Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD

Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Franciscan Neurology Associates at St. Joseph

1608 S J St Fl 5

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid

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Dr. Nehls' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nehls performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Nehls performs this procedure more than 90% 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
Myelopathy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nehls treats Myelopathy more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Nehls treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Spinal Fusion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nehls performs Spinal Fusion more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Nehls performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Nehls' conditions and procedures:

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Disc Degeneration
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical Herniated Disc
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Radiculopathy
Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Head and Neck Conditions
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Meningiomas
Microdiscectomy
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Myelopathy
Neuroplasty
Pituitary Disease
Spinal Cord Cancer
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylolisthesis
Stereotaxis

About Me

Care Philosophy

Daniel G. Nehls, MD, FACS, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has been treating patients in Tacoma with disorders of the brain, spine and spinal cord since 1993.Dr. Nehls has special expertise in disorders of the cervical spine (neck). In 2007,...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • Barrow Neurological Institute
    Residency Hospital
  • Walter Reed Amc
    Internship Hospital
  • 1980
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1980

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Charles Elsbgerg Fellowship in Neurological Surgery, 1986

Dr. Nehls' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nehls

3.1

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
45.833333333333336%
(11)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
41.666666666666664%
(10)

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Dr. Nehls performed a lamenectomy and fusion of cervical vertebrae C-3 through C-7. It corrected the numbness and tingling in my right arm. I was also impressed with the follow up care and attention I received by him and his office staff. I see a neurologist for another condition I have. He...Read More
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Dr. Nehls did my lumbar surgery in 2003. It's 2018 and still holding up! My recovery was fast and the work was superb. I went from hardly able to walk to being a marathon runner. I recommend him to anyone who needs this surgery done. Also, unlike other docs, he doesn't push for surgery as the first...Read More
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I was never informed of the outcome of my surgery, his nurse explained it to me, and he never came to see me before I was released from the hospital, and I am way worse off then before the surgery, I would have NEVER had it done had I know the outcome! I went back after he released me, and was...Read More
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My appointment with Dr. Nehls was the worst experience I've ever had. His nurses were great but they were all frantically trying to get things ready because as they kept saying, he wanted to leave as soon as the appointment was over. I took two hours off of work, and an hour car ride in...Read More
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Dr. Nehls is probably the best doctor I have ever seen. I'm almost 6 months post op from a laminectony (done by a different doctor), and I've had more pain ever since. Dr. Nehls explained to me what was wrong. My old doctor said "nothing is wrong with you". This is the first time in six months that...Read More
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