Dr. Steven Elg, MD


Obstetrics & Gynecology | Male

The Iowa Clinic 1221 Pleasant St Ste 400 Des Moines, IA 50309 Get Directions
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 Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines and Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

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Dr. Elg's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
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'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

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


  • Medical School
    University of Washington

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Procedures Performed

  • 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