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Nora Royer
Patient Rating
4.5 / 5 (Based on 66 Reviews)

Nora Royer, MD, FACS

Specialties: Surgery and General and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Nora Royer, please call 319-398-6747

Areas of Interest

Areas of surgical expertise include hernia, gallbladder, appendectomy, breast and soft tissue, endoscopy and colonoscopy. Dr. Royer is also Mercy Medical Center's Trauma Medical Director.

Year began practicing: 2010

Year joined staff: 2012

Year began practicing in specialty: 2010

Education and Training


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


University of Iowa, General Surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

Director of Mercy Medical Center’s Trauma Services 

Associate Professor – Department of Surgery - University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons and Fellow of College
  • State Committee on Trauma – Member
  • Iowa chapter of the American College of Surgeons - President

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2017 Winner, Mentor/Educator Award, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha


  • Board certified in general surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support – ATLS

Personal Interests

Dr. Royer enjoys spending time watching her children’s sporting events, exercising, reading, cooking, baking, and travel.

Philosophy Of Care

I became a surgeon because I loved being able to fix a problem and make an immediate impact with hopefully an improvement in a patient’s life.  It is a gift to be able to partner with each patient to see what options will work best for them.

Additional Information

Mercy’s General Surgery Clinic is a collaborative initiative between Mercy Medical Center and UI Health Care, and comprised of University of Iowa surgical faculty members.


Patient Reviews

April 12, 2022
Dr Royer is amazing would recommend her to everyone
October 07, 2021
Totally awesome experience! Very efficient , concise, caring treatment !!!
July 28, 2021
Very helpful informative courteous
July 23, 2021
I would go back to her.
April 27, 2021
Excellent care
February 28, 2021
The information provided by Dr. Royer enabled me to get relief from my pain and discomfort almost immediately after following her instructions for treatment.
November 13, 2020
the best care
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Provider's Contact Information

General Surgery clinic website


Patient Stories

Lucky Larry

"Lucky" Larry

Larry Adair, 68, clearly has a passion for cars. Ironically, it was a car accident that resulted in his life-threatening injuries. Read more.

Nora Royer, MD, with Cedar Rapids Police ChiefProtecting the Police

Philanthropist's passion helps community and colleagues. Read more on page 4.