Dr. Shankar Raman, MD

Dr. Shankar Raman, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
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Dr. Shankar Raman, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

411 Laurel St Ste 2100

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 247-3266

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 95% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Raman'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.

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

32  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

Education data for Dr. Raman is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Raman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Raman's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Raman to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Raman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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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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...more
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