Dr. Austin Lehr, DO

Dr. Austin Lehr, DO

General SurgeryMaleAge 43

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(913) 754-2800


Dr. Austin Lehr, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Leawood, KS. Dr. Lehr has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, and Transplant Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Belton Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lehr to book an appointment.


Locations

Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery

New Patient?
(913) 754-2800
Kentucky Communities General & Vascular Surgeon5100 W 110th St Ste 300 Leawood, KS 66211
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Midwest Womens Healthcare Specialists17067 S Outer Rd Ste 200 Belton, MO 64012
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Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery1980 SE Blue Pkwy Ste 2330 Lees Summit, MO 64063
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Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery Group

New Patient?
(913) 754-2800
Research2340 E Meyer Blvd Ste 440 Bldg 2 Kansas City, MO 64132
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Lehr is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center Lees Summit, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Lehr's Reviews

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4.9

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (26)
  • Listened & answered questions (26)
  • Staff friendliness (26)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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Dr. Lehr and his staff are very professional. I highly recommend them. They are kind,considerate and professional. Thanks to you and the great team you've assembled.
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
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Jul 28, 2020
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Dr. Lehr is very thorough in explaining the procedure he is doing. He makes you feel comfortable and did an amazing job on my surgery. I would definitely 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
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Jul 14, 2020
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Dr Lehr and nurses were AMAZING The only that needs to change is communication with the family that is waiting on the patient/ family member receiving the care. My mom was my driver and in the front lobby waiting for me with my daughter. She just wanted to know basic information such as, was I, the patient, in/out of surgery bc it took longer than expected wanted a concept of time. She was told to go to the waiting room and ask, but was told she couldn't bc she had my daughter with her. No one would check or ask for her and it was basic info that she wanted to know and no one help her or tell her anything ??Just need better communication from front desk for ppl that are waiting for their family member to get in/out of surgery. Asa patient, I was very upset to hear that after getting out of surgery. My mom should have been treated with respect and was not. She only wanted to have simple info and to make sure everything was ok and why was no one keeping her informed on her daughter, me.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
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Stefanie Hopper – Jul 07, 2020
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Actually first time I saw him I his office, but he does put you totally at ease. He actually takes an interest in what you have to say. I am not a doctor person, so that is not easy to do!
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
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Jun 24, 2020
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Dr. Lehr - Has made a huge impression to my husband (patient) with men it is hard for them to go to the doctor much less even like a doctor. Dr. Lehr is wonderful and polite and professional.
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Helen Rivera – Jun 23, 2020
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Had emergency surgery, he was very thoughtful, and explained things well
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jun 22, 2020
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Dr. Lehr is very personable and took the time to thoroughly explain the procedure to me. He even drew diagrams one more than one occasion so that his explanations were more clear. Before surgery, he took the time to pray for a successful result. As a Christian, I was truly impressed.
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Bruce Erickson – Jun 20, 2020
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Was great . Dr Lehr very informative and knowledgeable. Listen and gave me opinion. I feel very confident he will be do a great job on my gallbladder.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Was great nothing was 100 percent right in tadk – Jun 18, 2020
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Dr. Lehr was friendly, personable, and knowledgable.
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Michael Boyd – May 18, 2020
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Dr Lehr and staff have always been great .My daughters even use him he truly listens to the patients.
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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linda hyatt – Feb 25, 2020
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My visit at Dr Lehr’s practice was excellent. The medical staff and admin staff are efficient with very little waiting time. I would highly recommend.
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Michele Davies – Nov 15, 2019
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Procedure was done in office with my permission. It all went as I was told and follow up was explained as to what to expect Staff was very supportive also. I would gladly recommend Dr. Lehr
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Michael D – Oct 07, 2019
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Evaluated for a hernia, but I was also observed by Dr. Lehr to have a fat belly that didn’t match my body frame. I forgot to mention that my family has a problem with obesity. My brother and I have largely been able to escape that. However, inactivity after being retired five years, in my mind, may have contributed. At any an iodine contrast Catscan was performed and results pending.
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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Jerry Johnson – Jul 17, 2019
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I love Dr Lehr’s bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone needing services.
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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Adella Thompson in Grandview , MO – Jun 24, 2019
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I have left a review mon the other page
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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Minelle Batson in Olathe, KS – May 23, 2019
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I would highly recommend anyone in need of abdominal surgery to Dr Lehr. He saved my life practically. He is a true professional in every sense of the word. He understands the gravity compassion holds when it comes to communication and shoots straight when it comes to honest feedback. He is a great human being most importantly.
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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Doug Sander in Olathe, KS – Jun 06, 2018
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My mother was under Dr. Lehrs care for 7 months & was very ill.His PA told us "he is her surgeon & won't discuss Hospice Care". SS set up a meeting with another doctor who spoke with Lehr extensively.My sister & I wanted Lehr to discuss with us.How cowardly of him to hide behind his surgeons mask.I worked in healthcare for 20+ years and never has a physician been so cavalier about his patients or their family.He should of gave us the same courtesy as we gave him.Not even a phone call from him!
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Kelly – Feb 28, 2018
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I had a very good experience with Dr. Lehr. My surgery went great and the staff was very helpful and courteous.
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Shawnee, KS – Nov 16, 2017
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I HAVE WORKED WITH HIM IN SURGERY AND FIND HIM TO A KNOWLEDGABLE SURGEON WITH EXCELLENT SKILLS AN A VERY PROFESSIONAL BED SIDE MANNER. THIS IS WHY I CHOSE HIM FOR MY SURGEON.
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GARY MILES in Lenexa, KS – Jun 30, 2016
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Very knowledgeable surgeon listens tries find answer to help people
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William Burk in Independence mo – Apr 03, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lehr

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lehr treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lehr treats other conditions, please contact the office at (913) 754-2800.

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Dr. Lehr typically treats 73% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
Dr. Lehr
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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.

Dr. Lehr typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Colectomy
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Transplant Surgery

Transplant surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on replacement of damaged or diseased organs with healthy donor organs and includes partial, single or multi-organ transplant, as well as living donor organ procurement.Compare with other Transplant Surgery specialists.

Dr. Lehr typically treats 41% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Lehr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Care Philosophy

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Biography

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Austin Lehr, DO?

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Does Dr. Austin Lehr, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lehr has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Austin Lehr, DO accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Austin Lehr, DO accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Austin Lehr, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Lehr frequently treats Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, and Transplant Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Lehr specializes.

Where is Dr. Austin Lehr, DO's office located?

Dr. Lehr's office is located at 5100 W 110th St Ste 300, Leawood, KS 66211. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

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

Belton Regional Medical Center

Belton, MO

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Menorah Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Research Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Excelsior Springs Hospital

Excelsior Springs, MO

Lee's Summit Medical Center

Lees Summit, MO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)