Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD, FACS

Neurosurgeon at Franciscan Spine Program

Meet Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD, FACS

Dr. Nehls is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with Franciscan Spine Program.

He treats patients with brain, spine, and spinal cord disorders, and he has deep expertise in cervical spine conditions.

Dr. Nehls at a Glance

  • Dr. Nehls was the first surgeon in the region to implant the Prestige artificial cervical disc, teaches other surgeons how to use the Prodisc-C artificial disc, and is a Clinical Full Professor at the University of Washington.
  • He utilizes minimally invasive spine surgery techniques when possible.

Dr. Nehls is committed to your relief.

Dr. Nehls is a member of Franciscan Spine Program

Directions to our primary location in Tacoma, WA

How Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD, FACS Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Fellowship, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Residency, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
  • Medical School, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


  • Brain Tumors
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolysis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Malformations


  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery/Replacement
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Accolades for Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD, FACS

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD, FACS

Franciscan Neurosurgery Associates at St. Joseph 1608 South J Street Fifth Floor Tacoma, WA 98405 Driving Directions

Primary Location

Franciscan Neurosurgery Associates at St. Joseph
1608 South J Street
Fifth Floor
Tacoma, WA 98405


Monday: 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00
Friday: 8:00 - 5:00

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Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurances Accepted

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