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Dr. Steven Cahalan, MD

Bariatric Surgery*
4.4 (11)
Map Pin Small West Des Moines, IA
Accepting new patients
40 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Steven Cahalan, MD

Dr. Steven Cahalan, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in West Des Moines, IA. They specialize in Bariatric Surgery, has 40 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and is affiliated with UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Dr. Cahalan, completed a residency at Ia Meth Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Cahalan an average 4.4 star rating.

Dr. Cahalan works at Practice in West Des Moines, IA. They frequently treat conditions like Obesity 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. Cahalan's Office Locations

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    Unitypoint Clinic Weight Loss - West Des Moines
    6600 Westown Pkwy Ste 220, West Des Moines, IA 50266 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 241-2250

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  • UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center

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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Parathyroid Surgery
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Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Stomach Surgery
Thyroid Surgery
Tracheal Surgery
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    About Dr. Steven Cahalan, MD

    Specialties*
    • Bariatric Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 40 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1376658237
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Ia Meth Medical Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • Iowa Methodist Medical Center
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • University of Iowa
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Steven Cahalan, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Cahalan is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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

    Dr. Cahalan works at Practice in West Des Moines, IA. View the full address on Dr. Cahalan’s profile.

    Dr. Cahalan has seen patients for Obesity, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Cahalan on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    11 patients have reviewed Dr. Cahalan. The overall rating for this provider is 4.4. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Cahalan.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Cahalan, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Cahalan appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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