Dr. Michael Bess, MD

Dr. Michael Bess, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
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Dr. Michael Bess, MD is a general surgery specialist in Harlan, IA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 1974 and specializes in general surgery.

1220 Chatburn Ave

Harlan, IA 51537

Contact Information

(712) 755-5130

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
more than 90% of peers
Abdominal Pain
high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Bess'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.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated

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44  Procedures

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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

  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bess has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bess' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bess to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Bess' 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

    Under 10 minutes
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