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Dr. Benjamin MacLennan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. MacLennan

Dr. Benjamin MacLennan, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Iowa City, IA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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4.0

Based on 26 reviews

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He was awesome. Woke up from surgery and numbness/tingling was completely gone.
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Not only am I reviewing Dr. MacLennan but the rest of my steindler experience. I was in the most pain I had ever been in my life so I was not excited about going, thinking as most places I would be waiting to be helped. I was pleasantly surprised that the most I had to wait at any of my 3 visits there was under 2 minutes. That’s including, getting checked in, waiting for nurse to call me back and then waiting for dr to see me. That place is a well oiled machine and Dr MacLennan did a great job
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One star just because I was amused of how he can hold any sort of a degree in medicine. I was in and out of his office in ten minutes, after spending eight years with an injured spine. Six hours of driving for him to poke me in the back a couple times and say that there was really nothing wrong, perhaps mild artheritis. I have more worse days than others, in so much pain I am vomiting... He said there was really nothing he could do. He also piped up out of conversation and said "No narcotics".
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The process was quick but Dr. MacLennan did not explain what was wrong other than telling me that I should stretch and diet. He just said I had back pain. No kidding! That's why I was referred to him. He was not patient and was in and out. My husband had to go back in to ask why he chose not to do any other images besides x-rays and he was very rude to him. Awful bedside manner. His nurse left a bit to be desired, also. The best part of the appointment was the schedulers and the x-ray tech.
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When I talk to operating room personnel and admitting nurses and they tell me that Dr. MacLennan is extremely meticulous, skillful, and thorough and that they referred their parents and close relatives to him, then I know I have the right surgeon operating on me. I had a cervical spine surgery because my hands were getting numb and I could hardly walk because of weakness in my legs. Now 5 weeks after surgery, I can walk normal and have full use of my hands.
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Dr. McClennan is awesome! He listens and communicates very well, and take his time during the office visit. I saw him in November 2015 for left leg sciatic pain and numbness in my foot that I was dealing with for over 13 months. After seeing another neurosurgeon, two orthopedic surgeons, two family doctors, physical therapy, and chiropractic, he was the only one who listened and determined what was causing these symptoms. I had a laminotomy on 12/17/2015 and now symptom free three weeks later.
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Biography

Dr. Benjamin MacLennan, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Iowa City, IA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Orthopedics International
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
Residency Hospital
2003
Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
Internship Hospital
2002
Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
Medical School
1998
Binghamton University, State University Of New York
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2003
2002
1998

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Dr. MacLennan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacLennan treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. MacLennan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacLennan treats Spine Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. MacLennan treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacLennan treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 86% of his peers

Dr. MacLennan treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. MacLennan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Fracture
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Mercy Iowa City

Iowa City, IA

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