Dr. Matthew Howard III, MD

Dr. Matthew Howard III, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(16)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Matthew Howard III, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Iowa City, IA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Howard III is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

200 Hawkins Dr

Iowa City, IA 52242

Contact Information

(319) 356-2775

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Howard III

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas

new

See how frequently Dr. Howard III performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 99% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Howard III's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

1

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
58

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

More

Read More
20

Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Wa School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Howard III does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Howard III and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Howard III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard III to family and friends
3.6
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Howard III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Marion, Iowa |
Dr. Howard and his clinic staff were incredible! We brought my brother down from western Iowa, and he could not walk due to hydrocephalus. Dr. Howard was so kind, showed us the CT scan reports side-by-side, and said that surgery must be done. He explained the VP shunt placement and answered all of our questions. The clinic staff were all wonderful to us. They put my brother at ease, and made us feel so confident that the surgery would help him. A huge thankyou to all of them!
in Nevada, Iowa |
I had a meningioma about the size of a chicken egg and now 95% of it is gone thanks to Doctor Howard and his team. I'm very grateful for the dedication and knowledge of his team for helping me through this.
in Davenport, IA |
I had a cervical spinal laminectomy w/ fusion at levels C5-6 and C6-7 2 wks. ago. Surgery went very well. I woke up with three fingers I could not feel, but it was explained to me sometimes the swelling from surgery can cause some numbness. By the time I discharged they were back to normal. Dr. Howard and his staff were very informative and let me know all the details of the procedure as well as what to expect. I felt that he was very trustworthy, and would recommend him for spinal surgery
in Davenport, IA |
Instead of operating on me to correct my paralysis, Dr. Howard III chose to lie in order to protect his fellow surgeon, Dr. Patrick W. Hitchon. Dr. Hitchon is the neurosurgeon who intentionally paralyzed me. Since Dr. Howard III chose to lie I am now paralyzed for life. BEWARE of this surgeon.
in Des Moines, IA |
Doctor was very nice once you finally get to meet with him. seemed to always be in a rush with somewhere else to be
Have you seen Dr. Matthew Howard III, MD?
Are you Dr. Howard III?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Howard III

Dr. Howard III accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Howard III has admitting privileges

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
View Hospital Profile

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

Neurosurgery
(15)
Neurosurgery
(26)
Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery
(1)
Neurosurgery
(1)
Neurosurgery
(3)
Neurosurgery
(10)