Dr. Daniel Michael, MD

Dr. Daniel Michael, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Daniel Michael, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Royal Oak, MI and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.Read his story

3555 W 13 Mile Rd # N220

Royal Oak, MI 48073

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  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cofinity
  • Dimension Health
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus of Michigan
  • Humana
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Traumatic Brain Injury
more than 74% of peers
more than 67% of peers
more than 47% of peers

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Dr. Michael's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Michael "Dr. Daniel Michael is the Chief of Neurotrauma and Critical Care at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak. He specializes in the surgical treatment of injuries to the brain and spine. Many of his patients come as the result of a head trauma from an auto or motor cycle accident while he is on-call in the Emergency Department. He is also the author of medical articles and books on the treatment of brain and spine injury. As a Ph.D., his focus of study was anatomy and cell biology. Dr. Daniel is actively involved in prevention of sports and auto related concussions and began a concussion clinic at Beaumont Hospital. Alzheimer's disease is his current research focus with the focus on treatment of the disease. Learn more about this research by visiting his profile page on MHSI.us He also holds these certifications: Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery Former Trauma Life Support Instructor American Board of Neurological Surgeons Fellow of the American College of Surgeons "
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6  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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17  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • St John Hospital And Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Wayne St Affil Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • wayne s
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Michael has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Michael's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michael to family and friends
13 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Michael's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Michael Says:

Your comments and feedback are always welcome. My preference is direct communication if you have a concern you would like me to address. If the care and treatment provided you is worthy of sharing with others, you have my appreciation. Thank you for your feedback.


Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Michael is an outstanding Doctor who cares about his patients. I see him now on a yearly basis for several problems with my brain, and have had him as my Doctor for almost 10 years. He always listens and does not miss anything on the physical exam. I have recommended him to several friends...more
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If you want a Dr who cares,who gets you an appt in a timely manner ( less than 6 months), who calls back with your concerns within a week, then this doctor is NOT for you. Gross negligence for existing patients including apathy after a surgery are just a few things encountered. I would rate him and...more
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We are disappointed to learn you had a poor experience and would like to speak with you. Since we don't know who you are, please call 877-784-3667, and ask to speak with the manager.

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Dr. Michael performed my lower back surgery for spinal stenosis late 2016. The results was total success and I recovered much quicker than I expected. After years of limited mobility and back problems, I'm totally without back and muscle pain. I've regained my posture and active lifestyle. I...more
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Dr. Michaels' is the best Neurosurgeon! He removed a meningioma from my left frontal lobe on Valentine's Day in 2015. Through the grace of God, he was able to remove my tumor by entering my left eyebrow & reconstruct my eyebrow to match my right brow leaving very little scarring. Today I am...more
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Outstanding physician with great communication skills. A++++++
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