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About Dr. Russell I Buchanan

Dr. Russell I Buchanan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Waterloo, IA. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Buchanan is affiliated with Unitypoint Health Allen Memorial Hospital. Dr. Buchanan has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

28 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Russell I Buchanan is Great. Dr. Russell I Buchanan has been rated by 28 patients. From those 28 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Russell I Buchanan is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Heartland Neurosurgical Service

227 E San Marnan Dr Ste 1
Waterloo, IA 50702
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Specialties

Dr. Russell I Buchanan has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neurosurgery
  • Glioblastoma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Tumor
  • Laminectomy
  • Back Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Craniotomy
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Brain Surgery
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Infection

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Reviews

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Four Stars

Dr Buchanan is terrific, very thorough, knowledgeable, however, their receptionist is awful, rude, short with patients, made me not want to go back. Hard to get into office, especially when in a lot pain to wait :(

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Five Stars

After surgery you'll see his assistant surgeon, Lynne Galloway, an excellent doctor.

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said there was nothing he could do

Had lower back surgery done by Dr. Buchanan approx.18 months ago. Walked Into have the surgery done and ended up going to therapy twice a week to get my leg working again. When I came to.at Allen Hospital was in massive pain. No pain pump or pain meds were ordered for me. Allen only has one hospitalist on duty at night and she was in the intensive care unit till 7am the next morning so I went till then with no pain meds. Nurses said nothing they could do. About six months after the surgery pain was back worse than ever. Ended up in Covenant ER this last fall and Dr Buchanan had them do a MRi. Called me on phone and told me nothing he could do. Finally found a women Neuro in cedar rapids for a second opinion and found my.spinal chord is being compressed on three sides where it goes through my vertebra the same one that he told me fixed and nothing was wrong. Get second opinions all.Dr's are human but I shouldn't be their guinnie pig.

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Spinal Surgery

I would recommend Dr. Buchanan to anyone! I just had spinal surgery three days ago, and all the pain I had been suffering with for months, is gone. Now I just have to heal from the surgery. "Which is normal". I can't begin to thank him, his nurses, and his staff enough!!!

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One Star

Horrible

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Buchanan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    25 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • George Washington University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Russell I Buchanan accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • Wellmark
    • Wellmark Alliance Select
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Locations & Directions

Heartland Neurosurgical Service, 227 E San Marnan Dr Ste 1, Waterloo, IA

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