Neck Surgeon at Burgess

Lee Merritt, MD, a fellowship trained orthopaedic spinal surgeon, provides services in Onawa. She has clinic appointments and performs surgeries on Mondays and Tuesdays. Dr. Merritt has spent 20 years in private practice, doing orthopaedic trauma and complex spine surgery.

Along with the skillful surgical staff at Burgess, Dr. Merritt will perform a wide variety of minimally invasive, same-day procedures. Those procedures will include but are not limited to: joint scopes; rotator cuff surgery; trigger finger and carpal tunnel release; neck surgery; sciatic nerve decompression; and fracture repair and stabilization. She is also available to consult with patients for treatment of conditions such as bursitis, gout, plantar fasciitis, joint disorders, osteoarthritis, and neck and back pain.

After many years as a spine surgeon in Arizona, Dr. Merritt moved back to Logan, Iowa, to the house in which she grew up. She then began work as a private contract surgeon, in underserved areas of Iowa. Dr. Merritt thoroughly enjoys the practice of medicine, and in her spare time, living the rural Iowa lifestyle. She believes that health requires purpose and happiness.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Merritt, please call Burgess Health Center’s Central Scheduling at 712-423-9363.