Dr. Andrew Kassir, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Kassir
Accepting new patients

Colon & Rectal Clinic of Scottsdale

8415 N Pima Rd Ste 288 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Dr. Andrew Kassir, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Royal College Surgeons medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kassir to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kassir's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kassir treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kassir treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kassir performs Colectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kassir performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Intestinal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kassir treats Intestinal Abscess more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kassir treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kassir's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Kassir accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Phoenix Standard
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Dr. Kassir's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kassir

3.5

Based on 50 ratings

5 Stars
58%
(29)
4 Stars
4%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2%
(1)
1 Star
36%
(18)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (35)
  • Office environment (34)
  • Staff friendliness (33)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (16)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (16)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (14)
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Dr. Kassir is not only a superb physician, but he is extremely compassionate and caring. He performed colon cancer surgery on me using the da Vinci Robotic System. I am so grateful to have had Dr. Kassir as my surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 18, 2021
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I showed up to my 11am appmt in great pain, had to hobble my way up to the 2nd story all the way to his office. I fell in pain after making it in the door. I'd been dealing with this pain since October 27th and it had been increasing. I had been to AZ Digestive Health and referred over by Dr. Seetharus to Dr. Kassir for my surgery as he felt they would be able to handle my situation better. Nope. I got greeted immediately with rejection, the doctor came out and told me I needed to go elsewhere, they couldn't help me if I was in that much pain and proclaimed that hemorrhoids don't hurt that much. I said if you'd do the appointment, you'll see. They get me back there and he goes ballistic over them not telling me the proper way to sit on his odd-looking examination table. I was taking the most comfortable position I could be in. The ladies brought a wheelchair and he began saying security needed to be called because I was taking too long to leave! I'm appalled at his horrific ways!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
2 people found this helpful
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Josephine Bents – Dec 03, 2020
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Dr. Kassir assured me that he could make me well after my surgery for hemorrhoids. He was right!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Perfect health after surgery – Oct 03, 2020
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He was rude and arrogant like others have said. He has no rapport or compassion with patients.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Aug 16, 2020
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When I filled out their medical paperwork, I was taken back immediately, meaning the doctor didn't look my medical history over. I told the doctor I typed up my medical history and he didn't seem interested in seeing it or learning about it at all. Dr. Andrew Kassir spoke to me for a total of 4 minutes. He cut me off every time I spoke of my medical history. After a 10 second physical examination, he did in fact provide with a completely different diagnosis than I had a different Colorectal surgeon (one, singular)mere weeks before. I mentioned this to him, and he said, "Well you seem like a person who just goes around to a lot different doctors, so just do what you want." His tone implied that getting a second opinion was a bad, when in actuality his different diagnosis proved that a second opinion can be beneficial. Skip Kassir, if you want a doctor who respects you as a human being, who has a positive bed side manner, and who wants the full picture of your health.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Ann M Leonard – Aug 12, 2020
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Just don't waste your time or money. I had 2 appointments scheduled with this pompous Dr. and took time off of work for these appointments and at the last minute he cancels on me even when I was already at his office. They claimed he was called in for an emergency procedure both times. I guess my procedure didn't pay him enough.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 17, 2020
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Dr. Kassir is a wonderful and excellent surgeon. He is decisive, intelligent, and incredibly thorough. He made my mother comfortable and prepared for her colon surgery, and made sure she knew she was going to be okay. I never worried about her in his hands. He was kind to me afterwards and promised me that his team would take good care of her, and I am so very very thankful for him. There is no one I would recommend higher than him. He was truly a blessing, and a gifted man.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Cheryl Noble – Nov 03, 2019
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Dr.Andrew Kassir may be an excellent technician as a surgeon, but as a person, he is rude, discourteous, and disrespectful. He has as much warmth as a steel pier near the Arctic Circle. His arrogance during the 10 minutes I was in his exam room was greater than the sum total of all the doctors I've seen in my 70+years on this earth. I cannot judge his skills in the surgical theatre but his "bedside" manner towards me was very disturbing. He basically disregarded the summary notes of my Gastroenterologist and took a negative stance from the start. I won't recommend him based on my limited time with him but I will also not post a "not recommended". Just a caution from my experience and To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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nicknaz49 – Aug 24, 2019
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Without an MRI, told me I would need a permanent colostomy due to rectal cancer. When I started to cry, he told me to see a psychiatrist. After getting a second, third, fourth and fifth opinion, all of who disagreed w Kassir, I’m happy to report my tumor was successfully removed and I did not need a colostomy. I can’t imagine how different my life would’ve been had I listened to this awful man.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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JR in AZ – Nov 13, 2018
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I had an emergency appointment due to severe pain and bleeding. Receptionist made me late to the appointment with Dr. Kassir as she gave me wrong directions to the office. Doctor did not even care. I drove right to hospital emergency. Very bad experience.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Scottsdale , AZ – Oct 09, 2018
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Reading the reviews I can only assume that he must have been a good doctor at some point. My experience was very different. He was very abrupt and rude. He did not have a good bedside manner. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Scottsdale , AZ – Jul 18, 2018
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Had a colonoscopy from Dr. Kassir and his staff and they did a great job. However, I was assured by his admin staff that the procedure was fully covered by my medical insurance and that was incorrect. The $1400 anethesiologist fee was not covered at all and I had to pay it. I did not have that expense budgeted and I caused a great financial hardship for me. Not sure if they overlooked it or didn’t care. I greatly caution using them
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Lars in Phoenix, AZ – Jun 01, 2018
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Dr. Kassir was the most thorough, honest, professional and kind surgeon with whom I consulted. He came highly-recommended, as did the others, but somehow he made me feel comfortable going forward with facing a very serious, but life-saving surgery. The fact that he is highly-skilled using the robotic method, which is less-invasive, as well as teaches other surgeons how to perform surgery this way, gave me an additional assurance that he was the best surgeon for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Lisa L in Scottsdale, AZ – Nov 03, 2017
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Dr. Kassir was my surgeon for colon surgery. He was excellent. He always took his time explaining procedures and what to expect. He told my husband and I to call him anytime with any questions or concerns. My surgery went well and I feel great and am very thankful that Dr. Kassir was my Doctor. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gilbert, AZ – Jul 24, 2017
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I believe Dr. Kassir may have saved my life. When others doctors and many tests could not pinpoint the origin of my cancer, he found it in about 5 seconds. Great bedside manner, great doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Cindy D in Scottsdale, AZ – Nov 29, 2016
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He performed a life saving surgery and I am doing well after almost two years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Lizabeth Pryor in Sierra Vista, AZ – Sep 15, 2016
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Dr Kassir saved my life so of course I would recommend him and I do he is very kind and compassionate
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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dee in scottsdale az – May 19, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Andrew Kassir, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Orlando Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Maricopa Med Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Maricopa Med Center
Internship Hospital
1983
Royal College Surgeons
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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What are Dr. Andrew Kassir, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kassir frequently treats Anal or Rectal Pain, Colectomy, and Intestinal Abscess. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kassir treats.

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Dr. Kassir's office is located at 8415 N Pima Rd Ste 288, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Colon & Rectal Clinic of Scottsdale

Colon & Rectal Clinic of Scottsdale8415 N Pima Rd Ste 288 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Affiliated Hospitals

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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received