Nader S. Dahdaleh, MD

Nader S. Dahdaleh, MD

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Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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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
Alignment 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

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

547 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

Kind and Informative doctor!

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Dicen que es buen doctor y excelente sirujano bueno es algo que siento que se lo merece

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March 16, 2022

5.0

I have sung Dr Dahdaleh praises to everyone I know.! Extremely knowledgeable and caring.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

I had been to Mayo Clinic for my problem but saw Dr Dahdaleh for a second opinion and a neurosurgeon close to home. I was very impressed with his bedside manner, the level of detail he discussed during the appointments. He always does a thorough examination and discusses various options. I decided to have surgery with him( instead of the Mayo Clinic). Dr Dahdaleh’s visits were thorough and yet exudes kindness. I am very happy that I had surgery done by him. I have already referred a close friend to see him. Dr Dahdaleh, I am fortunate to have you as my surgeon. I wish all the best!

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh has done 4 surgeries on me and I wouldn't trust my body to no other doctor he is the most professional and caring doctor and I feel like I'm part of the family with him and of course Northwestern

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He was personable & very thorough. By the end of my appointment I felt relieved that there was another option beside surgery.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He’s the first physician (I’ve seen 3 different primary care doctors and 3 different orthopedic surgeons on n McHenry County (plus a chiropractic doctor, and a pain specialist MD). Not one had been able to confirm an accurate diagnosis, (or performed a thorough, relevant neurological exam) with a logical plan to treat (or at least didn’t discuss it with me!). Dr. Dadaleh was kind, yet efficient and took the time to explain why I was having such pain and why I need the type of surgery he suggested.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Very Professional, Great Staff

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March 10, 2022

5.0

I’ve experienced 5 surgeries on my spine and he was the most professional from his office visits to the actual procedure and discharge, I’ve met no other doctor like that!! I would consider him top notch.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

I feel extremely confident under his care. He truly cares about the quality of life for his patients.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Very caring and took his time to answer all questions

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Amabilidad y. Respeto excelencia

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Smart kind thorough professional Handsome I like his shoes too

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He was able to make me understand exactly what was going on with my condition.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh is an extremely friendly and compassionate guy. He talks to you and not over you like a lot of doctors do. I love the guy.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and helpful with understanding of my health

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February 20, 2022

5.0

I could understand him very well and he send me for a mri for my spine l can tell he cares

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Thank you for the exam and feedback.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Very positive experience overall

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Both Dr Dahdaleh and staff are outstanding.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh is Knowledgeable and compassionate. He reviewed notes and images thoroughly and discussed the treatment options with me.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He is personable, concerned about your complaints and does not do unnecessary testing.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh is the best. He explains everything and treats his patients with respect. In addition to being very knowledgeable he is also compassionate and caring.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

He is not only knowledgable, but has a great personality.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Very kind, brilliant surgeon

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh was very clear in his explanation of his plan for surgery and the results have been better than I expected.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Faith in my Dr.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Always shows total concern for my issues with my back and we discussed them till they are resolved.I always feel fully satisfied after my appointment that all of my concerns and questions have been answered.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh is very thorough in explaining things. He answered all questions we had. And just like the initial visit, I was able to bring my husband and son in the room with his permission. He had the recent images and compared it to the initial images making it a lot easier to understand what’s going on.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring

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December 26, 2021

5.0

He is so responsive and caring about my concerns and I can interact with him about my concerns and he values my apinions

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, compassionate, friendly

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Went to substantial effort to explain his understanding and recommendations.

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December 22, 2021

5.0

through, good bedside manner, seems very knowledgeable

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December 15, 2021

5.0

He was open..patience with me..explained everything to me and gave me opyions

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He was highly recommended and I’m very pleased with the care that I’ve received.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

He explains everything so well and answers every question. Too the time with his busy schedule to fit me in!

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh is very knowledgeable and a caring person.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and I could see he had my best interests in me no. He also answered all my questions in a way I could understand.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh is a very good and gifted surgeon, who also spends as much time with you, as you feel necessary, to respond to all of your questions. Through the surgery done on me, all of the pain I started with, was relieved.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

I had checked his reviews from patients. All were very positive. He lives up to them! Very professional, explains everything, really works with you.

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November 28, 2021

5.0

Courteous, listen to the issue at hand. Explained all steps necessary for better health

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November 23, 2021

5.0

You can sense immediately in Dr. Dahdaleh the deep fundamental knowledge, the strong expertise, and the solid clinical skills. Dr. Dahdaleh took all the needed time to go with me and my wife through the reports and supporting imagery. He explained in details the medical conditions the potential approaches and plans to address them. I would highly recommend Dr. Dahdaleh' for the neurological spine care.

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November 18, 2021

4.0

He seemed technically competent and on both of my appointments with him he seemed to listen, convey info clearly, and give me the time I needed to get all my questions answered. My reluctance here has to do with "systems issues"...... I think there should ave been more opportunities for direct communication with him - and it would have smoothed the way through the pre and post op phases.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

He is not only a skilled and knowledgeable surgeon but he has great compassion and makes you feel like you are giving him a gift and an honor by being his patient rather than the patient truly being blessed to be treated by him.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

He is professional, o good listener and compassionate and seems to care. He is not in a rush to get to next patient.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh is knowledgeable and compassionate. He explained MRI images in detail, did a thorough exam, and discussed the diagnosis and treatment plan with me. I felt confident of being in good care after meeting with him.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

He was thorough, informative, and spent enough time with me to help me understand my illness and what to do.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nader Dahdaleh is a very kind and understanding. He talked and explained what I wanted to know. I wasn’t too, disappointed because I knew I have to be a certain weight before any back surgery can be done.Unfortunately I have a very sick back. If and when that time comes Dr. Dahdaleh would be the only doctor that will do my surgery!

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November 02, 2021

5.0

He is friendly and competent.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

No nonsense

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh was really thorough in explaining the results of the MRI. He prescribed an oral meds for the pain. From the waiting area, since it was a second opinion visit, I asked the nurse that directed us to the room if I can bring my husband with me. She said NO, just one…so my son came with me. When we were in the room, I asked Dr Dahdaleh if my husband can be in the room too and he said yes! That was comforting to have my family and was able to listen to the doctor. The 1 hour and 30 minutes drive was worth it! I feel comfortable with the doctor. And I’ll see him in 3 months.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Very personable and professional. Doesn’t cover up that there are still problems with another doctors surgery who claimed everything was perfect.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Took time time to explain what needs to be done, answered our our questions and explained what needs to happen as my mother is a high risk and will need to go through a high risk assessment

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Seems like understands issues and patients desire. Thorough. Paints whole picture

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October 21, 2021

5.0

could not be happier with results

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October 20, 2021

5.0

The best Sergent ever ❤

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October 20, 2021

5.0

He is an amazing surgeon. Great care and helped me when no one else would.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh is very confident in his diagnosis and confident that this surgery will help with my pain.

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October 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nader is an excellent doctor !

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October 06, 2021

5.0

There is nothing more to add. He is a superhero in my eyes!

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October 05, 2021

5.0

We had a lot of help and very good treat I would like to say thank you very much

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable. Listened. Supported his conclusion. Valid recommendations

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable , skilled surgeon. Treats the cause of an issue. Easy to talk to and answers all your questions.

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October 02, 2021

5.0

Very kind and personable, really listens and explains things well.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Nice Dr.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Dr D spent slot of time explaining imaging and answering all my questions. He was very nice and personable. I left feeling confident and had a great understanding of what my plan of care was. I would recommend him to anyone.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Really great ‘bedside manners’, engaged when talking to patient.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Compassionate listening and clear communication

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September 27, 2021

5.0

His expertise & specialty

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September 25, 2021

5.0

I had excellent results

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September 22, 2021

5.0

The doctor is not only very knowledgeable but also cares about patient.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Seemed very focused and thorough

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Professional great sense of humor showed me exactly what he was talking about and explained it so I understood it and asked if I had any other questions and I felt very comfortable and I trusted him

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September 19, 2021

5.0

Attentive, knowledgeable, offers reasonable assessment and treatment

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September 15, 2021

5.0

He listen to me, was very patient, and thoroughly answered my questions

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September 15, 2021

5.0

I liked the way he took his time to explain everything in detail to me.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable, compassionate, skilled in his field.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, great bedside presence, thorough.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

After being in extreme pain for many months he knew exactly how to handle my high risk surgery and he did it. He relieved me of my pain.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

Pleasant, competent and professional.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

On time, listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

He listens, spends time and is not rushed. He also is very willing to answer all of your questions until you understand!

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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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