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. Dr. Al-Kasspooles's clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Al-Kasspooles has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Mizrahi attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mizrahi's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Incontinence, Constipation, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Bruce Graham's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Shawnee Mission, KS and Merriam, KS. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Olathe Health, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Dr. Graham attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graham honors. Dr. Graham has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Pierre Castera is a colon and rectal surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Castera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Castera attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Lina O'Brien's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. O'Brien honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. O'Brien's professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center.

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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 works as a general surgeon, colon and rectal surgeon, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. Dr. Jetmore graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jetmore include wounds. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jetmore accepts. Dr. Jetmore has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Clinical interests: Wounds

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

Dr. Jeremy Cravens is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Cravens honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Cravens attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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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 is a cancer surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Ashcraft is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ashcraft honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Ashcraft attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Valentino is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Valentino include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Fulguration, Work Injuries, ... (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.
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