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Dr. John Gaffey, MD

Orthopedic Surgery*
3.8 (25)
Map Pin Small West Des Moines, IA
Accepting new patients
20 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. John Gaffey, MD

Dr. John Gaffey, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in West Des Moines, IA. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 20 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and is affiliated with Methodist West Hospital, UnityPoint Health - Iowa Lutheran Hospital and UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Dr. Gaffey, completed a residency at Loyola University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Gaffey an average 3.8 star rating.

Dr. Gaffey works at Practice in West Des Moines, IA. They frequently treat conditions like Osteophyte of Hand , Trigger Finger and Osteoarthritis of Wrist 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. Gaffey's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Office
    6001 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 224-1414
    Monday
    07:45 - 16:00
  2. 2
    Orthopaedic Outpatient Surgery Center
    1600 60th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 224-5232

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Methodist West Hospital
  • UnityPoint Health - Iowa Lutheran Hospital
  • UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center

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Osteophyte of Hand
Trigger Finger
Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Avascular Necrosis
Broken Arm
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
De Quervain's Disease
Dupuytrens Contracture
Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Ganglion Cyst
Joint Pain
Limb Pain
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Tenosynovitis
Wrist Fracture
Arthrocentesis
Carpal Tunnel Injection
Carpal Tunnel Release
Dupuytren's Contracture Treatment
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Neuroplasty
Steroid Injection
Trigger Finger Release
Wrist Replacement
Back Pain
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Gout
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Hand Injury
Lateral Epicondylitis
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Medial Epicondylitis
Muscle Cramping
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteopenia
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sciatica
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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Wrist Injuries
Wrist Osteophyte
Wrist Sprain or Strain
Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn
Excision of Ganglion
Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Surgery
Hand Tendon Repair
Microvascular Surgery
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Peripheral Nerve Block
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Ulnar Nerve Transposition
Upper Extremity Reconstruction
Wrist Surgery
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    • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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    3.8
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    About Dr. John Gaffey, MD

    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 20 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1396900809
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Loyola University Medical Center
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • University of Iowa
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. John Gaffey, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Gaffey is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Gaffey has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Gaffey has seen patients for Osteophyte of Hand , Trigger Finger and Osteoarthritis of Wrist, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Gaffey on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    25 patients have reviewed Dr. Gaffey. The overall rating for this provider is 3.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Gaffey.

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