J.D. Welander, MD, FACS


General Surgery and Colonoscopy

J.D. Welander
Patient Rating
4.7 / 5 (252 ratings, Read 15 patient reviews)

Physician Profile



Special Interests

General Surgery, da Vinci Advanced Robotic Surgery, Women's Breast Care


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2005-2009 Creighton University School of Medicine

2009-2014 Iowa Methodist Hospital

2016 American College of Surgeons


Patient Reviews

January 06, 2022
I appreciate Dr. Welander's compassion for my situation and taking the time to talk with my oncologist while I was there so we could make a team decision on what appropriate steps needed to happen. I have had him for 2 surgeries with him and trust him literally with my life. His nurse was very compassionate as well. Thank you for taking the time with me during this life altering situation.
January 06, 2022
I was pleased that Dr. Welander double checked with the radiologist for her opinion and possible use of additional testing for a clearer picture of my medical condition.
December 16, 2021
December 16, 2021
The surgeon is one of the best doctors I've ever had. He explained the situation to me and unlike other surgeons who would have just followed the referring doctor's instructions, he walked me through why he thought and why he didn't feel like it was a good idea to perform the surgery. He explained it in a way that was easy to comprehend and he was very insightful and pleasant to deal with. Dr. Welander is a fantastic surgeon and I would absolutely trust him with any procedure I would need.
December 09, 2021
Happy to have such great care and concern from everyone.
November 23, 2021
Dr Welander and his nurse explained everything well and answered all my questions. Both were very friendly and helpful.
November 23, 2021
Dr. Welander was very professional and courteous. I left the appointment feeling very confident in my treatment plan.
November 23, 2021
Kim was great at the front desk especially when I forgot my insurance card she was so nice, the nurse and Dr Welander were great. He was very kind and I felt he wasn't trying to push anything on me and made me feel very comfortable. Great experience!
October 21, 2021
I found the Dr to be thorough in his explanation of everything and easy to understand.
October 14, 2021
I was treated with great care and everyone was very friendly
October 07, 2021
Just was hoping to get answers and find a solution. Feel let down and no hope.
September 28, 2021
Every body was courteous and helpful. Very good experience.
September 09, 2021
Dr. Welander was absolutely wonderful. Loved his bed side manners. He was very thorough, treated you very kindly, very prompt, questions, follow ups, and other needs. So it was a wonderful wonderful experience and I would highly recommend him and refer him to other people. Thank you.
September 09, 2021
Dr. Welander is wonderful. He is very knowledgeable and professional in his field. His warm personality made me feel very comfortable with him so that I could ask him the questions that were on my mind. He answered them thoroughly and with that confidence I want to see in my doctor. I am looking forward to seeing him again if and when the need arises.
August 26, 2021
The Doctor and nurse were great and very nice.