Matt El-Kadi

Matt El-Kadi

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Matt El-Kadi

Dr. Matt El-Kadi is vice chairman and clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and serves as Chief of Neurosurgery at UPMC Passavant. He has been selected as one of the best doctors in the region and is board-certified in neurological surgery. Dr. El-Kadi specializes in the treatment of complex spine disorders, including spinal fusion and instrumentation, and minimally invasive spinal surgery for both the cervical and lumbar spine, with a special interest in the removal of primary and secondary spinal tumors. He has authored more than seven books and book chapters, and has over 100 publications in circulation. He is an active participant in professional societies.

Before joining UPMC, Dr. El-Kadi received training in complex spinal surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He completed his neurosurgery residency training at West Virginia University. He also had a one-year clinical fellowship in neurosurgery at Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut. Dr. El-Kadi began his surgical career doing brain surgery and has applied similar minimally invasive and microscopic approaches in his spine surgery practice.

Dr. El-Kadi is a neurosurgeon with UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

Directions to our primary location in

Wexford, PA

How Matt El-Kadi Can Help You

Specialties

  • Neurosurgeon

Conditions

  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiomas
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Tumors
  • Neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Lesions
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vascular Malformations

Treatments

  • CT-Guided Surgery
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Dynamic Lumbar Spine Stabilization
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microforaminotomy
  • Microlaminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Stabilization
  • Spine Fusions
  • Traditional Surgery
  • Tumor Resection

What Patients are Saying About Matt El-Kadi

  • I had back surgery done by this care provider. I have nothing but "very good" to say about him and his staff.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Matt El Kadi MD PhD is an angel to me. I met him in the hospital after arriving the night before with severe pain, tingling and numbness along with Right-Foot Drop. After an MRI I was quickly taken to emergency surgery. Dr. El Kadi agreed to care for me. He gave my husband and I all the information we needed to be assured and feel comfortable. He did not have to care for me and I know he already had other surgeries that morning. In my heart I believe that the Lord had Dr. El Kadi at the right place just when I needed him and Dr. El Kadi made a conscience choice to care for me. I am eternally grateful. With therapy I am recovering and gaining strength everyday. In the hospital and at our post surgery visit I was very blessed to be in the care of Dr. El Kadi. I highly recommend him to our friends and family.
    — UPMC Patient
  • I am thoroughly satisfied with the care I received from Dr.El-kadi and his staff. They were caring, thoughtful, professional, thorough and exemplary in all facets of my care. I could not have been in better hands, and am enjoying a pain free recovery. Thanks so much to Dr. El-Kadi and his staff. I will recommend Dr. El-Kadi to anyone who is in need of spinal surgery. He is exceptional.
    — UPMC Patient
  • This was a very pleasant atmosphere and Dr. El-Kadi is a provider I would go to again should I need this type of care. He was very helpful and personable to me and my wife on my visit. The whole staff made the visit very easily fluid from one portion of the visit to the next.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr. El-Kadi was the first doctor that actually took the time to show me the results of the MRI and show me on the MRI what those results meant. He helped me understand more of what was really going on - and hopefully his treatment plan will help correct the problem. Very impressed with the amount of time he spent helping me understand the issues with my back and hip. Could really appreciate the fact that he spent the time with me and helped me understand why a certain treatment plan was needed.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr. El-Kadi was always kind and attentive to my needs. Answered all my questions and concerns. Had him in the past for surgery and would definitely recommend him and his staff to anyone in need on this type of medical need.
    — UPMC Patient

Accolades for Matt El-Kadi

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • International Spinal Injections Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Ohio County Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Matt El-Kadi

UPMC Passavant Spine Center – Wexford
12680 Perry Highway
Suite 201
Wexford, PA 15090
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Primary Location:

UPMC Passavant Spine Center – Wexford
12680 Perry Highway
Suite 201
Wexford, PA 15090

UPMC Department of Neurosurgery's Website

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