Dr. Arnold Menezes, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 78

Dr. Menezes
Accepting new patients

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242

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Dr. Arnold Menezes, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Bombay medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Menezes to book an appointment.

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Dr. Menezes' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chiari's Deformity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Menezes treats Chiari's Deformity more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Menezes treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
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Chiari Malformation Type 1
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Menezes treats Chiari Malformation Type 1 more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Menezes treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Menezes treats Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant more than 17% of his peers

Dr. Menezes treats this condition more than 17% of his peers

Dr. Menezes' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Menezes accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Menezes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Menezes

4.1

Based on 18 ratings

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After being diagnosed with a wildly confusing conditions several years ago, I was referred to Dr. Menezes. I walked in emotional, confused, and clueless and he accepted all of the above and guided me though them all. He has a way about him that is loving yet stone cold straight forward. In a world of doctors that typically have me leaving an appointment more confused them when I walked in, he is truly a god sent! He is the only one I feel I can trust & I look forward to each of our follow-ups with my long list of questions. He always takes the time to answer each one even when some are ridiculous & even when I’m asking through blubbering tears. He is patient with me and explains in ways I can understand. I truly don’t know where I would be on this health journey without him. He is the best there is and anyone would be lucky & safe with him as their doctor. Thank you Dr. Menezes!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lacey Young – Jan 08, 2022
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Dr. Menezes saved my child’s life in 2006. My son was born with severe cloverleaf skull and his skull broke during birth. Dr. Menezes performed surgery on my son when he was 2 days old for 16 hours, picking fragments of bone out of his brain. The prediction was that my son would never walk, talk, eat and he would have very low mental capacity. My son is now a freshman in high school. He walks, talks, eats and he functions at a normal level academically. Dr. Menezes has been his doctor/surgeon ever since, numerous surgeries later and he is like family. To see his eyes light up every time he sees my son on a yearly basis is a sight to behold.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Chad Pumfrey – Jul 30, 2020
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We brought our 9 month old daughter to Dr. Meneses in January, 1982. We had just found out she had hydrocephalus. She will soon be 37 years old with virtually no complications from the surgery and care of Dr. and staff. We are are eternally grateful Dr. Meneses was our Dr. Highest recommendation for the quality of care and professionalism. Thank you Doctor, The Hanna’s
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 15, 2018
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I have been under the care of Dr. Menezes off & on since 1991. Unfortunately, there is nothing this amazing surgeon (or any other surgeon) can do to help me any longer. But, for years, this wonderful Neurosurgeon, with a warm smile & a heart of gold, did everything possible to improve my life! I will tell you that he is very confident in his work & any diagnosis he gives. I wouldn't have it any other way. For this reason, he expects parents & patients to follow his orders. ? Miss Amy
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amy Glenn Boothe in IA – Jun 04, 2017
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Dr. Menezes fixed my wife's basilar invagination with traction followed by surgery from the back of her neck, avoiding the much more gruesome trans-oral entry (through the back of the throat). She lost some range of motion in her neck, but that was what had to happen. We were warned that it would. She now has much less pain than she did before the surgery, and generally she's been doing well for the past 10 years since the operation. We trust Dr. Menezes implicitly.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Prairie Village, KS – Jan 30, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Arnold Menezes, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Bombay...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Residency Hospital
1974
U Bombay
Medical School
1967
Bombay U-Topiwala Natl Med
Internship Hospital
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Awards

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What are Dr. Arnold Menezes, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Menezes frequently treats Chiari's Deformity, Chiari Malformation Type 1, and Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Menezes treats.

Where is Dr. Arnold Menezes, MD's office located?

Dr. Menezes' office is located at 200 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City, IA 52242. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

University of Iowa Children's Hospital200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242
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University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Iowa City, IA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received