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Dr. Nader Sanai, MD

Dr. Nader Sanai, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 43


Dr. Nader Sanai, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological skull base surgery.


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(480) 267-9151

Dr. Sanai accepts the following insurance:

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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Dr. Sanai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanai performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanai performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanai treats Meningiomas more than 97% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Chiari's Deformity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanai treats Chiari's Deformity more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sanai treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric

Dr. Sanai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aphasia
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ataxia
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cysts, Adult
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cholesterol Granuloma
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Hemangioma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumor
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Numbness
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Nerve Tumor
  • Orbital Nerve Tumor
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radio Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

About Me

Care Philosophy

At BBS, 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 BBS, your healt...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

  • 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

Dr. Sanai's Reviews

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4.7

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