Dr. Nader Sanai, MD

Dr. Nader Sanai, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
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41 y/o
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Dr. Nader Sanai, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 41 years old. Dr. Sanai is affiliated with Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sanai "At BNA, we put our patients first.  We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions.  As a patient of BNA, your health and well-being are important to us.  The neurosurgeons, physiatrists, hospital staff, neurological institute, and other members of our multidisciplinary team work together with one goal in mind - helping you get well. "

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Brain Research
  • Cancer Research
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Clinical Research
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Research
  • Tumor Pathology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
78

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aphasia
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ataxia
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cysts, Adult
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cholesterol Granuloma
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Hemangioma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumor
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Numbness
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Nerve Tumor
  • Orbital Nerve Tumor
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Radio Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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 California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of California At San Francisco
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of California At San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of California At San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Visiting Professor, Swedish Neuroscience Institute Department of Neurosurgery, 2013
  • Press Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2010
  • Kaiser Award for Clinical Research, San Francisco Neurological Society, 2007
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Career Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2013
  • National Brain Tumor Foundation Mahaley Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2010
  • Edwin F. Boldrey Award for Basic Science Research, San Francisco Neurological Society, 2004
Media & Publications

Dr. Sanai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Sanai does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Sanai and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Sanai is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Sanai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sanai to family and friends
4.7
based on 9 total reviews
Dr. Sanai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sanai accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
    RAN/AMN
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Sanai has admitting privileges

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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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