revealed a small tumor growing inside one of my nerves at L5-S1. Dr. Lami recommended surgery, but volunteered that he did not have this expertise. He researched for a specialist (neurosurgeon) and called me the next day with his...more
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