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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (28)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Peter Nakaji, Neurological Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Nakaji has been reviewed by 59 patients who have provided 28 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.7
Promptness 4.7
Courteous Staff 4.9
Accurate Diagnosis 4.8
Bedside Manner 4.8
Spends Time with Me 4.8
Follows Up After Visit 4.7

Specialties & Research

Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 13 areas:
  • Aneurysm
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Craniotomy (Brain Surgery)
  • Critical Care
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (Bleeding In The Brain)
  • Microsurgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Education & Awards

Dr. Nakaji graduated from University of California at San Diego, La Jolla. He has 9 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Neurological Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Phoenix, AZ
Neurological Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Phoenix Metro Area
Neurological Surgeon
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Nakaji has 10 hospital affiliations:

  • CHANDLER REGIONAL Medical Center 
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center 


  • English
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Peter Nakaji MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 16 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Peter Nakaji practice?
Dr. Peter Nakaji has 1 office location.
Dr. Peter Nakaji practices Neurological Surgery near Phoenix, AZ.
See Phoenix Neurological Surgeons.