Dr. Lester Yen, MD

Dr. Lester Yen, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Lester Yen, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and plastic surgery of the hand.

5950 University Ave Ste 120

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 875-9744

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Wound Repair
high
more than 87% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
normal
more than 57% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
normal
more than 51% of peers

Dr. Yen'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.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

10  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer

15  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

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

  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • U Calif Irvine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Brown U Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • U Calif Irvine Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Maricopa Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Southern Ill U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yen's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yen to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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

Dr. Yen'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 (1)

Very sloppy, careless work on breast cancer double survivor. Women with breast cancer deserve to have it done carefully and correctly the first and only time. Too many redo surgeries caused by his failing to plan. Go anywhere else!
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