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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 is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Al-Kasspooles graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Al-Kasspooles has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. 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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mizrahi has a special interest in robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Mizrahi honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for 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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Castera's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castera include robotic surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and 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 is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Graham obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. Dr. Graham has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. O'Brien takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Brien's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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 areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jetmore include wounds. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Jetmore studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Jetmore completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon in Westwood, KS and Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Ashcraft include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Ashcraft accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ashcraft completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and 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, 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' areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cravens attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Cravens's professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Westwood, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Kansas City, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Valentino is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valentino takes.

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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.