Dr. Charles Ro, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Ro
Accepting new patients

Mercy Hospital Joplin

100 Mercy Way Ste 440 Joplin, MO 64804

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Dr. Charles Ro, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Joplin, MO and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Joplin. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ro to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ro's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ro performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ro performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ro performs Gallbladder Removal more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ro performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ro treats Gallstones more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ro treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ro's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • 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)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Megacolon
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Ro accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Alliance (Select Network)-MO
Alliance-MO EPO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
Pathway-MO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Ro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ro

4.9

Based on 11 ratings

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4 Stars
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1 Star
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A very awsome person takes his time to talk to you an everyone I spoke to at mercy spoke very highly obout dr. Ro .thank you for taking care of my son
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I absolutely love Dr. Ro! He is the kindest most down to earth Dr. I have ever met. He took the time to sit and explain in great detail what was wrong with me, and what types of surgery were options. He then went over pros and cons of both procedures and let me decide which I felt was best for me. He is never rushed and makes sure you are well informed. He is not an in and back out Dr. He sits down and has a real conversation with you. His staff is awesome, would recommend him to anyone!!
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Brian R in Joplin, MO – Sep 28, 2016
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I have nothing but good to say of Dr. Ro. I have never had a Dr. that would take the time to truly explain a procedure the way Dr. Ro did. He sat in the office with my wife and I and educated us on the procedure, possible risks and what to expect afterwards.. I've had three procedures done by Dr. Ro now and received the same treatment each time. He is easy to talk to and listens extremely well. There needs to be more doctors that treat there patients this way. Great surgeon and down to earth.
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Biography

Dr. Charles Ro, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Joplin, MO and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Joan Sanford...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

2008
University of Miami Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
2007
St Luke'S Roosevelt Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
2002
St Luke'S Roosevelt Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
2001
Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Charles Ro, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Charles Ro, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ro frequently treats Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, Gallbladder Removal, and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ro treats.

Where is Dr. Charles Ro, MD's office located?

Dr. Ro's office is located at 100 Mercy Way Ste 440, Joplin, MO 64804. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Charles Ro, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Practice

Mercy Hospital Joplin100 Mercy Way Ste 440 Joplin, MO 64804
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Mercy Hospital Joplin

Joplin, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)