Dr. Steven Cahalan, MD

Dr. Steven Cahalan, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. Steven Cahalan, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 29 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.Read his story

6600 Westown Pkwy Ste 220

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 241-2250

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 10 More

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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
normal
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
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

Care Philosophy

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 pa...

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Cahalan's Reviews

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4.5

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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Methodist West Hospital

West Des Moines, IA

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