Dr. Kelly James, MD

Dr. Kelly James, MD

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56 y/o
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Dr. Kelly James, MD is a general surgery specialist in Independence, MO. He specializes in general surgery.

United Surgical Associates of KC

19101 E Valley View Pkwy Ste B

Independence, MO 64055
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Healthcare USA

Background Check

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. James' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ulcer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Ulcer more than 96% of his peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. James performs Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. James performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Debridement
  • Knee Debridement
Wound Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. James performs Wound Repair more than 71% of his peers

Dr. James performs this procedure more than 71% of his peers

Dr. James' conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal or Rectal Pain
Aneurysm
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Bile Duct Procedure
Biliary Atresia
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Surgical Procedure
Burn Injuries
Cancer
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colectomy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Diseases
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
Fecal Impaction Removal
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Fracture
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrotomy
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hyperparathyroidism
Incisional Hernia
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Lipomas
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pancreatic Cancer
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Pulmonary Disease
Pyloric Stenosis
Rib Fracture
Secondary Malignancies
Second-Degree Burns
Skin Grafts
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Sphincterotomy
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thoracentesis
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Ulcer
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Ventral Hernia
Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kelly James, MD is a general surgery specialist in Independence, MO. He specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • State University Of New York
    Residency Hospital
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School
  • 1988
    Montefiore Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital
    1988

Awards

Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. James

4.4

Based on 13 reviews

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1 Star
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. James provided surgery and care for me when I had necrotizing faciitis. If not for his care and expertise, I would not have survived, as I was at the point of death at one point during my treatment. I have subsequently been treated by him for non-healing wounds many times. He is one of the best...Read More
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Dr. James came highly recommended by a family member, and I have used him now twice for srugeries. He is always calm, confident and quick. He tells it like it is, and follows through on everything he says. Much appreciated and I recommend him to anyone.
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Out of 99 doctors Dr Kelly is the only one with a human heart left. While every doctor is more concerned with the money they'll earn. Or what sporting event is going on. Dr Kelly informed his nurse that he didn't get in the field to worry about money but yet the care of his patients. And to me...Read More
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Dr. James was my surgeon for my colon resection back in 2012. I was more than pleased at Dr. James' bedside manner and the deep concern he showed me before, during and after the process of my surgical procedure. I highly reccomend Dr. James to anyone who is looking for an excellent surgeon.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Cenpatico Behavioral Health
Cigna
CompCare
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Family Health Partners
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
HCA Midwest Comp Care
Healthcare USA
Homestate Health Plan
Humana
Missouri Care
Molina Healthcare
New Directions Behavioral Health
PHCS
Preferred Health Professionals
Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
Premier Group Insurance
Savility
WellCare
Worker's Compensation
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