About Dr. El-Kadi

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

Phone: 724-720-4599
Toll free: 1-877-635-5234
Fax: 724-720-4598

Blue Distinction Center for Spine

UPMC Passavant Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Spine Center by Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. El-Kadi played an integral role in developing the Spine Center at Passavant Hospital. Passavant hospital has developed specialized operative suites utilized during neurosurgical cases as well as a neurosurgical unit utilized for postoperative patients.


The specially equipped, neurosurgical operative suites feature:

  • Intraoperative imaging, which allows 3-D visualization in real time for better anatomical views
  • State-of-the-art microscopes that enable surgeons to make smaller incisions and identify pathology with less muscle dissection
  • Skilled surgeons who perform novel, minimally invasive approaches to spine surgery, including microdiscectomy and decompression procedures
  • High definition multiple screens that allow the surgeon to see the xray and other diagnostic studies from different angles without leaving the operating table
  • Two way communication by voice and pictures that allows the surgeon at Passavant hospital to communicate with other surgeons and healthcare providers to exchange opinions and for teaching and training purposes
  • Custom-designed spine operating rooms at UPMC Passavant are one of the very few in the country which are equipped with spine map 3-D software linked to Siemens Orbic 3-D, which navigates spinal anatomy in a matter of seconds

Neurosurgical operative suites

The new patient pavilion features:

  • Spacious private rooms that have the capacity for a family member to stay with you after your surgery
  • Specially-trained nurses and staff that will be able to educate and care for you during your hospital stay
  • Patient unit that is dedicated to the treatment of neurosurgical and spine patients
  • Multidisciplinary team including nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers for postoperative care and optimal discharge planning for patients and their family.

    Patient rooms