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 34 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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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Heffner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heffner treats Spinal Stenosis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Heffner treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heffner treats Spine Disorders more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Heffner treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heffner treats Spondylosis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Heffner treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Heffner's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Excision of Brain Tumor
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Neck Pain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Chris Heffner, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Belleville, IL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Washington Univ Sch Of Med in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Washington University
Residency Hospital
Washington University
Internship Hospital
1985
Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
1985

Awards

Dr. Heffner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Heffner

3.9

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 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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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
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Coventry Health Care
Platinum PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
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GEHA
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HealthLink PPO
Humana
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