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Dr. Troy Munson, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 38

Dr. Munson

Dr. Troy Munson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 2006 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.


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(515) 358-0100

Dr. Munson accepts the following insurance:

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Health Net
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Medicaid
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Dr. Munson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Munson treats Low Back Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Munson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Munson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Munson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Munson treats Spondylolisthesis more than 91% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Munson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor 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 Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacroilitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Munson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Munson

4.1

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
76%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
20%
(5)

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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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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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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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