Dr. Hikmat El-Kadi, MD

Dr. Hikmat El-Kadi, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Hikmat El-Kadi, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Wexford, PA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

12680 Perry Hwy Ste 201

Wexford, PA 15090

Contact Information

(724) 720-4599

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Spine Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Second Moscow Ni Pirogov State Medical Institute
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Ct School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • West Virginia University Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. El-Kadi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. El-Kadi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. El-Kadi to family and friends
based on 56 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. El-Kadi'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 (11)
philadelphia, pa |
Dr. El-Kadi has treated me for two different nerve/spine issues. Both were resolved after surgery. He is professional, direct and pleasant and I would not hesitate to refer him to friends and family for treatment. His staff is wonderful to deal with, very organized and knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate to be treated by Dr. El-Kadi in the future.
in oil city pa |
had emergency back surgery L3-L4 with Dr. El-Kadi in Nov. 2017. I was in 10 out of 10 pain, Dr. El-Kadi had his associate contact Passavant Hospital McCandless to get first available room after examining all the records. It was a Friday morning. Dr. El-Kadi then cancelled his Saturday family plans in order to operate. Unbelievable treatment! He's all business, and he really had his game face on when Saturday morning arrived. I have virtually no pain now, walking unassisted. Highly recommended!!
Pittsburgh, PA |
This is my third neck surgery and Dr. El-Kadi has been able to eliminate my issues and I feel comfortable with the outcome and would highly recommend Dr. El-Kadi for any spinal surgery that you may need. Dr. El-Kadi told me today that I was extremely close to being paralysis and in a wheelchair and due to his expertise that is no longer a possibility.
in Seward, PA |
My first visit to see Dr. El-Kadi was in Monroeville and the office staff was exceptionally nice and the Dr. was the best I have seen in a while KUDOS TO THE OFFICE STAFF AND DR EL-KADI THANK YOU
in West Newton, PA. |
Dr. El-Kadi has an Excellent STAFF!! So impressed with the professionalism and courtesy of the entire staff of the Passavante Hospital also. The hospital service was at an excellent standard of care. Dr. El-Kadi is quiet, and to the point. Not to be mistaken as rudeness. He took my case on without hesitation and that shows he is kind and compassionate. He is the top in his field for a reason.
in Sewickley, PA |
Dr. El-Kadi performed a fusion of my 3, 4 and 5 vertebrae. Without warning on May 24, 2016 I was overcome with pain and could not walk. Dr. El-Kadi admitted me to the hospital and on Memorial Day Saturday morning he operated on me. One year later I am literally 100% better and doing all my previous activities with no pain or restrictions. I exercise 6 days a week doing P90X. Dr. El-Kadi and all his staff were wonderful and caring people.
Cranberry Township, PA |
A very knowledgeable and thorough professional.
Murrysville, PA |
Absolutely fantastic, surgeon! I highly recommend him. He performed a lumbar microdiscectomy on my L5 - S1. I have been living in pain for the last 16 months and am now 100% pain free. He is a very professional, skilled surgeon who is also polite and has a good sense of humor. He and his staff are also very organized and thorough with providing all the necessary information regarding the procedure and instructions for surgery. Thank you Dr. El-Kadi and staff!!
Hermitage, PA |
After dealing with a pinched nerve between C6 and C7 for 2 years, I had my initial consultation with Dr. El-Kadi on a Friday and surgery the following Monday. Ten days later I was out of my soft collar and started getting back to normal.
in Slippery Rock |
My first impression when I entered the Wexford office was their kindness and concern. They were thorough and professional. Dr. El-Kadi was polite and to the point as to what the MRI showed, what needed to be done and my treatment options.
in Brookville, PA |
On May 26th 2015, I had my first surgery, Dr. El-Kadi attempted a microdisectomy, however do to unforeseen complications it was not successful. On Dec 8th 2015 Dr. El-Kadi performed L4 thru S1 Spinal fusion surgery. I was making good progress, (walking with a cane) until I fell down 4 steps the night my staples were removed, & fell again a few weeks later. I spent weeks using a walker & lots of PT, but finally improved. Back to work 2 weeks now as of 5/27/16 I Got my life back. Thank You Sir!
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Dr. El-Kadi accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
    Group Plan PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. El-Kadi has admitting privileges

UPMC Passavant - McCandless
9100 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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