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Shane Gailushas
Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 163 Reviews)

Shane Gailushas, MD

Specialties: Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) (Otolaryngology)

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Shane Gailushas, please call 319-398-6900

Areas of Interest

Dr. Gailushas moved to Iowa from Albuquerque, NM, where he directed a center for sinus and nasal care. His focus is on treating issues of the nose and sinus, such as sinusitis, nasal polyposis, allergies, and issues with nasal breathing, such as deviated nasal septum and rhinoplasty procedures. He also completed a fellowship in facial plastic surgery and has interests in the removal of facial lesions, repair of facial defects from skin cancers, scar revision, and repair of facial trauma. He enjoys all areas of general ENT, such as ear tubes, tonsil issues, pediatric needs, thyroid nodules, salivary glands, and other diseases within the head and neck.

Education and Training


Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, Doctor of Medicine


University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, WI, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery


Washington University St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2018 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards
  • Resident Teaching Award Otolaryngology, from the University of Wisconsin Hospital, 2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2007


  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • Fellowship-Trained Facial Plastic and Rhinoplasty Surgery

Additional Information

Dr. Gailushas enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, mountain biking, outdoor activities, cooking, and singing.  He was born and raised in Helena, MT.

Visit our webpage at for a full list of conditions we treat, procedures and services offered.

Patient Reviews

October 25, 2018
Very caring and professional.
October 23, 2018
Dr. Gailushas is a gem
October 13, 2018
Personable & very informative!
October 08, 2018
I have already recommended them to a friend of my with hearing loss problems.
September 21, 2018
I appreciated that the doctor looked me in the eye when he spoke to me, gave me several opportunities to ask questions, and seemed to truly care about my well-being.
September 04, 2018
Very happy with the care Dr. Gailushas provided. Very good physician.
August 08, 2018
Dr Gailushas is extremely thorough. He takes time with his patients answers all questions and explains things in a way for patients to understand. He had a great bedside manner is an excellent surgeon and truly cares about his patients. Mercy is blessed to have him!
July 23, 2018
he even called me personally to discuss CY results
July 20, 2018
I was impressed with the amount of time provider spent with me. He made sure my concerns and questions were answered.
May 23, 2018
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Shawn Gailushas.
May 17, 2018
Dr Gailushas was relaxed and down to earth. He explained everything very well and could tell when I had a question.
May 11, 2018
I felt my provider went the extra mile with my care. I couldn't be happier with the care I received!
May 07, 2018
No meds were involved. I am very impressed with Dr. and have recommended him to others.
May 01, 2018
Dr. Gailushas is a very nice doctor. His talk was clear and was very easy to understand.
April 30, 2018
Every visit has been a good experience with Dr Gailushas and his entire staff.
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Provider's Contact Information

Mercy Ear, Nose & Throat Clinc website


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