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Dr. Shankar Raman, MD

Colorectal Surgery*
4.0 (16)
Map Pin Small Des Moines, IA
Accepting new patients

Overview of Dr. Shankar Raman, MD

Dr. Shankar Raman, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Des Moines, IA. Patients rated Dr. Raman an average 4.0 star rating.

Dr. Raman works at Practice in Des Moines, IA with other offices in West Des Moines, IA and Ankeny, IA. They frequently treat conditions like Anal or Rectal Pain and Colorectal Cancer 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. Raman'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
    Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center
    1111 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 358-0011
  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
    Mercyone Ankeny Gastroenterology
    800 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 643-8100

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  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

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Anal or Rectal Pain
Colorectal Cancer
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Treatment frequency



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Anal or Rectal Pain
Colorectal Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
Abdominal Pain
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anorectal Fistula
Bowel Strangulation
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
Constipation
Hemorrhoids
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Intestinal Obstruction
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Anoscopy
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Colectomy
Colectomy Laparoscopic
Colectomy Sigmoidectomy with Robotic Assist
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
Acute Bowel Infarction
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal Fissure
Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
Anorectal Abscess
Appendicitis
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Bone Cancer
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Cholangiocarcinoma
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
Gallstones
Gynecologic Cancer
Hiatal Hernia
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Ileus
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Incisional Hernia
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Fistula
Ischemic Colitis
Lipomas
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Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Megacolon
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Osteosarcoma
Pancreatic Cancer
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Partial Lung Collapse
Pelvic Abscess
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Effusion
Proctoptosis
Rectal Prolapse
Rectovaginal Fistula
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Sclerosing Mesenteritis
Secondary Malignancies
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodule
Traumatic Brain Injury
Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Ventral Hernia
Abdominoplasty
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Anal Cauterization
Anal Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Colostomy
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn
Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Anal Tags
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with Robotic Assist
Gallbladder Removal
Gastrotomy
Hernia Repair
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary
Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Liver Biopsy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy with Robotic Assist
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Procetectomy With Robotic Assist
Proctectomy
Proctosigmoidopexy with Robotic Assist
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Sphincterotomy
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Tracheal Surgery
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
Wedge Resection Colon
Wound Repair
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    About Dr. Shankar Raman, MD

    Specialties*
    • Colorectal Surgery

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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1417124249
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    Education & Certifications

    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
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    Dr. Shankar Raman, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Raman is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    Dr. Raman has seen patients for Anal or Rectal Pain and Colorectal Cancer, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Raman on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    16 patients have reviewed Dr. Raman. The overall rating for this provider is 4.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Raman.

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