Dr. Russell Buchanan, MD

Dr. Russell Buchanan, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Russell Buchanan, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Waterloo, IA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

227 E San Marnan Dr Ste 1

Waterloo, IA 50702

Contact Information

(319) 226-9888

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Dr. Buchanan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Spinal Stenosis more than 91% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Spondylosis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan'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 Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
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
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Hematoma
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
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 Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

At Heartland Neurosurgery, our goal is to provide patients with excellent healthcare. We strive to achieve the highest standards in patient and referring provider satisfaction. We understand the distress a patient may feel, whether they are suffer...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • Geo Washington University School Med
    Residency Hospital
  • 1993
    University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1993

Awards

Dr. Buchanan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buchanan

3.8

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(2)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(2)

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Arrived 5 minutes before scheduled appointment with the required new patient paperwork I was mailed all completed. I was told it was the wrong paperwork due to a mix up and I would have to reschedule the appointment. After driving 30 miles and taking time off work, I asked if I could fill out the...Read More
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Did a Carpal Tunnel surgery with no complications. Easy to talk to and friendly. Felt like this was no big deal and it wasn't
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Aetna
Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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