Central Iowa Surgery

General Surgeons

  • 1301 Pennsylvania Ave Des Moines, IA 50316-2365 (515) 265-1300

Doctors in Central Iowa Surgery

  • 4 star hospital
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  • 4 star hospital
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Central Iowa Surgery Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 11 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Central Iowa Surgery when asked is good. Central Iowa Surgery has been reviewed by 11 patients. The rating is 3 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Central Iowa Surgery as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Central Iowa Surgery Summary


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Medical Schools Attended

  • Memorial Hospital York
  • Des Moines University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines
  • Mercy Medical Center-Centerville
  • Madison County Memorial Hospital
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital
  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center
  • Guthrie County Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • Data not available


  • General Surgeon

Insurances Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Health Alliance Medical Plans

Information about Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like Central Iowa Surgery that specializes in surgery.

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice:

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing


Central Iowa Surgery Details

17 minutes average wait time
2 are rated on Vitals.com
2 are male
3.2 average overall rating

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