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Safwan Barakat, M.D.
Safwan Barakat, M.D.
Neurosurgery
Office in Elgin
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital
 
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Gender: Male 
Age: 68 
Years in Practice: 35 
Medical Specialty: Neurosurgery  
Board Certification: Yes 
Medical School: Damascus University Medical School 
Internship: N/A 
Residency: Pontiac General Hospital, General Surgery; University of Tennessee, Neurosurgery 
Fellowship: N/A 
Philosophy of Care: I believe in giving my patients the best available treatment by being on the cutting edge of Neurosurgical techniques at all times. Practice website: www.northwestbrainandspinesurgery.com 
Secondary Languages: Arabic  
Website: www.northwestbrainandspinesurgery.com 
 
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1425 N McLean Blvd, Elgin,  847.741.1610 
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Medical Group
Northwest Brain and Spine Surgery

Location information
1425 N McLean Blvd
Suite 550
Elgin, IL 60123
847.741.1610

Medical Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Unless otherwise stated, physicians are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Advocate Health Care or the Advocate facility where the care is being provided. Neither Advocate Health Care nor the Advocate facility shall be liable for the medical care provided or decisions made by these independent physicians.

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