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Dr. Lea Gunnell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery*
4.2 (10)
Map Pin Small West Des Moines, IA
Accepting new patients
13 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Lea Gunnell, MD

Dr. Lea Gunnell, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon in West Des Moines, IA. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 13 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER / CANCER CENTER and is affiliated with UnityPoint Health-Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Gunnell an average 4.2 star rating.

Dr. Gunnell works at Practice in West Des Moines, IA with other offices in Lubbock, TX, Des Moines, IA and Ankeny, IA. They frequently treat conditions like Ankle Fracture and Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle) 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. Gunnell'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
    Bolkar E Sahinler M.D. PA
    3506 21st St Ste 507, Lubbock, TX 79410 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (806) 725-4802
  3. 3
    Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons PC
    1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 213, Des Moines, IA 50316 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 224-1414
  4. 4
    Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons PC
    350 Ne 36Th St, Ankeny, IA 50021 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 224-1414
    Monday
    07:45 - 16:00
    Wednesday
    07:45 - 16:00
    Friday
    07:45 - 16:00

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • UnityPoint Health-Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Ankle Fracture
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Ankle Fracture
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Achilles Tendinitis
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Broken Arm
Clavicle Fracture
Difficulty With Walking
Femur Fracture
Fibular Fracture
Foot Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Hip Fracture
Humerus Fracture
Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Plantar Fasciitis
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Shoulder Fracture
Tibial Fracture
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement with Robotic Assist
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
AC Joint Injury
Achilles Tendon Contracture
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Ankle Impingement
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Avascular Necrosis
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Disorders
Bunion
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Bursitis
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Bursitis of Hip
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Degenerative Disc Disease
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Femoral Neck Fracture
Femoral Stress Fracture
Foot And Ankle Osteophyte
Foot Conditions
Foot Sprain
Fracture
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Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Ganglion Cyst
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Heel Spur
Hip Pointer
Hip Tendinitis
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Dislocation
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Ligament Tears
Knee Sprain
Knee Tendinitis
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Meniscus Tear
Miner's Knee
Muscle Cramping
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Ottos Pelvis
Patellar Dislocation
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Pyogenic Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Sacral Fracture
Scapular Fracture
Scoliosis
Sever's Disease
Shoulder Dislocation
Sjögren's Syndrome
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spine Deformities
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stress Fracture of Foot
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Trigger Finger
Wrist Fracture
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Achilles Tenotomy
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Replacement
Arthrocentesis
Bunion Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture Repair
Elbow Repair
Excision of Femur or Knee
Excision of Humerus
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
Excision of Tibia or Fibula
Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Foot Dislocation Treatment
Foot Dislocation Treatment Open
Foot Fracture Treatment Closed
Foot Fracture Treatment Open
Fracture Care
Hammer Toe Repair
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Tendon Repair
Joint Drainage
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Replacement
Knee Surgery
Meniscus Surgery
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Open Hip Fracture Treatment
Partial Hip Replacement
Patellar Tendon Repair
Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Spinal Fusion
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
Total Hip Replacement
Wound Repair
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    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 13 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1629363734
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER / CANCER CENTER
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Gunnell has seen patients for Ankle Fracture and Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle), and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Gunnell on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    10 patients have reviewed Dr. Gunnell. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Gunnell.

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