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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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
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 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
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 Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
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 he...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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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
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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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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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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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Very knowledgeable and approachable. Office staff also returns calls.! He saved my life.
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Insurance accepted

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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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