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    Peter Nakaji, MD

    Neurosurgeon (602) 406-3181

    Peter Nakaji, MD, is a general practice neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of complicated diseases of the brain and spine. His vascular practice includes the treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, carotid artery disease, and brain and spinal tumors. He also maintains an active interest in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and Chiari malformation, among other conditions.

    Dr. Nakaji completed his residency at the University of California – San Diego. He received additional fellowship training in endoscopic neurosurgery at the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in Sydney, Australia, under the direction of Dr. Charles Teo. He completed a second fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix under Robert Spetzler, MD, before joining the staff as an attending neurosurgeon.

    Dr. Nakaji advocates an approach to neurosurgery that is both balanced and aggressive. He is a strong proponent of the minimally invasive surgical philosophy, meaning that his surgical incisions are often smaller, less traumatic, and allow faster recovery. His practice style is collaborative, and he strongly believes that incorporation of patients, their families, and the medical staff as members of his team offers patients the best possible outcome and satisfaction.

    Please call (602) 406-3181 to request an appointment with Dr. Nakaji.

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    About Barrow

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.