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

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

582 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

August 28, 2023

5.0

Seems very nice and knows what he doing

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Took his time and seemed thorough

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh takes the time to listen and understand your questions. He is very professional yet is very caring.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

He is just a polite and professional surgeon that talks with Confidence. I think that this conveys that he has a lot of experience and expertise to yield a good result!!!

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Always informative and empathetic with my care

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Highly competent and informative throughout the process

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August 16, 2023

5.0

He explained my condition in a very understandable way and gave his recommendations. He is A1

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Doctor is fantastic

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Doctor explained with great detail what was causing the issue, how to repair and what to expect going forward.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh that performed my back surgery did an excellent job.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh was recommended to me as an excellent surgeon. My personal experience has also been that he is excellent at what he does.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Caring and empathetic. Dr dahdaleh answered all my questions

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July 19, 2023

5.0

For his professional care, attention and kindness

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Personable, great in explaining my health issues and spends the time answering all my questions

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh is wonderful. Spent time with me to listen to issues and provide clear clinical advice and direction

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. was very thorough with his explanation and review of recent MRI and gave his recommendation for a potential solution to existing pain.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Also good service

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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July 03, 2023

5.0

I really think he cares about his patients . Very good reviews .

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July 03, 2023

5.0

He is the absolute best! Wonderful bedside manner, knowledgeable, explains everything, very patient!!

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Explains everything, great bedside manner!!

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June 26, 2023

5.0

In terms of surgery and after care, I had a great experience with Dr. Dahdaleh.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

I'm really pleased with the surgery and outcome. Dr. Dahdaleh has a wonderful bedside manner - explains things patiently and with empathy.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh was absolutely amazing. He took the time to fully explain my diagnosis to me and was extremely reassuring without being condescending. I highly recommend Dr Dahdaleh!

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June 20, 2023

5.0

It is a 10 now, hopefully it remains a 10 following my scheduled decompression. Dr Dahdaleh was professional and explained my condition and presented my options along with his professional recommendation. I did not feel rushed during the appointment and Dr Dahdaleh took the appropriate time with me.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

He is brilliant, kind and compassionate.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Love the guy. Empathetic, caring, listens, understanding and helpful.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh is WONDERFUL ! He saw me when no one else would. I felt comfortable and safe with him. His continued care after surgery is Awesome. I recommend Dr. Dahdaleh to all of my family and friends.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh is excellent in his field, and cares a great deal about his patients.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

I really liked Dr Dahdaleh. He was very thorough, and great bedside manner.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Great care and took time to answer questions and explain risks and benefits

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Caring and thorough

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Dr Nader did another surgery about 2 years ago And I need a second one I have another injury

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdeleh takes time to explain everything and answers all my questions. I appreciate his very thorough, but conservative treatment approach. I feel safe in his care.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

This doctor kept me informed and answered any and all questions.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

H e is a true professional - he listens carefully and compassionately. You never feel rushed with him- answers all concerns patiently.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Very patient, knowledgeable, clear explanations, & thorough.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh spent time listening to me and asking questions to clarify. He then spent time thoroughly explaining my condition and his recommendations for care. What a pleasure to have met with him.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Doctor Dahdaleh is highly professional and extremely knowledgeable, very kind, and very caring, he was very thorough, he explained everything and listened to my concerns and answered my questions. He is an excellent doctor, i was very pleased with his recommendations, i highly recommend Dr. Dahdaleh to others.

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April 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh is kind, always listens, answers questions and makes me feel safe.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh is by far the best surgeon I have ever had! He is caring, intelligent and compassionate! He listens to you and explains your options In very understandable terms!

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh is such a great Neurosurgeon! I am fortunate that I am under his care. He performed spinal fusion surgery on me and I have had excellent results. Being a physician myself, I was well aware that this is a complicated surgery. Chances of complications are significant. Thus it was a difficult decision for me. Dr. Dahdaleh has the best bedside manner and is so kind. He explains things very well and is thorough with his examination. He treats his patients with a lot of respect. These qualities are hard to come by specially in surgeons as their work is very challenging. I am going to follow up with him wherever he is practicing. In addition to being an excellent surgeon, the words that describe Dr Dahdaleh are kind, caring and respectful.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

dr. dahdaleh spent a good amount of time w me. i never felt rushed and he explained things well and in detail

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April 10, 2023

5.0

His care and kindness and knowledge

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April 09, 2023

4.0

See above. Good Dr. My only complaint is NW is turning l him into an administrator and moving him to the suburbs.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

The same answer as above. For my issue I was in the best place possible, with the best doctor,

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Takes time to explain everything to me in detail. Listens to my concerns and solves problems. Is a skilled surgeon.

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April 05, 2023

5.0

He got rid of most of my pain

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April 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh explained everything to me about the situation with my back. He allowed me to tell him about my health. He was Very, Very Helpful.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Excellent physician with a very kind and caring disposition.

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March 30, 2023

5.0

He is very respectful and listens to the patient as a means to make the best decisions and evaluation of your condition.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

I am confident they will receive the same professional attention given to mr.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

He is just amazing all around!!

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh took his time with me reviewing imaging and planning next steps. He seems like he cares about getting me the best possible outcomes

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Because he seems to know what he’s doing. He’s also very pleasant. I’m sorry he’s moving to one of your northwest side facilities.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

He gives great options explains them throughly and lets you know time table and other options

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March 27, 2023

3.0

It was tough having to wait three months to be seen after being postponed twice. I do think he was kind and attentive, but it just wasn’t the right fit for my needs, and that was frustrating after such a long wait.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

He is interested in patient and their input.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Care provided

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March 26, 2023

5.0

He’s very caring, reviews in a way that educates and that helps frame collaborative decision making.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Outstanding, compassionate skilled surgeon.

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March 08, 2023

5.0

As stated above, he was very informative and answered all of my questions. Didn’t make me feel rushed. Took the time to listen to me and my concerns.

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March 08, 2023

5.0

He has the greatest bed side manor

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. provided a very good explanation of the problem and the potential remedies.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

First class, always time for the patient, listens well, cares for the patient.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

The doctor is very good to explain with detail.❤️

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh is great to talk with over concerns one may have.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

He takes time and is relatable.

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Professional. Explained everything. Listened and answered all my questions.

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Thorough, professional, easy to understand, takes his time, answers questions

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Great surgeon, empathetic and efficient.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Always professional and compassionate in delivering care

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh was attentive. He did a thorough evaluation of my issues and answered all of my questions. He was kind and sympathetic and demonstrated confidence and competence.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Daddeleh, Was a true professional and very knowledgeable in his field. I look forward to his visits as well as his diagnosis

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February 21, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon. His manner is approachable and kind. He listens. His team has great respect for him and it shows.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Best surgeon I have ever had and I have had several. His bedside manner is second to none.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

I stated above; I have complete faith in him; he’s conservative & I trust his judgement.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

As I stated in the box above he's the best again very informative, patient and always has my best interest for my health

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February 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh is amazing. Very patient. Explains everything slowly and detailed. Answers all my questions and concerns. Has a

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February 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Dahdaleh took the time and effort to explain to me my spine condition to the level of my understanding that no other doctor ever did to me. Very candid in presenting options and the pros and cons of each. He treated me an important person.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

He took his time in explaining the options. Wanted to ensure we understood them and was not focusing on the most invasive and expensive option, but wanted to ensure all avenues were explored in advance of the next step.

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February 01, 2023

5.0

He is the best. Great doctor. And now a friend.

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February 01, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, took time to explain my treatment options and walk me through my MRI results.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Very thorough with examination and comprehensive in taking my history.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and professional.

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January 26, 2023

5.0

Dr Dahdaleh is a caring and concerned doctor and explains everything clearly and never rushes through appointments.

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January 26, 2023

5.0

Caring, listens and understands my concerns. Well respected surgeon.

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