Dr. Troy Munson, MD

Dr. Troy Munson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Troy Munson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 2006 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.

1111 6th Ave # B1

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 358-0100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Low Back Pain
more than 90% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
more than 87% of peers
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Munson "As a physician my goal first and foremost is to listen to the patient. My appointment times reflect this philosophy and patients appreciate this as I believe it adds to their overall patient experience. If a surgery is recommended I treat the patient and their symptoms in conjunction with medical imaging rather than planning the surgery from medical imaging alone.   It is important to me to stay up to date on cutting edge technology and treatment.  I attend continuing education courses several times a year to offer my patients the most up to date treatment options."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Munson does not have any board certifications listed.

56  Conditions Treated

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

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Nebraska
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Univ Of Illinois At Chicago
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Troy Munson, MD
I had the BEST experience as a patient of Dr. Troy Munson. I can't to him three years ago with HORRIBLE head pains, Loss of balance, loss of strength, and so many more problems and Dr.T did whatever he had to to figure it out. In the end I got the surgery for Arnold Chiari and I couldn't have asked...Read More
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Rebecca in Mason City, IA – May 19, 2017
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He did my surgery two years ago and I have to have it done again. Not the worst part. He is rude and uncaring.
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Ankeny, IA – Mar 03, 2017
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Dr Munson, did my surgery on my broken neck, I should not be alive after this accident. Thanks to my doctor and his assistance. They saved my life. It's been difficult, and lots of pain. But I still have a long ways to go yet. Thank you Dr Munson and his staff. Sincerely Laura
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Laura dull in West Desmoines Iowa – Mar 22, 2016
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