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Nora Royer
Patient Rating
4.5 / 5 (Based on 39 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

August 28, 2019
August 24, 2019
care provider already had her mind made up about what was being done. No test have ever been run, we assume it is one thing but nothing has been verified.
May 31, 2019
Dr Royer was outstanding and I would recommend her to anyone.
May 10, 2019
She was a great surgeon! Listened to everything I was concerned about!
March 19, 2019
Dr. Royer saw that I had questions written down on a paper and asked me if all of them had been answered and if I had thought of any others in the time that she had been in the exam room with me.
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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.