Dr. Joseph Galles Jr, MD

Dr. Joseph Galles Jr, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(20)
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Dr. Joseph Galles Jr, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic surgery.

450 Laurel St # A

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 247-8400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Foot Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

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Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Sthn Il University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Sthn Il University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Orthopaedic Specialist Of Charleston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Galles Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Galles Jr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Galles Jr to family and friends
4.6
based on 20 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Galles Jr' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I've been seeing Dr. GALLES for about three years for my arthritic ankle with cortisone injections. It got to the point where I had to replace it. I'm happy to say my new joint is pain free. Dr Galles is the most conscientious doc I've ever had! His care is impeccable and thorough. All the...more
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He was a kind and caring doctor. The surgery that I had was considered elective and he did not push me to have the surgery like some doctors might have. My care while at Iowa Ortho was excellent both pre and post surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Joe Galles to any of my family and friends.
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