Dr. Matt El-Kadi

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Neurosurgeon
Website: neurosurgery.pitt.e... External Link
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Hospital: UPMC PASSAVANT
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Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 16 reviews. Dr. Matt El-Kadi has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Neurosurgeon-related: nervous system, cervical and lumbar spine problems, brain tumors, neurovascular problems, peripheral nerve problems, neurological surgery, brain and spinal cord tumors, skull-base surgery, brachytherapy, aneurysm surgery, epilepsy surgery, neurological surgery
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RID: 5669246
22/07/14 5 5 5 5 Very, very pleased with lumbar laminectomy surgery. After two years of pain, I have no pain and feel great. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 5552661
10/06/14 5 5 5 5 Everything was easy when dealing with the Wexford office. The staff was pleasant, Dr El-Kadi was on time and professional and answered all my questions even before I could ask them. IE Chance of Paralysis, chance of positive outcome. Took my pain away immediately! Def reccommend!  Respond
RID: 5485577
19/05/14 5 5 5 5 I love Dr. El-Kadi, he gave me back my life. I've tried local doctors who keep telling me I had a herniated disc. They had me try physical therapy, injections..etc. I finally had enough, by this time I could hardly walk. Nothing helped the pain, I was missing work and life came to halt. A friend who was a former patient recommended Dr. El-Kadi. Called and received an appointment within a short time. He reviewed my x-rays/MRI as well as gave me an examination. It was determined I didn't have a herniated disc I had a partly collapsed vertebrae. I had surgery within 2 weeks. Today I have some muscle spasms which is normal other than that I’m able to live a pain free life thanks to Dr. El-Kadi. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 5437688
01/05/14 5 5 5 5 Wonderful doctor, explained procedure thoroughly and accurately. Excellent results. I would recommend him to everyone! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 5416229
22/04/14 5 5 5 5 Dr El-Kadi is truly a gifted surgeon, he is also very personable and supportive and has a great sense of humor. His office staff, and PA's are wonderful also. Everyone was polite and supportive in a time of stress and concern. They all showed true concern, thoughtfulness and patience with all questions asked. I would highly recommend this surgeon and his entire staff!!  Respond
RID: 5307950
25/03/14 5 5 5 5 I was very apprehensive about this surgery. Dr. El-Kadi performed a lumbar laminectomy and fusion. I had immediate relief and recovery is progressing quickly. I feel 100% better and am greatly appreciative of Dr. El-Kadi and his staff. His knowledge and skill will allow me to resume my career as a funeral director. 
Insurance: UPMC
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RID: 5239393
15/03/14 5 5 5 5 After 3 doctors, physical therapy and 3 1/2 years of pain, Dr. El-Kadi had no hesitation diagnosing the issue, L5 out of place. He did say there was nothing he could do about the drop foot I developed over that time period. Today I am totally pain free and the drop foot is 75-80% gone.  Respond
RID: 3635304
18/12/13 5 5 5 5 I am pain free after spinal fusion by Dr. El-Kadi. I had numbness and severe pain from a pinched nerve. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 3594644
03/11/13 5 5 5 5 Had Dr El-Kadi remove a schwanomma tumor from my lower spine approx 8 yrs ago. I was in excruciating pain dailybefore the surgery and 100% pain free today. He changed my life forever. He is the absolute best!  Respond
 
08/10/13 SYSTEM: Last Name changed from "El Kadi" to "El-Kadi" 
RID: 2858296
16/09/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. El-Khadi put his staff into motion as soon as he assessed my condition realizing I needed surgery ASP. He and his staff arranged what was needed without a glitch as paper work moved through as needed. Dr. El-Khadi and his efficient staff gave me back my life. I am very thankful for such a team because the quality of my life has improved 100%.  Respond
RID: 2856535
15/09/13 5 5 5 5 He made an unpleasant experience positive. right after surgery the pain was gone and not returned Recovery was quick. I had fusion of C-5 through C-7 in my neck. His whole staff was polite and knowledgeable. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 2846430
09/09/13 5 5 5 5 just had lower back surgery by dr. el-kadi on 8-22-2013 the minute I woke up in recover I was pain free  Respond
RID: 2836370
04/09/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. El-Kadi and his entire staff are all EXCELLENT at providing the best medical services to his patients. I recently had surgery on my neck for 3 disc removals, spinal fusion, and plating at UPMC Passavant with Dr. El-Kadi as my surgeon and it has been less than 2 weeks and I am back to work and pain free! I have had pain for 2 1/2 years in my arms and numbness also. I went in for surgery, was only in there approximately an hour and back in a room in approximately 3 hours from start to finish. I woke up with no pain - NONE! I can feel my fingers, I can sleep on my sides without pain in my shoulders, my head is not numb in the back, and I feel wonderful! I would recommend this surgery to anyone with this condition and I would recommend Dr. El-Kadi for any neurologic issue as I consider him the best in his field! Thanks to him, his staff, and the entire hospital for making something a little scary - so worthwhile! God bless them all!  Respond
RID: 2718650
25/07/13 5 5 5 5 After a previous Laminectomy to relieve debilitating periodic nerve pain attacks I began to have serious nerve pains that gradually made me unable to walk more than 100 yards. There were Medicare required Pain center preliminaries with physical therapy and steroid injections that brought no relief. Full X-ray, MRI, Myleogram, and CT scans enabled Dr. El-Kadi to show me and explain clearly the problem with my spine. I am grateful that he then went further to explain what could be done and we scheduled surgery for the following week. His staff guided me completely and compassionately through the pre-op. Dr. El-Kadi spoke personally with me both before and after surgery and has continued to show personal concern through each of the Post-op visits. I am now able to walk with my wife and with my grandchildren pain-free. I have stopped all of the narcotic pain medications that I previously had to have to endure the pain. My wife and I have only the highest regard for Dr. El-Kadi. 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 2717406
24/07/13 5 5 5 5 My husband had back surgery and is now pain free. The staff is very polite. I would recommend Dr. El Kadi to family and friends. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 2596099
21/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. El-Kadi is the best surgeon I have ever had, he did 3 spine surgeries on me and actually saved my life by repairing another surgeons error. I would recommend him highly for anyone with spine problems. He has done 3 surgeries on me two of which were to repair other surgeons errors. I cant say enough about him except to say he is the best. If you need surgery get his opinion first. His staff is also the best I have ever worked with. Betty Crites 
Insurance: Humana
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