Dr. Steven A. Cahalan, MD

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Specializes in Bariatric Surgery • Male • Age 55

6600 Westown Pkwy Ste 220
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Dr. Cahalan:

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Dr. Cahalan's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Methodist West Hospital
1660 60th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Cahalan

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Iowa Weight Loss Specialists
Iowa Weight Loss Specialists
6600 Westown Pkwy Ste 220
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Unity Point Surgery & Neurology
Unity Point Surgery & Neurology
1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 411
Des Moines, IA 50316
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  • Bariatric Surgery
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    Dr. Cahalan's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Bariatric Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Adjustable Gastric Banding
    • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Anti-Reflux Surgery
    • Appendectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
    • Bile Duct Procedures
    • Bile Duct Surgery
    • Bowel Resection
    • Breast Surgical Procedures
    • Colectomy
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Endocrine Surgical Procedures
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Stomach Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery
    • Hepatectomy
    • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Minimally-Invasive Surgery
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Parathyroid Surgery
    • 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 & Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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    • Anal Fissure
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Empyema
    • Graft vs Host Disease
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hidradenitis
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Lung Cancer
    • Obesity
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Ventral Hernia
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    Background Check for Dr. Cahalan

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Graduated in 1984

    Internship Hospital

    Iowa Methodist Medical Center
    Complete in 1985

    Residency Hospital

    Ia Meth Med Center
    Complete in 1989
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Cahalan & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Cahalan's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Cahalan has admitting privileges:

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    • Iowa Methodist Medical Center

    • Methodist West Hospital

    • Iowa Lutheran Hospital

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Cahalan

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cahalan to family and friends

    22 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Cahalan's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    19 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    20 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    21 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 20 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Cahalan
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    22 responses
    same as
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    22 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    22 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    22 responses
    same as
    national average

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    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

    The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Cahalan accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Iowa Weight Loss Specialists
    6600 Westown Pkwy Ste 220
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (515) 241-2250 (Office)
    B
    Unity Point Surgery & Neurology
    1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 411
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 265-1300 (Office)
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