Dr. Walter Lawrence, MD

Dr. Walter Lawrence, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Walter Lawrence, MD is a general surgery specialist in Iowa City, IA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia / Main Campus in 1976 and specializes in general surgery and plastic surgery.

1541 Jcp

Iowa City, IA 52242

Contact Information

(319) 384-8129

Insurance Accepted

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

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Breast Diseases
more than 88% of peers
Breast Reduction
more than 83% of peers
Skin and Tissue Reduction
more than 79% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

14  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns

22  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • North Carolina Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Walter Lawrence, MD
Dr. Lawrence is a great doctor. He has a great bedside manner and takes time with his patients. I had breast cancer and he did my reconstruction. I like that he mainly does breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients so he has a lot of experience.
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Waterloo, IA – Aug 29, 2017
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Dr Lawrence performed a thigh lift on me . Developed limphedema ,a life long progressive issue. He said he didn't know why this happened and could not help me . I'm very upset depressed and there is nothing I can do about it. One star is to much for this doctor.
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Heider in Iowa – Jul 14, 2017
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He seemed so clueless when i went for my followup, he seemed to not know what to ask me or explain to me for the problem i told him i was experiencing and still am, havent gone back because i felt like he didnt care.
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Maryale1 in Cedar Rapids, IA – Dec 14, 2016
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