Dr. Nader Sanai, MD

Dr. Nader Sanai, MD

Neurological Skull Base Surgery | Male | 40 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
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    Specialties

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

    Board Certifications

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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • All Lymphoma
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anemia
    • Aneurysm
    • Aphasia
    • Arachnoid Cyst
    • Astrocytoma
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bleeding Disorders
    • Blood Disorders
    • Blurred Vision
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Cysts, Adult
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain Hemorrhage
    • Brain Lesion
    • Brain Tumor
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Broken Neck
    • Burkitt's Lymphoma
    • Cancer
    • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
    • 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
    • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Diplopia
    • Dizziness
    • Dysphagia
    • Ear Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Fracture
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Glioblastoma
    • Glioma
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hemangioma
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Hypercoagulable State
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Larynx Conditions
    • Leukocytosis
    • Liver Cancer
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lung Cancer
    • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
    • Malignant Brain Tumor
    • Melanoma
    • Meningiomas
    • Metastatic Tumor
    • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
    • Myeloma
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Neurofibromatosis
    • Neutropenia
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Numbness
    • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
    • Optic Nerve Disorder
    • Optic Nerve Tumor
    • Orbital Nerve Tumor
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Pancytopenia
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
    • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
    • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
    • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Purpura
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rasmussen's Syndrome
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Skin Cancer
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thrombocytosis
    • Thrombosis
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Uterine Diseases
    • Vascular Disease

    Procedures Performed

    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • 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
    • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
    • Intraoperative Mapping
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
    • Neuroplasty
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurosurgical Procedures
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
    • Plasmapheresis
    • Radio Surgery
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
    • Stereotactic Surgery
    • Thoracentesis
    • Tumor Resection
    • Tumor Surgery
    • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of California At San Francisco
    • Internship Hospital
      University Of California At San Francisco
    • Residency Hospital
      University Of California At San Francisco
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Barrow Neurological Institute
    • Undergraduate School
      University Of California At San Diego

    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
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    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Neurological Skull Base Surgery
    • Board certified in Neurosurgery
    • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Sanai's Office & Staff

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Dr. Sanai's Care Philosophy

    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.