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Dr. James Brooks, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 50

  
Dr. Brooks

Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine

1965 S Fremont Ave Ste 100 Springfield, MO 65804
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(417) 820-3800

Dr. James Brooks, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Springfield, MO. He specializes in colorectal surgery.


At a Glance

  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Trustworthy Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

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(417) 820-3800

Dr. Brooks accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Experience Check

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Dr. Brooks' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks performs Colectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Brooks performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Brooks performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Brooks treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus

Dr. Brooks' 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
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • 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
  • 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 Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Brooks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brooks

4.0

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
73.33333333333333%
(11)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
20%
(3)

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What People Say About Dr. James Brooks, MD
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I was referred to Dr Brooks at the hospital so I can't comment on his office, staff, wait time, scheduling, etc. When my wife and I met with him at the hospital, he spent a lot of time answering our questions and discussing my options. In the end, he talked me out of having surgery. Not deliberately - he told me I'll probably need it someday, and someday could be soon. But he said I could wait and see and, if necessary, schedule it at a convenient time. A surgeon who's willing to not operate!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Brooks, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Springfield, MO. He specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Awards

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)