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Dr. Jan Franko, MD

Surgical Oncology ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Franko

Dr. Jan Franko, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Pj Safarik in 1996 and specializes in surgical oncology and general surgery.

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(515) 247-3266

Dr. Franko accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna PPO
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Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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United Behavioral Health
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Dr. Franko's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Esophageal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franko treats Esophageal Cancer more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Franko treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Pancreatic Cancer

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franko treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Franko treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franko treats Head and Neck Cancer more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Franko treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Franko's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenal Tumor
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumor
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectosigmoid Neoplasm
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Franko is a fellowship-trained cancer and endocrine surgeon who devotes all his time to care of patients with cancer and endocrine disorders. Integration of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery in his practice allows for superior outcomes in supportive and honest atmosphere.


  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications


University Of Pittsburgh-Presbyterian Shadyside
Fellowship Hospital
Abington Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Illinois/Metro Group Hospitals
Internship Hospital
University Pj Safarik
Medical School


  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • English


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My husband was referred to Dr Franko because he had a mass on his pancreas. Dr Franko told us that it could be one of three things: cancer, cancer or cancer. After a biopsy turns out it was NOT cancer. Will NEVER go back to him. He is very rude, does not explain anything and his staff are just as...Read More
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Saw Dr Franko, went to Mayo for a second opinion. Very thankful I went with Dr Franko. Went exactly as he said it would. Could not be happier.
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Truly cares about you and your family. Every patient deserves someone like Dr. Franco to make you feel like you are the only patient he has. A true professional!
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I appreciate his bedside manner, which includes explaining things in a fashion where I understand it, and he is on top of the latest techniques. I went to another well known facility that didn't even recommend the treatment plan that Dr. Franko did. So that made me feel like he truly dug in and...Read More
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