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Dr. Russell Buchanan

has dedicated his services to the Cedar Valley since 2002 and has established a standard of excellence in patient care and surgical outcomes. Heartland Neurosurgery offers conservative management of spinal conditions, surgical intervention when clinically indicated and emergent intervention when critical. We also provide treatment to injured workers with a focus on expedited recovery to minimize employment loss. Our professional staff works with insurance companies and case managers so our patients may focus on their recovery.

Dr. Russell Buchanan enjoys sporting activities with family and friends. Besides time playing tennis and skiing, he also loves music and community involvement.

Professional Interests
  • Degenerative disease of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Malignant and benign brain tumors
  • Tracking patient outcomes

Medical School
  • University of California at Davis, CA

  • George Washington University Medical Center at Washington, D.C.—Neurological Surgery

  • George Washington University Medical Center at Washington, D.C.—General Surgery

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery
Lynn Galloway is a Physician's Assistant who has been practicing in Neurosurgery for almost a decade. She received her PA degree from the University Of Iowa Physician Assistant program. Her undergrad degree was also awarded from the University of Iowa. Prior to working with Dr. Buchanan, Lynn worked many years in orthopedic surgery.

Mary Ann Amend is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who is board-certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa and went on to earn her Masters of Science degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Allen College of Nursing.

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