Dr. Nader Sanai, MD

Dr. Nader Sanai, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
42 y/o
(9)

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

Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Insurance 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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sanai performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Sanai's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sanai "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 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. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

1  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 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
  • 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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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25  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

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Dr. Sanai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sanai

4.7

Based on 9 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
0%
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