Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD

Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD

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50 y/o
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Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurovascular surgery, and more.

Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Mercy Care
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Nakaji'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. Nakaji "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. "

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

95  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • 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 Tumor
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Brainstem Lesions
  • Brainstem Neoplasm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • 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
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nakaji has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nakaji's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nakaji

3.9

Based on 48 reviews

5 Stars
72.91666666666667%
(35)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.0833333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
25%
(12)

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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.
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Nancy Chaudoin in Phoenix, AZ – Dec 08, 2017
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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.
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Lois Johnson in arizona city, az – Sep 15, 2017
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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
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Dawn in Fountain Hills, AZ – Aug 20, 2017
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Very knowledgeable and approachable. Office staff also returns calls.! He saved my life.
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Muskegon, MI – Jul 27, 2017
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Did the surgery and then washed his hands of me. Had to call and call to get ahold of him. Didn't feel like he cared one bit.
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Scottsdale, AZ – Jun 08, 2017
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