Dr. Daniel Fahim, MD

Dr. Daniel Fahim, MD

Neurosurgery  |  

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Dr. Daniel Fahim, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Royal Oak, MI. Read his story

Michigan Head & Spine Institute

3555 W 13 Mile Rd # N220

Royal Oak, MI 48073
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cofinity
  • Dimension Health
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthPlus of Michigan
  • Humana
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • Zurich

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Top Care Areas


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Herniated Disc
very high
more than 93% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Fahim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fahim "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 Oak and Director of Brain Tumor Program, Beaumount Hospital-Royal Oak. Dr. Fahim is also Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fahim "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.  Most patients come to me in pain, relieving that pain is always the goal. "


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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


  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • St Joseph Mercy Hosp-U Mich
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College Of Medicine, Ben Taub General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College of Medicine, DeBakey Department of Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College of Medicine/ Texas Childrens Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College of Medicine/Saint Lukes Episcopal Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fahim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fahim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fahim to family and friends
based on 59 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Fahim Says:

I am truly humbled by the many positive comments received from my patients. If you are one of those patients, please feel free to share your experience so others may benefit from the same type of care you received.

Dr. Fahim'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 (13)
Farmington, MI |
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.
in White Lake, MI |
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.
in Grand Blanc, MI |
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.
in Lake Orion, MI |
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.
in Detroit, MI |
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.
in Brandon, MI |
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.
in Rochester Hills, MI |
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.
West Bloomfield, MI |
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.
in Bloomfield Hills, MI |
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.
Philadelphia, PA |
Dr. Fahim sent me away in severe pain after commenting on symptoms I did not have. Dr. Fahim did no exam, no studies, no work up at all and did not even address the symptoms I was experiencing.
in Bloomfield Hills, MI |
He was very polite, he explained what my condition was, and how he was going to treat it. My post op recovery was quick and relatively painless
in Bay City, Michigan |
I have already told so many people how much I like Dr Fahim. He studied my MRI with a fine tooth comb. He showed and explained to my husband and I the problem areas. He answered all of our questions. He sat and took time to listen to all of my concerns. He didn't try to rush me in and out. What a wonderful Dr. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He made me feel very comfortable right away. He is just so friendly and easy to talk to. Dr Fahim is a fine gentleman as well!!!
in Northville |
Dr. Fahim performed surgery on my neck that saved my mobility and most likely my life. He is an excellent neurosurgeon and I trust him completely.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Fahim accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Care Network
    Blue Preferred
    Medicare Plus Blue PPO
  • Cofinity
  • Dimension Health
    Worker's Compensation
  • HAP Insurance
    Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Area HMO-High
    Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Area HMO-Standard
    Health Alliance
  • HealthPlus of Michigan
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Gold HMO
  • Priority Health
    Priority Health PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Zurich

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Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
15855 19 Mile Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038
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Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills
28050 Grand River Ave
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
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McLaren Macomb
1000 Harrington St
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
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Sinai - Grace Hospital
6071 W Outer Dr
Detroit, MI 48235
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