Dr. Dana Towle, MD

Dr. Dana Towle, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dana Towle, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Kansas City, MO. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

Dana R Towle, M.D.

4444 N Belleview Ave Ste 204

Kansas City, MO 64116
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Exchange
  • Humana
  • Medicare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Towle performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Benign Tumor
more than 22% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 9% of peers
Trigger Finger Release
more than 5% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Towle "Dr.Towle is a hand specialist providing all types of non-surgical and surgical care to his patients. He has over 30 years of experience devoted to hand surgery. Dr.Towle treats anything for minor hand issues to the most complicated conditions."


  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polydactyly
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Skin Cancer
  • Syndactyly
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Boise State University,Boise,Idaho
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • St.Louis U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • St Louis University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • St.Louis U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Missouri
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Lynn Ketchum Md
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Towle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Towle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Towle to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Towle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Kansas City |
After seeing Dr. Towle for a broken finger I left the office with about $0.50 worth of medical tape. No splint, no additional instructions. Just a taped finger. As a result of that medical ineptitude I had to see a competent medical professional that did address the broken finger but unfortunately the time between that visit and the one with Towle left my finger locked which resulted in me having to have physical therapy. Save your time and money and do not seek medical care from this doctor
Baldwin City, KS |
Had four knuckles replaced in right hand and now it looks like a paw instead of a hand .Fingers go out to the side,instead of straight.Also have hump on top of hand,that won't straighten out. NO I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND;
Cicero, IL |
Dr. Towle did my breast augmentation and I'm thoroughly pleased. His staff and nurses are amazing.
Kansas City, MO |
He's very efficient, he seems to go straight to the point, ruling on going the safer route, been very happy with his care. an extra kudos goes out to his great staff, who always has been very kind and just good at the jobs
Excellent staff and great doctor. He was very informative. Won't trust anyone else with my hands
in Kansas City, MO |
Did not even touch or look at my hands only the referral report. Promised follow up in 24 hours and got none in a week. No personality, no explaining, just terrible bedside manor. Sad. So Sad
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Towle accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Exchange
  • Humana
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Towle has admitting privileges

North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Children's Mercy - Adele Hall Campus
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Liberty Hospital
2525 Glenn Hendren Dr
Liberty, MO 64068
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Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66209
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Overland Park Regional Medical Center
10500 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66215
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Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill
2301 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108
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