Dr. Joe Cates, MD

Dr. Joe Cates, MD

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Vascular Surgery  ·  
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56 y/o
(34)

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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)

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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 34 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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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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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