Dr. Shankar Raman, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 44

Dr. Raman
Accepting new patients

Mercyone Des Moines Surgical Group

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. He is affiliated with Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Raman to book an appointment.

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Dr. Raman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intestinal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raman treats Intestinal Abscess more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Raman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raman performs Colectomy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Raman performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raman treats Hemorrhoids more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Raman treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Raman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract With Robotic Assistance
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Raman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California 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)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net POS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS
PHCS Par-Multi Plan
UnitedHealthCare
United Behavioral Health
United Healthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select
Wellmark
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Dr. Raman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Raman

3.9

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (11)
  • Staff friendliness (11)
  • Appointment scheduling (10)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
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I’m not sure I could ever recommend this doctor. I thought I knew him.But after my experience yesterday , I nor my brother will ever return. He was angry that I asked how much longer my appointment would be? In return his Diagnosis was extreme because I had had the same problem before and was never given that . Scary, that’s how a doctor gets his revenge! Sorry that inconvenienced you! We have family member in ICCU that will die, that was why I was concerned about TIME .
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Apr 21, 2021
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I had a minor surgery done by Dr. Raman and I was scared and felt embarrassment due to the issue they would fix. Dr. Raman and his nurse, Liberty, were fantastic. Dr. Raman has the best bedside manner and is a very nice person. He took the time to answer my questions, asked me about my fears and helped quell them and during the procedure explained what he was doing while he and Liberty assisted me in remaining calm. Wonderful Doctor and staff! I recommend to write down your questions regarding recovery procedures-there are a few things both the staff and I missed!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 27, 2021
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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4 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Phil in West Des Moines, IA – Jun 25, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Shankar Raman, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Des Moines, IA. He is affiliated with Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center. He is accepting...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Awards

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What are Dr. Shankar Raman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Raman frequently treats Intestinal Abscess, Colectomy, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Raman treats.

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Dr. Raman's office is located at 411 Laurel St Ste 2100, Des Moines, IA 50314. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Mercyone Des Moines Surgical Group

Mercy Surgical Affiliates411 Laurel St Ste 2100 Des Moines, IA 50314
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Practice

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center1111 6th Ave Des Moines, IA 50314
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Mercy North Clinic800 E 1st St Ankeny, IA 50021
3

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Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average