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Joe Cates, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joe Cates' areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in da vinci surgery. Dr. Cates is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and Research Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Cates is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, endovascular aneurysm repair, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Liver Cancer, Stent ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $4,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,204
Dr. Keith Blaine Allen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Keith Allen works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. His clinical interests encompass mitral valve repair. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Allen attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Aortic Disease, Mitral Valve Repair, Endovascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $2,660 - $3,133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $881 - $1,315
Kurt Schropp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Pediatric Surg Room 3032 Delp Mail
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kurt Schropp practices pediatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Schropp performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schropp has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Breast Biopsy, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. A. Michael Michael Borkon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. A. Borkon's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Borkon obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,629
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $822
Dr. Alexander F Pak, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Pak is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Pak is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at Buffalo General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Pak is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Cancer Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Ben Mizrahi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6060 N Oak Trafficway; #101
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Ben Mizrahi is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include ulcers, colectomy (colon resection), and anal fistula. Patients rated Dr. Mizrahi highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mizrahi is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Research Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Colectomy, Anal Cancer, Anal Fistula, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Pierre Castera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6060 North Oak Trafficway
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Pierre Castera is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Castera attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: fistula, ulcers, and colectomy (colon resection). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Castera has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Research Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Fistula, Colectomy, Anal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Jeffrey W. Colyer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; #530
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Colyer is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Colyer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Colyer has received the following distinctions: Named to several Top Plastic Surgeon lists.; White House Fellow-second Kansan and first plastic surgeon ever selected.; and Featured on 60 Minutes, Scars of War.. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Colyer's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Ptosis Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jason Justice, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 650
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michael Justice specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Justice include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and MAKoplasty. Dr. Justice is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Justice is accepting new patients. He graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. He has received distinctions including Graduated top 15% of medical school (Class ranked 12 th); Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society; and Cum Laude.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, MAKOplasty, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Patrick McGregor is a physician who specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. McGregor attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, breast issues, and robotic surgery. Dr. McGregor accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. McGregor has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Aspiration, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Fistula, Hernia ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $932
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $433
Gregory Starks, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5330 North Oak Trafficway; Suite 203
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Starks is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of expertise consist of labor and delivery (childbirth), infertility, and da vinci surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Starks at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Starks accepts. Dr. Starks graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His distinctions include: Kansas City Super Doctors; Teaching award for excellence in ob/gyn by APGO; and association of professors in gynecology/obstetrics. He is professionally affiliated with Research Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Premature Ovarian Failure, Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Vaginitis, Oral ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard John Bene Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
5330 N Oak Trafficway; Building 4, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Richard Bene specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bene include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bene honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Bene (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Research Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 530
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michelle Daniels works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. In Dr. Daniels's practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Meritas Health. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is accepting new patients. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 625
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Wittek's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Wittek graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wittek include: American College of Surgeons; American Board of Surgery; and Alpha Omega Alpha. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Aspiration, Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Fistula, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon E Rast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 Gillham Road; Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jon Rast is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Rast is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Rast attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Rast has received distinctions including Kansas City Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Children's Mercy Hospital, Belton Regional Medical Center, and Associates in Plastic Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Joel Cohen, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road, Medical Plaza 2; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Cohen is an interventional cardiologist. He speaks French. His areas of expertise include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Cohen honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,374

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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