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John Gaffey, MD

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John Gaffey, MD

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon

Dr. John Gaffey is an Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate. Dr. Gaffey joined DMOS Orthopaedic Centers in 2010 and has built a significant practice centered around hand and wrist surgery.

Dr. Gaffey has an interest in and experience treating sports-related injuries. One area of further interest of Dr. Gaffey’s is minimally invasive treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture.

In his free time, Dr. Gaffey enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and boating. He also enjoys traveling on family vacations.

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Medical Education
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
    Iowa City, IA
Fellowship Training
  • Hand Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Iowa City, IA
Board Certified
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand
Orthopaedic Residency
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Maywood, IL
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Surgery of the Hand
  • Member, American Association for Hand Surgery


  • Post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremity
  • Treats arthritic conditions of the hand and wrist
  • Compressive neuropathies of the upper extremity
  • Bone Infection
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Dislocations
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Finger Amputations
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Hand Fractures
  • Hand & Thumb Arthritis
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ligament repair and reconstructions
  • Lacerations
  • Nerve Repair
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Work-related Conditions

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Grant Warren, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner to: Dr. John Gaffey

Grant Warren is a nurse practitioner at DMOS Orthopaedic Center's West Des Moines location.

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