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If you are considering reconstructive surgery, you want to look and function as normally as possible. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, you want to look as youthful and confident as you feel. Reconstructive and cosmetic surgery can be very beneficial—if it achieves the result you want.

The most important decision you will make about plastic and reconstructive surgery is who does the surgery.

You will want a surgeon who listens to you and understands your goals, a surgeon with experience and judgment to help you understand what can be achieved, and a surgeon who you can trust to be honest with you.

Plastic surgery is a partnership between you and your surgeon.

Plastic surgeons have a number of techniques at their disposal to achieve a particular result. The choice of which technique or procedure to use and how far to take that procedure is very important. That decision is based on the surgeon’s judgment while keeping in mind the patient’s goals and at the same time doing what is safe and reasonable for the patient!

Dr. Ganske offers his patients judgment, experience and surgical skills from nearly twenty years as a plastic surgeon. He trained in plastic surgery at Harvard, is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He has volunteered his skills to help hundreds of children from third-world countries like Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Armenia, and Vietnam by surgically correcting birth defects like cleft lips and palates.

Dr. Ganske believes that a physician should "do no harm." No guarantees can be given for any procedures, but the key to a patient being happy with his or her results is to have realistic goals, to understand the risks, to have a caring honest physician who places the patient's health above all else. The aim of plastic surgery is to repair or maintain form and function after the process of disease or aging.

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About Dr. Ganske:


    University of Iowa - B.A. 1972
    University of Iowa Medical School - MD 1976
    University of Colorado Medical Center - General Surgery 1976-1978
    University of Oregon Health Science Center 1978-1982
    Harvard Medical School - Plastic Surgery 1982-1984


    Private Practice 1985-1994
    US Congressman 1994-2003
    Private Practice 2003 - Present

Board Certification:

    American Board of Plastic Surgery - 1985

Society Memberships:

    American Society of Plastic Surgeons 1986
    American Association of Plastic Surgeons 1996
    American College of Surgeons 1987
    American Association of Hand Surgeons 1987
    American Society for Surgery of the Hand 1997
    American Cleft Palate/Crainofacial Association 1990


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Greg Ganske, MD
Lakeview Medical Center
6000 University Ave., Suite 140
West Des Moines, IA 50266