Referring Physicians

Dr. Dan Heffez performs Chiari malformation surgery

Milwaukee Neurological Institute (MNI) is an independent group of physicians and professionals whose careers have been dedicated to helping people with diseases and injuries of the brain, neck, spine and nervous system. From thorough evaluation and precise diagnosis to progressive use of sophisticated technology and treatment, our staff offers hope and healing in a friendly, patient-centered environment.

Our group works collaboratively with other caregivers, such as pain management specialists, physiatrists, neurologists, oncologists and radiologists, in order to deliver a continuum of care. Our primary goal is to return patients to a satisfying quality of life as soon as possible.


Thanks to dramatic advancements in technology and surgical techniques, surgeons at the Milwaukee Neurological Institute have more options available than ever before in the successful treatment of diseases of the nervous system. Recognizing the dramatic impact these developments can have on the lives of our patients, our surgeons are both practiced and progressive in their use of leading edge technology.

We approach technology as an important tool in achieving our ultimate goal: restoring lifestyle to the fullest extent possible. With their patient-centered approach, excellent surgical skills and in-depth knowledge of advanced technology, our surgeons frequently serve as a resource for other specialists seeking information on the latest treatments. We've earned that respect through an intense focus on investigating new technology, attending advanced courses and interacting with other surgeons across the country to enhance our skills and knowledge. And if one of our patients has a unique problem, we don't hesitate to search nationwide for new techniques that have been successful for others.

Some of the leading edge technology we use includes stereotactic radiosurgery, computer assisted navigation, minimally invasive brain surgery, intra-operative microscopy and ultrasound, laser surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial discs, motion preservation spine surgery and state of the art fusion techniques.