Dr. Tamara Dassanayake, MD

Dr. Tamara Dassanayake, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
Age 50
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Tamara Dassanayake, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Des Moines, IA. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

330 Laurel St Ste 1100

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 288-3287

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pregnancy-Related Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
very high
more than 99% of peers
C-Section
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Osteopenia
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery

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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

  • Vanderbilt University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • U Tenn
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dassanayake has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dassanayake's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dassanayake to family and friends
3.7
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Dassanayake's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Des Moines, IA |
Dr. T is the best! After 8 years of military doctors it's so nice to be treated as an equal again and to have really good care.
West Des Moines |
I had only seen her once before I delivered. I wenwwat into labor because I was concerned. I came in at 3 cm. When Dr. D came in I was at 6cm. She said I as not progressing fast enough and gave me more pitocin in an hours time or so. Then she told me I had 30 minutes to get to a 10 or she was giving me a c-section and she did. I had no spine and did as she said. She was not comforting at all. I was balling and she wanted me to hurry up and stop crying so I could get prepped for surgery.
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Dr. Dassanayake accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Dassanayake has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
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