McFarland Clinic

Jonathon Geisinger, MD

Accepting New Patients


4.61 out of 5
  • 337 Patient Ratings

Primary Clinic

1215 Duff Avenue Office

1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

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Also Sees Patients In

Carroll Office

1214 S Grant Road
Carroll, IA 51401

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Medical Interests

  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal decompression surgery
  • Degenerative conditions of the spine
  • Spine deformity and scoliosis
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • All neck and spine conditions

From Dr. Geisinger

The spine is an exciting and complex part of the body and treating spinal conditions is my passion. With modern spine surgeries, I am able to alleviate pain and restore function to the people of our community. Many people come to me after trying therapy and injections all without getting lasting relief of their pain that radiates down their arm or leg. Others see me for issues related to persistent weakness, numbness, or coordination issues. Whatever the spinal issue may be, I work to identify the problem and develop a treatment plan to help Iowans get back to their active lives. 

My wife and I grew up on farms near Spencer, Iowa. Our families continue to farm and raise corn, soybeans, and livestock. Outside of orthopedics, I have a real passion for farming. I enjoy working on equipment, taking care of the animals, and working the fields. Being in Iowa, I am thrilled to have the ability to give our kids the same agrarian upbringing that my wife and I had.

I am very excited to be practicing orthopedics in the heart of the Midwest. I have great respect for the people here and I feel a deep responsibility to care for our community in the most diligent, honest, and compassionate way. I look forward to meeting you!

About Dr. Geisinger

Dr. Geisinger trained at some of the best and largest institutions in America and graduated at the top of his medical school from the University of Iowa. From there, he did his orthopedic surgery residency at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, which is a Level I trauma center just north of Detroit. Beaumont is consistently ranked as one of the top orthopedic centers in America and is the largest orthopedic hospital in the country. Dr. Geisinger then did a fellowship dedicated to spine surgery at Twin Cities Spine in Minneapolis, known for being one of the most innovative and historic spine centers in America. He specializes in degenerative conditions of the spine and spinal deformity. Dr. Geisinger treats all neck and back conditions and performs the entire spectrum of spine surgery including nonoperative and operative care. His surgical spine practice ranges from simple one level spine conditions to complex multi-level reconstructions and revision surgeries. He performs disc replacements as well as minimally invasive surgery.

Joined McFarland Clinic

June 2021

Education & Professional Certification


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons


University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

  • Doctor of Medicine

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Bachelor of Science, Integrative Physiology


Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency


Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, MN

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship for Spinal Surgery

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Iowa Orthopaedic Society


Preparation: Spine Surgery - What to Expect

video thumbnail - Dr. Jonathon Geisinger and Natalie Nelson, PA-C

Find out what to expect during your Spine Surgery in these videos from Mary Greeley Medical Center and Dr. Jonathan Geisinger.

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Back to Life - Dr. Geisinger and the O-Arm

Dr. Jonathon Geisinger stands in front of the O-Arm in an operating room

Find out how Dr. Geisinger and the  "O-Arm" helped two Carroll residents find relief after years of pain.

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Won't You Be My Surgeon?

Drs. Jonathon Geisinger and Andrew Mizerak stand on either side of a patient, smiling and laughing together

Learn how a patient found exactly who he needed to help relieve his chronic pain: his neighbors.

Read More About Dr. Geisinger and His Neighbor Patient

Circle Back - Advancing Spine Surgery

Dr. Jonathon Geisinger and nurses stand ready in an operating room

Dr. Geisinger and new technology are advancing spine surgery at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

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Video: Advancing Spine Surgery with the O-Arm

Dr. Jonathon Geisinger demonstrates the O-Arm, which he uses in spine surgeries at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Video: Demystifying the Spine

Dr. Jonathon Geisinger discusses the causes of back pain and how it can be treated.

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