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Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Hitchon

Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Iowa City, IA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Amer U Beirut in 1974 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Hitchon accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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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 94% of his peers

Dr. Hitchon performs this procedure more than 94% 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
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Patrick Hitchon, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Iowa City, IA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Amer U Beirut in 1974 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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
1980
1979
1975
1974

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

Dr. Hitchon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hitchon

2.0

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
20.689655172413794%
(6)
4 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
72.41379310344827%
(21)

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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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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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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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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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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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