Dr. Robert J. Brimmer, MD

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Dr. Robert J. Brimmer, MD

General Surgery | Male

PHYSICIANS CLINIC OF IOWA, Cedar Rapids, IA 202 10th St SE Ste 290, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 Get Directions
(319) 362-5118

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Surgery provides the opportunity to apply innovative as well as traditional methods of treatment to serious, and occasionally life threatening conditions. I'm honored that patients trust me with their care. I'll strive to discuss the options and potential problems associated with their care before undertaking action. Unique treatments for breast cancer including remodeling the breast tissue after lumpectomy and intraoperative radiation therapy with powerful electrons (unique in Iowa!)Read more

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Mastodynia
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Wound Repair

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    University Mo Columbia School Med Center

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    University Mo Columbia School Med Med Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of South Dakota

    Graduated in 1973

  • Other Education
    School Of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

    Completed in 2012

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Brimmer's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Brimmer

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Brimmer's Care Philosophy

Surgery provides the opportunity to apply innovative as well as traditional methods of treatment to serious, and occasionally life threatening conditions. I'm honored that patients trust me with their care. I'll strive to discuss the options and potential problems associated with their care before undertaking action. Unique treatments for breast cancer including remodeling the breast tissue after lumpectomy and intraoperative radiation therapy with powerful electrons (unique in Iowa!)