Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
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Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD
Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Iowa City, IA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Hitchon is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

200 Hawkins Dr

Iowa City, IA 52242

Contact Information

(319) 356-2237

Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD

Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 90% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
high
more than 86% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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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
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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

  • Amer U Beirut
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Amer
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Wayne State U Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hitchon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hitchon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hitchon to family and friends
1.9
based on 26 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Hitchon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    POOR
  • Time well spent
    POOR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Burlington, IA |
After a simple L-5 fusion paralyzed me, he lied to me about the cause, refused to release my medical records and refused to refer me to any other surgeon. 18 years later overwhelming pain led me to Dr. Sergio Mendoz. His 3.5 hour surgery lasted 9.5 hours. Why? Because once he opened me up and exposed the "bracket" installed by Dr. Hitchon, he touched it with his probe, it slid off of my L-5 vertebrae and the vertebre fell apart. Dr. Hitchon knew all along that my cord had never fused.
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
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
in Burlington, IA |
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.
in Swea City, IA |
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??
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Dr. Hitchon accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Hitchon has admitting privileges

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