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Dr. Mohammad Rifai, MD

Neurosurgery*
3.8 (50)
Map Pin Small Merrillville, IN
Accepting new patients
46 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Mohammad Rifai, MD

Dr. Mohammad Rifai, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Merrillville, IN. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 46 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurosurgery. They graduated from Damascus University Faculty of Medicine and is affiliated with Franciscan Health Crown Point and Methodist Hospitals-Northlake Campus. Dr. Rifai, completed a residency at University of Illinois. Patients rated Dr. Rifai an average 3.8 star rating.

Dr. Rifai works at Practice in Merrillville, IN with other offices in Crown Point, IN. They frequently treat conditions like Thoracic Spine Fracture along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Anthem, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Rifai's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Neurological & Spinal Surgery PC
    200 E 89th Ave Ste 3A, Merrillville, IN 46410 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (219) 756-2900
    Monday
    09:00 - 16:30
    Tuesday
    09:00 - 16:30
    Wednesday
    09:00 - 16:30
    Thursday
    09:00 - 16:30
    Friday
    09:00 - 16:30
  2. 2
    Franciscan Health Crown Point
    1201 S Main St, Crown Point, IN 46307 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (219) 738-2100

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Franciscan Health Crown Point
  • Methodist Hospitals-Northlake Campus

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Thoracic Spine Fracture
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Back Pain

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Back Pain
Benign Neoplasm of Brain
Brain Cancer
Broken Neck
Cancer of Cerebral Meninges
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Stenosis
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Degenerative Disc Disease
Epilepsy
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Hypothalamus Cancer
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Pituitary Tumor
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Subdural Hemorrhage
Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Neurostimulator Implantation
Spinal Fusion
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Astrocytoma
Brain Abscess
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Disorders
Brain Injury
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Edema
Cerebral Palsy
Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari Malformation Type 2
Communicating Hydrocephalus
Compressed Spinal Cord
Cranial Trauma
Dural Tear
Herniated Disc
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Medulloblastoma
Myelomalacia
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Radiculopathy
Schwannoma
Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thoracic Stenosis
Thrombosis
Upper Back Pain
Brain Tumor Biopsy
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Deep Brain Stimulation
Destruction of Brain Tumor
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Herniated Disc Surgery
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Neck Surgery
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Neurosurgical Procedures
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
Spinal Injections
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Pump Implant
Spinal Tumor Surgery
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Surgery
Stereotactic Neurosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
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    3.8
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    About Dr. Mohammad Rifai, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 46 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Arabic
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    NPI Number
    • 1396787479
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University Ill-Cook Co Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Illinois
    Residency
    Internship
    • Damascus University Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Damascus University Faculty of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Mohammad Rifai, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Rifai is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Rifai accepts Anthem, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Rifai has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Rifai has seen patients for Thoracic Spine Fracture, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Rifai on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    50 patients have reviewed Dr. Rifai. The overall rating for this provider is 3.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Rifai.

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