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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' areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Kansas City, KS and Westwood, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Al-Kasspooles include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Dr. Al-Kasspooles is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Kasspooles studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Al-Kasspooles speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic.

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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mizrahi include robotic surgery. Dr. Mizrahi accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center.

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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 is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Castera focuses on robotic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Castera has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Castera is professionally 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 general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Graham's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Graham's professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Overland Park Regional 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 is a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Jetmore's areas of expertise include wounds. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Jetmore is 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 medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Ashcraft obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Clinical interests for Dr. Ashcraft include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her professional affiliations include 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. Dr. O'Brien is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jeremy Cravens' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Cravens attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is a surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Valentino's clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Valentino's training includes a residency program 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, 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.