Dr. John Welander, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 40
  
Dr. Welander
Accepting new patients
705 N Sioux Point Rd Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

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Dr. John Welander, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Dakota Dunes, SD. Dr. Welander has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Welander to book an appointment.


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(605) 217-5500

Dr. Welander accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Welander performs Gallbladder Removal more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Welander performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Welander performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Welander performs this procedure more than 50% of their peers

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Dr. Welander's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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4.4

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Dr Welander performed my emergency colon resection. During pre-op his nurses were discussing how “sad” my case was within my ear shot. Following surgery Dr Welander, who is a surgeon, not an oncologist, informed my husband that he’d seen cancer like mine and that the “good news is she’ll never need another surgery.” The care I received at the hospital was worse than sub-par and Dr Welander seemed not to care when I expressed this to him. By my two week follow-up I was already having problems with my colostomy and Dr Welander just shrugged it off. On the positive side, the nurse in his office was warm, caring, knowledgeable, and professional. My stoma continued to deteriorate and cause me extreme pain, negatively impacting my quality of life, so I chose to move to a surgeon at UNMC who performed a revision. Despite Dr Welander’s grim predictions, I am now a year out from my cancer diagnosis and I feel great and am going strong.
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K Peabody – Jun 30, 2020
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Dr. Welander is absolutely the best. He made me feel very comfortable, taking the time to explain my surgery and what to expect afterwards. He is a very good surgeon and I would highly recommend him to everyone. I had a very good experience with him.
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Mar 22, 2019
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Explained everything that would happen in a non threatening way and easy to understand. Very personable and left me with a positive feeling of his ability.
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Robert Swanson – Nov 28, 2018
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He was fabulous!! Very kind and welcoming.
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Sioux City – Oct 30, 2018
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Emergency appendectomy performed. Dr Welander was timely, and professional. My post-op recovery had no complications and based on my experience with Dr. Welander I would highly recommend him.
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Oct 04, 2018
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Dr. Welander does an excellent job with children and parents. He has a gentle nature and takes great time and care with the work that he does.
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K. Henderson in Sioux City , IA – Aug 14, 2018
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I feel Dr Welander did an excellent job with my surgery and he also explained what he was going to do and why. He is a very personable individual and is one I would definitely recommend to others.
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Kent Monkelien in Sioux City, IA – Apr 25, 2018
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Dr. Welander was great! I'd highly recommend him. He throughly explains and informs patient. I worked with him for two different issues. We first met by chance then secondly by choice.
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Blue Grass, IA – Mar 16, 2018
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Dr. Welander explained my options and the pros and cons of each. He answered all of my questions and made me feel heard. The office at Davenport Surgical group is very organized and seemed well managed.
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Jun 15, 2017
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Dr Welander is so very kind and concerned. He is very thorough and steady, taking the time to help the patient make the best decision about their surgery that is available for their situation. He is not brisk and hurried, but patient and methodical. I am very happy with his care on my recent double mastectomy. I highly recommend his services.
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Linda Martin in Davenport, IA – Dec 25, 2015
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Dr. John Welander, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Dakota Dunes, SD. Dr. Welander has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Welander to book an appointment.

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  • General Surgery

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  • Does Dr. Welander communicate via email?

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  • Does Dr. Welander offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Welander offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Welander offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Welander have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Welander offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Welander offer evening visits?

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705 N Sioux Point Rd Dakota Dunes, SD 57049
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