Dr. Herbert Biel, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Biel
4700 Memorial Dr Belleville, IL 62226

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(618) 234-9884

Dr. Herbert Biel, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Belleville, IL. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Belleville. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Biel to book an appointment.

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Background

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Biel's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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Dr. Biel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
Medica
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
State Farm
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Biel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Biel

3.7

Based on 61 ratings

5 Stars
63.9344262295082%
(39)
4 Stars
1.639344262295082%
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3 Stars
1.639344262295082%
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2 Stars
3.278688524590164%
(2)
1 Star
29.508196721311474%
(18)
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What went well
  • Office environment (48)
  • Staff friendliness (48)
  • Appointment scheduling (46)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (18)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (17)
  • Appointment was rushed (16)
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This doctor is doing state-of-the-art surgery. I have to thank him, I can walk. He took my spine and performed magic; he is one of the best doctors I know. If you need extensive back surgery, go to this Doctor, the best care will be there for you, Doctor Biel, I thank you so much for helping me, and I love being able to walk.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cindy Lou Roll – Jul 22, 2020
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None! I understand why he left Indiana! This doctor should not be able to play the game Operation! Do not trust him. Please do not go to him! I fear the surgery he performed on me has left me debilitated in so areas of my body.
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Jane Fadely Bargo – Apr 22, 2020
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Dr. Biel was the 1st dr. to believe my pain was real and after looking at my MRI decided surgery was the best solution. I can absolutely say surgery was the best choice. I am three weeks post-op today and my pain is decreasing day by day. I fully recommend his care to any spinal issues. Additionally, his care time Nurse Carisa, was excellent at easing any worries pre-surgery I had. I owe them a great deal of gratitude.
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Angelo – Apr 13, 2020
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Just rude and arrogant!! Never had a doctor so rude and disrespectful. Hes the dr and he is smarter and better then anyone apparently
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dewey Hays – Feb 15, 2020
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This is a response to Dr. Biel's response. My mother has never been scheduled with Dr. Beil or anyone in his office before. So there has never been an issue of non compliance or multiple no shows. This was her very first scheduled appointment and we were there on time! For him to leave a response that is a complete lie speaks even more to his character as human being and medical professional. Like I said previously kindness does not cost a penny. A simple hello an introduction to come into the room to meet the patient would have sufficed but nothing of the sort was even offered after she was roomed. This has nothing to do with noncompliance but rather a provider who doesn't live or practice by the oath he took when graduating from medical school. Just disgusting! Please don't lie to make yourself look good. There is always a way to prove everything!
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Dec 04, 2019
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Dr was in a bad mood. Was 2nd and last visit. He also thinks 30. 5mg painpills are for 1 yr. He def took his JO PILL TODAY.c
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Belleville – Jun 27, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Biel was amazing, life changing! I had serious scoliosis and he was able to stabalize my spine and remove my fear of the future. He is an exceptional surgeon and person. I would strongly recommend him!!!!
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Nov 26, 2018
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In July 2013 he placed a 12in rod and did 2 fusions. After 3 months I was still in pain so he did some imagining and he found 3 screws were broke. December 2013 he removed 10in of the rod and did a 3rd fusion. I am in pain 24/7 and a few months ago I had problems walking to the point I had to quit my career of 20 years in EMS. I have a bulge in my spine being pinched off because of him and now I will be having a 4th surgery just to walk again. WORST DOCTOR EVER!!!
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Robert Keltner in Indianapolis, IN – Nov 07, 2018
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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 doctors that was working with him at Mercy Fairfield did the best job than any other doctor has with making me feel comfortable with going under thank you again doctor Biel
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Ryan Pickers – Jan 23, 2018
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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 instead he removed ALL my hardware without telling me until after and did NOTHING else. I then had a cyst grow that I had to have another Dr remove and still deal with HORRIBLE pain to this day! HORRIBLE!!!
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Miko in Indianapolis, IN – Oct 12, 2017
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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 I went to see him!!! Doesn't listen!!! Won't go back. Also Mercy takes too long to get anything scheduled. Not schedulers fault. Drs fault this dr is a back surgeon. Why can't he do injection??? Ugh!
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Cincinnati, OH – Jul 09, 2017
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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 pain. I am thrilled with the surgery Dr Biel performed on my back. I am finally pain free. Thank you, Dr Biel!
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Lesa Feeser in Indianapolis, In – Dec 30, 2016
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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, since they ignored me, I had a pulmonary embolism. He also would only talk to me for a few seconds at appointments (1 where I asked if I should go off the Pill) and his staff was dismissive too.
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Amanda in Indianapolis, IN – Aug 24, 2016
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I had a Harrington rod removed and screws and fusions done i was very impressed and Dr Biel was very professional and very caring and want to say that this was a really rough surgery but Dr Biel and his nurses and staff were the best Jerilee and Brandi were so compassionate and caring I thank everyone for helping me I'm very appreciative! I really miss Dr Biel.
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Debra JoAnne Bowman in Carthage,Indiana – Feb 28, 2016
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I have meet my fair share of doctors in my life and Dr Biel is my favorite. He is a please to talk to and he really listens when you talk
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Paul Crimmins in Indianapolis, IN – Dec 27, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Thank you for your patronage. I am no longer actively practicing medicine or accepting new patients.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Wiltse Spine Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University Of California Irvine
Undergraduate School
1992
U Cincinnati
Residency Hospital
1988
U Cincinnati
Internship Hospital
University Of California, Irvine, California
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctors, 1998/2001

Media & Publications

  • Juxtafusion-Segment Degeneration, 1999

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What are Dr. Herbert Biel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Biel frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Biel treats.

Where is Dr. Herbert Biel, MD's office located?

Dr. Biel's office is located at 4700 Memorial Dr, Belleville, IL 62226. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

4700 Memorial Dr Belleville, IL 62226
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Memorial Hospital Belleville

Belleville, IL

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)