Dr. Robert Brimmer, MD

Dr. Robert Brimmer, MD

General Surgery  ·  
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Age 69
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Dr. Robert Brimmer, MD is a general surgery specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in general surgery and breast surgical oncology.

202 10th St SE Ste 290

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Contact Information

(319) 362-5118

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Brimmer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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more than 40% of peers
Stomach Diseases
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more than 8% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
normal
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Brimmer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brimmer "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!)"

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

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17  Procedures

  • 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
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)

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

  • University Of South Dakota
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • University Mo Columbia School Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University Mo Columbia School Med Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • School Of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brimmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brimmer's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brimmer to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Brimmer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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