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We found 9 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Leawood, KS.

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Dr. Mazin F Al-Kasspooles, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Ms 2005, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard and Annette Bloc.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Mazin Al-Kasspooles is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Al-Kasspooles's clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Maricopa Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Al-Kasspooles has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Tumor, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benyamine Mizrahi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1004 Carondelet Drive; #430
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Benyamine Mizrahi specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mizrahi at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Mizrahi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Incontinence, Constipation, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Pierre R Castera, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1004 Carondelet Drive; Suite 430
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Pierre Castera specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Castera average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castera has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Castera has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Castera is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bruce Douglas Graham, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
8901 W 74th Street; Suite 149
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Bruce Graham is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Shawnee Mission, KS and Merriam, KS. Patient ratings for Dr. Graham average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Graham completed residency programs at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Graham is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Lina Maheswata OBrien, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1004 Carondelet Drive; #430
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lina O'Brien is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. She is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. O'Brien attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. O'Brien average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Allen Bruce Jetmore, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
11111 Nall Avenue; Suite 116
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Allen Jetmore's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Jetmore focuses on wounds. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Jetmore is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Clinical interests: Wounds

Dr. John Henry Ashcraft, DO
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Ms 2005, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard and Annette Bloc.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. John Ashcraft's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Westwood, KS and Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Ashcraft graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Ashcraft accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Fulguration, Colitis, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy William Cravens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1004 Carondelet Drive; #430
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy Cravens works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Cravens an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center.

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Dr. Joseph D Valentino, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; Suite 200
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Joseph Valentino specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Valentino attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Fulguration, Colitis, Small Bowel ... (Read more)

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.