J.D. Welander, MD, FACS


General Surgery and Colonoscopy

J.D. Welander
Patient Rating
4.7 / 5 (222 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

May 17, 2022
yeah, one in there for emergency appendectomy and I can't say enough for as professional. You guys been treated me great. Checked on me, checked on me continuously, Dr.Welander And it was very good explaining everything to me and even in my follow up. I just I appreciate everything you guys did for me. That's all I can say. Thanks.
April 26, 2022
Hi. Yes, very good physician. I'm still waiting on a call. My appointment was Tuesday, today is Thursday, I'm still waiting on a call to reschedule a follow up mammogram for comparison, and that's all I'm waiting on. Thank you.
April 21, 2022
I feel very confident having Dr. Welander as my surgeon.
April 19, 2022
Dr. Welander is a wonderful, caring doctor. Every care provider I had treated me so kindly and respectfully. They made me feel like they cared about me and how I was feeling.
April 14, 2022
This was an office visit with Dr. Welander in anticipation of a colonoscopy procedure which is till over a week away. This visit was to ascertain what the procedure may provide and follow up steps. His nurse was most helpful and efficient in gathering information. I look forward to the experience of the operation and next steps should any be required.
April 05, 2022
Dr Welander and his team is so amazing!! They treat me as a person not just a patient. They are very responsive when I send a message through the portal. Everything they have done for me has gave me an opportunity to be able to live my life normal again. They are true blessings!
March 31, 2022
Dr. Welander listened to all of our questions and answered in a way we could understand. He helped us make informed decisions about my healthcare. I was very impressed.
March 29, 2022
Dr. Welander is a caring, kind surgeon.
March 22, 2022
I was put at ease in a difficult situation.
March 10, 2022
The wait time in the ER was quite long, but understandable. The care I received both in the ER from Dr. Hartong and the care I received from the surgeon, Dr. Welander, was exceptional. Both folks were very professional and I elude a lot of trust and I really appreciate the experience. Thank you.
March 08, 2022
Dr Welander was professional and his diagnosis was spot on.After dealing with pain for two months, after two days post visit level went from a constant 6 to a 2.Much relief.
March 01, 2022
Dr. Welander asked questions, gave me his thoughts and suggestions for continued treatment and asked my opinion. Very pleasant and caring. The receptionist had a "pushy" client come out from an appointment while I was waiting to check in. She assured me she would get me checked in right away and then made his return appointment. She thanked me afterwards for being patient. She was very gracious and kind.
February 22, 2022
I was under the impression that Dr. Welander was going to help me. Instead he told me he rarely does surgery for my chronic cyst problem. I was very disappointed as I wasted my time, my money, and I am still constantly having to deal with pain and this problem that effects my life and activities. I should have been told that he wouldn't do anything to help or been referred to another Dr. that would understand and help me. I want and need surgery so I can finally have a life worth living.
January 20, 2022
he was very concerned and listened to what i had to say..very friendly.
January 18, 2022
Everyone was very helpful when I was asking questions.