Dr. Carl Heilman, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Heilman
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Heilman has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery 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 and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Heilman to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Heilman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Heilman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Heilman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 636-5860.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Heilman is experienced in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Heilman
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Chiari's Deformity
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Hydrocephalus
Spina Bifida
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Dr. Heilman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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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 Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Heilman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Heilman

5.0

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  • Explained conditions well (34)
  • Listened & answered questions (34)
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  • Long wait times (1)
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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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Jg in Warwick, RI – Jan 24, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Carl Heilman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Heilman has more experience...Read more

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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What are Dr. Carl Heilman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Heilman frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Heilman specializes.

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Practice

Tufts Medical Center800 Washington St Boston, MA 02111
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Tufts Medical Center750 Washington St Boston, MA 02111
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Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)