Dr. Andrew Kassir, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Kassir
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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 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kassir has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. 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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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dee in scottsdale az – May 19, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Andrew Kassir, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kassir has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Royal ...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

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

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(480) 947-3533

Dr. Kassir accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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
Phoenix Standard
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Meritain Health
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.Compare with other Colorectal Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kassir performs Colectomy more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Kassir performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Excision of Rectal Tumor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kassir performs Excision of Rectal Tumor more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Kassir performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kassir performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Kassir performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Kassir's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • 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)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Locations

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

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average