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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 52

510 E Bloomington St
Iowa City, IA 52245
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Dr. Shelman's Experience

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Dr. Shelman's Specialties

  • General Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Mercy Iowa City
500 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52245

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Patient Satisfaction

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Surgical Services
Surgical Services
510 E Bloomington St
Iowa City, IA 52245
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WCHC Surgical Healthcare
444 E Polk St
Washington, IA 52353
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    Dr. Shelman's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery
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    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Colectomy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
    • Thoracentesis
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Varicose Vein Procedure
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    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Atelectasis
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hidradenitis
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Secondary Malignancies
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    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Ventral Hernia
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University of Ia Roy J & L Carver Com
    Graduated in 1990

    Internship Hospital

    University Iowa Hosps
    Complete in 1991

    Residency Hospital

    University Iowa Hosps
    Complete in 1995
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Shelman & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Shelman's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    4 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shelman to family and friends

    4 out of 5

    13 responses

    Dr. Shelman's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.5 out of 5

    13 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.7 out of 5

    13 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.5 out of 5

    13 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    13 responses

    Experience with Dr. Shelman

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.3 out of 5

    13 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.2 out of 5

    13 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.2 out of 5

    13 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.2 out of 5

    13 responses

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    Office Locations

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    Surgical Services
    510 E Bloomington St
    Iowa City, IA 52245
    (319) 338-9247 (Office)
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    WCHC Surgical Healthcare
    444 E Polk St
    Washington, IA 52353
    (319) 653-6601 (Office)
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