Orthopedic Specialists

Gautam Kakade, MD

Gautam Kakade, MD
Primary Clinic
Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond
403 1st Street SE
Belmond, IA 50421
Also Sees Patients In

Practice Information

Joined Orthopedic Specialists


Medical Interests

Joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder; trauma and fracture surgery of the hip, wrist, shoulder, and extremities; sports medicine injuries in the shoulders, knees, ankles, and ligaments; carpal tunnel surgery; and workers’ compensation injuries

Education & Professional Certification


Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India (medical), Dundee University (Master of Orthopedic Surgery)


Wenlock District Hospital, Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore (Orthopedic and Trauma); National Health Service in the United Kingdom (Orthopedic Surgery); Easton Hospital in Easton, PA (General Surgery) Easton Hospital in Easton, PA (Internal Medicine)


Center for Hip & Knee Surgery, St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville, IN (Joint Replacement and Arthroplasty)

Professional Societies

A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in Scotland; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Iowa Orthopaedic Society, American Medical Association, Indian Orthopaedic Association

Professional & Personal Interests

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Enjoys playing table tennis and bridge

Patient Comments

May 31, 2024

Excellent provider and wonderful bedside manner. A very pleasant man.

May 18, 2024

Dr. Kakade and the staff were awesome, he evaluated and gave me excellent insight on my tennis elbow.

March 19, 2024

Dr. Kakade is wonderful!! A top notch surgeon who truly listens to his patients!

February 27, 2024

Dr. Kakade was pleased with healing of hip; am a slow healer, & patient with daughter's care while she works at home.

February 13, 2024

Care obvious to me - I trust the provider in working at my best interests.

February 9, 2024

Dr Kakade is the best doctor- concerned about me & very professional in giving me the Cortisone shot in my knee

February 8, 2024

I would recommend this doctor and I have to many of my friends & family Dr. Kakade.

January 23, 2024

As of now, there is no more proposed treatment. Since I've had my surgery I feel great!!

January 5, 2024

Definitely will recommend 2 others.

December 29, 2023

All good as noted before. Thanks to all for a pleasant experience.

December 29, 2023

Totally awesome, came here for a second opinion, and was not disappointed.

December 22, 2023

Good experience.

December 22, 2023

Already recommended Dr. Kakade and friend has met with Dr. Kakade.

December 19, 2023

Dr. Kakade is a wonderful doctor.

December 17, 2023

I have already recommended different people I know friends and family to come here

December 8, 2023

Dr. Kakade was so reassuring by his competence...easy style and obviously very good at what he does!

December 6, 2023

No longer feeling distressed.

November 28, 2023

I'm impressed.

November 13, 2023

He was awesome!

October 30, 2023

Dr. Kakade was amazing, showed concern, explained everything thoroughly as well as every option, made me feel heard and cared for. I definitely feel like I am in good hands now.

October 26, 2023

Definitely will & already have recommend *Dr. Kakade - he is intelligent & an amazing doctor.

October 23, 2023

Always a good experience

October 22, 2023

Dr. Kakade is a very caring person. Definitely listened to my concerns and he was very good at explaining things to me and actually caring.

October 21, 2023

Dr. Kakade explains everything in terms you can understand.

October 21, 2023

Dr Kakade is the very best. He gave me my life back after a botched surgery at another hospital. He gave me direction on how to keep it from wearing out and my pain level is a zero

October 17, 2023

Dr. Kakade has always shown he cares about the patient's side of issues. He is an excellent provider who does his best to surgically fix the patient's problem, as well as any after-surgery issues. I highly recommend him.

October 12, 2023

I would highly recommend *Dr. Kakade to anyone needing joint surgery!!

September 23, 2023

Make sure I will tell people about this clinic! Finally got some answers!

September 16, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Kakade to several people. He is great!!!

August 29, 2023

*Dr. Kakade was extremely responsive & attentive to me and my medical and personal needs.

August 24, 2023

My husband and I share our experiences with everyone and refer them to Iowa Specialties. *Dr. Kakade is wonderful!!

August 12, 2023

Dr. Kakade was awesome.

August 12, 2023

Excellent care

July 29, 2023

The procedure staff were quick and knowledgeable

July 23, 2023

Dr. Kakade is always very kind, professional and takes time to listen to any concerns I may have. Outstanding doctor.

July 22, 2023

Dr Kakade is great

July 8, 2023

Already have informed other friends.

June 30, 2023

He answered all of my questions & went over all options & risks.

June 24, 2023

I have already recommended other people to go there in the past, and I plan on it for the future

June 17, 2023

I told Dr. Kakade "I love you" I know he did great work on me and I was a challenging case. I need to work on the strength of my quad with weights and therapy and exercise. He had thorough X-rays to show me his surgery was holding strong

June 10, 2023

Always have a good experience

June 10, 2023

Very happy with lowa Speciaty Hospitals

May 28, 2023

Always informative and friendly

May 1, 2023

Dr Kakade is always very thorough and cares about his patients.

April 22, 2023

Dr. Kakade is wonderful

April 22, 2023

I recommended Dr. Kakade to 4 people from another hospital system. Incredible care at ISH.

April 15, 2023

Very well informed doctor. His confidence gave me confidence

April 8, 2023

My husband I have already shared this information with many of our friends.

April 3, 2023

*Dr. Kakade is very knowledgeable and easy to work with.

April 3, 2023


April 1, 2023

Greatest respect for Dr. Kakade.

March 18, 2023

Dr. Kakade is a very nice physician, treating me with concern and knowledge.

February 24, 2023

Dr Kakade is always pleasant and professional. Tessa is also great!

February 21, 2023


February 17, 2023

I have recommended to friends

February 12, 2023

I've had the best care from you

January 28, 2023

Great doctor and facility

January 17, 2023

I've heard nothing but good about this place.

January 7, 2023

Excellent assistant and doctor

January 4, 2023

*Dr. Kakade is so caring, he takes all the time needed to make sure you feel comfortable & explains and answers all my questions.

January 4, 2023

Addressed my symptoms, showed in X-rays what causes my pain, explained best course of action to repair knee joint.

December 20, 2022

So happy with Dr Kakade. Wonderful bedside manner! His nurses were excellent!

December 19, 2022

I had a failed shoulder replacement surgery 1 year ago at another hospital. Severe pan for a year until *Dr. Kakade redid the shoulder and now I'm pain free!!!! I have sent 6 people to I.S.H., and I'm on the board @ the hospital who had the _____ shoulder.

December 2, 2022

*Dr. Kakade was extremely supportive and attentive to my needs and questions. He was professional and yet very personable! His competence was most evident!

November 26, 2022


November 5, 2022

Dr. Kakade is very considerate, doesn't rush out and listens to my concerns.

November 5, 2022

Dr Kakade is a wonderful dr!

November 2, 2022

Had a total knee replacement one year ago and plan to have the other knee replaced in the spring. I have 100% faith in *Dr. Kakade and the Clarion staff for the procedure!

October 29, 2022

I have so much faith in Dr Kakade -honest, he takes time to explain, so caring!

October 16, 2022

Dr. Kakade is fabulous - knows his stuff & has a great manner w/patients!!

October 8, 2022

Look forward to next visit

September 26, 2022

I have already referred more people down there

September 21, 2022

Dr. Kakade was extremely attentive to any concerns I had. Thoroughly answered my questions. I will recommend him any time a situation requires his type of services.

September 10, 2022

Good experience

September 10, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Kakade to several of my friends.

August 27, 2022

Dr Kakade is amazing

August 8, 2022

Overall, I think Dr. Kakade is a good doctor, listens to your concerns.

August 6, 2022

I can't thank the doctors and staff enough

August 1, 2022

Very good

July 17, 2022

I have been seeing This doctor for a few years and will continue

June 25, 2022

Dr. Kakade and the nurses I met all listened to what I had to say and took questions/comments seriously and answered appropriately.

June 24, 2022

*Dr. Kakade is very pleasant & thorough. Would highly recommend.

June 19, 2022

Dr. Kakade knows what I need. I trust him completely

June 11, 2022

The best!!!! Dr Kakade explains, all!! You can tell, how he, cares about you, how I am healing, and for the future.

June 11, 2022

Would definitely recommend Dr. Kakade to everyone!

May 28, 2022

Very good

May 28, 2022

Love Iowa Specialty!

May 28, 2022


May 25, 2022

All good

May 24, 2022

My overall experience was very good, I was very happy with how I was treated. He was concerned about my treatment options and how he could help.

May 5, 2022

Very happy with care for *Dr Kakade.

April 26, 2022


March 26, 2022

All good

March 22, 2022

Dr. Kakade was everything plus more that I heard about him. Will recommend him to anyone.

March 7, 2022

I liked it that Dr. Kakade let me see the x-rays & pointed out what I was seeing & why it was good.

March 2, 2022

*Dr. Kakade made me feel "at ease" & confident surgery would work -

February 13, 2022

Have already recommended other patients to go see them

February 10, 2022

Over all , very good.

February 8, 2022

I was very impressed with Dr. Kakade. He zeroed in on my problem immediately and recommended treatment plans to help, something my local dr. was unable to do.

January 8, 2022


November 26, 2021

Everything wonderful. Dr. was so informative and showed us things of prior knee surgery that caused me problems.

November 21, 2021

Dr. Kakade is very thorough. I would not want a different provider.

November 16, 2021

The doctor explained how each pound I am overweight makes my knee at risk of failing - encouraging me to keep dieting (eat healthy).

October 29, 2021

Very impressed.

October 20, 2021

Excellent Dr

September 22, 2021

Very pleased.
Showing 5 of 106 comments
Show More Comments
© 2024 Orthopedic Specialists. All rights reserved.