Stephen E. Heim, MD

Stephen E. Heim, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1982
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1983
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1987
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1987

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

116 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

102 Reviews

November 11, 2020

5.0

truly cares about his patients

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November 11, 2020

5.0

staff is wonderful

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable about field, from the minute Dr. Heim walked into the examination room. Felt extremely confident about diagnosis.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Wonderful surgeon

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

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November 07, 2020

5.0

He is willing to explore further into my problem.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Dr Heim, listened very carefully to my health concerns. He explained very clearly what he was seeing on my X-ray and then ordered additional tests to explore further into my problem. I appreciate his concern.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

He takes the time to ask the questions to determine the proper course of treatment. He assures you that he is available when ever. You might need his service.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Everyone I have had the opportunity to interact with has been very professional and courteous. They are very interested in your wellbeing.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

No nonsense

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Again professional and I feel that returning patients will get more time.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Professional and friendly. He was a little quick for the first appointment, but I should have asked more questions!!

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November 03, 2020

5.0

He did the surgery on Me 25 years ago, that gave me the ability to be a very very active person.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Heim and his staff Are you efficient and explained why procedure completely

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Very reassuring. Explained everything very well.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Quality of care.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

he is fantastic

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October 31, 2020

5.0

dr hiem is great the rest of staff and my nurses were also

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Competent and thorough

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Took his time. Very clear explanation

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Staff very pleasant short wait

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October 24, 2020

1.0

I was told little to nothing about my condition.

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October 24, 2020

5.0

Great doctor and staff. Checked to see if I was following home instructions

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Nice bedside manor and aaked great questions.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Very efficient and polite.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Very approacgabke, answered all questions

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Quick, polite, answered all questions

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October 16, 2020

5.0

He was highly recommended

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Staff was pleasant. Felt comfortable with the dr

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Very good

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Nice people ?üôÇ

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Heim performed a spinal fusion for me in July. I was totally pain free within a week. I am so glad that I decided to have Dr. Heim as my Surgeon.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Heim is the best!

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Very informative and explains diagnosis in terms a \lay\" person can understand. Reviews x-rays

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Appointments have been prompt, pleasant staff, doctors very through and informative,great bedside manner. All around very satisfied with plan of treatment and recovery.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

My wife has a client she works for that has doctor hiem as her orthopedic surgeon and I have a physical therapist that believe it or not had him as a doctor a long time ago and speaks highly of him and highly recommends him

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October 13, 2020

5.0

I haven't had surgery yet but doctor hiem is very informative and I would not hesitate to let him do my surgery

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October 09, 2020

5.0

Very smart and listens to you

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October 09, 2020

5.0

Very happy w care

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Very satisfied with Dr Heim. He explained what the problem was and how to fix it in a way that I could understand.

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October 06, 2020

1.0

I have never felt so brushed off by a physician. Most especially for a consult. I had brought notes and several questions with me that I wanted to ask. For a consultation he spent less than 5 minutes with me. I didn't even realize that the visit was over. He was gone. I left in tears.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Feel very confident in my doctor and staff. Very thorough, personal and professional.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

DR.HEIM WAS GREAT

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Heim explained my upcoming back surgery so thoroughly and put me very much at ease. I chose him because of past successful surgeries on my husband and a friend and is highly recommend by many. His nurse Alane is also very thorough in her explanations plus has a great personality.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

I have already recommended him to several people.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Heim is amazing & so very nice. He's an excellent surgeon & he listens to you, he hears what you're saying. The office staff, the Nurses & the women in reception are great!

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Dr Heim ( and associates) are very professional. Dr Heim take great pride in his work and it shows. Thank you

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Very kind person. Took the time to listen and assess my situation.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

They take the time to listen to concerns.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Takes his time to explain everything

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Thorough explanation

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September 26, 2020

5.0

He fixed me.

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September 26, 2020

5.0

Successful

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September 24, 2020

5.0

He is very thorough. He takes time to explain findings and recommends.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

The personnel is all excellent. They are all very caring and compassionate.

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September 22, 2020

4.0

Great knowledge & efficiency; I felt a bit rushed in my appointment.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

From personal experience and reputation.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Because of the success of my surgical procedure.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Heim takes the time to ensure full understanding of my condition and any treatment necessary. He recently performed spine surgery and the result is amazing.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

I greatly appreciate the excellent care and welcoming feeling I receive from staff.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Professional and personable!Thank you for all your help, very grateful!

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Post op follow up xrays and physical exam.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

So far very goodOnly one meeting as of today

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Great experience Very professional

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and very nice doctor and staff

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September 13, 2020

5.0

Very thorough in explaining procedure and very liberal with his time in answering questions.

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September 13, 2020

5.0

Very compassionate, kind caregivers.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

caring, honest and truly believe he cares about his patients

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September 09, 2020

5.0

dr heim and staff are wonderful

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Professional. bit at my level. Keeps things in lamen terms

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Staff was very friendly. They went out of there way to make me comfortable during a not so comfortable procedure

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and patient friendly. Excellent staff as well.

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Very good surgeon. Completely satisfied. Pain free for 2 years after spinal fusion

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August 26, 2020

5.0

He's an excellent surgeon and very professional.

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August 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Heim performed a lumbar fusion for me and improved my mobility which gave me my life back! I'm so grateful for his expertise!!!

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August 23, 2020

5.0

He explains everything very clearly and takes all the time you need with him.

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Stephen E. Heim Is very professional. Bedside manners was excellent. He explained everything and gave me multiple options. Highly recommend seeing him.

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August 19, 2020

5.0

Excellent surgeon and follow up care

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August 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Heim very nice and knowledgeable. He said I'm improving but not healed yet. So I'll continue my plan and hopefully be better in a month. .All staff at NM are great

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August 13, 2020

5.0

I did not have to wait long for my appointment. Dr. Heim was clear & understood my issues & a solution to them. Everyone was very professional.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Heim is so pleasant and explains everything thoroughly. I know from my husband's and friend's past surgeries that he's a great surgeon and very caring.

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August 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Heim was very thorough in explaining things, very patient in answering questions and very kind in his general demeanor. He made me feel very confident in my decision to have him perform my surgery.

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August 04, 2020

5.0

Visit went smooth and efficient. No sitting around waiting. Dr Heim was cordial knowledgeable and listened to what I had to say.

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July 31, 2020

5.0

Very good care

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Dr Heim was very knowledgeable, helpful, supportive with a great bedside manner!

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Had a very good experience at the center and with the doctor

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Professionalism, knowledge and caring.

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July 18, 2020

5.0

Good

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July 14, 2020

5.0

We have seen Dr. Heim before and think he is an exceptionally good doctor. We always recommend him and his staff.

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July 11, 2020

5.0

Very attentive to your needs

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July 10, 2020

5.0

Dr Heim is an excellent surgeon. I felt immediate relief in my back and right leg.

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July 05, 2020

5.0

He is kindness person

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June 27, 2020

5.0

The back surgery I have had in the past was done by dr Heim. I have the up most faith in him

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June 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Steve is the best.

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June 24, 2020

5.0

Very personable. Takes time to explain everything.

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June 23, 2020

5.0

Excellent Dr.

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June 17, 2020

5.0

I was treated with great compassion and professional care. Not only by Dr Heim but also his staff but the trump card is he did a good job on my surgery and that's what counts.

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Absolutely professional and knowledgeable. My pain is gone!

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June 04, 2020

5.0

I have his patient for many years I completely trust him.

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Heim is a wonderful Dr and his nurse is so kind and helpful.

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Very pleased

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June 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Heim is providing outstanding care. He takes the time to fully explain everything and has provided a wonderful outcome to a very painful spine. I have 100 percent confidence in Dr. Heim and highly recommend him.

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