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Dr. Robert Gallegos, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Gallegos

Dr. Robert Gallegos, MD is a general surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.


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(515) 875-9090

Dr. Gallegos accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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Dr. Gallegos' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallegos performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Gallegos performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallegos treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Gallegos treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallegos treats Heart Disease more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Gallegos treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Gallegos' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

"Robert Gallegos, MD, PhD came to The Iowa Clinic in 2018 with over 10 years of Cardiothoracic Surgery experience. Dr. Gallegos chose The Iowa Clinic for the team atmosphere and clinic philosophy — patients first. His passion is driven by the i...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

Boston Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Minnesota
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Minnesota
Residency Hospital
University Of Minnesota
Internship Hospital
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Medical School
University Of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School
University Of Minnesota-Phd

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Dr. Gallegos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gallegos

4.2

Based on 5 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Gallegos performed 4way bypass open heart on me in January 2015. In 2016 so far I have ridden my bicycle 1200 miles (including 320 miles in 4 days - Cincinnati to Cleveland). Enough said.
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