Dr. Swami Nathan, MD

Dr. Swami Nathan, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Swami Nathan, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Frederick, MD. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

198 Thomas Johnson Dr Ste 207

Frederick, MD 21702

Contact Information

(301) 694-5344

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Thoracic Spine Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 91% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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.


  • Madurai Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • George Washington University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nathan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nathan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nathan to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Nathan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Keymar, Md |
I was a patient of his in 2013, he does a fantastic job on my surgery on C6 im glad he's still in Frederick md. I wouldn't go to another dr. For my issues.
Hagerstown, MD |
Bad doctor.
harpers ferry wv |
He is very through. He brought up things I had forgotten to mention, as he saw the problems on the MRI. surgery went well. He is wonderful, and doesn't keep a full waiting room. he knows people are in pain, and doesn't back them up into his waiting room unlike another practice I had gone to before.
in Baltimore, MD |
I like Nathan Swami. He saved my moms life. Helped other family members.Hes not mean . Just misunderstood. I just want to know why im worse. Waiting to go back . Everyone was great. So we will see.
in Poolesville, MD |
I owe him a massive amount of gratitude he saved my life by performing an emergency crainiatomy for an upper dura hematoma if I am pronouncing that right. I now am alive as a result of his skill as a doctor and by the grace of Almighty God. Thank you Doctor Nathan you are a true hero, on 9-10-02 you saved my life.
in Fredrick, MD |
Dr. Nathan was guided to save my life. He is a testament to what God can do. It is God who poured into him as he performed my brain surgery and restored my life. I survived an arteriovenous malformation and I am alive today. Thank you God for allowing Dr. Nathan to do Your will.
in Riverdale, MD |
Didn't recommend unnecessary surgery, manages chronic condition well, ease in scheduling appointments and dealing with staff, never a long wait. Only issue is they don't call with reminders and I can be forgetful, need to set an alert to treatment ntmy appointment.
in Frederick |
He is rud and give me any medication I want when I pay him money under table . I got affection to bad medication of him and I'm in rehabs now . Dishonest and never listen to you what are talking about . He care about his portion of money more then any thing else . Then he recommended a surgery just to make money not because I really need it . Every time I go to him never let me to talk about the pain I have in my back . Just give medication and good bye for next visit .
in Frederick |
Most of the office staff was pleasant. The doctor was very rude. Would not recommend. After I had surgery he was rude to me when he walked into my room and saw me crying. Told me to stop that it wasn't going to help. When I tried to explain how much pain I was in he did not address it. When I called his office post surgery, lady on phone was rude when I said who I was. Told them I was still in so much pain and he told me to take advil and call in three days if not better. Dr did not seem to care
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Dr. Nathan accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nathan has admitting privileges

Frederick Memorial Hospital
400 W 7th St
Frederick, MD 21701
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