Dr. Navraj Heran

Dr. Navraj Heran


Doctor of Medicine


Bachelor of Science


Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. This indicates the certification of the doctor in a particular medical or surgical specialty.


Fellowship trained Board-Certified Specialist in Neurosurgery. They specialize in surgery for the nervous system.
Practicing in:
Spine Surgery/Back Surgery

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#10 of 51 Neurosurgeons in Vancouver, British Columbia


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Dr. Navraj Heran is a locally raised and practicing neurosurgeon maintaining a very active neurosurgical profile at several hospitals in the Greater Vancouver area including Royal Columbian Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital and Lion’s Gate Hospital. He is specialized in minimal access techniques in neurosurgery and is one of three neurosurgeons in the lower mainland trained and actively practicing in endovascular neurosurgery. His focus in clinical practice is cerebrovascular, spinal and oncologic neurosurgery. Some of the procedures commonly performed in an ambulatory, outpatient setting included lumbar and cervical discectomy, laminectomy, peripheral nerve surgery, vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty for osteoporotic or neoplastic spinal compression fractures. Dr. Heran Graduated in 1998 from the University of British Columbia (UBC) as an MD. He then did his neurosurgical residency at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and BC Children’s hospital until 2004. He then did further training in Neurosurgery and Neuroscience at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, Beth Israel Hospital in New York, Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix Arizona and Victoria General Hospital in Victoria. He was chief Resident at UBC and VGH from 2003-2004 before becoming an attending Neurosurgeon at Royal Columbian Hospital in 2004. In 2005 he did his fellowship for Endovascular Neurosurgery at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Dr. Heran is a member of the surgical team at False Creek Healthcare Centre.


  • Lumbar and Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Disc Replacement with SpinalKinetics M6 or Aesculap Active C
  • Laminectomy
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal stabilization with either dynamic or fusion approaches (Medtronic DIAM or Paradigm Medical Coflex or fusion with the Aurora ZIP device)
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery (carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes)


  • Fellowship for Endovascular Neurosurgery Roosevelt Hospital New York, New York 2005
  • Neurosurgical Residency Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) Vancouver, BC 2004
  • MD and Undergraduate degrees University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC 1998


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  • False Creek Healthcare Vancouver, British Columbia




Reviews updated via RateMDs on 12/29/2016. Average review is based on 85 reviews.
full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted July 28, 2016 Dr. Heran gets a 5 out of 5. When other neurosurgeons were hesitant to operate, Dr. Heran was extremely confident that this back surgery would be very successful. And it was! Up and walking in three hours and no problems …very grateful the we met him..changed my quality of life.
full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted March 14, 2016 I was hospitalized due to herniated disc. Could not walk and was debilitated by the pain such that I needed to take emergency medical leave from work. Dr. Heran was contacted on a Friday about the dire situation I was in. He made special arrangements to have himself and various surgical support staff available OUTSIDE REGULAR OFFICE HOURS so I could be admitted for surgery on an urgent basis, which was the following Tuesday. I WALKED out of the clinic the same day, pain free, and am now back at work only 2 weeks after surgery. Many thanks to Dr. Heran and his team.
full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted February, 2015 Dr. Heran operated on my back one year ago today. I had never had such terrible pain in my life . The operation was very successful and I am grateful to him for his wonderful treatment.
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