Dr. Joshua Heller, MD

Dr. Joshua Heller, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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40 y/o
(35)

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Dr. Joshua Heller, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

909 Walnut St Fl 2

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Heller performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Scoliosis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
high
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Heller's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cranial Trauma
  • 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
  • Torticollis

18  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.

Education

  • 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

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heller to family and friends
35 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (29)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Heller's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Dr Heller is one in a Million. He literally saved my life. He is an excellent surgeon, and he performed spinal column surgery to clear out an infection that destroyed 5 vertebrae in my neck , and I have regained full motor skills and all activity. If it were not for Dr Heller I would be in a...more
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A wonderful doctor. I can't say enough nice things about Dr. Heller. He is skilled, great bedside manner and caring.
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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