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Shane Gailushas
Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 101 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

June 01, 2020
a great guy and a great doctor
May 18, 2020
the staff treated me with great kindness and professionalism. I finally feel like my concerns are being heard after going to another provider for many years.
May 18, 2020
Both the doctor and nurse were so friendly and explained things so we understand.
April 21, 2020
he went through every detail of everything with me
February 17, 2020
Dr. Gailushas and nurse Sarah LISTENED and explained things so well. I don't think I've ever had a doctor spend that much time with me.
February 17, 2020
he is an exceptional human being who is very caring, efficient, well informed, listens very well and is a pleasure to work with.
February 12, 2020
couldn't explain because need to figure out over time. explained process going to take to figure out but not really choice except I can do it or not. he's the expert tho and I'm out of ideas. but he definitely listened to me and took that into account.
February 03, 2020
Really loved working with this doctor. He was great with kids! My 5-year old was at ease.
January 20, 2020
Like previous question, perhaps a little too quick. I left with unanswered questions
December 02, 2019
Best PA and Doctor specialist team I've experienced within the Mercy system. Highly recommend them.
October 28, 2019
the doctor takes time to explain and answers all my question and remembers me
October 14, 2019
My visit with Dr. Gailushas was excellent. He took the time to thoroughly look into everything that may be causing my symptoms. He didn't rush through anything and made sure that I understood every step of the process. I was very impressed with him and his staff and was a completely different experience than my experience with [a different organization's doctor].
September 30, 2019
Dr Gailushas was amazing. Explained our options thoroughly. Right when we walked out from our appointment, (my son) said "I really liked him a lot" This will be his first surgery, so he and I both are at ease.
September 11, 2019
Dr. Galushius was thorough in answering all my questions, but I was most impressed with how well he managed and treated my [toddler-aged] son. The doctor showed more patience than me, and I really appreciated his kindness towards my son.
August 20, 2019
love Dr. Shane s approach, here was informative and caring, would definitely recommend to other potential clients
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Provider's Contact Information

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