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Dr. Paul Conte, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Conte

Dr. Paul Conte, MD is a general surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University University Of Oregon in 1994 and specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery.


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(515) 225-7001

Dr. Conte accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Conte's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Conte performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Conte performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Conte performs Esophageal Surgery more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Conte performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Paracentesis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Conte performs Paracentesis more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Conte performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Conte's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Fistula
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Lactocele
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Paul Conte, MD is a general surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University University Of Oregon in 1994 and specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

2001
University Of Wisconsin Madison
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1995
University Of Wisconsin Madison
Internship Hospital
1994
Oregon Health Sciences University University Of Oregon
Medical School
1987
University Of Oregon
Undergraduate School
2001
1999
1995
1994
1987

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Surgery Teacher of the Year IMMC surgery residency, 2003

Dr. Conte's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Conte

4.7

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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My experience was awesome. I highly recommend Dr Conte. 5 stars.
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My surgery went great is was done when I could get in in a very timely fashion. His staff was very helpful
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Dr. Conte was able to schedule me quickly for a consult and subsequent surgery following an injury. His office staff was very responsive and went out of their way to help. Dr. Conte had terrific bedside manner, was extremely patient answering my questions, took his time with me, and made me feel at...Read More
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Dr. Conte is one of the best doctors to work for. Our office is comfortable and friendly and we can get you in ASAP. We look forward to meeting you, call for an appointment today 515-225-7001.
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Dr. Conte is amazing! My surgery was four weeks ago and the follow-up from his office, the care and concern were amazing. Five stars for Dr. Conte and his staff!
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Methodist West Hospital

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