We found 9 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana HMO 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 specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Kansas City, KS and Westwood, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Kasspooles include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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 the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. He is professionally 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 specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mizrahi is especially interested in robotic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mizrahi takes. Dr. Mizrahi's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and 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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Castera average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Castera has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He 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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Graham has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graham takes. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners for residency. Dr. Graham has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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 specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jetmore include wounds. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Ashcraft attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. O'Brien attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. O'Brien has received the following distinction: 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cravens at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Orlando Regional 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 is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Clinical interests for Dr. Valentino include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valentino takes. Dr. Valentino 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.
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