Dr. Russell Buchanan, MD

Dr. Russell Buchanan, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Russell Buchanan, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Waterloo, IA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

227 E San Marnan Dr Ste 1

Waterloo, IA 50702

Contact Information

(319) 226-9888

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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

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"
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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 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 of recommending Dr. Buchanan to family and friends
3.9
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Buchanan's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Waterloo, IA |
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...more
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in Cedar Falls, IA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Buchanan accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Buchanan has admitting privileges

Covenant Medical Center
3421 West Ninth Street
Waterloo, IA 50702
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UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital
1825 Logan Ave
Waterloo, IA 50703
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