Dr. John Ganske, MD

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Age 68
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Dr. John Ganske, MD
Dr. John Ganske, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Ganske is affiliated with Iowa Lutheran Hospital.

6000 University Ave Ste 140

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 265-4414

Dr. John Ganske, MD

Dr. John Ganske, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Ganske's Experience

Dr. Ganske's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Plastic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer


  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • 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 12 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Ganske's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
West Des Moines, IA |
I wouldn't recommend! After a breast reduction and lift one breast is a full cup size bigger than the other and he is not willing to fix it saying "it's within the normal range"...when they don't make a bra with one cup a D and the other a DD that is not normal! He then made it seem like the unevenness was all on me, meaning he claimed no responsibility, he even pointed out all the flaws on my face to show that I am not perfect so my breasts wouldn't be either! Seeing another dr to fix!
Albia |
Dr Ganske was very professional, took time to answer questions and make me feel at ease. Very happy with my care thoughout the entire experience.
in Iowa |
I have had a procedure done by Dr. Ganske and just recently have decided to have another. I have never felt so confidant as I have since Ive had the work done..
in West Des Moines, IA |
My first meeting with Dr Ganske was about his evaluating me regarding the need for breast reduction surgery and about my evaluation of him as the surgeon of my choosing. I was at ease with his physical assessment, encouraged by his knowledge and experience of the procedure, and confident that he would perform the surgery quite skillfully. Two weeks later the procedure was performed; I am now 5 weeks post op and most appreciative of Dr Ganske's wonderful technique and excellence of practice.
in Ottumwa |
Dr. Ganske and his staff are wonderful.I couldn't have asked for a better Surgeon,he is the kindest and caring doctor I have seen.He done an excellent job with my surgery and I would strongly recommend him.
in Ankeny, Iowa |
Breast Agumentation with Dr. Ganske. I couldn't be more satisfied! I am so happy!! -Consultation went smoothly and he was able to answer all of my questions. Day of surgery he made me feel calm and secure. This was my very first surgery. Highly recommend to all. He's THAT great!
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Dr. Ganske accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Ganske has admitting privileges

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 E University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
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