Dr. Gregory Yanish, MD
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Dr. Gregory Yanish, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

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Board certified surgeon specializing in hand and elbow surgery. Dr. Yanish provides the latest and cutting edge advancements and surgery of the hand, including endoscopic carpal tunnel, endoscopic cubital tunnel and advances in tennis elbow treatment. Dr. Yanish also provides state of the art injections such as PRP.


Dr. Gregory Yanish, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Clive, IA. He has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Yanish is affiliated with Dallas County Hospital, Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines and Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

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Patient Reviews (16)
in Waukee, IA |
I have dealt with multiple surgeons, and Dr. Yanish has proven to be an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Yanish to anyone in need of his specialty.
in Madrid, IA |
I have had 2 surgeries for cubital tunnel (one to each arm) and am very pleased with the results. In addition Dr. Yanish is extremely personable as well as the staff there. Would highly recommend him to anyone.
in Norwalk, Iowa |
This was the most fantastic surgical procedure in every way. They were professional, clear and concise with instructions, managed expectations, and produced incredible results. I have known several other people who have had carpel tunnel surgery as recently as within the last month, and they had a very different outcome with the procedure. It was much more invasive, scaring, and recovery and pain were longer and much more severe. Recovery was painless and required no pain meds.
in Pella, IA |
I would just like to comment on how kind, considerate and friendly Dr. Yanish and all the staff at the surgery center were. They helped me relax and not be weary of my surgery. I would definitely go there again and also recommend them for anyone else needing their services.
Johnston, iA |
I had carpal tunnel release done to both wrists and cubital release on right side. I am extremely happy with the care I received and the results.
in Des Moines, IA |
Excellent! Professional, personable, and thrilled with results of my carpal tunnel endoscopic release surgeries.
in Oskaloosa, IA |
Dr. Yanish did a great job on my wrist surgery. The scar is very minimal and I had immediate relief from the pain of my locked tendon. My Occupational Therapist locally knew his work and talked about how good of a surgeon he is. I would definitely recommend him.
in Melcher, IA |
What a wonderful experience this carpal tunnel release surgery was. Compared to other one years ago by another doctor this one was a piece of cake. Friendliness and willingness to help was such a relief. I would recommend Dr. Yanish to everyone that needs carpal tunnel surgery. Excellent job by the surgery center in WDM as well.
in Granger, Ia |
He was very informative on the carpel tunnel surgeries and told me what to expect. The surgery didn't take long and I was out of the recovery within 2 hours. I did both hands in a matter of 2 months and couldn't be more pleased with the results. I should have done this earlier. I would recommend him as his surgery appears to be least evasive and I really have no scars to show from the surgeries.
in Ames |
Dr. Yanish was amazing he explained every thing wit my carpal tunnel and when it was time for surgery he explained what he was going to do. I had both hands done. Now I can grab stuff and not drop it , I can open things I can make a fist and stretch out my fingers. I would recommend mend him to family and friends. Dr.Yanish is awesome and amazing doctor. Has that personal touch.
in Des Moines, IA |
I was treated by Dr. Yanish for carpal tunnel. He is a talented professional, who was able to diagnose my symptoms immediately, and then surgically correct the problem. Within 2-weeks I was diagnosed, and then surgery was performed. Recovery time went by quickly, and easily. Dr. Yanish AND his staff are a wonderful group, and they make their patients feel well taken care of. I would recommend Dr. Yanish to anyone who needs a hand surgeon, as I did.
in Des Moines, IA |
I would normally be terrified to have surgery (especially on my hand considering I'm a hair stylist), but I wasn't nervous at all. He seemed so confident and excited to repair my cut tendon and he actually listened to my concerns about not being able to work for 6 weeks. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Yanish.
in Rippey IA |
Dr. Yanish was patient, answered questions and explained all options. I felt included in all discussion, and didn't feel uncomfortable or out of place. Finalizing the nerve test results, he remembered and followed up another issue, without notes. The day of surgery I had complications with the insertion of an IV. Dr. Yanish went over and beyond the role of surgeon to accommodate my situation. During the follow up he continued to inform me of on going healing and what to expect.
in Madrid, IA |
I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome after years of pain, numbness, tingling and lack of sensitivity. The office, first of all, is organized better than any medical office I've ever been in. The entire staff that I encountered was kind, patient, and thorough about explaining what to expect and what I needed to do. Dr. Yanish is the same way. He performed a bilateral carpal tunnel endoscopy on 12/19 and by 12/30, I'm almost back to normal. The scarring is minimal and I feel great!
in Indianola, IA |
I saw Dr. Yanish to have a right lateral epicondylectomy and repair of common extensor origin. Once surgery was indicated he kept me informed on why surgery was needed, the desired outcome and what was expected me to achieve that outcome. His explanations and expectations were clear and understandable. I would gladly, and highly, recommend Dr. Yanish to family and friends.
in seymour ia |
Tells u how its going to go and takes to family great i would recommend him anytime surgey went great and hamds doing 100 percent better
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Dr. Yanish's Care Philosophy

Board certified surgeon specializing in hand and elbow surgery. Dr. Yanish provides the latest and cutting edge advancements and surgery of the hand, including endoscopic carpal tunnel, endoscopic cubital tunnel and advances in tennis elbow treatment. Dr. Yanish also provides state of the art injections such as PRP.

Dr. Yanish's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    St. George's University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    St Joseph Mercy

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    St Joseph Mercy

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Massachusetts , Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Colorado

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement