Dr. Matthew Howard, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 62

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 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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Howard

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Howard treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Howard treats other conditions, please contact the office at (319) 356-2775.

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.

Dr. Howard is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Howard
Similar Providers
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Brain Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • 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 Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

3.6

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
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(10)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)
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He is a liar.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Todd Oetken – Jul 09, 2020
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Had xrays done a month ago old Howard hasn’t had time to even look at them what a joke
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Coach J in Des Moines, IA – Jul 05, 2016
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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 than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

University Of Wa School Of Med
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Matthew Howard, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Howard has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Matthew Howard, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Matthew Howard, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Matthew Howard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Howard frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Howard specializes.

Where is Dr. Matthew Howard, MD's office located?

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

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Locations

UI City Hospital Clincs Nrsrgry

University of Iowa Children's Hospital200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Howard is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Iowa City, IA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received