Dr. Babak Lami, MD

Dr. Babak Lami, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Babak Lami, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Schaumburg, IL. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

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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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

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • 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
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • 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)
Dr. Lami's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Poplar Grove, IL |
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, and I believe it's because I waited too long to have the surgery.
in Crystal Lake, IL |
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!
in Marengo, IL |
outstanding doctor. He listened to me and my needs and concerns and addressed everything.
in Bartlett, IL |
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 everyone.
in Crystal Lake, IL |
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 name. I have since had surgery and recovering as planned. I thank Dr. Lami for providing excellent guidance in the care and treatment of my condition.
in Lombard, IL |
Excellent surgeon,great bed manner and great staff. He did neck surgery on me and i am very satisfied with the results. I highly recommend Dr Lami
in Desplaines il |
He is the best surgeon in the country Saved our loved one Thanks DR.Lami
in Chicago, IL |
After meeting with Dr Lami, I wanted to leave him a review as I do whenever I am receiving some type of service. When I got to this website I was shocked at what some others have claimed. I was in the medical field myself for over 20 years and I know how demanding patients can be. Also how little they understand when it comes to a doctors reasoning behind a diagnosis or prognosis. Dr Lami was nothing but professional and his expertise gave me direction needed to regain my life back!!!
in Illinois |
Dr.Lami has proven himself to be a doctor I can trust and depend on.He listens and is attentive to his patients needs and concerns.I wouldn't think of going to a different Doctor! Thanks Dr.Lami !
in Chicago, IL |
I would highly recommend Dr Lami.I had a L4-S1 Laminectomy due to having severe leg pain and numbness. After surgery I had no leg or back pain! And was not on any pain medication three days post op! If you considering spine surgery look no further, Dr Lami is the right guy.
in La Grange, IL |
After seeing many surgeons, I was referred to Dr. Lami by one of my friends who had surgery by him with excellent results. Dr. Lami is an excellent doctor and surgeon. He actually showed the MRI picture to me and explained them to me in detail. We discussed non surgical treatments first. He did my surgery which was done as an outpatient procedure. The incision was so small that it was covered only by a Bandaid. No longer have my sciatic pain.
in Illinois |
This doctor cares only of the money he gets. I was referred to Dr Lami from a respectable chiropractor. I went to his office to get a consultation for surgery and he refused to see me until I called the billing department. (which I called the previous day and set up a plan to pay). That tells me he only cares about the money and not the patient care. I would not refer anyone to him.
in Schaumburg, IL |
Dr L. spent absolutely no time with me. He acted as though I was trying to scam him ( if I was asking for drugs I might understand his attitude, but I wasn't ). Even though I had three separate doctors tell me I HAD to see a surgeon regarding my neck issues, he chose to ignore their expertise. He barely gave me the time of day-much less a physical exam. I came prepared with x-rays, an MRI, a CT and records were sent to him previously. Absolutely frustrating.
in elkgrove Illinois |
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Blue Access PPO
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    Blue Advantage PPO
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    Blue HMO
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    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
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    Blue Select
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    Blue Traditional HMO
    Blue Traditional POS
    Blue Traditional PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Managed Care
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare Plus Blue PPO
    Medicare Select HMO
    Service Benefit Plan Nationwide Basic
    Service Benefit Plan Nationwide Standard
    State Employees Program
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
  • Humana Benefit Plan of Illinois
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
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    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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