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Specializes in Bariatric Surgery • Male

6600 Westown Pkwy Ste 220
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Hospital Quality

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

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cahalan to family and friends is 4.1 out of 5 5 1 23

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

    Dr. Cahalan's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Bariatric Medicine
    • General Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    Dr. Cahalan says...

    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Adjustable Gastric Banding
    • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Anti-Reflux Surgery
    • Appendectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
    • Bile Duct Procedure
    • Bile Duct Surgery
    • Bowel Resection
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • 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 Procedure
    • 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 and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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    Dr. Cahalan says...

    • 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
    • Hypertension
    • 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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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    • 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

    Undergraduate Schools

    University of Iowa
    Graduated in 1981
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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

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Cahalan

    Dr. Steven A. Cahalan, MD
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    I appreciate your feedback as I have always tried to improve myself with such feedback, both positive and negative. If you feel that I can do anything to help you or to address any concerns you may have, please feel free to contact me at 515-241-2250.

    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.1
    • 23 responses
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    4.1 out of 5

    Dr. Cahalan's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.3 out of 5

    20 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.3 out of 5

    21 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4 out of 5

    22 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    21 responses

    Experience with Dr. Cahalan

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.1 out of 5

    23 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.1 out of 5

    23 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4 out of 5

    23 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.2 out of 5

    23 responses

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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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    Know Before You Go

    After Weight Loss Surgery: The First 30 Days

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    Rebuilding Your Diet After Weight Loss Surgery

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    Talking With Your Doctor About Weight Loss Surgery

    Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric surgery.

    Bariatric Surgery: At a Glance

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    Medical Options for Weight Loss

    Sometimes diet and exercise aren't enough. Your doctor can recommend options to help you take control.
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