Dr. Mohammad Rifai, MD
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Neurosurgery | Male

Biography

Dr. Mohammad Rifai, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Merrillville, IN. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Rifai is affiliated with Pinnacle Hospital, Franciscan Health Michigan City, Franciscan Health Crown Point, Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus and St. Mary Medical Center.

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Dr. Rifai's Reviews

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Dr. Rifai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
Chesterton, IN |
I went and saw Dr Rifai a couple of months ago. He had done surgery on my husband about 10 years ago and it had gone very well. He saw my MRI and told me he wouldn't do anything for me and that I should get on Youtube and find a Physical Therapy video for spinal stenosis. I refused and explained to him that I would not know if the PT was qualified. Never again. He acted like I was begging for surgery or something, and made me feel like rubbish.
in Schererville, IN |
Dr Rifai is simply the best, I would put my life in his hands any time, highly recommended.
Chicago, IL |
Worst Dr ever .please do NOT put your self between his hands. He did my husband such a horrible surgery, every Dr saw the MRI after that he told me what's a stupid Dr. I get there so easy apparently because he has no patients, no one wants him.
in Chicago, IL |
He was an excellent brain doctor he fixed my brain it fells so good
in Portage Indiana |
I found this Dr to be rude and dismissive . I have never had a physician complain to me as the patient . He complained about the quality of MRI images as well as the radiologists report. He also asked to see my surgical scar (. 2 years old) as if to imply I was not being truthful about having said surgery.
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Dr. Rifai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Damascus University Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Illinois

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Ill Cook Co Hospital

    Completed in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery