Dr. Herbert Biel, MD

Dr. Herbert Biel, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Herbert Biel, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

3301 Mercy Health Blvd Ste 450

Cincinnati, OH 45211

Contact Information

(513) 981-6784

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas


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Spine Disorders
more than 80% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 79% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 77% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Biel "To treat patients in a caring, compassionate manner that recognizes cost, efficacy, and patient satisfaction and respect as paramount."


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • The Ohio State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Tufts University/the Ohio State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Cincinnati
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Cincinnati
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Wiltse Spine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of California, Irvine, California
    Other Education | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctors, 1998/2001
Media & Publications
  • Juxtafusion-Segment Degeneration, 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Biel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Biel to family and friends
based on 53 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (53)

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Dr. Biel's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Biel Says:

He was voted TOP DOCTOR by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine in 1998, 2001, and 2014. He was recognized and featured by Angie's List in Indianapolis as a Top Spine Surgeon.

Patient Comments (7)

I just had a lumbar microdiscectomy and most 98% of my numbness and weakness in my right leg and foot has already ceaced and the sharp pins and needles I have only felt once or twice since returning home dr. Biel was a God-sent help for me. I am also highly scared of anesthesia and his anesthesia...more
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in Indianapolis, IN
I wouldn't recommend ANYONE to him even if life depended on it! Dr Biel did a spinal fusion of my T2-T12 on 10-15-13. I was still having trouble 8 months later even after getting epidural injections and nerve blocks for pain. he was supposed to redo everything 6-24-14 n fuse down to my L4 and...more
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in Cincinnati, OH
I felt like just a number. Told him where my most pain was and he actually ordered an injection for the second most pain area. When I went back for follow up I told him I still hurt in the #1 area!!! So he ordered another injection for that area!! So took me 4 weeks to get treatment for the reason...more
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in Indianapolis, In
When I first met Dr Biel I had a previous failed back surgery done by another surgeon. I couldnt stand more than a few seconds without experiencing extreme discomfort. After examining me and the xrays he had taken of my spine he assured me that he could make repairs and I would no longer be in...more
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in Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Biel was my surgeon for my fractures. He and his staff KNEW I was on birth control pill, yet never took me off. I complained of calf aches for weeks, and he and staff all brushed it off to damaged tissue from my accident even though it was getting worse, instead of better. I had a DVT and,...more
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