Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Hitchon
Accepting new patients

UI City Hospital Clincs Nrsrgry

200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242

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Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hitchon has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. 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 accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

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 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hitchon performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 94% of their peers

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

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hitchon treats Spine Disorders more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Hitchon treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hitchon performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 91% of their peers

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

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Dr. Hitchon's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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
  • 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 Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • 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
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • 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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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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??
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Biography

Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hitchon has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Amer U Beirut medical s...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

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

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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