Dr. Kenneth Heiferman, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

1200 S York St Ste 3160, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Get Directions

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Dr. Heiferman is a board-certified neurosurgeon with over 15 years of experience treating the full range of neurosurgical disorders. He is an authority on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of back and neck pains. Dr. Heiferman has significant expertise and experience performing complex spine surgeries including minimally invasive procedures and artificial disc replacement surgery, which have shown to reduce post-operative pain and speed recovery time. Dr. Heiferman holds in high regard a conservative approach to patient care. He recommends invasive surgery only after non-surgical alternatives have been ruled out. He has served as chair of the neuroscience section for the Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers and holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.Read more

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Heiferman's Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Back Pain
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facial Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
  • Residency Hospital
    McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Chicago Institute Of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Heiferman'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 malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Heiferman's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Heiferman's Care Philosophy

Dr. Heiferman is a board-certified neurosurgeon with over 15 years of experience treating the full range of neurosurgical disorders. He is an authority on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of back and neck pains. Dr. Heiferman has significant expertise and experience performing complex spine surgeries including minimally invasive procedures and artificial disc replacement surgery, which have shown to reduce post-operative pain and speed recovery time. Dr. Heiferman holds in high regard a conservative approach to patient care. He recommends invasive surgery only after non-surgical alternatives have been ruled out. He has served as chair of the neuroscience section for the Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers and holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.