Dr. Dan Heffez, MD

Dr. Dan Heffez, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Dan Heffez, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from McGill U, Fac Med in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery.

960 N 12th St Ste 1800

Milwaukee, WI 53233

Contact Information

(414) 278-9000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 99% of peers
more than 81% of peers
more than 81% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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13  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • McGill U, Fac Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Hosp For Sick Chldrn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Nih
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heffez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heffez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heffez to family and friends
40 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Heffez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Heffez is an excellent and knowledgable surgeon. He did both my tethered cord release and Chiari Malformation decompression and both surgeries went amazingly well. I had full confidence in him and he took special precautions as I had a couple other issues going on as well. I would gladly to go...more
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Dr. Heffez is amazing! He was the first Dr to actually listen to my concerns and not treat me as if I were making things up. He was very thorough with his exam with me. I left there very happy. I had finally found a Dr that knew what he was talking about and who cared for the patient. Between the...more
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Very poor bedside manners. DR did NOT touch or do an assessment!! Has PA do all work and documentation. Urgent appointment requested per Dr and neither PA or MD assessed. Drove an hr for 5 min. He stated MRI was unchanged when ER/Radiologist stated it was worse.
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I was referred to Dr. Heffez and had much hope that he could help me. It's difficult for me to go anywhere because I have horrible fatigue due to mitochondrial disorder and a lot of nerve pain from spine degeneration and maligned arteries etc. in brain (didn't know then). All are proven. I left...more
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Dr. Haffez was thorough, answered all my questions and treated me like a person unlike so many others in the past. My decision to see Dr. Haffez has been one the very best decisions I have ever made! Thank you to everyone at CSM!
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