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Neurosurgery at Mercy includes care and treatment for disorders of the brain, head and neck. Our team has consistently been ranked #1 in Cedar Rapids for spinal surgery – it’s why more patients request The Mercy Touch®. Plus, in 2020, Mercy was recognized Mercy Medical Center with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ designation.
Take a moment to learn more about the skilled surgeons who practice at Mercy Medical Center, the surgery hospital.
Having received his training at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Abernathey has more than 30 years of experience in neurosurgical procedures. Specializing in cervical fusions, patients seek him out for his meticulous approach and proficient technique. His patients often are able to go home within hours and usually receive immediate pain relief.
Dr. Abernathey is sensitive to each patient's situation. He believes in being forthcoming regarding making a sensible surgical decision, performing surgery only when it becomes necessary.
He was also co-investigator for artificial cervical disk replacement, Prestige LP.
Learn more or schedule an appointment.
Location:Mercy Medical Center701 10th Street SECedar Rapids, IA 52403
Park at the North end of the Ground Level in the ramp at 8th Street & 8th Avenue.
Phone Number:For questions or scheduling, call (319) 221-8570.
A graduate of East Tennessee State's James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Dr. Mouw did his residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
With more than 20 years of experience, he specializes in cervical spine surgery and minimally invasive lumbar surgery. Dr. Mouw was the first area surgeon to perform MED surgery and was also co-investigator for artificial disk replacement.
He takes an honest approach with patients as to what they can expect after surgery.
Mercy’s Neurosurgery Clinic provides comprehensive care for brain, spine/back and neck conditions. Dr. Smith's care extends to both the emergent/trauma setting through 24/7 emergency coverage, as well as to conditions that are more elective in nature.
The Mercy Neurosurgery Clinic accepts all insurance carriers, including commercial insurances, Medicare and Medicaid. If you’re in pain or have a neurological condition, our compassionate, skilled team can extend The Mercy Touch when you most need it.
Location:Mercy Neurosurgery ClinicMercy Medical Center701 10th Street SECedar Rapids, IA 52403
Phone Number:For questions or scheduling, call (319) 221-8966
Hours:8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday