Dr. Wayel Kaakaji, MD

Dr. Wayel Kaakaji, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(24)
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Dr. Wayel Kaakaji, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Munster, IN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Seton Hall University and specializes in neurosurgery.

801 MacArthur Blvd Ste 405

Munster, IN 46321

Contact Information

(219) 836-5167

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Kaakaji performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • 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
  • 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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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

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

  • Seton Hall University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Or Health Scies University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kaakaji has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaakaji's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaakaji to family and friends
4.2
based on 24 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Kaakaji's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in Hammond, Indiana
Dr. Kaakaji saved my life and continues to fix my many spinal and back problems. He never recommends surgery unless it is absolutely necessary. He listens and explains bluntly what is happening. He doesn’t sugarcoat anything and explains in detail. I highly recommend that if you are looking for a...more
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in Hammond, IN
Dr Kaakaji has helped me. I came in the hospits from the emergency room, and could not walk and in great pain. I was sent to take an mri and found my problem was in my neck. After talking with Dr Kaakaji he operated 1 day later, he had to change something he had to do, so that he had the time to...more
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in 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...more
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in 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...more
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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...
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