Dr. Isa Canavati, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Dr. Isa Canavati, MD

Dr. Isa Canavati, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Fort Wayne, IN. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Canavati is affiliated with Parkview Huntington Hospital, Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Parkview Regional Medical Center, Van Wert County Hospital, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Kosciusko Community Hospital and Marion General Hospital.

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Dr. Canavati's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Marion, IN |
What a rude man, he tells you one thing but when insurance wants pt and shots first changes everything, my husband has numbness in leg, back pain and neck and arm pain, well dr wanted to do surgery scheduled it then insurance wanted other things first, he got worse, went in was treated so badly, he yelled at us changed his story and sent us on our way feeling so angry, calling attny today
Ft Wayne, IN |
The absolute worst appointment I have ever had with but any doctor, period. Never have i felt so dismissed, disrespected, and rushed by any other doctor. He didn't listen to a single word I had to say, because I am "20 years old and am too young for surgery." I had to repeat myself 3 times that I had already gotten a trigger point injection. Best part is? He leaves the room saying "we'll have to get you set up for a trigger point injection." AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
in Detroit, MI |
He did my fusion surgery and he put the screw into my spinal cord and where the nerves come through. Thanks to this Quack of a Dr I'm facing another surgery. I don't recommend this Dr. He ruined me. He has no business being a Dr.
in Marion, IN |
Dr. Canavati saw the need for spinal fusion immediately. I had gone to a well-known Indianapolis spine specialist, who recommended P.T. for three months In pain to the point that I could not function, I took my film to Dr. Canavati, who showed me the problem and recommended a three level fusion. My insurance denied coverage, and Dr. Canavati did a peer-to-peer review and my insurance accepted coverage. Dr. Canavati gave me my life back.
in New Haven, IN |
He did 2 fusion surgery's on me and I'm in more pain after the 2 surgeries. I went to see him about the pain and pushed on the area where it hurts and I jumped off the table because of the pain and the Dr said it's not bad enough. He don't have the guts to tell his patients what is the problem is. HE IS A QUACK
in Bunker Hill |
Did a great job explaining the procedure to me
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Dr. Canavati's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins

    Completed in 1981

    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities