Dr. Joe Cates, MD

Dr. Joe Cates, MD

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Vascular Surgery  ·  
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55 y/o
(33)

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Dr. Joe Cates, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Leawood, KS. He specializes in vascular surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery

5100 W 110th St Ste 300

Leawood, KS 66211
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

Learn about Dr. Cates

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Top Care Areas

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

Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Cates's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Cates' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cates "Dr. Joe Cates attended medical school at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City. He completed residencies at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center and fellowships at both the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Cates has been honored with the UMKC Award for Surgical Excellence, the UCLA Golden Heart Award, the Golden Scalpel Award, and as one of the Top Surgeons in Kansas City (The Squire). He is board-certified in vascular surgery."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cates "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."

2  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

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26  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kansas.

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

  • University of Missouri at Kansas City
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA school of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA school of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha,
  • Ingram’s Magazine - Dr. Cates featured in the Top Doctors issue,
  • Golden Scalpel Award,
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Division of General Surgery,
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City Award for Surgical Excellence,
  • UCLA Golden Heart Award, Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery,
  • Victor Wilson Memorial Scholarship, St. Louis Friends of UMCK Scholarship, University of Missouri Scholar,
  • Kansas City Super Doc, 2010
  • The Squire - Dr. Cates listed as one of the Top Surgeons in Kansas City,
Media & Publications

Dr. Cates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cates' Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cates to family and friends
33 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

  • 5
    (32)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Cates' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

I can’t say enough of Dr. Cates! And his staff. He is easy to talk to, never hurries. Wonderful care. My husband has been with him several years, surgeries and doctor visits. Wonderful experiences all around.
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Friendly and professional. Speaks and explains everything, and takes time to answer any questions. Will continue as my surgeon throughout my medical ordeal.
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Dr. Cates is awesome, he always takes the time to explain your case and help you understand your procedure, and your options.
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Dr Cates is a fantastic surgeon who truly cares about you as an individual! Highly recommend him!
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My experiences have been the best. Dr. Cates has my highest recommendation for anyone having vascular disease.
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