Dr. Ali J. Naini

Doctor (M.D.)

Location:
Kirkland, Washington Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Neurosurgeon
Website: neuroassociates.us External Link
Practice: Northwest Headache Clinic
Hospital: Evergreen Community Health Center
Phone:425-899-6200
Med. School:Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Grad. Year: 1983

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 27/09/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 13 reviews. Dr. Ali J. Naini has a good 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: 4791726
 
06/02/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' rating (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 4.0  Respond
RID: 3653954
12/01/14 3 4 2 3 I found this physician to be impersonal, condescending, and narcissistic. He attempted to challenge my symptoms, stating there was a failure to correlate with the MRI results. Once I obtained a copy of the radiologist's report, I discovered he had been looking at the wrong side!! My films correlated completely with my symptoms. When I later contacted him and challenged his interpretation, he said that the radiologist's interpretation was wrong. During my visit, I sat in a chair across the desk from him while he spent the majority of the visit looking at the records and documenting, without looking at me or interacting with me, other than to challenge my symptoms. He never conducted a thorough exam. I absolutely would warn patients away from this person. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 2854725
 
13/09/13 4 3 1 1 Avoid this "Surgeon" at all costs!He did surgery on my back & I have been in constant pain since.He gives you a "Manual" to answer your questions & God forbid if you ask him a question.His response is "Read the book!".I developed a bad bladder infection after my surgery, ending up in ER.He happened to come by, & demanded to know why I didn't have my precious "manual" with me!Immediately after surgery, when I was still half under anesthesia, he asked if my pain was gone. Because I was medicated so much, I said it was.Then at my post-op visit, when I complained my pain was back, he snapped, basically calling me a liar, saying, "You said in hospital it was gone!" I had previously had a pain stimulator inserted with wires on both sides of my spine. He was to remove them, but didn't.He said they were no problem, I could still have an MRI with them there. I since have had several doctors and MRI techs say the MRI magnets will rip them out of my back or catch fire! This guy is rude & scary!  Respond
RID: 2199293
04/06/12 5 5 5 5 I went to a number of doctors and neurologists to help with my neck and back pain. Traction and narcotics made my life hell for over 18 months. Dr. Naini immediately found the problem, and after the surgery I feel great! A night and day difference. Dr. Naini saved my life, and I enjoyed every moment with him.  Respond
RID: 1707379
08/02/12 4 4 2 2 This man did what he described as his 'extensive' films on my spine, which was suspecting to be the cause of the stabbing pain from my neck and all the way down my back. However, after reviewing his detailed and 'extensive' films, Dr. Naini could not find anything wrong with me. So I suffered in pain for another 15 months until Dr. Cole at NW Spine and Sports ordered a simple MRI which clearly showed that my spine had been compressed on 3 different levels. To this day, I still do not know the cause for this and now, its been 8 years since this journey began and I've had 3 surgeries so far, with a 4th scheduled for next month. Yet, I will never forget that it was Dr. Naini whom I sat across from, that sat across from me and told me there was 'absolutely nothing of significance' that he could find to justify the symptoms that I was describing. REALLY????? Hmmm.... and although I am glad that he has brought so much relief to so many others,,, I was not meant to be one of them.  Respond
RID: 1645715
28/11/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Naini is the most conscientious Dr. I know, and after two hip surgerys, open heart surgery and general care he's the best. I had a pituary adenoma (brain tumor) which he carefully excised during a 12 surgery. It was a tricky operation because I had a fibrous tumor, (difficult to remove) After the operation I felt so good that I wrongfully over exerted myself, causing the transsphenoidal surgery to lead spinal fluid. Dr Naini, personnaly met me in the ER to assess my condition. He promptly attended to me every morning, until I was ready to go. Contrary to the negative review above, my experince with the nurses at Evergreen confirmed that he is the most conscientious and attentive Dr they know. Returns all calls promptly and explains the condition thoroughly. He's a 5+ out of 5. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1637263
17/11/11 5 5 5 5 dr naini is #1 in my book he treated me like an indavidual not a # and did wonders on my neck surgery.He is a wonderful man and I'm so glad he was the one who performed my last surgery on my neck.I am pain free and amazed at the way he would return my calls if I needed him.Most Dr.dont speak to their patients personally you always speak to their assistance cuz they have no time for you.Not him HE CARES and that is very unusual.HANDS DOWN!! He is the BEST!! and I've seen many.Thank you Dr Naini Men like you are hard to find.You should be proud!!!!!  Respond
RID: 1540311
17/09/11 5 5 5 5 DOCTOR NAINI IS ONE OF THE FINEST NEUROSURGEONS THAT I HAVE PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF. I WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN WITHIN MY LOWER BACK. HE REVIEWED MY CASE GAVE ME DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW.(A HANDOUT THAT HE HAD WRITTEN HIMSELF FOR HIS PATIENTS TO FOLLOW.)HE SPENT AN EXTENDED AMOUNT OF TIME ASKING QUESTIONS REGARDING MY CONDITION AND ABOUT A PREVIOUS OPERATION IN THE SAME AREA.HE SPENT 5 HOURS REPAIRING MY L2,L3,L4AND L5 DISKS.HE CALLED ON ME SEVERAL TIMES A DAY TO CHANGE MY DRESSINGS. HE CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS AND DEVOTES AS MUCH TIME AS REQUIRED TO SEE THAT YOU ARE COMFORTABLE AND FOLLOWING HIS INSTRUCTIONS. I AM FREE OF PAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS AND WISH I HAD FOUND HIM EARLIER. HE IS TRUELY A CREDIT TO HIS PROFESSION . 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 1537558
14/09/11 5 4 1 4 Dr. Naini was very polite and respectful pre-op. Post-op was a different story. I lost 2700 ccs of blood during and within 36 hrs of surgery. He never told me about this. He never drew blood work to check CBC or iron stores (even though that quantity of blood is approx. 3/4ths of my complete blood totals). I was sent home very weak and spent one month at home without any memory of that month. I was unable to regain my strength until I was given 2 units of blood and IV iron supplements at another hospital. I was told there that my iron stores were "barely compatible with life." X-rays, MRIs and CT scans have shown there is a screw resting on my L5 nerve root. They also show that the fusion never was successful. I am having another surgery to fix the mess he made of my back. I was told by a nurse at Evergreen Medical Ctr. (where he practices) that he is the worst surgeon they have and many doctors won't send their patients to him. See this man at your own risk!!!! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 978984
03/09/09 4 5 5 5 Dr. Naini was kind, compassionate and respectful. After shopping around for the best doctor I'm very satisfied with my decision 
Insurance: Unicare
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RID: 931007
07/07/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Naini is extremely professional. He makes everything clear and understandable. He is caring and competent. A+  Respond
RID: 806447
03/03/09 3 5 5 5 This guy is top notch all the way. He is somewhat droll in his bedside manner but he's a neurosurgeon so you must expect this. He is extremely caring and was very patient and available after hours when a call was made about an issue. The only complaint that I have is that his office staff were not the most pleasant people to deal with. The billing person took literally WEEKS to return a call. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 257740
04/04/07 4 5 5 Expectional care and concern. Took time before and after surgery with both patient and family. Gave very complete written instruction of how to prepare and follow-up with surgery.  Respond