Dr. John Gaffey, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
(11)
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Dr. John Gaffey, MD
Dr. John Gaffey, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Des Moines, IA. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Gaffey is affiliated with Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Methodist West Hospital and Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

Des Moines

1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 213

Des Moines, IA 50316

Contact Information

(515) 263-9696

Dr. John Gaffey, MD

Dr. John Gaffey, MD

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Care Philosophy

To provide each patient with the highest quality of orthopaedic care possible. This involves every facet of the patient's experience at DMOS, from the moment a patient visits our facility to the moment they leave. They become a part of our DMOS family and our rich tradition of always exceeding patient expectations.
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Dr. Gaffey's Experience

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Dr. Gaffey'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 Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Injury
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction

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.

Education

  • University Of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Iowa Carver College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gaffey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gaffey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaffey to family and friends
3.2
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Gaffey's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
West Des Moines, Iowa |
Dr. Gaffey is a very talented surgeon, and he has a decent bedside manner. His receptionist Tina is incredibly rude. She argued with me repeatedly on the phone and hung up on me at one point. It's a shame that someone as talented as Dr. Gaffey has office staff that are as unprofessional as Tina. I would not recommend him, but only because of Tina. If he has a new receptionist, and you can avoid Tina, he is top notch.
in Des Moines, Iowa |
Unhappy Gaffey experience (details upon request): I cried after my Gaffey visit during which he hinted at dark preconceptions about me. I called to set a follow up appt after setting appt w/my neuro (per Gaffey) & was told he'd be out for 8 wks, unpleasantly. I spoke to a DMOS admin who kindly listened/spoke w/no apology of offer of a new dr. I tried scheduling a new dr. Was told no dr at DMOS would see me until I saw a neuro ¡& rheumatologist?!, per Gaffey. Sad. No dr visit should hurt his way.
We appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. Because DMOS takes privacy seriously, and to comply with Federal HIPAA laws, we cannot comment on any specific situations. If you are a patient, we apologize for the experience and we would be more than happy to speak by phone at 800-245-6129.
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Hospitals where Dr. Gaffey has admitting privileges

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 E University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
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Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Methodist West Hospital
1660 60th St
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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