Amjad Nasr Anaizi, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (482 reviews)

Specialities: Neurosurgery

Languages: English

(301) 856-0477

About me

Dr. Anaizi is an associate professor of Neurosurgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, a member of the multidisciplinary skull base surgery team and a specialist in minimally invasive neurosurgery. He completed fellowship training at the University of Cincinnati (Mayfield Clinic) in skull base surgery and minimally invasive treatment of a variety of brain conditions, including the full spectrum of brain tumors. Additionally, Dr. Anaizi completed advanced training in minimally invasive spine surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Anaizi has conducted extensive research in brain tumor treatment with numerous articles in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Anaizi’s Philosophy of Care

I understand how frightening the prospect of brain or spine surgery is for my patients. It is my responsibility to help them understand their conditions and offer clear and detailed guidance so they can make informed decisions about their surgical options.

I recognize that these decisions are not easy. I treat my patients as I would treat my own family, when I counsel them on their options. I explain that surgery is considered only when nonsurgical interventions are not appropriate or have been unsuccessful. I want them to feel comfortable and safe. If they decide on surgery, whenever possible, I provide minimally invasive treatment that reduces risks and allows my patients to recover quickly, and return to their lives. My goal is to improve my patients’ quality of life.

Dr. Anaizi specializes include: 

  • Minimally Invasive Brain & Cranial Base Surgery
  • Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular Accident Cva
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Parkinsons Disease Pd
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Tumor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Anaplastic Mixed Glioma
  • Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aqueductal Stenosis
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation
  • Arterial Malformation Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation Avm
  • Astrocytic Cancer
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Brachial Nerve Tumors
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Bulging Disc
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Cerebellar Tumor
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Cerebral Hernia
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cerebrovascular Accident Cva
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Tumor
  • Clivus Chondroma
  • Cns Lymphoma
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Cranial Vault Malformations
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Abscess
  • Facial Nerve Schwannoma
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Spasm
  • Foot Drag
  • Ganglioglioneurocytoma
  • Ganglioma
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Ganglioneurocytoma
  • Germ Cell Tumor
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
  • Intracranial Hemangioma
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Hypotension
  • Intracranial Mass
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Kyphosis
  • Leptomeningeal Disease
  • Lesions Of Median Nerve
  • Lesions Of Posterior Tibial Nerve
  • Lesions Of Sciatic Nerve
  • Lipomyelomeningocele
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Cerebellum
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Frontal Lobe
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of The Spinal Cord
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Medulloepithelioma
  • Meningioma
  • Meningioma Of The Spine
  • Meningocele
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer
  • Moyamoya
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuronal Glial Tumors
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Olfactory Neuroblastoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Optic Chiasm Injury
  • Optic Nerve Glioma
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Paraganglioma
  • Parkinsons Disease Pd
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors
  • Peripheral Schwannoma
  • Periventricular Mass
  • Petrous Apex Tumor
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pineal Gland Parenchymal Tumor
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Pineoblastoma
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rathke Cleft Cysts
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Spongioblastoma
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringobulbia
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov Cyst
  • Temporal Tumor
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Brain Tumors
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Brain
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Spine
  • Vein Of Galen Malformation
  • Venous Malformation Brain
  • Vertebral Epiphysitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal
  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
  • Back Surgery
  • Biopsy Of Brain
  • Biopsy Of Skull
  • Brain Surgery
  • Burr Hole
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Cingulotomy
  • Clipping Of Brain Aneurysm
  • Cordotomy
  • Corpus Callosotomy
  • Cortical Mapping
  • Cranial Nerve Repair
  • Cranial Puncture
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Csf Shunt Removal
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Flow Diversion For Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Image Guided Biopsy Of The Spine
  • Interspinous Device Placement
  • Intracranial Arterial Bypass
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Lesionectomy
  • Lobectomy Of Brain
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Drain
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Needle Biopsy Of Brain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Cerebral Meninges
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Open Biopsy Of Brain
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Optic Nerve Surgery
  • Orbital Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Repair Of Brain
  • Resection Of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation Avm
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Dural Graft
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Standard Transsphenoidal Approach
  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Subcaudate Tractotomy
  • Subpial Transection
  • Surgery For Spasticity
  • Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
  • Transnasal Repair Csf Leak
  • Transpetrosal Approaches
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculocisternostomy
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Visualase Thermal Laser Ablation
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Practice locations

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130 Hospital Road
Prince Frederick, MD, 20678

301-856-2323

Fax 855-385-5335

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

301-280-4170

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10401 Hospital Drive
Clinton, MD, 20735

301-856-2323

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Neurosurgery
Washington, DC, 20007

202-877-5026

Fax 202-877-5551

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Fax 202-877-5551

Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Fellowship Program: University of Cincinnati Medical Center (2013)

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2012)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2012)

Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2007)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2007)

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine (2006)

Fellowship Program: National Institute of Health ()

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.6
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.7
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Aug 26, 2021

    He was excellent, one of the very best I've ever seen. He asked questions, listened to everything I said. The steps I'm taking are in the direction needed.

  • Aug 26, 2021

    Great experience it made me confident with the expertise and confidence shown.

  • Aug 19, 2021

    A good experience being my first time there.