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Dr. Frederick Nuss, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Nuss

Dr. Frederick Nuss, MD is a general surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia in 1977 and specializes in general surgery.


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Dr. Nuss accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Health Net
Tricare
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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Dr. Nuss' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nuss performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Nuss performs this procedure more than 75% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nuss performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Nuss performs this procedure more than 64% of his peers

Lipomas
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nuss treats Lipomas more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Nuss treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Nuss' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Biography

Dr. Frederick Nuss, MD is a general surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia in 1977 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Ia Meth Med Center
Residency Hospital
1978
Ia Meth Med Center
Internship Hospital
1977
R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
Medical School
1982
1978
1977

Awards

Dr. Nuss' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nuss

3.0

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Almost 23 years ago, Dr. Nuss saved my life. He performed my second, necessary mastectomy and during that procedure, removed the expander that had been inserted in the cancer side...that was "swimming in gunk." Because of his throughness, I am healthy and have full radius function of my arms. I...Read More
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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.
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Skilled surgeon, delightful personality. Would recommend.
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