Hamad I. Farhat, MD

Specialty: Neurosurgery

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Advocate Medical Group

4400 West 95th Street

Suite 407

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Office: 708-684-4029

Fax: 708-684-4033

Meet Hamad I. Farhat, MD

About me

  • SpanishFrenchArabic
  • Complex Spine and Brain Surgery
  • Back & NeckBack and Neck DisordersBack and Neck PainBalloon Test Occlusion and Vessel SacrificeCarotid EndarterectomyCerebral and Spinal Angiography Including Intraoperative AngiographyCerebral and Spinal Wada Test For Epilepsy SurgeryCraniotomy For Aneurysm ClippingCraniotomy for Resection of AVMs and Obliteration of DAVFsEmbolization For EpistaxisEmbolization Of Brain And Spinal Cord Arteriovenous MalformationsEmbolization Of Carotid-Cavernous Fistulas And Vein Of Galen Malformations (VGAM)Endovascular Treatment Of Brain AneurysmsExtracranial And Intracranial Carotid And Vertebral Artery AngioplastyHigh-And Low-Flow External To Internal Carotid (EC-IC) BypassInferior Petrosal Venous SamplingIntraarterial ChemotherapyMechanical Thrombectomy For Acute Ischemic StrokeNeuroendovascular InterventionsPre-Operative Embolization of Brain TumorsSacroiliac Joint DysfunctionStereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) For AVMs, DAVFsVenous Stenting For Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • https://www.advocatehealth.com



  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine, Neurological Surgery
  • Chicago Medical School

Board certifications

  • Neurosurgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 34 patient ratings.


June 30, 2020 1:24 PM

I highly recommend Dr. Farhat. An excellent surgeon who LISTENS and communicates well.

June 30, 2020 1:24 PM


May 28, 2020 2:19 PM

COVID-19 prevented face to face which is understandable at Christ Memorial Center Dr. Farhat and I _____ by phone. He was very 1) Professional, 2) Explained in detail my MRI test and what resources were available.

February 25, 2020 7:49 AM

2 and a half hour wait in office for this appointment after waiting 2 months for an appointment

February 25, 2020 7:49 AM

less than five minutes the doctor spent with me. I know he's a specialist and I get he's busy but he said if I still had pain to follow up. I hurt my back and still have a lot of pain since July and I do not want to make another appointment because he will say I am fine and I can't afford another 40 dollar copay

October 13, 2019 7:00 PM

referred to this doctor for nerve surgery. I was quite impressed with his ease of explaining the pros and cons. I feel I am in good hands and look forward to the surgery and getting better

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

The healthcare team, especially the nurse practitioner, was very helpful with providing test results, appointments, & orders.

July 30, 2019 7:00 PM

I was totally at ease with Dr. Farhat. I felt immediately that I was in good hands. And, I was.

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Farhat was amazing. He really helped me understand the process.

January 21, 2019 6:00 PM

I feel he is a very nice doctor.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Farhat! he is very personable and very informative! He seemed very concerned as I was as well. Thank you Dr. Farhat!

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Farhat was not what I was expecting he was so kind and friendly, he made me feel very comfortable and at ease.

August 17, 2018 7:00 PM

The Doctor was very compassionate and took the time to explain my upcoming surgery. I feel comfortable with him and his staff and I know I will get the best possible care when I have my surgery.

April 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Farhat is amazing. I am so thankful for his skill and talent.

January 20, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent and thorough

January 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Farhat was very kind in all the explanations of why spine surgery would be too risky for me. I have a metal cage (lower spine) & putting in a rod, at my age, (80 yrs.,) with a mitral valve problem & high blood press. would be too much for me, and he could not be sure it would help.

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