Dr. Chris Heffner, MD

Dr. Chris Heffner, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Chris Heffner, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Belleville, IL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Washington Univ Sch Of Med in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

4700 Memorial Dr Ste 200

Belleville, IL 62226

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Washington Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Washington University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heffner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heffner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Heffner

3.9

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
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4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
26.666666666666668%
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Dr Hefner ordered a myelogram in addition to all the other test I had already had, seeking cause for my symptoms. Dr performing test pointed out spinal compression. 2 weeks after, Dr. Hefner's nurse contacted me saying there was no need for Dr. Hefner's services. After seeking a second...Read More
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Man of great care and compassion. My injury was such that based on the MRI, he planned surgery for me. After testing and personal touch identified and explained necessary procedure. I have recommended to family, friends, and coworkers who have also received excellent care. While in process for...Read More
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Even tho I'm in extreme pain and have 7 bulging disc and good insurance he denied to help me in any way without an explanation. Extremely frustrating.
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I immediately liked Dr Heffner when I first met him. As a retired RN, I am very particular when choosing my doctors. His demeanor was comforting. I had been dealing with severe pain for 6 mos. Now, just 4 weeks post op, ALL of my stabbing, burning, penetrating, and radiating pain is GONE. GREAT...Read More
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I use to think that all surgeons were ready to cut on someone at the drop of a dime, but Dr. Heffner made me feel like I had multiple options and provide outstanding explanations on the positives and negatives of whatever decision I chose. Every time I have visited him and his office, him and his...Read More
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