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Shane Gailushas
Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 246 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

February 15, 2021
Dr. Gailushas and nurse Sarah are awesome care providers
January 25, 2021
Dr Gailushas is amazing. I would recommend to anyone who would listen.
January 25, 2021
Dr Gailishus is extremely thorough but also has an excellent interpersonal manner. I sense that he cares and is working hard to find answers for me
December 02, 2020
once again: the best
December 02, 2020
Both doctor & nurse spent a lot of time explaining everything to me
November 01, 2020
Dr Gailusha's was very educational, relaxed and friendly.
October 14, 2020
Very compassionate about my frustration and explained my options in detail.
October 11, 2020
The Dr made me feel validated and confident that I will breathe better this year.
August 17, 2020
I am so happy I picked the Doctor I did.
August 03, 2020
I was prescribed a nasal spray without being asked if I wanted it. I was surprised and actually bought it before I realized I didn't really need it. Dr. Gailushas is basically a fine doctor, though.
August 01, 2020
Very Good & answered my questions.
June 24, 2020
Dr. Gailushas is top shelf - really pleased with him.
June 08, 2020
Doctor has been extremely helpful in helping me to get this health problem under control.
June 05, 2020
Dr. Gailushas and his staff are always very friendly and willing to answer any questions. He does a wonderful job with my daughter.
June 03, 2020
he was nice after the ear exam. my son is 3 and does not enjoy getting his ears checked. the dr kept saying it's nothing stop worrying. he is 3yrs old... not exactly a great approach in my opinion.
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Provider's Contact Information

Mercy Ear, Nose & Throat Clinc website


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