Dr. Nader Dahdaleh, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 43

Neurosurgery

Dr. Nader Dahdaleh, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Beirut Arab University / Faculty of Medicine in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Nader Dahdaleh, MD

Center for Spine Health at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

259 E Erie St Ste 1450 Chicago, IL 60611
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AMAZING PROFESSIONAL
Dedicated to ensuring you fly understand your process it's like Patient Care for Dummies, step by step if you never heard of it, you UNDERSTAND! EXCELLENCE IN BED SIDE MANNERS, HIS TEAM MATICULOUSLY FOLLOWS HIS GUIDANCE IN CARING FOR HIS PATIE. DID I SAY I. AM HIGH RISK, HIGH ALLERGY, SO WAS M Y ENTIRE TEAM. And, he never has kept me waiting even once in these 3 years , mutually respected. IM HONORED TO SAY HE IS MY NEUROSURGEON
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Vanessa Gibbs – Sep 13, 2022
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Outstanding Doctor
Dr. Dahdaleh did my surgery. Waking up post op, the pain he addressed with the surgery was immediately gone!! Dr Dahdaleh is very skilled. He’s also is a remarkable listener and addressed and answered most of my questions before I even asked. He demonstrates care for his patients, a seemingly lost art these days. He is conservative in his care and decision for surgery which is alway the last route to go. I am so grateful I researched and selected Dr Dahdaleh to do my surgery! He’s literally a Miracle worker as I’m almost 3 week post op. I’ll add, within 3 days I had no need for pain meds anymore, I’m sure due in large part to his careful approach in my spine surgery. My pain prior was worse then surgical pain/discomfort. The after surgery pain was more to move in a new while I healed. I’d absolutely recommend Dr Dahdaleh if you need a surgeon! For spine, I wanted a neurosurgeon vs. orthopedic because of the nerve involvement!! He is a highly skilled outstanding and caring Doctor!!
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Claire – Sep 04, 2022
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Compassionate, caring and excellent physican
Dr Dahdaleh discusses all the issues with you and respects your input. He is straightforward and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend him as a neurosurgeon and as a person.
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Charlotte R – May 06, 2022
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Dr Dahdaleh
Very skilled surgeon. I have had very good results.
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Theresa G CALLAHAN – May 02, 2022
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Highly Recommend for Neuro Surgery
Excellent. I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis. Dr. Dahdaleh performed a minimally invasive procedure on L3-L4. I'm in my third week of recovery with virtually no pain and walking several miles a day. I was in the hospital for approximately 24hrs and Dr. checked on me 2 times.
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Allen Halterman – Feb 10, 2022
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I feel he is well prepared and very familiar with my issues.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dec 22, 2021
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Dr. Dahdaleh is so very caring and a brilliant physician and surgeon. My visits were always unhurried, his diagnoses were easy to understand and any questions were encouraged and answered. The after visit communication is amazing too. I’m so grateful for him and his team for the care I received and continue to need.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rhonda Zeien – Dec 02, 2021
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This has been my 3 low back operation in 2 years. Number 2 and 3 were preformed by Dr. Dahdaleh, The difference in the pain level between Dr. Dahdaleh has been significant. I could not walk after my 1st operation of Oct. 2019, for operations 2 and 3, I do have pain however I am doing very well and my pain is at a minimal.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Robert Poett – Nov 21, 2021
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Amazing revision surgery. I was so used to pain spikes when lifting things that I would blame my opiod pills wearing off. But now after this talented man bolted my back into my pelvis, I can pick up a glass feeling a strong foundation again with little pain. He saved me from a botched surgery where an orthopedic from IBJI put 4 of 10 screws into my spinal column, and shattered my S1 when he gouged up the left rod removing those misaligned screws just 5 days later. I'm still experiencing residual pain spikes down my numb legs that were almost paralyzed with those 4 screws in my spinal column. But I'm praying that this man's reinforcement will allow my spinal cord to heal. Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Steven Garrett – Nov 07, 2021
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He is Completely kind clear professional and skilled. I’ve known him for four years. Know 4 people who were operated on successfully including my self from she’s 80 -25! He’s the best
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Janet Gutrich – Sep 02, 2021
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He is great the care and the professional way he approach every detail of my care I will recommended him to my friends and family he is an excellent surgeon
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 17, 2021
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I went to another Neuro Surgeon first, he did not want to do my surgery. He said I needed someone more use to handling the high risk of my condition. Fortunately, I found Dr. Dahdaleh. He knew exactly what was wrong and that he could do the surgery needed. After being nearly incapacitated in agonizing pain for nearly 11 months the day after the surgery I felt great. Naturally I have some healing to do from the surgery but I can already tell, he gave me my life back.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Wayne – Aug 05, 2021
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I was referred to Dr Dahdaleh by Dr Brayton. It was his opinion that my surgical needs would be better addressed by Dr Dahdaleh who has more experience with a condition like mine. My first pre surgical office visit with Dr Dahdaleh confirmed that I was dealing with the correct people, from the Dr to the entire staff. Everyone I've dealt with has been caring, compassionate, willing to listen to me, and very professional. I could not have found a better environment for my medical needs. I felt that my care was excellent.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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James D Freedlund – Jun 08, 2021
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Dr. Dahdaleh is not only a fine surgeon, but a compassionate provider. He genuinely cares about his patients and it’s reflected in his care. Very detailed in his discussions, forthright in expectation setting, and personable. I sustained an incomplete Cervical spinal cord injury in a trucking accident that left many of my faculties in disarray. He clearly understood what I was going through and discussed mitigation avenues. Though I still have some issues and deficiencies (see above concerning expectation setting), they are not due to his work, but permanent damage to the cord which is irreversible. Many symptoms greatly improved or vanished after he stabilized my Cervical spine preventing further damage, and I am forever grateful for his intervention and his thoughtful approach to my care. You would be hard pressed to find a better neurosurgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 27, 2021
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Dr Dahdaleh is very professional, knowledgeable and right to the point. The office is a well run machine. The staff is kind and thorough. I highly recommend him for spinal revision surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Gina C. – May 12, 2021
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From diagnosis to pre-op through surgery and well into aftercare, Dr. Dahdaleh was clear, direct, and honest with a human lens of compassion. Dahdaleh, the office support, and the hospital care team were attentive and mindful of my personal needs and addressed all my concerns and questions - setting clear expectations for my surgery and hospital visit.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Anthony S Mendiola – May 03, 2021
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I would recommend Dr Dahdaleh to my family and friends because I have confidence in his judgement and ability.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sharon B Butler – Apr 15, 2021
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Diagnosed issue and took care of this in an efficient manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 18, 2021
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This was a pretty extensive surgery and I am only 2 weeks out but so far so good. I have not had any pain nor have I taken pain meds
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virginia swanson urbikas – Dec 04, 2020
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From initial visit through dismissal after surgery all questions and options were answered and explained. Ashley, Dr’s nurse practitioner, was excellent during hospital stay. Residents were excellent also. Thank you for everything.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 02, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

``Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives.`` 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
2004
Beirut Arab University / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

Awards

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What are Dr. Nader Dahdaleh, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dahdaleh frequently treats Myelopathy, Low Back Pain, and Cervical Spine Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dahdaleh treats.

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Dr. Dahdaleh's office is located at 259 E Erie St Ste 1450, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Dahdaleh's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dahdaleh treats Myelopathy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Dahdaleh treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

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  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dahdaleh treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Dahdaleh treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dahdaleh treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Dahdaleh treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Dahdaleh's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease

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Aexcel Choice POS
Aexcel Choice POS II
Aexcel Elect Choice (Open Access) EPO
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Open Access Aetna Select
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Traditional Choice
Value Performance Network
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
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LocalPlus
Network POS
Open Access
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Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
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Interplan Health Group
HFN
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Humana
Choice
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Commercial EPO
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Humana EPO
National POS
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National Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
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Options
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Worker's Compensation
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Locations

Center for Spine Health at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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