Jan Franko, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Franko is a fellowship-trained cancer and endocrine surgeon who devotes all his professional focus to patients with cancer and endocrine disorders. Integration of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery in his practice allows for superior outcomes in supportive and honest atmosphere. 

Dr. Franko closely cooperates with Dr. Charles Goldman to enhance patient care and deliver team approach necessary for surgical patients with cancer. Our effective collaboration & communication with other specialty colleagues allows for rapid development of care plans for our patients.

Patients have multiple options and choices for treatment. These options are not equal in their benefits and risks. Figuring out priorities and best treatment options may feel confusing.

Therefore, we provide this website and refer to other reliable sources, including the National Cancer Institute. Engaged and empowered patients tend to have better outcomes. Therefore, we wish to provide some general comments regarding preparation for and recovery from surgery - Smart for Surgery℠.

Surgical oncology (cancer surgery):

	pancreatic cancer
liver cancer and liver metastasis
esophagus cancer
stomach (gastric) cancer
colon & rectal cancer
breast cancer
peritoneal carcinomatosis & HIPEC treatment

Endocrine surgery:
thyroid diseases & thyroid cancer
adrenal gland
neuroendocrine tumors

A small portion of practice is reserved for care of non-cancer patients given the unmet local need. These are reserved for complex re-operative surgery, especially bile duct repair and treatment of complicated pancreatitis.

All information contained on this website is intended for informational and educational purposes. The information is not intended nor suited to be a replacement or substitute for professional medical treatment or for professional medical advice relative to a specific medical question or condition.
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Surgical Affiliates

411 Laurel Street

Suite 2100

Des Moines, IA 50314


Tel: (515) 247-3266

Fax: (515) 643-8688

Main hospital affiliation:

Mercy Medical Center

Des Moines, IA