Nader S. Dahdaleh, MD

Nader S. Dahdaleh, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Chronic Spine Pain
  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorders
  • Spinal Congenital Disease
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spine Degenerative Disease
  • Spine Revision Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Trauma

Education

Medical Education:
MD, American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine - 2004
Residency:
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - 2011
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2013

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • French

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

521 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

5.0

He looks at the best health options for you.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

He does not deal in generalities but focuses in on options

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Very nice and explains everything

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Excellent bedside manner, respectful. He is very known and explains everything well

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant and thorough. listens and spends time answering questions and reviewing test results such as X-rays and MRIs

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Post surgery visit.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Listen to my concerns and answered my questions.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Successful neck surgery in 2014; attentive care. He explains everything clearly and tries to find a solution short of surgery.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon. Listens to concerns and answers questions

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August 02, 2021

5.0

In addition to the above, he has years of experience working at NW and performing these surgeries. If I decide to go through with this procedure I believe I would be in good hands with him.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

I had surgery with him and his concerns for me and my health was wonderful.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Ease, thoroughness, expertise, confidence

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July 19, 2021

5.0

how the doctor responded to my questions about possible surgery.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Professional and caring

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July 15, 2021

5.0

He answers all questions thoroughly and clearly. Discusses all options

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July 14, 2021

5.0

I did recommend Dr. Dahdaleh to my brother who was quite ill due to a localized pain killer. Dr. Dahdaleh put together a team of experts to treat my brother. My brother has improved tremendously—thanks to Dr. Dahdaleh’s leadership and expertise.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

I felt confident in what he told me.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

He was knowledgeable and personable.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable and shares it…

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon and very good with people, answers all questions and is very professional.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Very nice to talk to

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June 24, 2021

5.0

He listens to the patient and very informative. He makes sure you understand by visual understanding (mri). You are encouraged to ask questions for clarity. You do not feel like a number but a patient that knows the doctor cares and want to give the best care for them.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

He operated on me 3 years ago successfully

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June 15, 2021

5.0

I think that he truly cares about his patients

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June 14, 2021

5.0

To date Dr Dahdaleh has been easy to communicate with. He listens,explains things well. Is concerned with treating the whole patient.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

His reputation as a leading practitioner in his field is well deserved and his supporting organization is excellent. Dr Dahdaleh provided very clear information on diagnosis and treatment options and coordination with SRAL physicians and therapists.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

I met him for the first time today and he clearly won me over. He is unassuming and very friendly. He explained to me the diagnostic steps he wants done before making decision on how to proceed.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Friendly and honest

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Also appreciate his more conservative approach to surgery (dissecting muscle instead of cutting) and recovery

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May 26, 2021

5.0

He's a good man excellent Dr. he has helped me and I'm very grateful!!!

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Exceptional - he is an amazing Doctor and very thorough.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Straight forward, direct. I have confidence in his opinion and work.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Efficient, straightforward, doesn't rush through the appointment, takes the time to explain and answer questions, seems honest and caring

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Very detailed and patient oriented.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

He is thorough, confident and compassionate about my total medical picture.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

He listens to you and explains everything very well

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May 19, 2021

5.0

I suffered for 2 years prior to having surgery on my cervical spine.I was not able to work.I had pain,weaken,dizziness. It was debilitating I thought I would have to stop working as a nurse.Now I am back to work.I have a new lease on life. He is an exceptional surgeon and he is so compassionate to me as a patient and person. He is a great asset to Northwestern Medical center.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Excellent attention and responsiveness to questions with sensible explanations.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Very professional.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Terrific "bedside" manner. Listens very well and offers many solutions before entertaining surgery. Excellent physician.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh was extremely thorough, he took his time and listened, was not rushed and addressed all my questions and educated me on my complaints.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and genuinely concerned

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. D is always thorough and helpful in his explanations as well as compassionate in his care.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and good communicator.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

He is the best. I believe he is one of the best neurosurgeons around. The amount of highly technical surgery and the intricacy of all the orthopedic equipment he had to correctly implant is amazing. My hat is off to him. Thank you Dr. Dahdaleh.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

Great doctor. Very punctual. Explained it all very well. I’m in good hands with this doctor

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May 08, 2021

5.0

I would recommend my surgeon to any friend of mine.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

His knowledge skill and care

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Concern for patient wellness throughout the lifetime

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May 05, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very good. Both me and my wife were appreciative of how well he listened to my problem and how well he explains nee and showed us what is going on with my back. If I do need surgery I will be confident in him.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

He took time to listen to my concerns and was very understanding.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Great doctor.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Listens patiently

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April 30, 2021

5.0

For me, it was a great experience, with great results. Minimum effort/worry on my part

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh is very thoughtful, kind and listens carefully to your concerns. I’ve never felt rushed at my follow up appointments for two very, very successful back surgeries.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon. Personable.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh has built a great doctor-patient relationship with me over a ten year span. He is in my opinion a great surgeon who is thorough in getting to the root of my health issues of my back. Dr. Dahdaleh has remained the same kind, considerate and thoughtful gentleman since the first day we met.

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April 25, 2021

5.0

He takes the time to talk to you.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Straight shooter. Very confident and realistic. Have seen significant improvement post surgery.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Great doctor; skills as well as person. Made me feel very comfortable and confident.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Concern Thoroughness

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April 07, 2021

5.0

He listens and also explains to make sure patient understands. He is not in a hurry- he is very agreable

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April 07, 2021

5.0

He was very highly recommended by a Dr Brayton, a Northwestern neurosurgeon from Geneva, IL. Dr Dahdaleh took the time to explain my options to me.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

He is very logical and seems to know his practice

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April 01, 2021

5.0

He’s thorough and compassionate.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

Staff is very nice to deal with

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March 28, 2021

5.0

Dr.Dahdaleh has perform two surgeries on my neck for cervical stenosis and related problems such as peripheral neuropathy. These were very in depth intricate surgeries and I am doing fine. The long term results of these procedures will not be known for some time since much therapy is required and I am just beginning that. As far as Dr. Dahdaleh, I would say he is one of the premiere doctors in his field and I do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Very efficient.

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Well informed, caring

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March 21, 2021

5.0

He is great! Great surgeon and great bed side manner!

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Same as above and he has EXCELLENT bedside manners, which is MOST important to me, prompt, serious but friendly, knowledgeable, promot, not rushing to get me out, makes me feel like I'm an important part if the team. It was an amazing experience. He takes the sting out of the process and makes me comfortable with my decision.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Answers all questions

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March 10, 2021

5.0

He is wonderful! Very attentive to questions, evaluate and reviews history and plans for future follow up

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and has good communication skills

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March 07, 2021

5.0

superb doctor and surgeon

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Great rapport with patient. Moves methodically and provides thorough response.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

He’s done a previous surgery on my back! He’s caring, listens to you & doesn’t rush you!

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March 01, 2021

5.0

He is highly professional, very accommodating and thorough. Very patient and interested in answering my questions.

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February 28, 2021

5.0

Confidence in Dr.Dahdaleh. I know two people that Dr. Dahdaleh performed surgery on and they both spoke highly of him.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

My gut feeling that he is a great doctor

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Dahdeleh has been great.

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February 21, 2021

5.0

Overall great team

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February 19, 2021

5.0

He is a very thorough, caring physician.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. D has helped me and I trust his direction and overall care.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner and I am extremely happy with my outcome.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

He is a vey patient and kind physician. He listens to you as you explain your symptoms or asks questions. He tries to answer every questions fully and in a way that is easily understood. He approaches your care as a partner not a dictator. I feel part of the decision making team for my care.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

He was great with his abilities and his care to keep my family members informed about my situation and progress.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

He explained the surgery thoroughly during our office visit. I fel comforted by his confident manner.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Extremely professional, direct and thorough. The approach is not like my past surgeons, which Is what I respect the most. My past surgeons would do a MRI, promise to fix me and go right into surgery. And 2 of the 3 surgeries failed from one surgeon and another double fusion failed from another surgeon. My visit with Dr Dahdaleh was informative and no promises were made. I respect that! Dr., also asked me to be patient with the testing process to find all the problems, and I know alot were caused from the years of failed spine surgeries. I tried to get an appointment over a year 1/2 ago, but my condition is so bad now compared to then, I'm grateful to be seen by him. I saw 5 other surgeons this past year, and 2 said I was perfectly fine. So, Thank you I am grateful to get answers and solutions as they come, patience I have when I'm in the right care, and I am finally! I would highly recommend Dr. Dahdaleh and his staff, Lola, for going above and beyond to contact me when my in person appointment was changed due to civil and my cell phone was hacked, Lola didn't stop until she got ahold of me through my emergency contact, my Husband at work just so I didn't make the trip into the city. & Lillian for following up with me after my test results. Thank you!

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February 06, 2021

5.0

Right to the point

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February 04, 2021

5.0

He is amazing. After a terrible experience with a NWM neurologist, Dr Dahdaleh took time to actually review my charts and records, he then listened to my symptoms, answered all my questions, etc. If I was unclear about something, instead of making me feel worthless (like the neurologist), he welcomed my questions and made sure I understood everything.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

Very professional and explains everything. It’s scary to need neuro surgery but it helps When the surgeon explains everything

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February 03, 2021

5.0

He did not seem rushed. He explained why I’ve received different recommendations from my different doctors in a very balanced way.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

I already have recommended him. My wife and I drive 150 miles each way for our appointments. Is it a pain in the (butt)? Yes, it is. That said, when I get up there, it’s always worth it. Dahdaleh is a class act and he genuinely gives a damn about his patients.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh did an excellent job with my surgery, and was kind and compassionate every step of the way.

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January 31, 2021

5.0

I'm pleased with his work. He has great bedside manner, answers all of my questions, and is always willing to listen to what I have to say however off-base it has been.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Proper and expedient diagnosis, prompt surgery date, procedure and recovery without any hitches, great follow-up care...

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Proper and expedient diagnosis, prompt surgery date, procedure and recovery without any hitches, great follow-up care...

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Very good care

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