Mercy Surgical Affiliates

Mercy Surgical Affiliates offers specialized surgical care to our patients including many types of minimally invasive procedures. Our surgeons are committed to providing quality care to our patients in a quality environment close to home.

We have surgeons that specialize in Surgical Oncology (cancer surgery), Gynecologic Oncology (women's cancer surgery), Colorectal surgery, Breast surgery, Bariatric surgery and other areas of general surgery. We work closely with our referring physicians to make sure we are giving our patients the care they need for the best possible outcome.

Would you like more information on breast surgery? Several of our surgeons specialize in the unique care for those concerned about breast health. Call (515)-222-7830 at the Katzmann Breast Center for more information.

Interested in weight reduction surgery? Visit our Mercy Weight Loss & Nutrition Center website.


Our Surgeons

Susan L. Beck, D.O.
Jan Franko, M.D.
Paul A. Grossmann, M.D., co-medical director
Soren R. Kraemer, M.D.
Shankar Raman, M.D.
Ryan Roe, D.O.
Mark Smolik, M.D.
Dennis Whitmer, D.O., co-medical director

Our Services

The following is a list of some common types of procedures our surgeons provide to our patients.

General Surgery

(Open and advanced laparoscopic)

  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder)
  • Hernia
  • Appendectomy
  • Nissen Fundoplication (reflux)
  • Laparoscopic colon resection
  • Colon resection
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Lesion removals
  • Other


  • Colonoscopy
  • EGD
  • Esophageal motility study for reflux
  • Bravo ph for reflux

Breast Surgery

(close association with Katzmann Breast Center)

  • Various state-of-the-art biopsy procedures
  • Vacora/Intact
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsies
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Mammosite

Surgical Oncology (surgical treatment of cancer)

  • Colon cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Surgical oncologist Jan Franko, M.D., of Mercy Surgical Affiliates, is one the first surgeons in Iowa and one of just a handful in the entire nation who are performing a leading-edge procedure called Hyperthermic Interperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat patients with cancers of the abdominal cavity. 

Bariatric Surgery

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (open and laparoscopic)
  • Lap-Band for weight loss


Mercy Surgical Affiliates (Main Office)

411 Laurel St., Suite 2100
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
(515) 247-3266

Mercy North Surgery Clinic

800 E. First St., Suite 1700
Ankeny, Iowa 50021
(515) 643-8688

Dallas County Hospital

610 Tenth St.
Perry, Iowa 50220
(515) 247-3266

Boone County Hospital

1015 Union St.
Boone, Iowa 50036
(515) 433-8500

Mercy Weight Loss & Nutrition Center

12493 University Ave., Suite 110
Clive, Iowa 50325
(515) 358-9400

Katzmann Breast Center

1601 NW 114th St., Suite 151
Clive, Iowa 50325
(515) 222-7830

Mercy Johnston Medical Clinic

5615 NW 86th St.
Johnston, Iowa 50131
(515) 247-3266

Story County Hospital Surgery Clinic

630 Sixth St.
Nevada, Iowa
(515) 382-2111

Adair County Hospital Surgery Clinic

609 SE Kent St.
Greenfield, Iowa
(641) 743-2113

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

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