Dr. Chad Abernathey, MD

Dr. Chad Abernathey, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Chad Abernathey, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.

701 10th St SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Contact Information

(319) 221-8570

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
more than 14% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 5% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

13  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Vascular Disease

3  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abernathey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abernathey to family and friends
31 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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Dr. Abernathey's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Doc Abernathy gave me my life back! He listened to what I was saying, and in a few days surgery was done and I was on the road to recovery. After a year of being told from another Doctor that nothing was wrong with me, yet I lived on a high dose of gabapentin to even be able to move each day, I...more
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My review is 100%. I am American but am living in China. I came all the way home for Dr. Abernathy's surgery. He was SPOT ON what needed to be fixed with my back even though it didn't concur with the doctor in China. He spoke with me, he gave me options and I thoroughly trusted him. He was...more
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I went to Dr. Abernathy in 2014 for L4 andL5 surgery. I did great! I recently injured that area again. I'm on my way to get another consultation today 5-07-2017. Will need surgery again I'm sure. This is the Dr. I want to do it.
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Dr Abernathey exhibits a high level of competence however he doesn't ask many questions, and you have to pry to get information from him. I trust his analysis but really wish he wouldn't have moved on so quickly without conversing more thoroughly.
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He did a good surgery but I should of been told to rest more...I was injured very easily after 3 weeks and the surgery was a bust ...been suffering ever since. Patients really need rest and to stay put. I was simply injured terribly by someone grabbing my hand and twisting my back. It totally...more
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