Dr. Daniel Fahim, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male
  
Dr. Fahim
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Michigan Head & Spine Institute

3555 W 13 Mile Rd # N220 Royal Oak, MI 48073

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Dr. Daniel Fahim, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Royal Oak, MI. Dr. Fahim has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Spine, and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital, Troy. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fahim to book an appointment.


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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.

Dr. Fahim typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Fahim typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Herniated Disc Surgery
Spine Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Fahim typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

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Meningiomas
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
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Dr. Fahim's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fracture
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrauterine Device Management
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Fahim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Alliance Health Care
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Preferred
Medicare Plus Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Dimension Health
Worker's Compensation
HAP Insurance
Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Area HMO-High
Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Area HMO-Standard
Health Alliance
Preferred PPO
Health Net
Tricare
HealthPlus of Michigan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Gold HMO
Tricare
McLaren Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
POMCO Group
Priority Health
Priority Health HMO
Priority Health PPO
Priority PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Zurich
Cofinity

Dr. Fahim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fahim

3.8

Based on 70 ratings

5 Stars
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Run ????? don’t walk. This person Daniel Fahim doesn’t deserve the title of Doctor. I was assigned this person after a catastrophic auto accident. My spine was fractured in multiple areas. He did outpatient spinal surgery on my spine. The surgery experience with him was horrible, almost worse than my original accident. The pain was horrendous after surgery. His behavior was cocky, arrogant, unprofessional and the worst bedside manner I’ve ever encountered. A week later after this surgery, I had another surgeon re-do my surgery. My new surgeon said my back surgery should NEVER have been done on a outpatient basis. The screws he put in my spine were hitting the nerves in my back! My new surgeon gave me different sized hardware in my spine, which was much better and done correctly. This 2nd back surgery was done on an inpatient basis. My post-op pain was controlled. I thank God this new surgeon was able to fix my spine and have such gratitude for my new surgeon.
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Apr 27, 2020
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Cocky, arrogant, non-caring, ego maniac. NEVER met someone who cares less about his patients and more about his ego. After he performed a major surgery and someone comes back 6 months later complaining of pain, you’d think he’d do a MRI or X-RAY at the bare minimum. Instead his reply was “there is nothing else my knife can do.” 4 months later my Dad has no feeling below his chest bc his tumors came back. Something that might have been avoided but Fahim is too busy and has an ego like a professional athlete. He doesn’t care about patients. He just tells you how great he is. He’s never wrong and always perfect, in his own opinion. I keep thinking if he would have ordered a MRI then maybe my Dad would be walking today. He is clearly a very bright human being, but his ego could hurt you. Just ask questions and hold him accountable.
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Feb 26, 2020
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Horrible experience, Fahim performed my surgery last November and I was worse after the procedure. Just had another surgery with a different surgeon on March 21,2019 n to remove hardware and correct what Fahim had done to me.
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May 08, 2019
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I am 81 years old and was told by a couple of surgeons there was nothing they could do for my very painful back. I was referred to Dr. Fahim who took a look at my MRI and CT. He told me he could fix my back and performed a Laminectomy and spinal fusion on my back on August 20, 1918. The surgery was minimal invasive, and I was feeling much better within a week and have been pain free for months. Dr. Fahim gave me back my life. You may have to wait a little, but he is the best.
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Mary Lou Black in Port Huron, MI – Feb 07, 2019
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I was sent him after a car accident. Said didn't finding anything different about my spine. I already had a previous cervical and Lumbar Fusion by another surgeon that retired. Said I was fine, even though I couldn't feel my feet and legs. NEVER GUESS, there's actually something wrong with my spine! I had a new MRI and it shows another herniated disc just below my previous Fusion that was missed by him. Thanks a lot! Now my auto insurance limitates are up, and I'm stuck.
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Jan 25, 2019
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I waited weeks to see him. Then hour in office. I was dismissed by him. He told me he did not want to hear about a recent dental infection that I have that started my new numbness, pain, and weakness. He said hyperbaric oxygen therapy was "voodo". He didn't want to follow up, didnt not order any new testing,and hoped someone else would find out what was going on. Few weeks later I spiked a high WBC count. Now, infectious disease sending me to ER for spinal infection caused by the tooth.
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Jan 25, 2019
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53 weeks ago, Dr. Fahim did a Mobi-C cervical disc replacement between C5 and C6. Yes, the first 3 weeks were not pleasant, the fourth week was noticeably better, and ever since I've had no issues. I have full mobility in my neck with no loss in range of motion, and I haven't had any of the pre-op symptoms. I strongly recommend doing your research ahead of time on risks and other options. That will make your interactions with Dr, Fahim go smoother. But as a surgeon, he is fantastic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Danny in West Bloomfield, MI – Oct 03, 2018
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Don't trust this doctor . We had a very bad experience with him. He gave us false hope and made false promises.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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S.k – Jun 25, 2018
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I came home with an infection from the hospital. Told him I was run ing a fever & he did nothing about it. The fever last over 6 months. My other doctors told me it was Dr Fahim who was responsible and he needed to medicate me. They didn't want to be responsible for what he did. So for 6 months I fought her my life because he wouldn't treat me. Thanks to god I'm still here. Besides I now have alot more damage to my back due to the surgery I had, that can't be fixed.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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L. Everson – Jun 17, 2018
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I went to him for a 2nd opinion and spoke for about 10 minutes with him and his PA. I will say both were kind, polite and very well spoken. I was very impressed with the explanation of my MRI and education on the type of surgery he would perform. The office staff was very kind and caring too. I am not 100 percent sure I want to actually take this route yet. I would recommend anyone to go see him and his staff. My purpose was in hopes of not needing any surgery and that simply was not the case.
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Bay City – Mar 02, 2018
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Very rude and careless about his patients. Did not take more than a few minutes with me and did not care enough to answer any questions. All he did was reply with are you gonna do the surgery or not, which made me question his intentions. Did not feel comfortable and never went back to see him again
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Jan 10, 2018
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When I was diagnosed with a meningioma of the spinal canal, I was shocked and scared! I had discomfort and pain for almost a year before a doctor ordered a MRI exam - and there it was, very clear. Dr. Fahim was one of two surgeons I consulted, and I liked the way he explained the problem, the proposed surgical intervention, and his directness and honesty. Because I have had cancer in the past, I chose to have him do the surgery as he had trained at M.D. Anderson in Texas.
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Farmington, MI – May 25, 2017
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I would highly recommend Dr. Fahim. I am so pleased with the result of my neck surgery. There was so little pain after surgery and recovery has been great. He answered all my questions throughout the entire time, before and after surgery. After a couple of initial consults regarding my surgery, I feel blessed that I had Dr. Fahim as my surgeon.
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Michele Makulski in White Lake, MI – May 23, 2017
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For many years I had severe back pain associated with bulging and herniated discs, scoliosis and a few other things. I was so nervous about having anything invasive. It has been 2 1/2 yrs now and I am so happy to say I have been pain free for 2 years. I am able to walk 5 miles a day and pick up my 8 month old grandson. Dr. Fahim is great and I tell people so. His staff was very efficient. It is so invigorating to be pain free and enjoying things again.
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debra gonzalez in Grand Blanc, MI – Mar 07, 2017
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Dr. Fahim is an excellent surgeon. When I first met Dr. Fahim in his office, he was so polite and professional. He explained my surgery in detail and took the time to focus on me as a patient and answer my questions. Before surgery and after surgery, he is still the same caring surgeon that I met. He is a very skilled surgeon that treats every patient as if he/she were his family member. He corrected my back problem and I would highly recommend him to anyone experiencing back pain.
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Pam in Lake Orion, MI – Feb 15, 2017
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My experience with Dr. Fahim has been exceptional. He is a very talented surgeon who helped me tremendously, there is no comparison between when he first saw me and then after surgery. He puts patients more at ease with major surgery assisting to understand the procedure/problem and the follow up care needed. His genuine concern for patients is above and beyond reproach. I strongly recommend Dr. Fahim.
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Daniel Edwards in Detroit, MI – Jan 24, 2017
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Dr. Fahim explained my brain surgery to me in a way that I was completely confident in his ability to remove my mass which he did. His bedside manner is wonderful. All of my questions have always been answered and everything explained to me in detail. I have complete trust in Dr. Fahim and his handling of my medical condition.
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Melanie S. in Brandon, MI – Jan 20, 2017
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Dr. Fahim took the time to answer all of my questions, and believe me, I had lots of questions. He helped me feel comfortable with the surgery, what to expect with both surgery and recovery. I was very anxious about having the surgery, but I felt confident in Dr. Fahim and the surgical staff. After the surgery I realized that most of my pre-surgery anxiety was unwarranted. My recovery went better than expected and I am glad that I had the surgery.
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Juli D in Rochester Hills, MI – Jan 20, 2017
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Dr. Fahim is extremely thoughtful and thorough. He was very helpful in explaining his decision for surgery based on the findings and the rationale for his plan.
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West Bloomfield, MI – Aug 23, 2016
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Thanks to Dr.Fahim, I am alive and I have my vision. I was refered to the doctor after MRI reviled a tumor near my pituitary gland. Dr.Fahim did exceptional job removing this tumor and was very attentive after the surgery. In addition to this, I had issues with my upper back and Dr.Fahim refered me to Physical Therapy that focussed on spine issues. I am almost pain free for the first time in 20 years. I am very greatful to Dr. Fahim and would trust him with health and life of my family.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

It's my role to listen to each patient's individual needs and concerns. Then bring my skills and the latest techniques and treatments to each patient....Read more

Biography

Daniel K. Fahim, M.D., is a Neurosurgeon and Michigan Head and Spine Institute. He is also Director of Spine Tumor Program, Beaumont Hospital-Royal...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

Harvard University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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Locations

Michigan Head & Spine Institute

Michigan Head & Spine Institute3555 W 13 Mile Rd # N220 Royal Oak, MI 48073
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Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Royal Oak, MI

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Troy, MI

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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