Dr. Wayel Kaakaji, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(23)
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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 St. Catherine Hospital, Community Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center.

801 MacArthur Blvd Ste 405

Munster, IN 46321

Contact Information

(219) 836-5167

Dr. Wayel Kaakaji, MD

Dr. Wayel Kaakaji, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Dr. Kaakaji's Experience

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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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
52

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

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Procedures

  • 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

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
4.1
based on 23 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Kaakaji's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
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 operate on me. I am very grateful, if it wasn't for him I think I would not be able to walk at all. I do have to use a walker, but I think I would not be able to walk at all if it wasn't for Dr Kaakaji.
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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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Kaakaji has admitting privileges

Community Hospital
901 MacArthur Blvd
Munster, IN 46321
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St. Catherine Hospital
4321 Fir St
East Chicago, IN 46312
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St. Mary Medical Center
1500 S Lake Park Ave
Hobart, IN 46342
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