Dr. James Kessel, MD

Dr. James Kessel, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Kessel, MD is a general surgery specialist in Columbia, MO and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1970 and specializes in general surgery.

1 Hospital Dr Ste MC213

Columbia, MO 65201

Contact Information

(573) 884-1880

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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more than 75% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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more than 66% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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more than 65% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Vagotomy
  • 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.

Education

  • West Virginia University
    Medical School | Graduated 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kessel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • University of Missouri Health System, Chief of Staff

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