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Shane Gailushas
Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 299 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

Education

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

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

Certifications

  • 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 www.mercycare.org/ent for a full list of conditions we treat, procedures and services offered.

Patient Reviews

5.0
September 08, 2021
Dr. Gailushas made me feel very comfortable. He is obviously very knowledgeable and thorough. His explanations were thoughtful and specific to my background.
5.0
September 08, 2021
Dr. Shane G is the best listener and explainer I've ever experienced with a doctor.
5.0
September 04, 2021
They did their jobs like professionals
2.5
September 02, 2021
Doctor is a good Doctor. It just takes time to get results when there is a Issue.
5.0
August 30, 2021
Dr spent a lot of time with me to hear my concerns and explain his recommendation for treatment. He also was willing to work with me to develop a plan that works for me.
5.0
August 19, 2021
What I appreciate the most is that Dr Gailushas was very patient, he is an awesome Doctor!!
5.0
July 29, 2021
Dr. Galushias is very professional and knows his area of expertise. I really appreciate his patience and his compassion when caring for me as his patient. He is one of the few doctors who really listens and makes his patients feel valued respected. He is quick without being distracted or impersonal. You can tell that he really cares about the people and patients he works with but also really likes what he does.
5.0
June 30, 2021
I appreciated that Dr. Gaillushas explained what he'd be doing ahead of time, and while he was doing the procedures. He showed true concern for my comfort. and gave calm feedback when he sensed that I was experiencing discomfort or anxiety. He was also patient with my questions and provided thorough, clear answers.
4.25
June 18, 2021
I felt the doctor was very rushed .
5.0
June 04, 2021
Dr. G Was unbelievable had great bedside manner's and communicated so the average bear could understand him
5.0
April 29, 2021
Very good communications with everyone
5.0
April 28, 2021
Dr G is pleasant, competent, thorough and takes the time to explain a procedure and answer questions. I was impressed with his ENT knowledge and skill (removing ear wax which can be painful). Am grateful he's my ENT.
5.0
April 27, 2021
Doctor was very concerned and explained things to me completely. He left no questions to be asked.
5.0
April 26, 2021
I love this dr he really knows his ENT stuff and made me feel comfy in knowing what surgery he is gonna do on my nose
5.0
March 17, 2021
I want understanding & possible paths of treatment, doctor was very patient & forthright!
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