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Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD

Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 64

  

Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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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, he...

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

3.2

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
48%
(12)
4 Stars
8%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
40%
(10)

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He spent time with us to explain every detail of the MRI and exactly what was wrong and was honest enough to let me know that I needed quite extensive surgery and he recommended a different specialist in his group. I appreciate a straight forward, honest doctor.
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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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