Dr. Carl Heilman, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Heilman
Accepting new patients

Tufts Medical Center

800 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

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(617) 636-5860

Dr. Carl Heilman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Heilman has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Heilman to book an appointment.


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Dr. Heilman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heilman performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Heilman performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Brain Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heilman performs Brain Surgery more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Heilman performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heilman treats Meningiomas more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Heilman treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Acoustic Neuroma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heilman treats Acoustic Neuroma more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Heilman treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heilman treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 38% of their peers

Dr. Heilman treats this condition more than 38% of their peers

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Dr. Heilman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Heilman is incredible. My son, who is now 23, had two significant brain bleeds at birth. He was not expected to live. Without Dr. Heilman’s skilled hands he would not have lived. I will never be able to express how grateful I am for Dr. Heilman. He has operated on my son several times over the years and his skills, his bedside manner and his knowledge never disappoint. He is an incredible doctor. We are truly blessed to have him on our team.
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L. Shaw – Apr 18, 2020
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Thank you Dr. Heilman for bringing my husband back! He is a brilliant engineer with PhD and it was unbearable to see him waiting for me to get home and change TV channel... I noticed improvements the very first day after surgery! Thank you Doctor for the miracle!
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Kira Litvak in Newton, MA – Feb 16, 2020
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The best surgeon. Very attentive and very professional. Thank you Doctor!
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E. Litvak in Newton, MA – Feb 03, 2020
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If you are faced with the decision about who to see about a brain tumor I strongly recommend you see Dr. Heilman at Tufts. I have met with a few neurosurgeons over the years and ultimately had a benign tumor removed by Dr. Heilman. I couldn't say enough good things about him, the surgery he performed on me at Tufts and the care I received afterwards. For me... the stage your in now was the hardest part. I'm very glad I went to him and I am very grateful for what he did for me and my family.
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May 17, 2018
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We brought our son to Dr Heilman because of a complex issue with hydrocephalus-we thought he was fantastic! Easy to reach, thoughtful, respectful. Our son who was 16 at the time ultimately chose another surgeon who was younger-we wish he had stayed with Dr. H.! I'd recommend him to anyone who needs a neurosurgeon, and his APRN is also incredibly knowledgeable and accessible.
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Susan Woodward in CT – Apr 24, 2018
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Dr. Heilman is truly a remarkable and outstanding physician. An excellent, thoughtful and patient listener and a skilled and astute diagnostician, Dr. Heilman exudes knowledge, experience, and quiet confidence. His rank of being among the best neurosurgeons in the USA is more than well-deserved.
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Newton Highlands, MA – Sep 22, 2016
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Our daughter was referred to Dr. Heilman from Dr. Penar at UVM. Dr. Heilman performed successful surgery to remove a brain tumor which was difficult to reach. Our family will forever be thankful to all involved.
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Montpelier, VT – Apr 18, 2016
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Dr Heilman operated on my son's brain tumor. He is a caring and truly skilled neurosurgeon. He answered all our questions and did the best he could to ease our anxiety. The operation was very successful.
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Biography

Dr. Carl Heilman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Heilman has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Education

Bapt Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Tufts New England Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Tufts New England Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1986
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

Tufts Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center Neurosurgery800 Washington St Boston, MA 02111
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Tufts Medical Center NSG

Tufts Medical Center NSG800 Washington St Boston, MA 02111
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Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)