Dr. Ganga Prabhakar, MD

Dr. Ganga Prabhakar, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Ganga Prabhakar, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Chennai Medical College in 1982 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

411 Laurel St Ste A250

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 235-5000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
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Dr. Prabhakar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prabhakar performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Prabhakar performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prabhakar performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Prabhakar performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prabhakar performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Prabhakar performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Prabhakar's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Tumors, Malignant
Impella Device
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Paracentesis
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Hypertension
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Ventricular Assist Device
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ganga Prabhakar, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Chennai Medical College in 1982 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Wva University
Fellowship Hospital
Madras Med College
Internship Hospital
1998
Wva University
Residency Hospital
1995
Maimonides Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Chennai Medical College
Medical School
1998
1995
1982

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Prabhakar helped save my brother's life! He was compassionate, explained things in a way we could explain, and never made our family feel rushed in answering our questions. We are incredibly grateful for his wisdom!
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He saved my husband's life and I highly recommend him. Dr. Prabhakar is the best!!
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An excellent surgeon and doctor. Very pleasant and attentive. Explained complicated things clearly. My surgery went well, and I have had no complications and no pain.
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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Health Net POS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
PHCS Par-Multi Plan
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Behavioral Health
United Healthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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