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Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Iowa Lutheran Hospital offers trusted orthopaedic services that are personalized to meet your wants and needs. Known for our small, caring atmosphere, we offer all of our orthopaedic patients private rooms designed specifically with your recovery in mind. We want your stay with us to be as comfortable as possible and to be able to get you back to the things you love most as quickly as possible. 

Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement® 


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has named Iowa Lutheran Hospital as a Blue Distinction® Center for Hip and Knee Replacement. Blue Distinction is a nationwide program that evaluates hospitals and healthcare providers on important standards of quality, collaborative care and affordability. Blue Distinction Centers® offer the medical consumer the very best practices and standards of care in several important medical areas.

Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan.

Experienced Surgeons providing the best Care

General Orthopaedics

  • Barron Bremner, D.O.
  • Joseph Brunkhorst. D.O.
  • Paul Butler, M.D.
  • Shane Cook, M.D.
  • Lee Evans, D.P.M.
  • John Gaffey, M.D.
  • Nicholas Honkamp, M.D.
  • Ian Lin, M.D.
  • Jeffrey Rogders, M.D.
  • Wesley Smidt, M.D. 
  • Andrew Taiber, M.D.
  • Melissa Young, M.D.

Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Colin Pehde, D.P.M.