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About Dr. Peter Nakaji

Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Phoenix, AZ. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Nakaji is affiliated with ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird BHC. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

69 Ratings with 28 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Peter Nakaji is Great. Dr. Peter Nakaji has been rated by 69 patients. From those 69 patients 28 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Peter Nakaji is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


2910 N 3rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Dr. Peter Nakaji has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    19 Expertise

  • Aneurysm
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy (Brain Surgery)
  • Critical Care
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Glioblastoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (Bleeding In The Brain)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microsurgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Stroke

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Great Doctor

I have had two gamma knife procedures done by him and he is a very nice doctor

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Great brain surgeon

Dr. Nakaji treated me to remove a brain mass. He is excellent in every way.

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30 minutes
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Thank You

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! It started rather slow at first, with an occasional twitch of and around my left eye, which I attributed to stress from the recent death of in my family. As time progressed the twitch became more frequent and began moving down my face toward my mouth. After six months, the annoying twitch was constant and my search for relief was well underway. My husband and I began a diligent search for a cure. For two years we tried every type of remedy and promised cure. I changed pillows, took holistic remedies, tried acupuncture, electric acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractors' and Botox, with no sustainable improvement. The twitch just got worse and every moment of every day I was aware of the twitch. Sleep was only possible with Tylenol PM. The entire quality of my life was affected and after four years I had pretty much given up any hope of life without a twitch. That’s when my husband read about Dr. Peter Nakaji and his Minimally-invasive surgical procedure. At this point I was obviously very skeptical and held out little hope, plus just the word "surgery" was not something I was interested in even talking about. With some convincing from my husband to keep my opinions open, we contacted Dr. Nakaji's office and asked for a consultation. Dr. Nakaji called my home personally, to discuss my symptoms. The rest is history, I'm now 100% twitch free, yes is gone. I knew from the very first conversation with Dr. Nakaji I had the right surgeon for this procedure. I was both surprised and comforted by his sincere kindness, sense of humor and 100% dedicated to my care. I am so happy I had the surgery and I'm now past the recovery period. I have my life back without a twitch. If your reading this it is because you or someone you know has Hemifacial Spasms. PLEASE do not wait, talk to Dr. Nakaji and see if he can help you. You to may soon be saying THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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10 minutes
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Five Stars

Dr. Nakaji is absolutely fantastic! My family and I chose Barrow because of their level of expertise treating AVM's. I saw multiple surgeons there, but was primarily followed by Dr. Nakaji. He is knowledgeable, kind, caring, and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend him and credit him and the staff of Barrow with saving my life.

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Dr. Nakaji was able to restore my vision.

By the time I was finally referred to Dr. Nakaji by the eye clinic at the V A hospital. I was blind. I was experiencing pressure on the optic nerves in both eyes. Dr. Nakaji had me admitted as an emergency. He performed surgery restoring my eyesight. Yes I would go back to Dr. Nakaji. Or refer my family to him.

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15 minutes
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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Nakaji is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
  • Banner Thunderbird BHC
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Select Specialty Hospital-Mesa
  • Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn
  • CHANDLER REGIONAL Medical Center
  • Scttsdle Health Osb
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Peter Nakaji accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

BARROW BRAIN AND SPINE, 2910 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ


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