Dr. Joe Cates, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 57

  
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Dr. Joe Cates, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Lees Summit, MO. He specializes in vascular surgery.


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Vascular Institute at Lee's Summit Medical Center

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(913) 754-2800
Vascular Institute at Lee's Summit Medical Center2000 Se Blue Pkwy Ste 210 Lees Summit, MO 64063
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Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery

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Kentucky Communities General & Vascular Surgeon5100 W 110th St Ste 300 Leawood, KS 66211
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Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery Group

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Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery Group2330 E Meyer Blvd Ste 207 Kansas City, MO 64132
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Vascular Institute at Research Medical Center

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(913) 754-2800
Kansas City Vascular & General Surgery2330 E Meyer Blvd Ste 115 Kansas City, MO 64132
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One of the BEST Vascular Surgeons in the USA. I have been a patient of Dr. Cates for over ten years and have the utmost confidence in him. I rate Dr. Cates A++++++++!!!
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B. Clay – May 08, 2020
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Dr Cates performed a rather extensive surgery removing a tumer and associated resection of the large and small bowels. Additionally, he demonstrated genuine concern for me during my recovery.
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Jim Woodward – May 04, 2020
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Dr. Cates was very highly recommended to me by other patients and physicians. I have no doubt that he is an excellent surgeon. On top of that, he has a wonderful bedside manner—very kind and insightful. I appreciate his honesty and options he gave me to think about. So grateful that I was referred to him.
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Sandra Ponzer – May 04, 2020
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Dr. Cates appears to be a bright competent person in his field. We have had plenty of dr. appointments and the appointment with him was efficient and pleasant.
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Janet Organ – Apr 24, 2020
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Dr. Cates is one of the most responsive and communicative doctors we have ever worked with. His expertise has given us a feeling of security that is rare in the medical world today.
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Ronna and Ray Magargee – Mar 21, 2020
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Simply the best Dr. and staff in Kansas City.
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James Parker – Mar 01, 2020
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As all previous visits, always well organized and timely.
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Harley Tennison – Feb 25, 2020
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Cordial, pleasant demeanor. Professional in every way. Stayed to explain test results and answer all questions. Laid out potential options.
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James Lesky – Feb 23, 2020
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Follow up from surgery went great. Got in and Dr. Cates saw me quickly. Very nice man and the best surgeon.
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Lewis David Lambert – Feb 09, 2020
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FAN Tastic!!! Fantastic surgeon! Thank you, Dr. Cates, for repairing my "graped-up" liver.
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T. Becker – Jan 24, 2020
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Dr. Cates took wonderful care of me during a very stressful time in my life. He was very kind, came highly recommended and really put my family and I at ease. He is a wonderful Dr.
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Natalie Rivas – Jan 11, 2020
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Dr. Cates responded to my initial call weekend hours within 10 minutes, took my information over the phone, agreed with my concerns re: needing urgent carotid surgery for a high grade carotid stenosis and quickly made arrangements for an Office visit, imaging and subsequent surgery. Kind, efficient, excellent surgical expertise, and good post op management. I can recommend him without reservation.
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Jan 04, 2020
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Vanessa, Randi and Lori were phenomenal! The gals at the front desk had a great energy. They were very funny!
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Cynthia Keller in MO – Dec 30, 2019
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Dr Cates expksined the results of my scan with knowledge and care. He gave options for my condition. He took the wait and see option and did not just recommend surgery to fix the issue. I appreciated this but also gave me suggestions to watch for complications.
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Dec 29, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr. Joe Cates to anyone and found him to be, along with his team, highly skilled,knowledgeable,organized,professional,thorough and kind. Kansas City is very fortunate to have Dr. Cates . My surgery went very well and without a glitch.
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Audrie – Dec 05, 2019
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Dr. Cates is the very best there is. His entire staff is very caring and kind. I always treated very well and feel welcome and comfortable. I have no complaints at all during any time I come into this office.
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R Gress – Nov 11, 2019
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Dr. Cates was very professional. He was very kind and friendly. He answered all my questions and explained what the surgery would be like and what to expect.
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Vannessa Conger – Sep 22, 2019
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Two major surgeries on leg arteries by Dr. Cates. He worked for 5 hours on one of them, and similar time frame on the other leg 2 months later. Very professional, knowledgeable and kind! I'm grateful that he was my surgeon, which occurred in an emergency situation to save my foot on the first surgery.
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Sep 10, 2019
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He literally save my life. Very satisfied! He explain my illness to me where I was able to understand. Surgery was successful and I am very thankful!!!
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Allegra Rose – Aug 30, 2019
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The staff were very nice and helpful. Dr. Cates was great and explained things better than the previous doctors st KU Med Center. I highly recommend him and if I do require surgery I hope he does it.
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Kuranne Havlik – Jul 11, 2019
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Dr. Cates accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Cenpatico Behavioral Health
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Cigna PPO
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GEHA
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Practice Areas

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 91% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of their peers

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

Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Cates treats this condition more than 100% 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 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 100% of their peers

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

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 100% of their peers

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

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Cates performs this procedure more than 56% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral vascular disorder is diagnosed through a variety of procedures, including angiogram, ankle-brachial index and Doppler ultrasound. Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Cates performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates performs Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Cates performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Bypass
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates performs Peripheral Artery Bypass more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Cates performs this procedure more than 72% 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 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Vascular Surgical Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates performs Vascular Surgical Procedure more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Cates performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

Endovascular Repair of Aorta
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates performs Endovascular Repair of Aorta more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Cates performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

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Dr. Cates' Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates treats Aneurysm more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cates treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic 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

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

University of Kansas Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Senior Resident in General Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
UCLA School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
University Of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
University of Missouri at Kansas City
Undergraduate School

Awards

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

Affiliated Hospitals

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Belton Regional Medical Center

Belton, MO

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Centerpoint Medical Center

Independence, MO

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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

Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Research Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

St. Joseph Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)