Dr. John Shook, MD
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Dr. John Shook, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Kansas City, MO. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Shook is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Saint Luke's East Hospital and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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    Dr. Shook's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shook to family and friends
    3.8
    based on 13 total surveys (6 with reviews)
    Dr. Shook's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (6)
    Lees Summit, MO |
    Arrogance has no place in his field. You do exactly what he says,or find another dr. He seems to thrive on and encourage mastectomies,even when not needed. Do your research.
    Silver Lake, KS |
    I feel very confident in my treatment with Dr Shook. He has called me to explain my results and then again gone over them with myself and my husband in his office. I hired a well known consultant from California for a second opinion and it has always coincided with Dr Shook"s recommendation. After doing much research like all breast cancer patients do, I am convinced that Dr Shook knows what he is doing and it is very reassuring.
    in Independence, MO |
    He was kind , considerate and skilled. Could not have asked for better care.
    Lees Summit, MO |
    Awful. His ego, arrogance is huge. Diagnosis, breast cancer, 4 hours later was in his office. Crying, I was in shock. I refused the genetic testing which annoyed him. Day10 post-op I explained to him I had misunderstood "biopsy" of lymph nodes. I expected a large bee sting size incision like on my breast. I was shocked & felt butchered seeing the size of incision. No communication skill. Not open at all to suggestions. I offered up before & after pics to help others. Was told I need shrink
    in Overland Park, KS |
    He is opinionated and not open to questions from the patient. His attitude is very 1950 style, as in I am the surgeon...you are only a subject to be cut upon. He never even followed up with a visit in the hospital, but sent his intern the next day to check. He fails on every account of bedside manner and concern for the patient. Not sure if he even did the surgery or one of his assistants did it. He never answered that question. I would avoid his my way or highway approach.
    Overland Park, KS |
    I agree with the comment already posted - If you express an opinion or say you prefer a certain procedure, he appears to be quite irritated. My outcome was not very good.
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    •  Specializes in General Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Aneurysm
    • Appendicitis
    • Benign Tumor
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Lump
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Thrombosis
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Vascular Disease
    • Ventral Hernia

    Education

    • Medical School
      UNIV OF MO-KANSAS CITY SCH OF MED

      Graduated in 1984

    • Internship Hospital
      Med Coll Ga/Wash U Sch Med

      Completed in 1985

    • Residency Hospital
      Truman Med Ctr

      Completed in 1990

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Colectomy
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hernia Repair
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Laparotomy
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Puncture Aspiration
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Wound Repair