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Dr. Matthew Howard III, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Howard III

Dr. Matthew Howard III, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Iowa City, IA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia / Main Campus in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Howard III accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
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Dr. Howard III's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Chiari's Deformity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard III treats Chiari's Deformity more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard III treats Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Howard III treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Howard III'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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Matthew Howard III, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Iowa City, IA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia / Main Campus in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Wa School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
1985

Awards

Dr. Howard III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard III

3.7

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
23.529411764705884%
(4)

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Horrible. Dr. Howard is a LIAR.
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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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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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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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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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