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Dr. Dennis Whitmer, DO

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Whitmer

Dr. Dennis Whitmer, DO is a general surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 and specializes in general surgery and breast surgery.


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Dr. Whitmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Appendectomy, Open
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whitmer performs Appendectomy, Open more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Whitmer performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whitmer treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Whitmer treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Colectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whitmer performs Colectomy more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Whitmer performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Dr. Whitmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer

About Me

Biography

Dr. Dennis Whitmer, DO is a general surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 and specializes in general surgery and breast surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1997

Awards

Dr. Whitmer's Reviews

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4.8

Based on 24 reviews

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I had never had any kind of surgery ever. Dr Whitmer was so amazing through the whole process. He explained things to me in terms a normal person can understand, answered my questions, and just in general put my mind at ease. The surgery process went smoothly, as he said it would, and I came out...Read More
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Dr. Whitmer and Deb are an awesome team. Both are professionals in all sense of the word but at the same have fun with you. Very laid back medical team and made me feel so at ease. HIGHLY recommend them.
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