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Dr. Steven Cahalan, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Cahalan

Dr. Steven Cahalan, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1984 and specializes in bariatric surgery, bariatric medicine, and more.


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Dr. Cahalan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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Dr. Cahalan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cahalan treats Obesity more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Cahalan treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cahalan performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Cahalan performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cahalan performs Esophageal Surgery more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Cahalan performs this procedure more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Cahalan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

I believe in a coordinated team approach to success with weight loss surgery. We have the best support around. Hands down! Most patients do very well after their weight loss surgery. However, some struggle. Many programs abandon their patie...

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Ia Meth Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
Medical School
1981
University Of Iowa
Undergraduate School
1989
1985
1984
1981

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Dr. Cahalan's Reviews

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4.5

Based on 8 reviews

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Very caring and competent. If have nothing but praise for him and his team. The best!
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I really like him. He explained well and really cares. He has a good team too.
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