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Dr. Dennis Whitmer, DO

General Surgery*
4.9 (29)
Map Pin Small Des Moines, IA
Accepting new patients
27 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Dennis Whitmer, DO

Dr. Dennis Whitmer, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Des Moines, IA. They specialize in General Surgery, has 27 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is affiliated with Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center and Story County Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Whitmer an average 4.9 star rating.

Dr. Whitmer works at Practice in Des Moines, IA with other offices in Clive, IA, West Des Moines, IA and Nevada, IA. They frequently treat conditions like Cholecystitis and Gallstones and Gallstones along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Whitmer's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Mercyone Des Moines Surgical Care
    411 Laurel St Ste 2100, Des Moines, IA 50314 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 247-3266
  2. 2
    Katzmann Breast Center
    1601 NW 114th St Ste 151, Clive, IA 50325 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 222-7825
  3. 3
    Mercyone West Des Moines Medical Center
    1755 59th Pl, West Des Moines, IA 50266 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 358-8000
  4. 4
    Story County Medical Center
    640 S 19th St, Nevada, IA 50201 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 382-7738

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  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center
  • Story County Medical Center

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Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Gallstones
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist

Treatment frequency



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Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Gallstones
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Abdominal Pain
Umbilical Hernia
Gallbladder Removal
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair
Umbilical Hernia Repair Open
Ventral Hernia Repair Laparoscopic
Incisional Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
Obstructed Inguinal Hernia
Lumpectomy
Mastectomy
Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Appendicitis
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Colorectal Cancer
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Hemorrhoids
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Intestinal Obstruction
Lipomas
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Ventral Hernia
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn
Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Port Placements or Replacements
Puncture Aspiration
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Ventral Hernia Repair Open
Wound Repair
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal Fissure
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anorectal Abscess
Anorectal Fistula
Ascites
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Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Biliary Atresia
Bone Cancer
Bowel Strangulation
Breast Abscess
Burn Injuries
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholangiocarcinoma
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Varices
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Ulcer
Gastroparesis
Gynecologic Cancer
Gynecomastia
Hiatal Hernia
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Ileus
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Liver Cancer
Lobular Carcinoma
Lung Cancer
Male Breast Cancer
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Osteosarcoma
Pancreatic Cancer
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Partial Lung Collapse
Pelvic Abscess
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Effusion
Pyloric Stenosis
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Second-Degree Burns
Secondary Malignancies
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Testicular Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodule
Traumatic Brain Injury
Ulcerative Colitis
Varicose Veins
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Visceroptosis
Vulvar Cancer
Abdominoplasty
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Anoscopy
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Bile Duct Procedure
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Reconstruction
Colectomy
Colostomy
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Gastrotomy
Gynecomastia Repair
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Laparotomy
Open Appendectomy
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Renal Transplant
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Thoracentesis
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Tracheal Surgery
Wedge Resection Colon
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    • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
    • Aetna
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    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Coventry Health Care
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    • Humana
    • Midwest Health Plan
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    Specialties*
    • General Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 27 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1124134846
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
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    Dr. Whitmer has seen patients for Cholecystitis and Gallstones and Gallstones, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Whitmer on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

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