Dan Heffez, MD, FRCS

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My goal is to improve my patient's quality of life and put my patient’s needs above every other consideration. I try to understand the patient experience based on how the nervous system works and arrange for the most appropriate and effective treatment, both surgical and non-surgical.

My goal is to improve my patient's quality of life and put my patient’s needs above every other consideration. I try to understand the patient experience based on how the nervous system works and…
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Dr. Heffez has authored these articles on Chiari.

 - explores whether or not there is a relationship between the extent of tonsillar ectopia and the severity of the clinical Chiari syndrome

 - examines the relationship between the extent of tonsillar ectopia and the findings and outcomes following Chiari decompression surgery.


Diseases & Conditions

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Brain
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Tumors
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Chiari Malformation
Disc Herniations
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Peripheral Nerve Entrapments
Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome

Treatment & Services

Adult Tethered Cord Surgery
Aneurysm Clipping
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Resection
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts
Chiari Decompression
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Spinal Fusion
Spine Decompression
Spine Discectomy
Spine Surgery
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Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital


Neurosciences - Froedtert Hospital Clinic
900 N. 92nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Mequon Health Center
11430 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI 53092
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Tosa Health Center
1155 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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Education & Training

McGill University - Montreal, Quebec - Canada - Doctor of Medicine, Master of Surgery - (1979)

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore - MD - Residency in Neurosurgery - (1980-1983)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Bethesda - MD - Fogarty Research Fellow, Laboratory of Neurochemistry - (1983-1985)

Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto - Canada - Chief Resident, Department of Neurosurgery - (1985)

Johns Hopkins University Hospital - Baltimore - MD - Chief Resident, Department of Neurosurgery - (1985-1986)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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4.6 out of 5. 86 ratings, 17 reviews
Sept. 12, 2020
Dan Heffez in my opinion is one of the leading neurologist in Neuroscience in Wisconsin, lot of Google searching and at home homework to better understand my condition and the conclusion, faxed over my MRIs sat down and talked, we talked to a level of understanding i never got from any other Hospital, his bedside manner was heartwarming, I could tell he actually cared about me a 26 year old that just wants to get his life back, he asked me every concerning question no one else did to the extent that made me feel like we knew each other for a long time. staff and nurses felt like a family working together, no questions were ever set aside.
Aug. 12, 2020
He and his staff were familiar with my history and had past x-rays available and explained areas very well.
Aug. 8, 2020
Dr Heffez is and Amazing Surgeon, great bedside manner,caring, respect, informative, knowledgeable. He fixed my medical problem, no other doctor my entire life has diagnosed and fixed me so fast. I am so Grateful!! I walk with little to know pain and I'm only a month post op. It's only going to get better!! Thank you Dr Heffez!!!
Aug. 1, 2020
very patient and concerned about my health returning back to where it was prior to my accident. thanks
July 22, 2020
I'm in WA state and have been dealing with Chiari Malformation symptoms and surgery for several years. I had unsuccessful surgery locally and travel to see Dr Heffez for his care and expertise.
June 19, 2020
kind, confident
June 15, 2020
Dr. Heffez is truly amazing. He is very caring, humble, and knowledgeable. He never disregarded my symptoms. He actively listened to my health concerns and was very thorough in his physical Neuro exams. I never felt rushed during my appointments. He took all the time to answer my questions and explain things in an way that was easy to understand. I am forever thankful to Dr. Heffez for his expertise.
May 8, 2020
The doctor and his team were very compassionate
March 29, 2020
the fact he really listen showed he cared .
March 18, 2020
overall a good experience
Feb. 19, 2020
this is the best doctor I have ever seen.
Feb. 8, 2020
very caring doctor an physician assistant
Feb. 3, 2020
Dr H was professional, kind and considerate. I specifically came to Wisconsin to see him for issues I wasn't able to get help with at other facility.
Jan. 11, 2020
we left unsure if it would be ok to contact the doctor if the symptoms do not improve
Dec. 19, 2019
Dr. Heffez was very knowledgeable about my condition and was very compassionate. I traveled from out of state to see him, and the staff was very supportive in helping to collect medical records and accommodate labs and imaging appointments prior to my appointment with Dr. Heffez. I truly appreciate the efforts of everyone involved to make this possible, and I appreciate the attention and care.
Dec. 19, 2019
Dr.Heffez has been one of the most amazing medical professionals I have come across. He has not only given me my life back; but also continues to listen to my concerns. His staff is incredible- and the staff at this new office location was well above and beyond my expectations.
Nov. 28, 2019
we had an amazing experience with all the drs and nurses at froedert. chiari and disk surgery 6 weeks ago and dr Heffez along with his team wereoutstanding in giving immediate change in meds and coming to see progress daily made us feel confident the surgery would be successful. and it was. thank you all!
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