Dr. Joe Cates, MD

Dr. Joe Cates, MD

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56 y/o
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Dr. Joe Cates, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Overland Park, KS. He specializes in vascular surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery

5100 W 110th St Ste 300

Overland Park, 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)

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Dr. Cates' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates treats Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cates treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates treats Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cates treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates treats Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cates treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arterial Dissection
  • Arterial Dissections With Lentiginosis
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Dr. Cates' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • 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
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • 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
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

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

Awards

  • 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,

Dr. Cates' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cates

4.9

Based on 36 reviews

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Dr Cates is excellent physician , he explains in great details and his bed side manner is great. This is physician is highly recommened he goes above and beyond the call of duty and truly a blessing to have him as a physician.
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Spectacularly excellent in both the categories of talent and "bedside manner".
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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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Most definitely, very pleased. Dr. Cates takes the time to talk with you and wants to make sure you don’t have any questions. He explains everything so that I can understand it..
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I donated my kidney to my husband. Dr. Cates did my part of the surgery, the kidney removal. I cannot say enough good things about him, his team, the transplant coordination and the aftercare. I wish I could give him more stars. He is a very skilled surgeon with a kind and patient bedside manner who is both reassuring and forthcoming with information. His aftercare team was in to see me every day and readily available for questions.
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Did awesome taking care of me
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Dr. Cates is a very caring and thorough in every thing that he does. He makes sure that he takes the time to explain everything in a manner that is easy to understand.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Joe Cates to my friends and family. He is direct and explains things in very understandable language. Just as importantly, he answers all questions fully - taking as much time as is needed to do so. I have a high level of trust in his expertise!
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Dr.. Cates and all of the employees at Kansas City vascular are very professional and very courteous. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any of my family and friends.
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Dr. Cates is very knowledgeable, friendly and commicates well with patients. I was so pleased to have him do my surgery to donate a kidney to Will Brown. He did an excellent job and explained everything that he was going to do..
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I have been a patient of Dr. Cates for 3 years, could not have found a better surgeon. He has done a major surgery on me in 2014 and followed my care since. He is very easy to talk with, he makes sure that you understand everything before you leave his office. He will be doing another surgery on me soon and I know he will do everything possible to help me. He is a doctor who always has another plan ready if the first will not work.! Not just a great surgeon but a great person who cares.
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Excellent surgeon, excellent physician group, excellent support staff. Not just bedside manner (which is excellent), but also clinical quality/outcome (equally excellent). Have already recommended Dr. Cates to a friend who needed a vascular surgery procedure, and will continue to do so whenever the occasion arises.
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If you need a Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer, look no further than Dr. Cates. His technical skill and experience in this extremely difficult surgery is outstanding. He's exactly what you need in a surgeon: confident, determined and experienced. I'm alive today because he removed all the Stage IIIB pancreatic cancer from me and successfully re-plumbed my innards to function. It's a long, slow, grueling recovery but know you're in good hands with Dr. Cates. 10/10 would choose him again!
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Dr Cates is an excellent Dr. He is very understanding of your situation and informs you as what is needed to be done in order to correct your issue. I have had WHIPPLE surgery in 2006 and a fistula in 2017. I would reccomend Dr Cates to anyone needing the type of surgeries that he performs.
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Dr. Cates explained everything and made me feel at ease. He is very personable and seems to care about his patients.
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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)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HCA Midwest Comp Care
Healthcare USA
HealthPartners
HealthPartners HMO
Homestate Health Plan
Humana
Medicaid
Missouri Care
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
New Directions Behavioral Health
PHCS
Preferred Health Professionals
Premier Group Insurance
Savility
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WellCare

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