Dr. Russell Buchanan, MD

Dr. Russell Buchanan, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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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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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 94% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Buchanan "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 suffering from chronic neck pain or facing the uncertainty of the diagnosis of a brain tumor. Our mission is to handle these situations with compassion and timeliness to ease the burden on our patients and their families"

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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17  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buchanan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buchanan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buchanan

3.7

Based on 11 reviews

5 Stars
63.63636363636363%
(7)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
18.181818181818183%
(2)
1 Star
18.181818181818183%
(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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Greg in Waterloo, IA – Jan 06, 2017
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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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Rusty in Cedar Falls, IA – Sep 13, 2016
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