Dr. Frederick Nuss, MD

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Iowa Clinic General Surgery 5950 University Ave Ste 135 West Des Moines, IA 50266 Get Directions
Dr. Frederick Nuss, MD

Dr. Frederick Nuss, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Nuss is affiliated with Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

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Dr. Nuss' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Wes Des Moines |
I had a Umbilical Hernia Surgery under with Novocaine only to the area of Surgery. Although Dr. Nuss has a odd sense of humor I thought he was very good. I have little pain and Dr. Nuss follwed up with a call day 2 to see how I was doing.
in Des Moines, IA |
Dr. Nuss saved my life. I went to see him for a simple umbilical hernia surgery last November and during the procedure he noticed a miniscule tissue and took it for testing, four days later he called me and said it was tested twice and was cancerous. He had contacted the top gynecological oncologist and soon I was diagnosed with stage 2 ovarian cancer. The diligence and instincts of Dr. Nuss saved my life, I am almost done with chemo and doing excellent! He's a great person and a top surgeon.
in Des Moines, IA |
My mom is the one who saw Dr. Nuss for a hernia that she was having repaired. After surgery, he came in to tell us things went fine and was literally walking out the door before he had finished his sentence. His bedside manor is awful. He even spoke poorly of our family doctor saying that she was too nice to be a doctor. Very unprofessional. My mom was still having a considerable amount of pain after surgery but she refused to go back to him. Seems to have no concern for his patients well being.
in West Des Moines, IA |
Skilled surgeon, delightful personality. Would recommend.
in Minneapolis, MN |
He's ADEQUATE at best
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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Ia Meth Med Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Ia Meth Med Center

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • 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
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair