Dr. Mina Foroohar, MD

Dr. Mina Foroohar, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mina Foroohar, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Arlington Heights, IL. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

880 W Central Rd Ste 3200

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Contact Information

(847) 398-9100

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

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Top Care Areas


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more than 88% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 87% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 82% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial

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.


  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Chicago Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Foroohar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foroohar to family and friends
based on 70 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Foroohar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in Lake Zurich, IL |
Dr. Foroohar performed my cervical spine fusion. My neck is much improved after only 4 months, and the scar is almost nonexistent already. A plastic surgeon couldn’t have done better. She is professional, thorough, kind, takes time to listen to every concern and addresses them all. I would recommend her to my family and friends, and I will use her again in future for my lumbar problems. The efficient office staff makes everything easy, and they’re kind. I’d give more stars if I could.
in Long Grove, IL |
Every element of my treatment by Dr Foroohar has been excellent. No problem getting an initial appointment. Evaluation was professional. Clearly responded to questions. Surgery went well. Recovery has been just about exactly as she predicted. I think the partnership she has with Dr Minnion to correct my issue is thoughtful and sensible. Certainly appropriate in my opinion. I can recommend Dr Foroohar without any reservation.
in Buffalo Grove, IL |
Dr, Farooha exudes confidence and professionalism in a most pleasant manner. I was treated, by her, for a couple of years prior to my surgery....and now am getting back to "'normal" with physical therapy following the surgery... Her staff is every bit as capable and pleasant as the doctor.... Kudos to the whole team...they are the BEST!
in Chicago, ILLINOIS |
Dr.Foroohor is very knolageble,smart and kind doctor. Dr.Foroohor's office staff is the best. The whole team has unbelievable bedside manner! I highly recommend Dr.Foroohor to anyone who needs a help of a nurosergen! Julia Vayner
in Wheeling, IL |
Dr foroohar did neck and back surgery on me and from the beginning she gave me a feeling of confidence that I was in the best of hands. Everyone that works with her has a great deal of respect for her abilities. The people she surrounds herself with seem to be the best of the best. The results have eliminated a great deal of pain and for the first time in about three years I don't have a constant feeling of being tired. I would use and recommend her to anyone who wants to enjoy life again.
in Bourbonnais, IL |
Enough cannot be said about the wonderful experience I had. From the moment I met the doctor, I knew I was in great hands. The thought of having surgery terrified me, but with Dr. Foroohar's experience the outcome could not have been better. The office staff is fantastic and I couldn't be happier with Northwest Community Hospital. I am so glad I found Dr. Foroohar. She gave me my life back!
Algonquin, IL |
I can't say enough great things about Dr. Foroohar and her staff. Dr. Foroohar is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions putting me at ease. From making my first appointment, seeing the doctor and following up, I have never had such a great experience. Highly recommended!
in Lakewood, IL |
I am just so thankful, I found a Surgeon like Dr. Foroohar when I was going through a lot of pain from a herniated disc. While the wait time to get an appointment with some of the specialists closer to me was months, I was able to schedule an appointment with Dr. Foroohar in a week's time. She was very professional and detailed. I was in the surgery room within 15 days of my first appointment. The surgery went really well, the pain was gone in a couple of weeks after surgery.
in Buffalo Grove, IL |
I wish previous doctors told me I was ready for surgery. Within minutes of my first meeting with the doctor I was ready to sign up for surgery because of the way she conducts herself and her practice. I have gown through many practices because they grow too big and won't return phone calls on a timely basis. You are 5 star doctor in ALL ways. Stephanie was on top of everything and returned phone calls on a timely basis.
in Palatine, IL |
I thank my lucky stars for finding Dr Foroohar. Suffering with Spinal Stenosis for many years my right leg got worse and worse. Finally had to do something about it. From my initial office visit to my latest office visit, it's been my best doctor visits by far. The two day surgery/hospital stay was uneventful, thanks to the great care provided and directed by Dr Foroohar. Don't delay, if you are suffering or in pain go see Dr. Foroohar. You to will be thanking your lucky stars.
Dr Foroohar is excellent. She answered all my questions, and tried all conservative options before recommending surgery. Once those were exhausted, she got me scheduled very quickly. I feel like the surgery was a success as I am feeling better than I have in a long time. The office staff is always friendly and very helpful.
in Kildeer, IL |
I had stenosis and herniated discs that kept me from walking any distance. I did yoga, tried shots, and had acupuncture. ..every conservative measure I could take to relieve the back and leg pain. I decided to have the surgery. Dr. Foroohar worked with an orthopedic doctor so I got the best of the best to work on my nerves and on the carpentry during the surgery. Dr. Foroohar is thorough and caring. I couldn't have had a better doctor.
in Arlington Hts, IL |
Dr. Foroohar is the best of the best! I had been dealing with debilitating hand/arm numbness and pain for months before getting another opinion from Dr. Foroohar. She immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease. She reviewed my medical records throughly and helped me to understand the next steps. Within a few months, I had he necessary surgery & feel 100% better! She gave me my life back! I would be remiss to not RAVE about her office staff, Ashley and Crystal!! They are the BEST!!
in Wheeling, IL |
Dr. Foroohar is knowledgable and kind. She prescribes conservative management before recommending surgery. She is truly an advocate for her patients. She testified in a workman's comp case for me to assure I would get the appropriate treatment for my back injury.
in Palatine, IL |
Dr. Foroohar is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor. Not only did she take time to explain my procedure to me, but also to my family members without rushing through it. I'm 3 weeks post-op and feel great. Almost all my original pain is gone now!
in Darien, IL |
She's very experience, detailed and extremely knowledgable on what she does. She's one doctor and surgeon you can trust with your issue specific to any of your spinal (based on what was done on me) or lumbar problems. You know she will do an excellent surgery as she speaks with authority and confidence as she has treated and experienced them throughout her career. She connects extremely well with her patient and provides the most appropriate advice.
in Medinah, IL |
I absolutely would and have recommended this Doctor Dr Foroohar is the most caring, efficient, and skilled doctor I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is absolutely a patient advocate. She does what she says exactly when and how she says. She is timely from office visits, to hospital surgeries, and being released from the hospital. Working with her has been a very enjoyable stress free experience. Her office staff is the most organized, friendly and efficient I have ever seen
in Schaumburg, IL |
I just discovered that my cervical fusion did not fuse properly 2 years post op by an orthopedic doctor. Also the titanium screw is broken. I now have to have a 3rd surgery. There is just no fathomable way that she would not have noticed the bone was not fusing with all the x-rays taken and I was never informed. Though to me she seemed very meticulous and very good...I am utterly shocked to be in this fragile condition requiring a surgery to correct the last one. I will never return.
in illinois, il |
very detailed and took her time to explain everything. I had several question even though the surgery was very basic for her it was very important to me. She told me right off the bat that if you will never go back to the way I was and what did I want out of the surgery. I love her for being very upfront.
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Northwest Community Hospital
800 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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