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Surgery

Mercy Surgery - also called Perioperative Services - includes all services related to having surgery or endoscopy procedures. These services are offered on the Main Campus and at Mercy West Lakes, on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Outpatient surgery is also provided at Mercy North in Ankeny.

Our customer-oriented, highly skilled team provides quality patient care during the pre-operative assessment, the operative or endoscopic procedure and the post-operative recovery phase. We offer services in all specialties, and utilize the latest technology to enhance the delivery of these services.

The Endoscopy unit provides increased patient privacy and a more customer-friendly environment. The Main Operating Room, Pre-Surgery area and Recovery Room have been renovated to enhance our ability to offer the best possible care for our patients and their families.

Robotic Surgery

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is the only Des Moines-area hospital to offer the latest version of the da Vinci® surgical robot for our physicians and patients. 

The da Vinci® surgical robot enables surgeons, working from a computer console several feet from the patient, to work at a scale smaller than conventional surgery while at the same time getting a more precise, 3-D look at the surgical site than normal human vision allows.  Robotic surgical incisions are typically only as wide as a dime resulting in fewer stitches, less blood loss, less pain and faster recovery.

With this FDA-approved system, a surgeon operates with natural hand-eye coordination while seated at a console. The instrument’s movements mimic the surgeon’s hand movements - when the surgeon turns the controls clockwise, the robot’s instruments turn clockwise.  In many cases, the surgical robot can accomplish intricate movements and procedures that a surgeon’s hands cannot physically do. 

The daVinci surgical robot has several surgical applications including urologic, gynecologic and cardiac.  Please review the documents below to learn more about some of the robotic surgeries available at Mercy. 

Surgeons Performing Robotic Surgery

The surgeons listed below perform robotic surgery at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. If you are interested in learning more about robotic procedures or would like to schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate for robotic surgery, please contact one of the physicians listed below.

Cardiac

David Hockmuth, M.D.

Iowa Heart Center
411 Laurel Street, Ste A250
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 235-5000

Ganga Prabhakar, M.D.

Iowa Heart Center
411 Laurel Street, Ste  A250
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 235-5000

 

Gynecologic

Jennifer Booth, M.D.

West Des Moines OBGYN Associates
4949 Westown Pkwy., Ste 140
West Des Moines, IA  50266
(515) 223-5466

Matt C. Brown, M.D.

OB/GYN Associates
330 Laurel Street, Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-3287

 

Tamara Dassanayake, M.D.

OB/GYN Associates
330 Laurel Street, Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-3287

Dennis Dornbier, D.O.

OB/GYN Associates
330 Laurel Street, Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-3287

Jeffrey Fagerland, D.O.

OB/GYN Associates
330 Laurel Street, Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-3287

Tami Fahnlander, D.O.

OB/GYN Associates
330 Laurel Street, Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-3287

Stephen Feltz, D.O.

OB/GYN Associates
330 Laurel Street, Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-3287

Jerry Hancock, M.D.

OB/GYN Associates
330 Laurel Street, Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-3287

Melinda Hansen, M.D.

12339 Stratford Drive
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 263-9107

Christopher Johnson, D.O.

Central IA OB/GYN Specialists
5901 Westown Pkwy, Ste 240
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 267-8300

S. Rani Makkapati, D.O.

West Des Moines OBGYN Associates
4949 Westown Parkway, Suite140
West Des Moines, IA  50266
(515) 223-5466

Bernie Munro, M.D.

Central IA OB/GYN Specialists
5901 Westown Pkwy, Ste 240
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 267-8300

Fred Sager, D.O.

Fifth Avenue Ob-Gyn
303 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 243-4241

 

Anne Sayre, M.D.

OB/GYN Associates
330 Laurel Street, Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-3287

Francesca Turner, D.O.

OB/GYN Associates
330 Laurel Street, Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-3287

   
General Surgery/Single Site

Shankar Raman, M.D.

Mercy Surgical Affiliates
411 Laurel Ste 2100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 247-3266

Soren Kraemer, M.D.

Mercy Surgical Affiliates
411 Laurel Ste 2100
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 247-3266

 

Urology

Brian Gallagher, M.D.

Iowa Clinic Urology
5950 University Ave Ste 341
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 875-9800

Richard Glowacki, M.D.

Iowa Clinic Urology
5950 University Ave Ste 341
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 875-9800

 

Mark Kellerman, M.D.

Iowa Clinic Urology
5950 University Ave Ste 341
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 875-9800

Carl Meyer, M.D.

Iowa Clinic Urology
5950 University Ave Ste 341
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 875-9800

Stephanie Pothoven, D.O.

Iowa Clinic Urology
5950 University Ave Ste 341
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 875-9800

 

Ryan Schulte, M.D.

Iowa Clinic Urology
5950 University Ave Ste 341
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 875-9800

 

   

 

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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