Scott M. Shumway, M.D. - Hand Surgeon

Scott M. Shumway, M.D.

Dr. Shumway has been selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in hand surgery.

"As a hand surgeon, I treat all disorders of, and injuries to, the bones and soft tissues between the fingertips and elbow.  The hand and arm are the most vital structures that we have for interacting with our environment.  Without use of our hands, it would be almost impossible, or very difficult, to perform many daily activities that we take for granted.  Unfortunately, many disorders and injuries are often ignored or self-treated.  Untreated, these problems may lead to the development of chronic pain, weakness, or loss of use of the hand.  As your physician, it is my goal to provide you with a thorough upper extremity exam, an accurate diagnosis, and a program of care that will allow for a timely recovery, and maximum use of your injured hand or arm."

Dr. Shumway was born in Los Angeles, California but now lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife and three sons.

  • The Mayo Clinic; Rochester, MN
Residency - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • New York University Medical Center; New York, NY
Residency - General Surgery
  • The University of Chicago Medical Center; Chicago, IL
Medical Degree
  • Emory University School of Medicine; Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate Degree
  • The Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery
  • Hand & Upper Extremity
  • IME
  • Work Injuries
Common Disorders:
  • Carpal Tunnel, and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ganglion Cysts, and Trigger Fingers
  • Tendonitis (DeQuervain’s) and Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Functional Problems Related to Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis
Complex Disorders:
  • Sports Related Hand, Wrist, and Forearm Injuries
  • Carpal Bone (Scaphoid) Fractures and Ligament Injury
  • Injury to the TFC (Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex)
  • Wrist and Elbow Instability
  • Fractures of the hand, wrist, and forearm
  • Vascular, Nerve, and Tendon Repair
  • Soft Tissue Reconstruction
Locations My Team

Triage Nurse:   Crystal D, RN   515.699.8322

Surgery Scheduler:   Nikki T, RN   515.323.6464

Work Comp Coordinator:   Amy P,  515.323.6497

Attorney Services Coordinator:  Mikki J,  515.699.8338

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Polk County Medical Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Iowa Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • Mayo Clinic Orthopaedic Alumni Association

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