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...Read more

Barrow Brain and Spine
Accepting new patients
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award
Hospital Quality

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

View Awards

Learn about this Doctor

Care Philosophy

At BNA, we put our patients first. We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing...Read more

Dr. Sanai's Experience

96Experience
Match
Experience Match

See how Dr. Sanai's experience matches your preferences.

6
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

127
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

30
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Sanai

Dr. Sanai accepts 10 insurance carriers

View all insurance carriers

10 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment

/* /.overlay-container */}

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Sanai has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards

×

Reviewing Dr. Sanai

Dr. Sanai's Review Details
4.7 based on 9 responses
Help millions around the nation find the right doctor by sharing your experience with your doctor.
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
     (9)
  • Helpfulness
     (9)
  • Staff
     (9)
  • Scheduling
     (9)
Experience with Dr. Sanai
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (9)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (9)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (9)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (9)
Dr. Sanai's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (9)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (9)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (9)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (6)
Have you seen Dr. Nader Sanai, MD?
Are you Dr. Nader Sanai, MD? Post a response on your personalized profile.

Compare Dr. Sanai

Compare this Doctor

More Neurosurgery Specialists like Dr. Sanai at Barrow Brain and Spine

×

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Sanai's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • 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

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

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
    What is a recognized doctor
  • 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 free profile.

×

Dr. Sanai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • 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
×

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

×

Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Sanai

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Sanai's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Sanai

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
×

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.