Dr. Wei Chen, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Chen
Accepting new patients

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242

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(800) 777-8442

Dr. Wei Chen, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA. He is affiliated with University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chen to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Iowa City, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Friendly Staff
    Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    General Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Iowa
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Skin and Tissue Reduction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen performs Skin and Tissue Reduction more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Chen performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Breast Reduction
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen performs Breast Reduction more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Chen performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Breast Reconstruction
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen performs Breast Reconstruction more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Chen performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Labiaplasty
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Chen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chen

3.4

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(5)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
10%
(1)
2 Stars
20%
(2)
1 Star
20%
(2)
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RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Had I to do it all over again, I would have found a different surgeon. Dr. Chen didn't seem to have time for me, and I got the impression he was more comfortable being in charge in the operating room than having to visit with patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Helpful
Aug 10, 2021
Dr. Chen didn't give me a lot of say in the surgery he did on me. It was not what I wanted.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Helpful
Feb 11, 2021
His poor communication skills resulted in an outcome contrary to what I wanted.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Jun 26, 2020
There is no question in my mind that the negative reviews left here were left by the same person and that the person never had a consult with Dr. Chen. It could be professional jealousy and written by someone associated with a surgeon who is losing business because of Dr. Chen. In any event, you could not ask for a more passionate, compassionate, understanding, skilled, respectful and interested surgeon. I was treated by Dr. Chen and he exhibited the height of professionalism in everything that he did. He took time, he listened, and he communicated beautifully. With Dr. Chen it is a perfect collaboration between doctor and patient. He answers every question a patient may have and gives his opinion, but he recognizes and respects that the final decision rests with the patient. I think that the only mistake a patient could make would be NOT to go to Dr. Chen. Again, it is so sad that in this world professional jealousy sometimes causes people to act in an underhanded manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Sep 20, 2019
Dr Chen and his team are wonderful! I'm so grateful for having the chance to get my lymphedema under control. My hand and wrist became skinner right away and I can now feel my forearm bone without pitting. Dr Chen is truly one of the kind! He always takes all the time needed to explain and answer questions. When I think of Dr. Chen, the first word that comes to my mind is "gratitude". I will never be able to thank Dr. Chen for what he have done for me. He genuinely cares about his patients and full of energy and passionate about helping lymphedema patients. I had a wonderful experience and surgery outcomes with Dr. Chen! Highly recommend Dr .Chen and his team!!!
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Michele – Aug 19, 2019
Dr.Chen has terrible communication skills!! He has terrible bedside manner and I was uncomfortable being in a room with him. He was arrogant and disrespectful. I wouldn’t recommend him to anyone!! Please don’t waste your time going to him.
5 people found this helpful
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Jun 06, 2019
In general, I believe he is quite good at what he does. I went in wanting a breast augmentation with implants. He said I was a great candidate for a fat transfer that would take fat from my stomach and inject it into my breasts. He said I would achieve the size I wanted with a completely natural feel without the hassle of replacements that implants require. After the surgery my breasts were barely any larger. He said he ran out of fat. So now I've spent over $5,000 with virtually no results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Apr 10, 2017
I typically do not fill out surveys, but could not pass at the opportunity with expressing my gratitude and satisfaction with Dr. Chen and his staff. His level of expertise, professionalism, and respect for my medical care was above and beyond anything I could have expected. I highly recommend him, and, if I were looking to do another elective surgery, I would entrust my life in his hands, as I had the first time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Christine L. Tran in Oxford, IA – Feb 13, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Wei Chen, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA. He is affiliated with University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is accepting new...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Is Dr. Wei Chen, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Wei Chen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chen frequently treats Skin and Tissue Reduction, Breast Reduction, and Breast Reconstruction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chen treats.

Where is Dr. Wei Chen, MD's office located?

Dr. Chen's office is located at 200 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City, IA 52242. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242
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University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Iowa City, IA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)