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Dr. Kelly James, MD

Dr. Kelly James, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 57


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


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(816) 254-9292

Dr. James accepts the following insurance:

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
Worker's Compensation WC

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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
  • Cholelithiasis
  • 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 Cancer
  • 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
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • 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 Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • 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
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • 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
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • 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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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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