Dr. Zeena Dorai, MD

NeurosurgeryFemaleAge 46

Dr. Dorai
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

MedStar UMH Ortho COE Spine

3333 N Calvert St Ste 655 Baltimore, MD 21218

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(410) 261-8762

Dr. Zeena Dorai, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Baltimore, MD. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Carroll Hospital Center and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dorai to book an appointment.

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Dr. Dorai is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Baltimore, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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Dr. Dorai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dorai treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Dorai treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dorai treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Dorai treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Spinal Fusion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dorai performs Spinal Fusion more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Dorai performs this procedure more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Dorai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Dorai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
National Elevator
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Dorai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dorai

4.5

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
85.18518518518519%
(23)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
7.407407407407407%
(2)
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Knowledge and expertise is evident Her calming demeanor is also a major positive asset.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carla Sanders-Ellerbe – Sep 21, 2021
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I had pain in my arm to my fingers many years. Dr Dorai gave me a level 3 fusion w/implants. When I woke the pain was gone....what a blessing! She is a excellent Dr, very down to earth, I felt very comfortable. She really cares about the well being of her patients. She explains things well. My surgery was scheduled in 2 wks after my initial appt. And after 8 wks post op. I'm just a little stiff & and scar is very minimal! Thank you! Dr Dorai
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Paula Jackson in MANCHESTER, MD – May 28, 2018
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Dr. Dorai cares for my mother and is clear, professional and very approachable. Her office staff is very easy to work with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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helen Rocha in reisterstown,md – Jan 10, 2018
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Dr. Dorai operated on my lumbar stenosis in 2008 and I have had no stenosis pain since then. I recently went back to her for stenosis in my neck and she removed it in May 2017. She is excellent and I highly recommended her! She's the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Deby B. in Owings Mills, MD – May 30, 2017
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Dr Dorai was very proud of the work she did on my husband's cervical fusion of 2 vertebrae. But after about 7 months he had a third disk snap due to the pressure she put on the first 2. John's Hopkins fused it to the ones she fused. He has been miserable since her surgery, constant shoulder spasms. John's Hopkins has a totally different approach that leaves much more mobility after this surgery. She had to know about this, but didn't tell us because she wanted the business. Unethical?
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Oct 22, 2016
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I love the work she did. I am not fixed but when my spinal stenosis was found 2007in Florida, I put off surgery until 2015. It's a shame I did not find her much sooner. I think you will love her work too.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kelly in Westminster, MD – Sep 30, 2016
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My experience with Dr. Durai could have been very good if I could have spoken directly to her first, and only her. However, her PA was more concerned with leading the discussion rather than getting the facts.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Maria Clegg in Keymar, MD – Jul 30, 2016
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Her advice regarding my condition did little to resolve the pain I am experiencing and did nothing to improve the problems caused by the 4 herniations. I was as if my problem was too difficult for her to resolve so she "punted" it and said she wouldn't do surgery while multiple other doctors I saw after seeing Dr. Dorai recommended surgery. Overrated with a Top Docs rating as most are whom receive this magazine recognition.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Jim J in Columbia, MD – Jul 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Zeena Dorai, Chief of Neurosurgery at Medstar Union memorial and Good Samaritan Hospitals, is a Board Certified neurosurgeon with advanced training...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

University Of Texas Sw Med Center
Residency Hospital
2005
M D Anderson Cancer Ctr
Fellowship Hospital

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What are Dr. Zeena Dorai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dorai frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Spinal Fusion. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dorai treats.

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Dr. Dorai's office is located at 3333 N Calvert St Ste 655, Baltimore, MD 21218. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

MedStar UMH Ortho COE Spine

MedStar UMH Ortho COE Spine3333 N Calvert St Ste 655 Baltimore, MD 21218
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Practice

Greater Chesapeake Orthopedics Associates LLC3333 N Calvert St Ste 400 Baltimore, MD 21218
2

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Dorai is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Carroll Hospital Center

Westminster, MD

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

Baltimore, MD

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Medstar Harbor Hospital

Baltimore, MD

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

Baltimore, MD

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received