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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      Specialties

      • General Surgery
      • Breast Diseases
      • Breast Surgical Oncology

      Board Certifications

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      • General Surgery

      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

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Brimmer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in General Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Brimmer's Office & Staff

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      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Brimmer

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      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!)