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

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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 specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He studied medicine at 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Castera include robotic surgery. Dr. Castera's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Castera 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. 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' specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Kansas City, KS and Westwood, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Dr. Al-Kasspooles honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Al-Kasspooles attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Al-Kasspooles 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mizrahi average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Mizrahi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Mizrahi takes 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).

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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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Shawnee Mission, KS and Merriam, KS. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Graham accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Graham completed his residency training at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Lina M 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. Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. O'Brien is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. O'Brien completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. 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.

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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. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Jetmore's clinical interests include wounds. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jetmore has received the following distinction: 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' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Cravens a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cravens accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Westwood, KS and Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Ashcraft is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Fulguration, Colitis, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (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 works as a cancer surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Westwood, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Kansas City, KS. Dr. Valentino's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Valentino honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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