Great Family Health Starts with Your OB/GYN

Welcome to The Iowa Clinic Women’s Center Obstetrics & Gynecology Department with offices in three convenient locations throughout the Des Moines metro area. Whether it’s time for your annual exam, you are thinking of having a baby or possibly facing menopause, The Iowa Clinic Women’s Center is proud to offer one of the largest and most experienced teams of OB/GYN specialists with 11 physicians and three advanced practice providers.

Our Approach to OB/GYN

If you’re thinking about having a baby we hope that you’ll consider The Iowa Clinic Women’s Center and our team of OB/GYN specialists. As a patient in our practice, you have the option of seeing only a few physicians or rotating through the practice to meet all of the physicians that may be involved in your care. We have several offices to serve you better, and you may select which office you prefer to use.

We were among the first physicians in the area to become board certified in early first trimester prenatal screening using nuchal translucency ultrasound. This valuable technique can predict up to 90% of Down’s Syndromes and Trisomy 18 in the first trimester. We deliver at Methodist West Hospital, Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center.

Locations & Directions

Main Locations

The Iowa Clinic Ankeny Campus

(515) 875-9290
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1410 SW Tradition Drive, Suite 260
Ankeny, IA 50023

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The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

(515) 875-9290
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
5950 University Avenue, Suite 205
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Methodist Medical Center – John Stoddard

(515) 875-9290
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1221 Pleasant Street, Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Patient Information

The Iowa Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology Department is one of Central Iowa’s largest and most experienced OB/GYN teams. Whether it’s time for your annual exam, you are thinking of having a baby or possibly facing menopause, The Iowa Clinic Women’s Center has a team of 11 board certified physicians and four experienced mid-level providers all dedicated to Obstetrics & Gynecology. If you’re searching for the most comprehensive OB/GYN services in Central Iowa, call, visit or request an appointment online to speak with one of our physicians today.

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Services & Treatments

  • Prenatal, general and high-risk obstetrical care
  • General physical examinations including pap smears
  • Adolescent gynecology
  • Diagnosis and treatment of
    • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
    • Infections of female organs
    • Cancer of female organs
    • Pelvic pain
    • Abnormal pap smears evaluated by colposcopy
    • Infertility and endocrinology problems
    • Urinary incontinence evaluation and treatment
    • Surgical procedures related to the female reproductive organs
    • Family planning and counseling in methods of birth control

Permanent Birth Control

Permanent birth control for women has now become even more convenient.

The Iowa Clinic OB/GYN Department is now offering women a more convenient, non–incisional and effective permanent birth control option called Essure.

Essure is an advancement in permanent birth control that does not involve cutting or the need for general anesthesia, making the procedure a safe and effective in-office procedure.

Essure facts:

  • 99.80% effective
  • Hormone free
  • Most women can return to normal activity within one to two days
  • Covered by most insurance plans

How it works:

  • Soft, flexible coils are placed into each fallopian tube. During the first three months the coils work to form a tissue barrier blocking sperm.
Painful Periods

Less painful periods have now become a reality.  An 8-minute treatment performed in your physician’s office can end years of heavy, painful periods.

The obstetricians and gynecologists at The Iowa Clinic are now performing GYNECARE THERMACHOICE Uterine Balloon Therapy, a procedure to help women suffering from heavy periods to avoid a hysterectomy.

Intended use for GYNECARE THERMACHOICE:

  • For premenopausal women who have completed childbearing
  • Performed in your physician’s office using local anesthetic
  • In most cases menstrual bleeding will be reduced to a moderate or light flow

NOT recommended for women who still want to have children.

Patient Stories

Three Tiny Babies, One Incredible Day

Your Local Health | Written by BJ Towe Just days old, the Steinberg triplets had back-to-back heart surgeries – all performed by Christopher Komanapalli, M.D., and Brian Rundall, D.O., Cardiothoracic Surgeons with The Iowa Clinic. Imagine repairing a blood vessel in a premature infant’s heart that is about the size of the letter “e” at the end of this sentence. Then imagine doing it three times in a single day – on triplets who arrived four…
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Contact

Main Locations

The Iowa Clinic Ankeny Campus

(515) 875-9290
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1410 SW Tradition Drive, Suite 260
Ankeny, IA 50023

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The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

(515) 875-9290
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
5950 University Avenue, Suite 205
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Get Directions

Methodist Medical Center – John Stoddard

(515) 875-9290
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1221 Pleasant Street, Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309

Get Directions