Dr. Shakuntala Advani, MD

Dr. Shakuntala Advani, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Shakuntala Advani, MD is a cardiology specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1984 and specializes in cardiology.

5880 University Ave

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 633-3600

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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

Heart Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Advani'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Advani "Dr. Shakuntala Advani moved from the west coast to the east coast before settling in Des Moines in 1991. She chose to be a physician early in life, but also has a strong interest in mathematics. Her first degree, from California State University in Long Beach, is in math. A master's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles is in biology. Dr. Advani even taught calculus while earning a medical degree and doctorate in pharmacology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After a residency in Los Angeles, she completed cardiology and invasive cardiology fellowships at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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16  Procedures

Background Check

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  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Wadsworth Va Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Albert Einstein College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Advani has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Advani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Advani to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Advani's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Highly recommend her for anyone seeking sound advice regarding your heart.
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