Dr. Niteen Andalkar, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Dr. Niteen Andalkar, MD
Dr. Niteen Andalkar, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Mesa, AZ. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Andalkar is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center.

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    Patient Comments (8)
    When my neurologist recommended I see a neurosurgeon, I had to get a referral from my primary care doctor and was referred to him. I called to make an appointment but was told he would not see me without first getting the MRI films. Neurologist faxed over reports. Nothing. I called. He won't even see me, not informed, he just sent over note to primary for me to get pain management and physical therapy. I was worse since MRI too. They didn't care. I think doctors should at least examine patients.
    in Mesa, AZ |
    I have chronic neck pain, that occasionally radiates into my arm. It was recommended that I consult a neurosurgeon. Dr. Andalkar performed a thorough exam, looked at imaging, and explained that while I might benefit from surgery, I might be better served with some more conservative treatments. I appreciated the fact that he was thoughtful about my case, and didn't try to pressure me into possibly unnecessary surgery. I see him around every now and then, and he asks me how I'm doing.
    in Chandler, AZ |
    My first surgery with Dr Andalkar was in 2012 for neck surgery and he did a great job. Now I am going to him for neck surgery in a different area. Also after this I will see him for some back problems. I think he is very professional and a great surgeon.
    in Mesa, AZ |
    Dr Andalkar put my mind at ease from the time I met him for a consult. I had been putting off the thought of yet a 4th surgery on my spine. This would be the 2nd on my lower back.. My fear sent me back for 2 additional consults. On my 2nd week post op I am feeling somewhat better. I'm glad Dr Andalkar was honest with me, and treated me conservatively. He's an awesome Doctor and I highly recommend him!!! :) :)
    in Laveen, az |
    I had arachnoid cyst between t1-t2 removal. He was very professional, comforting. And made his incision perfectly to not mess up my tattoos. 6 years I've dealt with numbness and pain and frozen feet. Next day my legs hands and feet are drastically better. Highly recommend
    in Mesa, Az 85204 |
    Dr. Andalkar is amazing and so professional. I would recommend him to my family and friends. I had a Cervical surgery in Dec 2015 and it was a success. He's a great Doctor.
    in Queen Creek, AZ |
    Dr. Andalkar is good at what he does and he has me walking better and things that have been numb for 10 years have since regained feeling. I am a high risk patient because of my lungs and a few other things but Dr. Andalkar said he would take me on as a patient despite the obstacles because he did not want to see me in a wheel chair. I am about to have my 2nd surgery with him as the damage in my body is extensive but the 1st one was successful and so I am counting this one will be as well.
    in Grand Rapids, MI |
    Went to Dr Andelkar in 2006 & had a successful seven & one half hr surgery. Dr Andelkar had to place a back brace in my lumbar with the screws having to be placed every which way as my back was so messed up. Was told by Dr Andelkar that he would like to use my back problems in his work & teachings at the Ohio Institute of Medicine up in Ohio. I gave him my permission. I highly recommend Dr Andelkar for anyone with back problems
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    •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
    •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
    •  No sanctions found
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    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Strong Medical Cancer Research Fellowship, 1995
      • National Institute of Health Sponsored Strong Childrens Research Fellowship, 1996
      • Graduated Johns Hopkins University with General and Department Honors, 1994
      • Hopkins Scholarship, 1990 - 199
      • Golden Key National Honor, 1994
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    • Media & Publications
      • Effect of hole preparation on screw pullout resistance and insertion torque: a biomechanical study, Jan 2001
      • Effects of cervical spine posture on axial load bearing ability: a biomechanics study, Jan 2001

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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Aneurysm
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Ear Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Neurological Diseases
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Disorders
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Thrombosis
    • Torticollis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertebral Column Tumors


    • Medical School
      University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry

      Graduated in 1999

    • Internship Hospital
      State University Of Ny At Buffalo

      Completed in 2000

    • Residency Hospital
      State University Of Ny At Buffalo

      Completed in 2005

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Cleveland Clinic

      Completed in 2006

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Neurosurgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Brain Surgery
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
    • Complex Spine Surgery
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Disc Replacement
    • Disc Surgery
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Kyphosis Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Puncture
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurosurgical Procedures
    • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
    • Shunts
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spinal Tumor Surgery
    • Spine Surgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
    • Stereotaxis
    • Thoracic Disc Surgery
    • Vertebroplasty