Dr. Kelly James, MD

Dr. Kelly James, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 59

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Kelly James, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Independence, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Centerpoint Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. James to book an appointment.

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Kelly M James

Surgical Care of Independence Inc.19101 E Valley View Pkwy Ste B Independence, MO 64055
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Dr. James is affiliated with Centerpoint Medical Center Independence, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. James

4.5

Based on 17 ratings

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Dr. James is an excellent surgeon with life saving skills. I would absolutely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 30, 2021
Is there a 100-star rating that I can give? Dr. James is a very special person to our family. He performed a serious surgery on my son and provided him with the best post op care, plus additional care since then. He is always professional, honest, cool and most of all, compassionate. Upon meeting him, we felt an immediate connection with him, especially my son. He offered to help us with any needs we might ever need and he has kept his word to this day. Dr. James, we truly appreciate you and we are blessed beyond words to have a doctor like you to turn to during difficult times. You're kind of a big deal! Forever grateful~
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Athena Thomsen – Mar 21, 2021
Did surgery twice once for a hernia once to remove a fatty tumor. Complete and total satisfaction with Dr. James.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry Bunn in Independence, MO – Apr 02, 2019
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 doctors I have ever worked with and I have worked with well over 100 different doctors in my life. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing surgery or wound care. He's a Saint in my opinion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Brad Crews in Independence, MO – Aug 24, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jared S in Independence, MO – Oct 12, 2016
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 that's worth a million dollars. And a humanatarian award. Anybody who left a bad review your lucky to be alive. Lucky u had insurance. Cause I gaurantee you have no understanding of critical analysis stres
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Douglas B Smith II in independence – Mar 13, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Grace Kelly in Kansas City, MO – Jan 25, 2016

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Dr. James' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Burn Injuries
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Burn Injuries more than 94% of his peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chemical Burn
  • Chemical Burn - Airways
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chemical Burn - Ingestion
  • Chemical Burn - Inhalation
  • Chemical Burn - Skin
  • Electrical Burn
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Third-Degree Burns
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Second-Degree Burns
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Second-Degree Burns more than 92% of his peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

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

Dr. James performs Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. James performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Debridement
  • Knee Debridement

Dr. James' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Burn Injuries
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. James accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cenpatico Behavioral Health
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CompCare
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Family Health Partners
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
HCA Midwest Comp Care
Healthcare USA
Homestate Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Missouri Care
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kelly James, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Independence, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Centerpoint Medical Center and...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

State University Of New York
Residency Hospital
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School
1988
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Kelly James, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. James frequently treats Burn Injuries, Second-Degree Burns, and Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy). See all procedures and conditions Dr. James treats.

Where is Dr. Kelly James, MD's office located?

Dr. James' office is located at 19101 E Valley View Pkwy Ste B, Independence, MO 64055. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. James is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Centerpoint Medical Center

Independence, MO

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Lee's Summit Medical Center

Lees Summit, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Saint Luke's East Hospital

Lees Summit, MO

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

St. Mary's Medical Center

Blue Springs, MO

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)