Dr. John Welander, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 41

Dr. Welander
Accepting new patients
705 N Sioux Point Rd Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

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(605) 217-5500

Dr. John Welander, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Dakota Dunes, SD. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Welander to book an appointment.

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Dr. Welander's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Welander treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Welander treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallstones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Welander treats Gallstones more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Welander treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Intestinal Obstruction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Welander treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Welander treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus

Dr. Welander's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Burn Injuries
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • 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)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Welander accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Welander's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Welander

4.4

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (11)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
  • Explained conditions well (10)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Robert Swanson – Nov 28, 2018
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He was fabulous!! Very kind and welcoming.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Welander to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

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What are Dr. John Welander, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Welander frequently treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Gallstones, and Intestinal Obstruction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Welander treats.

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Dr. Welander's office is located at 705 N Sioux Point Rd, Dakota Dunes, SD 57049. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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705 N Sioux Point Rd Dakota Dunes, SD 57049
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