Dr. Soren Kraemer, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Kraemer
Accepting new patients

Mercy Surgical Affiliates

411 Laurel St Des Moines, IA 50314

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(515) 247-3266

Dr. Soren Kraemer, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Des Moines, IA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Arkansas College of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kraemer to book an appointment.

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Experience
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Dr. Kraemer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kraemer treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kraemer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Intestinal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kraemer treats Hemorrhoids more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kraemer treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kraemer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • 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
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Kraemer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kraemer

4.3

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (9)
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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Dr Kramer saved my life. I needed emergency colon surgery with 3rd stage colon cancer. He did an excellent job with the surgery.
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
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Tracy l Adams – Nov 29, 2020
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Dr. Kraemer saved my life. I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in 1999 and Dr. Kramer preformed my debulking surgery shortly after my diagnoses. He gave me new hope! I would recommend Dr. 100%.
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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Belinda White – Jun 28, 2020
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Dr. Kramer is simply amazing. Would recommend him 100%
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
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Jun 12, 2020
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My husband received care for recurring diverticulitis. Surgery, post surgery care and review of patient status was caring and thoroughly explained. I would highly recommend his care for surgery or diagnosis in his specialty.
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
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Ankeny, IA – Feb 15, 2017
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Was to have surgery and when I got there, the doctor was in a terrible mood. Chastised me and had absolutely no sympathy for my condition or pain. No surgery and sent me home with a 300.00 cream.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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dennis in Des Moines, IA – Feb 10, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Soren Kraemer, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Des Moines, IA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Ferguson Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1989
U Kans Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1984
University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Soren Kraemer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kraemer frequently treats Anal or Rectal Pain, Intestinal Abscess, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kraemer treats.

Where is Dr. Soren Kraemer, MD's office located?

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

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Locations

Mercy Surgical Affiliates

Surgical Affiliates411 Laurel St Des Moines, IA 50314
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kraemer is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

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