Dr. Karol Zakalik, MD

Dr. Karol Zakalik, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Karol Zakalik, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Royal Oak, MI and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1980 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3535 W 13 Mile Rd Ste 504

Royal Oak, MI 48073

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zakalik performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 99% of peers
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Zakalik's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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23  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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.

Education

  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Vt
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Hospital Sick Chldn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zakalik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zakalik's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zakalik to family and friends
16 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Zakalik's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

While I have only amazing things to say about Dr Zakalik, his office staff is basically one lady who is the rudest person you will come across when trying to deal with sensitive issues like surgery! She must be related to the Doctor because there is no other logical reason why she would be allowed...more
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Can't say enough good things about Dr. Zakalik. I had a L5-S1 Microdiscectomy in June 2016 by Dr. Z for a herniated disc causing partial foot drop. I had a lot of anxiety about back surgery given all the horror stories you hear and sought multiple opinions prior to moving forward with surgery after...more
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