Accepting new patients

Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD

Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 50


Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurovascular surgery, and more.


Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Nakaji accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(480) 359-1104

Dr. Nakaji accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
MultiPlan
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Arizona
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Nakaji's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Nakaji's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chiari's Deformity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakaji treats Chiari's Deformity more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nakaji treats this condition more than 99% 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
Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakaji treats Hydrocephalus more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nakaji treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakaji treats Meningiomas more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nakaji treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma

Dr. Nakaji's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Astrocytoma
  • 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 Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Brainstem Lesions
  • Brainstem Neoplasm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type 4E
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

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 healt...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Fellowship Hospital
2003
UCSD Division of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery
Residency Hospital
1997
University of California, San Diego
Internship Hospital
1995
University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
UCSD Division of Neuroligical Surgery
Undergraduate School
2004
2003
1997
1995
1989

Languages

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Nakaji's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nakaji

3.9

Based on 49 reviews

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
(35)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.0408163265306123%
(1)
1 Star
26.53061224489796%
(13)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Nakaji?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Nakaji's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
I called today to terminate my care with Dr Nakaji and his horrible staff. I was referred to him for a SAH and spent 9 days in the ICU. The care received by the hospital personnel was horrible. The communication by Dr Nakaji's staff was horrible. Of particular aggravation was his NP Tammy Tyree...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option3
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD?
Reply
Dr. Nakaji was very professional and friendly. He explained my health situation completely and I understood everything. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Nakaji; His staff was very helpful also. He took the time I needed...I never felt rushed. I appreciate his knowledge and services.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD?
Reply
He has saved my wife's life twice, one ruptured aneurysm in 2013 and clipped two more a year later, so would I recommend him YES 210% . Also he explains everything to where you can understand it and he REALLY cares about his patients and his work.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD?
Reply
I had a very complicated tumor & I'm so grateful I met a human being that has made it his life's work to specialize in this. He saved my life several times! I would recommend him to everyone! His bedside manner is remarkable-he would draw the next complicated procedure on the white board so my...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD?
Reply
Very knowledgeable and approachable. Office staff also returns calls.! He saved my life.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD?
Show more reviews

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Nakaji?

Compare Providers

More providers like Dr. Nakaji at Barrow Brain and Spine

Show All Neurosurgeons