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Shane Gailushas
Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 402 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.

  • 2022 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award
  • 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 06, 2022
The Mercy touch
June 06, 2022
The best ENT he really cares about you as a person not just a patient very talkative
June 01, 2022
He was great
June 01, 2022
Excellent doctor. I have been so fortunate that my family doctor had recommended the best specialist.
May 02, 2022
Dr Gailushas is a wonderful doctor. He listens to concerns and thoroughly listens and responds to questions.
April 24, 2022
Would absolutely recommend my Doctor!
March 18, 2022
Dr G acted like my issues were trivial. Did not seem concern until I broke down. Then attributed my pain to depression. MY MOUTH FELT LIKE IT WAS ON FIRE.
March 04, 2022
Dr. Gailushus has been super helpful
March 02, 2022
Wonderful Dr, listened, thoroughly explained everything that he was doing. Gave me answers and ideas to work with.
February 16, 2022
Dr. Shane (as what he goes by) was very nice - easy to understand - easy to communicate with. I felt very comfortable in asking questions.
February 03, 2022
The physician explained my issue well to me. He was thorough. He spoke so I could hear and comprehend what he was telling me.
February 01, 2022
Dr Gailushas is the BEST ENT doctor. Very knowledgeable, professional and personable. I am very grateful that he's my doctor.
January 17, 2022
Absolutely a great experience
January 12, 2022
He took as much time as I needed answering all of my questions. I felt like he treated me as the most important patient he would see that day.
January 12, 2022
I also really appreciate having Dr Galulious for my ENT. He has always listened, shown compassion, and has been very personable. He has been a good advocate for my health.
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Provider's Contact Information

Mercy Ear, Nose & Throat Clinc website


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