Dr. Ian Heger, MD

Dr. Ian Heger, MD

Pediatric NeurosurgeryMaleAge 51

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ian Heger, MD is a Pediatric Neurosurgery Specialist in Dallas, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities Medical City Children's Hospital and Augusta University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Heger to book an appointment.

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Locations

Pediatric Neurosurgical Specialists

Dallas North Dialysis Center7777 Forest Ln Ste B445 Dallas, TX 75230
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Care Philosophy

"Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians pa..."

- Dr. Ian Heger, MD

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Heger's Reviews

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4.5

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (8)
  • Appointment scheduling (7)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Our child has been Dr. H's patient for a few years. He has always been gentle, kind and has given us hope when others didn't. Our child has a rare brain condition that very few doctors even know about. Not only does Dr. H know about it but he's also a specialist in it! Miranda, his nurse practitioner is also wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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He doesn't wash his hands when touching my child's head! Who does that? He's incredibly rough with our child to the point of tears and his stitching looks sloppy. He allowed my child's condition get so bad, she was transferred to a different hospital even after we begged him to please give her a CT scan because her screaming indicated this was more than just her being fussy. She was taken in for surgery immediately and reprimanded for not doing more sooner! Not a doctor who cares for children!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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Great bedside manner, great with kids. Super knowledgeable. He doesn't "talk down" to you the way other surgeons do and he doesn't mind if you ask a million questions. He has always take great care of our child. We travel far to see him because he is the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 10, 2017
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Such an incredible Neurosurgeon! He really cares about the children he treats. My son adores him! Our whole family adores him. His office staff are wonderful, too. We thank God for Dr. Heger every day!
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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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Heger's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chiari's Deformity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heger treats Chiari's Deformity more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Heger treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
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Chiari Malformation Type 1
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heger treats Chiari Malformation Type 1 more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Heger treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heger performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 35% of his peers

Dr. Heger performs this procedure more than 35% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Dr. Heger's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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(972) 645-9413

Dr. Heger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Direct Access w/HSA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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UnitedHealthCare
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Neighborhood Health Partnership
Wellcare of Georgia
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Ian M. Heger is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon with a vast amount of experience in clinical practice...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Childrens Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2002
University Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1996
University Hospitals
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ian Heger, MD?

Call (972) 645-9413 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Ian Heger, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Heger has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Ian Heger, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ian Heger, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Heger's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Ian Heger, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Ian Heger, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Heger frequently treats Chiari's Deformity, Chiari Malformation Type 1, and Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Heger treats.

Where is Dr. Ian Heger, MD's office located?

Dr. Heger's office is located at 7777 Forest Ln Ste B445, Dallas, TX 75230. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Heger is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Medical City Children's Hospital

Dallas, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Augusta University Medical Center

Augusta, GA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average