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Iowa Methodist Medical Center

At Iowa Methodist Medical Center you can count on our orthopaedic team to provide you with the very best care. Last year, Iowa Methodist performed more orthopaedic surgeries than any other hospital in the state - so you can count on our experience to make sure you get the best care possible. In addition, all private rooms with accommodations for a family member to stay with you help in your recovery.

State-of-the-art Surgical Center at Iowa Methodist Hospital

We recently completed a new surgery center at Iowa Methodist - a surgery Center of Excellence that touches the lives of more than 20,000 Iowa families a year. The new Iowa Methodist surgery center features:

  • Separation of adult and pediatric patients, acute and non-acute patients
  • Improved efficiency of operations and patient flow
  • Improved patient and family amenities
  • Enhanced patient confidentiality and privacy
  • Additional operating room capacity, including provision for additional minimally-invasive surgery technology
  • Improved patient and family access on the East side of  our campus

Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery® 


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has named Iowa Methodist Medical Center as a Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery. 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.

General Orthopaedics

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Back and Spine Surgery

Hand and Wrist