Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 73

Dr. Hitchon
Accepting new patients

UI City Hospital Clincs Nrsrgry

200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242

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(319) 356-2775

Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Amer U Beirut medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hitchon to book an appointment.

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Dr. Hitchon's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hitchon performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hitchon performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
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Spinal Fusion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hitchon performs Spinal Fusion more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Hitchon performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hitchon treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Hitchon treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Hitchon'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 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
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Hitchon 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. Hitchon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hitchon

2.1

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
22.580645161290324%
(7)
4 Stars
6.451612903225806%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
70.96774193548387%
(22)
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Hitchon ruined my back and my ability to walk, sit, stand and work. He will be held accountable. He should be a butcher. He hasn’t seen me once since surgery. What a coward and a worthless Piece of work.
What went well
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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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Oct 25, 2019
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Thorough preparation, positive result.
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Oct 20, 2019
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A beyond-talented neurosurgeon, Dr. Hitchon is professional, compassionate and kind, kind man. C-1 C-2 spinal fusion April 2 has given me back my life.
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May 20, 2019
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The man is the epitome of the stereotypical arrogant doctor. Did not want to listen to what I had to say. Interrupted me continually. It was his recommendation that I come and be seen and then when I drove 3 hours each way I was treated like I was a complete and total waste of his time. It would have been nice if he told me that before I drove all that way and took time off work to go.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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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Apr 04, 2018
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Dr. Hitchon is an amazing doctor. He spent a ton of time going through options, explaining what surgery would be like and every single option that could happen due to surgery. He treated me like family and still does. Very open communication. Highly recommend him!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Johnston, IA – Dec 01, 2017
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When I first met Dr. Hitchon, I was not impressed with his bedside manner. So I decided not to have the MVD. Went on living a horrible life medicated up and seeing my family doctor he asked me to make a judgement based on knowledge and not bedside.. I am glad I listened (Ok I have bad patient manner)I have not had a Zingers (my word for Electrical shocks to my face.) I now just having to heal from the surgery and I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Hitchon's knowledge. I would highly recommend him
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
12 people found this helpful
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Donna Fontana in Cedar Rapids, IA – Apr 21, 2016
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Do NOT put yourself or your family through a life of Hell. Accepting treatment from Dr. Hitchon has destroyed my life both mentally & physically. Dr. Hitcdhon is the most arrogant man you'll ever meet. He has the most wicked attitude toward his patients and zero remorse for the suffering he causes them. He literally destroyed my life . . . intentionally.
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
21 people found this helpful
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Janet Oetken in Burlington, IA – Apr 05, 2016
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I did not even want to give him a star he was so bad, very unprofessional, also.broke hiipa laws. Told me there was nothing wrong with me and told me to go to the gym with my girlfriends and work out ( not overweight, i am 90 lbs) I went to another neurosurgeon and he did surgery on my lower spine for a large Tarlov cyst, meningocile, my spinal cord was frayed and tethered he had to release that and do a fusion because if all the worn down bone...so there was nothing wrong with me? Really??
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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
22 people found this helpful
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Sandra Whitesell in Swea City, IA – Jan 19, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Amer...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Amer
Internship Hospital
1980
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
1979
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Residency Hospital
1975
Wayne State U Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1974
Amer U Beirut
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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What are Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hitchon frequently treats Herniated Disc Surgery, Spinal Fusion, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hitchon treats.

Where is Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD's office located?

Dr. Hitchon'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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University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Iowa City, IA

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

11 Awards Received