Dr. John Gaffey, MD

Dr. John Gaffey, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 40
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Dr. John Gaffey, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 213

Des Moines, IA 50316

Contact Information

(515) 263-9696

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gaffey performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Gaffey's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gaffey "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

35  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Injury
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries

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13  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Surgery
  • 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

2.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaffey to family and friends
13 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Gaffey's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    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 (4)

I did not connect with Gaffey at all. I assume Gaffey is a competent orthopedic surgeon but can not be sure of this assessment since my exam was more about listening about his life experiences then assessing my problem and needs. All l got out of this visit was that I was screwed and if I had...more
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I have seen multiple dr’s at dmos over the years and dr gaffey was by far the worst dr I have ever seen he did not care that I was in Extreme pain and discomfort he did nothing to help with my injury other than wrap it up I don’t know why I needed to see him in the first place as to I had no broken...more
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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....more
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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...more
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