Dr. John Ganske, MD

Dr. John Ganske, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Ganske, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia in 1976 and specializes in plastic surgery, general surgery, and more.

6000 University Ave Ste 140

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 265-4414

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 96% of peers
Breast Diseases
more than 54% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
more than 48% of peers

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  • Plastic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated



  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Colorado
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ganske has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ganske's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ganske to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (23 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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Dr. Ganske's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

in Winterset, IA
Dr Ganske is a wonderful surgeon, showing professionalism and talent in his work. I recently had some scar revision for dog ears (large bumps) left at the end of an abdominal scar. I am thrilled to have them gone and the area now flat. I am excited for summer and the ability to pick any bathing...more
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in Winterset, IA
My experience with Dr Ganske has been fantastic and life changing for me. This is my second procedure with him. 1) Mole removal from my face. He took care to minimize scarring and hide it in my wrinkle lines. 2) Eyelid surgery, it has been an incredible change, not only in appearance but in my...more
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in urbandale
I am very pleased with an eyelift I received from Dr. Ganske. I am a male in my sixties. The before and "after" were dramatically different. The process was easy and straightforward from beginning to end. I was given a straight story on what to expect. I am very pleased with the natural looking...more
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Ganske. Dr. Ganske performed a facelift for me over ten years ago and I was delighted with the results. I felt I looked ten years younger. The pre-consultation told me what to expect, the post-surgery instructions were clear and there was almost no pain. When I...more
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Dr. Ganske is the best! He consulted with me and gave me great advise on what he would recommend for me. Explained the healing process and what to expect and he was spot on. His staff is amazing and they make you feel very comfortable and like you are his most important patient. Dr. Ganske did my...more
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