Dr. Matthew Rauen, MD

Dr. Matthew Rauen, MD

Cornea & Refractive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
(8)
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Dr. Matthew Rauen, MD is a cornea & refractive surgery doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 8 years.

6200 Westown Pkwy

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 223-8685

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Lazy Eye
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blepharitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rauen "My goal is to deliver the most advanced eyecare in Des Moines (LASIK, cataract, cornea transplantation). Our practice prides inself on using the region's most advanced technology and surgical techniques for every patient. I strive to deliver individualized care and make sure patients understand their conditions through teaching. I strive to provide excellent communication in a humble and honest manner."
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Specialties

  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Loras College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Iowa Department Of Internal Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Iowa Department Of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Iowa-Cornea Transplantation, Refractive Surgery, External Eye Diseases
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Doris Duke Research Fellowship-Inherited Eye Diseases
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rauen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rauen to family and friends
4.6
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Rauen's 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 (1)

in Clive, IA |
Dr. Rauen has performed surgery on both of my eyes due to Fuch's Dystrophy. Not only is he an extremely capable and talented surgeon, he is also very professional and a gentleman. He takes the time to be sure that I understand what is happening with my eyes and what he intends to do to help my...more
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Dr. Rauen accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Rauen has admitting privileges

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
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Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center
3 S 4th Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158
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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
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UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge
802 Kenyon Rd
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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