Dr. James Howe, MD

OncologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Howe
Accepting new patients

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242

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(319) 384-7359

Dr. James Howe, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Iowa City, IA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Howe has more experience with Pancreatic Neoplasms and Endocrine System Neoplasms than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Vermont / College of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howe to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Howe

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Howe treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Howe treats other conditions, please contact the office at (319) 384-7359.

Pancreatic Neoplasms

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Pancreatic Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Howe is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatic Cancer
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Endocrine System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the endocrine system, including thyroid cancer, pituitary cancer, adrenal cancer, and pancreatic cancer, through surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy.Compare with other Endocrine System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Howe is experienced in the area of Endocrine System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Neuroendocrine Tumors
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodule
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Dr. Howe's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Have seen him since 2006. One of the best NET surgeons in the U.S.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Mar 17, 2021
My wife, Mary Ann, has been a patient of Dr. Howe's since 2012/2013. Not only is he a highly competent surgeon, he is thorough in explaining her condition, what he recommends and why, and generally demonstrates an admirable care and concern for her.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Howe, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Iowa City, IA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Howe has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Meml Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Barnes Hospital Wash University
Residency Hospital
1988
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
University of Vermont / College of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. James Howe, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Howe frequently treats Pancreatic Neoplasms and Endocrine System Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Howe specializes.

Where is Dr. James Howe, MD's office located?

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

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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

9 Awards Received