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Dr. Daniel Fahim, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

Dr. Fahim

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. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School and specializes in neurosurgery, oncology, and more.


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3.9

Based on 68 reviews

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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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About Me

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. 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(877) 784-3667

Dr. Fahim accepts the following insurance:

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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
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Dr. Fahim's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahim performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fahim performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahim treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fahim treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahim treats Myelopathy more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Fahim treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Fahim's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • 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
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vertebral Column Tumors