Dr. Safwan Barakat, MD

Dr. Safwan Barakat, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 72
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Dr. Safwan Barakat, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Elgin, IL and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus in 1970 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1425 N McLean Blvd Ste 550

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

(847) 741-1610

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 83% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
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more than 9% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Barakat does not have any board certifications listed.

11  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Vascular Disease

1  Procedures

  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • University Of Damascus
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Cook County Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Methodist Hsp Central Unit
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • North Oakland Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Barakat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barakat

4.1

Based on 9 reviews

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dr. barakat is an experienced and knowledgeable surgeon with a friendly office atmosphere. and a very competent office staff.
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Jane in Mchenry, IL – Jul 13, 2017
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I had horrible back pain.I received Physical Therapy and Epidural Steroid Injections and feeling great.I'm back doing the things I love to do.
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Henry in Carpentersville, IL – Jun 20, 2017
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Dr Barakat is excellent in explaining the best care options for my condition and I felt a 100 percent confident in my decision to see him
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Mike in South Elgin, IL – Jun 02, 2017
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He help me with exactly what I needed. Feel wonderful! Thank you Doctor.
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Sandy in Chicago, IL – May 21, 2017
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He is focused on sending all his patients to his physical therapy office next door for sessions that are basically useless. If you don't go at least twice a week he tells you that it's your fault you are not feeling better. It's a lets get all we can from insurance scheme. Luckily I gave up...Read More
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Mickie in Lake In the Hills, IL – May 18, 2016
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