Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD

Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
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49 y/o
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Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.

Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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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. "
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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 Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cysts, Adult
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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 Tumor
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • 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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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Paracentesis
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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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

  • 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 of recommending Dr. Nakaji to family and friends
3.9
based on 48 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
    (35)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Nakaji's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Phoenix, AZ |
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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in arizona city, az |
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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in Fountain Hills, AZ |
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...more
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Muskegon, MI |
Very knowledgeable and approachable. Office staff also returns calls.! He saved my life.
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Scottsdale, AZ |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nakaji accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Nakaji has admitting privileges

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
7400 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Phoenix Children's Hospital
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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