Dr. Matthew Howard, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Howard
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UI City Hospital Clincs Nrsrgry

200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242

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(319) 356-2775

Dr. Matthew Howard, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Howard has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howard to book an appointment.


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Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Humana
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Alliance Select

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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 97% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard performs Brain Surgery more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Spondylosis more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Spine Disorders more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

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Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

3.6

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Had xrays done a month ago old Howard hasn’t had time to even look at them what a joke
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Cory Feltner – Dec 12, 2019
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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!
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Jo Marie Elkema in Marion, Iowa – Jul 25, 2017
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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.
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Bob Palmer in Nevada, Iowa – Dec 23, 2016
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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
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Melisa in Davenport, IA – Nov 27, 2016
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Doctor was very nice once you finally get to meet with him. seemed to always be in a rush with somewhere else to be
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Biography

Dr. Matthew Howard, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Howard has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howard to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

University Of Wa School Of Med
Residency Hospital

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  • Does Dr. Howard offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Howard offer evening visits?

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Locations

UI City Hospital Clincs Nrsrgry

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

Iowa City, IA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average