Dr. Wayel Kaakaji, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

CSNI Spine 801 MacArthur Blvd Ste 405 Munster, IN 46321 Get Directions
Dr. Wayel Kaakaji, MD

Dr. Wayel Kaakaji, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Munster, IN. He is 50 years old. Dr. Kaakaji is affiliated with Community Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center and St. Catherine Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Munster, IN |
Dr Kaakaji was recommended after an MRI showed severe stenosis to my lower back. He performed a very thorough exam and was very upfront and honest. He explained my options well and ordered more testing to see if there was anything else going on. During my second visit he confirmed what what found during the first visit and even recommended I get a second opinion to feel better about my future with surgery. He was very easy to talk to and took his time with me. I will definitely be returning.
Hammond, IN |
I went to see Dr. Kaakaji for a back problem I was having. It was a long wait in the waiting area 2 hours after my appointment time. When I finally got to the room he didn't even spend 5 minutes with me. It seemed he was in a hurry. He also didn't give me many options to try and fix my back problem. I had to suggest physical therapy because his suggestions were to live with my pain or get surgery. I would never go back to see him. And I would not recommend him to anyone!
in Gary, Indiana |
He shoots straight from the hip....straight shot no chaser. . . He doesn't mind explaining how he sees you case individually not just lumped in a category. .... He want the best possible outcome for his patients regardless of whether he operates or not...
Merrillville, IN |
had first appointment and waited over thirty min. asked what was wrong and was told computer problems docfor was not aware of it. i think he was late and he told me thats way it is.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Kaakaji has the most excellent bed side manner and is very pleasant physician that have ever meet, has given my mother so much peace of mind and confidence. I Thank him for taking very care of my mother, God bless him,and continue helping others that are in need.
in Portage, Indiana |
Wonderful person and Doctor. Had both cervical and lumbar surgery performed by Dr. Kaakaji with great results. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Kaakaji's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Seton Hall University
  • Residency Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Or Health Scies University

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities