Dr. Steven Elg, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(17)
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Dr. Steven Elg, MD
Dr. Steven Elg, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Des Moines, IA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Elg is affiliated with Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.

1221 Pleasant St Ste 400

Des Moines, IA 50309

Contact Information

(515) 875-9290

Dr. Steven Elg, MD

Dr. Steven Elg, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • 19 More

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Dr. Elg's Experience

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Dr. Elg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Gynecological Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
2

Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Thrombosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University of Washington
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elg to family and friends
3.9
based on 17 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Elg's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Vancouver, WA |
In 2012 my sister was referred to Immc and ended up with Dr. Elg and her life has been a terrible struggle since he sliced away on her so much she ended up with what he said would be a "temporary iliostomy which would be only for 3 months. He then passed her off to a GI surgeon to give her a permanent colostomy., She ended up having 4 surgeries when she thought she was having a procedure for Pagets dispense. (. Benign) She has so much trouble with her colostomy she can't even travel far.
in Carlisle, IA |
Recently had a hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. Dr Elg explained things, answered all my questions, and was available for follow ups as needed. He's intelligent, caring, kind, & compassionate. His nursing staff is top notch also. I highly recommend Dr Elg.
Chicago, IL |
Dr . Elg is a very caring physician and explains everything he will be doing . He. answers all question you have. and takes his time. Never hurries.
in Carlisle |
Very smart doctor
West Des Moines, IA |
RUN! I was sent to Dr. Elg when I was facing a diagnosis of endometrial cancer and needed a hysterectomy at the age of 40. Dr. Elg is at the end of his career and is not interested in listening to patient concerns or in being innovative. I felt uncomfortable when he could not give me a straight answer about trying to save my ovaries and I was disgusted when there was a trash can overflowing with used speculums in the exam room. His nurse Kathy was very rude when scheduling. Go to Iowa City!
in Des Moines, IA |
Dr. Elg is the kindest, most dedicated doctor I?ve encountered. When my regular doctor identified a lemon-sized tumor on my ovary, she was too busy to biopsy it. Two months later, when my insurance cycle began again (and I had to start over on my deductible) and she STILL hadn?t seen me, Dr. Elg was kind enough to read my X-rays. I lived in another state so he found a surgeon that would see me right away. He had nothing to gain from helping me. I highly recommend him!
in Westport WA |
Dr. Elg is an amazing doctor. In addition to being intelligent, he's a genuinely nice person who cares about his patients. His staff is just as nice & caring as he. I trusted him & even my kids liked him! Defininently a doctor you can trust, as well as a doctor who treats you with care & respect.
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Dr. Elg accepts 33 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Principal Life
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Elg has admitting privileges

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
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