Dr. Joshua Heller, MD

Dr. Joshua Heller, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joshua Heller, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Dr. Heller is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

909 Walnut St Fl 2

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana

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Dr. Heller's Experience

Dr. Heller's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondolthesis


  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brandeis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Temple University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Temple University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Shriners Hospitals For Children
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heller has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heller's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heller to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Heller's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Bucks County, PA |
A wonderful doctor. I can't say enough nice things about Dr. Heller. He is skilled, great bedside manner and caring.
in Narberth, PA |
I've read the review of someone who was dissatisfied with Dr. Heller's practice. I can only say that our experience was the opposite. He was recommended to us by the doctor at Bryn Mawr Hospital as "the best in the Philadelphia area". After 4 back surgeries with a different surgeon, we were desperate to find someone to correct my friend's back problems. His hands are golden. Would hihgly recommend him to any in my family . That is the highest praise I can think of!
in Delaware County, Pa |
As a patient of Dr Heller I must say he's an excellent physician he takes the time to explain to his patients what is going on and what needs to be done you get them back to Optimal Health. He's able to communicate to his patients in a way that they understand rather than just speak in medical jargon. He and his staff go above and beyond every day for every patient. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs his services and that of Jefferson Health System.
in Essington, PA |
Dr Heller and his staff are exceptional in all aspects of patient care. He is a very warm and caring doctor. With his exemplary knowledge of the human body he was able to get me back to 100% through surgery and I am now back in my beloved profession of 25 years as a Paramedic. I owe my life to Dr Heller. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs Neurosurgical care. He and his staff are now considered part of my family as we've gotten to know each other throughout my treatment. Thank you!
in Havertown, PA |
Dr. Heller is great! My mother has COPD and was a high risk for surgery so we were referred to Dr. Heller. He was extremely thorough. After completing all necessary testing we went for our second visit. He not only told us but showed us with mom's MRI pictures on the computer exactly what he could do to help her. Four months post surgery she is doing well. The surgery was a success. He is a super nice guy too. We think the world of him! I would highly recommend him to anyone!
in Media PA |
Dr. Heller was untruthful and I am very unsatisfied with my outcome. You wait a very long time to see him and then he rushes through the appointment. Would not go back! He is not the type of Doctor I expected from Jefferson.
in Springfield, PA |
I had surgery Dr. Joshua Heller. My stay at Jefferson Hospital was to say the least unsatisfactory and I now have the left median vocal cord paralyzed, which involves my voice, swallowing, etc. I have lost all trust with the care I have received from Dr. Joshua Heller. I am left with my quality of life severely impacted do to the surgery that Dr. Heller performed. Dr. Heller is more concerned about himself and how he is perceived than providing quality of care to his patients.
Havertown, PA |
Dr. Heller is a wonderful surgeon. He's performed three surgeries on my back and each was very successful. I have complete confidence in him.
in Chester Springs, PA |
He explains things so that you can understand what your problems are and how they can be dealt with. He takes his time in learning as much as he can about you before he gives you his final diagnosis. He also has a wonderful PA, Lisa that helps guide you along the way before, and after surgery. So helpful to be able to talk to someone if the Doctor is in surgery or otherwise unavailable. He was always there if you needed him directly or through Lisa. A great, intelligent and caring doctor.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Heller accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Gold Plus
  • Independence Blue Cross
    Independence Blue Cross HMO
    Independence Blue Cross POS
    Keystone 65 Complete HMO
    Personal Choice
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
  • MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • One Net
    One Net PPO
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Heller has admitting privileges

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Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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