Dr. Kathleen Van Leeuwen, MD

Dr. Kathleen Van Leeuwen, MD

Pediatric Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Kathleen Van Leeuwen, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from Columbia Univ. Col. of Phy. & Surg. in 1996 and specializes in pediatric surgery.

1919 E Thomas Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Contact Information

(602) 933-0777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Care Credit
  • Cigna
  • CRS
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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
more than 47% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 39% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

20  Conditions Treated

36  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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  • Columbia Univ. Col. of Phy. & Surg.
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Michigan Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of Michigan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Michigan Health System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Kathleen Van Leeuwen, MD
Our 9 year old son had an ambilical hernia surgery done by her. Dr Graziano was our second doctor to see regarding this procedure. She was incredible with our son and explaining the procure to him, my wife and myself. She really made him feel comfortable and ease any of our concerns.
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R Taylor in Queen Creek, AZ – Feb 23, 2016
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Dr. Graziano did nothing less than save my life. In her residency at U of M Mott, she removed a cantaloupe sized benign teritoma from my chest. A very difficult surgery near very vital organs. That was 10 years ago now, and I know she is continuing to change lives for the better at Phoenix. I am 25...Read More
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Kayley B in Ann Arbor, MI – Dec 17, 2015
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