Dr. Edward Higgins, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 71

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Edward Higgins, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Leawood, KS. Dr. Higgins has more experience with Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Vascular Surgery, and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Research 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. Higgins to book an appointment.


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Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery

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(913) 754-2800
Kentucky Communities General & Vascular Surgeon5100 W 110th St Ste 300 Leawood, KS 66211
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My appointment was on time, everyone was very helpful and Dr. Higgins is the best. Wonderful man and a good Dr. He said he was retiring but would turn me over to Dr. Cameron to complete my treatment. He had all good things to say about Dr. Cameron. I will start my treatment with Dr. Cameron on July 7, 2020 and feel sure he will be able to take care of my problem and feel sure he will fix me up.
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Rosie Lindsey Lindsey – Jun 23, 2020
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Dr. Higgins and his staff made me very comfortable about the vascular surgery I'm having next month. They assuaged all of my concerns and I feel like I am in very capable hands.
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Jun 19, 2020
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Dr Higgins was very professional in our initial meeting and was very informative concerning my health concerns. I am choosing Dr Higgins for my surgery.
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Henry Seckar – May 21, 2020
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The staff is always very professional and pleasant. I received my exam in a timely manner and was invited to ask questions. Excellent staff!
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WilliamWood – Mar 07, 2020
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Took time to explain things. Very down to earth and friendly.
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Heidi – Jan 29, 2020
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Excellent service !!!!! The office and nurses were very kind and helpful. The doctor was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Nov 12, 2019
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I was diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurism 10 years ago. In Dec. of 2009 Dr. Higgins installed a stent in my aorta to prevent the aneurism (bulge) from bursting. I have been visiting Dr. Higgins office annually during the last 10 years and have always received friendly professional care from him and his staff. My last checkup was as pleasant as all the previous checkups have been. I am so thankful that I was referred to Dr. Higgins in 2009; he provides the gold standard in medicine.
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William Krueger – Oct 02, 2019
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Hi! My visit was great. Everyone was helpful from the front desk to the office. They were knowledgeable & very helpful & encouraging. Dr. Higgins was the best & I was glad that he did the surgery, thank you all & God bless you all
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Sep 21, 2019
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This was a yearly follow-up to the previous testing. Ultrasound was run; explained by Dr. Higgins within 15 minutes. Explained results and follow-up needs. He asked about any concerns and answered my questions. Thorough and professional. Friendly and easy to talk to. Thank you!
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Lawrence in Kansas City – Jun 25, 2019
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Dr, Higgins is the best. Love talking to him and he explains what needs to be done and how he going to do it. Would recommend Dr. Higgins to anyone.
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Karen Kooi in Kearney, MO – Aug 31, 2017
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Dr Higgins was the Best vascular surgeon I have ever used. I have kidney failure and he has taken all the time I have needed to explain what is happening, what I needed and how it would affect me. I don't even show a scar from my first surgery! Everywhere I go I hear what a great surgeon he is and how professional his staff is! I love them!
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Mary LeFebvre in Kansas City, MO – Aug 20, 2017
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Dr. Higgins is the TOP-of-the-TOP ! Best Doctor and Surgeon EVER !
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Dr. Higgins accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
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Practice Areas

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Higgins performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins performs Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Higgins performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 27% of their peers

Dr. Higgins performs this procedure more than 27% of their peers

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on treating conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart and brain.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vascular Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins performs Vascular Surgical Procedure more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Higgins performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Higgins performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins performs Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Higgins performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.

Typically treats 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Higgins performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 43% of their peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 43% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.

Typically treats 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Venous Embolism and Thrombosis more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

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Dr. Higgins' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Poor Circulation
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

About Me

I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patients, their physician colleagues and other healthcare professionals to help ensure each patient s individual healthcare needs are met.

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

Yale University
Residency Hospital
1984
Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Research Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Belton Regional Medical Center

Belton, MO

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

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

Lee's Summit Medical Center

Lees Summit, MO

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (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)