Dr. Shankar Raman, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 43
  
Dr. Raman
Accepting new patients

Mercy Surgical Affiliates

411 Laurel St Ste 2100 Des Moines, IA 50314

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(515) 247-3266

Dr. Shankar Raman, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Raman has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Raman to book an appointment.


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Dr. Raman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Health Net POS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raman performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Raman performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raman performs Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Raman performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raman performs Colectomy more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Raman performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Raman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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I went to Dr. Raman for a second opinion and stayed with him. He was 100% the doctor for me and my family! Not only is he an excellent doctor but the way he explained things to me and my family and the way he cared about my quality of life was above and beyond what I expected from a doctor. Even the way he interacted with his staff impressed me. He is a kind man with a good heart and he took care of me in my time of need!
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Brad in Des Moines, IA – Jun 21, 2017
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The only doctor to finally diagnose my Crohn's disease after years of pain and problems and doctors. Am beyond thankful and grateful.
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Des Moines, IA – Apr 05, 2017
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Dr. Raman is an excellent surgeon and doctor. He was very thorough in the explanations of my diagnosis and the treatment options and he allowed more than enough time for my family and me to ask questions. His bedside manner is awesome and his patience is abundant. I always felt comfortable bringing up dumb questions knowing he'd answer them in a way that was clear and appropriate to my level of understanding. I want him on my surgical team if I have to go back in for more.
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Biography

Dr. Shankar Raman, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Raman has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Raman to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

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  • Does Dr. Raman offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Raman offer evening visits?

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Locations

Mercy Surgical Affiliates

Surgical Affiliates411 Laurel St Ste 2100 Des Moines, IA 50314
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Henry Ford Medical Group

Henry Ford Hospital Campus2799 W Grand Blvd Detroit, MI 48202
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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

Des Moines, IA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average