Dr. Lawrence Drahota, MD

Dr. Lawrence Drahota, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 65

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Dr. Lawrence Drahota, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Leawood, KS. Dr. Drahota has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Overland Park Regional Medical Center and AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Drahota to book an appointment.


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Metropolitan Surgical Associates

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Metropolitan Surgical Associates11401 Nall Ave Ste 216 Leawood, KS 66211
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Dr. Drahota is affiliated with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Shawnee Mission, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Drahota's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Drahota

3.3

Based on 26 ratings

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  • Wait times (17)
  • Appointment scheduling (16)
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
  • Office environment (5)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
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What a ghastly experience I had from Dr. Drahota nurse and from the doctor himself. I cannot believe this man is a doctor and a surgeon. He and his nurse are extremely rude people. I would not recommend this place to my enemies.when I asked the rude nurse if she didn't already have my insurance information she got pissed off and told me to leave her office. So I gladly did who wants to be treated by sits rude people.
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tim w pingleton – Jun 23, 2020
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Dr. Drahota did an emergency appendectomy. I was very grateful for his fast service and willingness to do it in the evening after hours. He was a great doctor. Seeing him in his office afterwards was very fast. No wait time at all!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 14, 2019
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Dr. Drahota removed my gall bladder recently. From the first consultation to the follow up, Dr. Drahota was very professional. He answered my questions and took time explaining the process to me. My surgery was very successful. I would recommend him to anyone. Staff was friendly and the office was very clean. I did not have to wait any time with my two office visits.
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Sandy in Leawood, Kansas, KS – Apr 20, 2017
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Dr. Drahota has operated on me in the past for removal of my gallbladder. It proved to be a very difficult case as I had a gallstone stuck in my common bile duct. I have no doubt that Dr. Drahota's supreme surgical skills are what got me through that difficult surgery and recovery. I recently saw him for a thrombosed hemorrhoid. He and his wonderful nurse made what could be a very embarrassing problem seem routine. They were very professional and caring. I trust Dr. Drahota 100%
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Kara Hanks in Gardner, KS – Mar 21, 2017
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Dr. Drahota is one of the most caring physicians I have ever felt with. Always taking time to understand the physical but also the mental side of care. He helped me and my family deal with an illness and operated with great results.
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Leawood, KS – Mar 15, 2017
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I have had a couple of procedures with Dr. Drahota and would recommend him to everyone. He has done some great work for me and always been ready to help when I have needed him. Having had over thirty surgeries, I have worked with a lot of different doctors and he is one of the best. He has done three surgeries with multiple procedures in each, should I need his help again. He will get my call!
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Frederick Miller in Leawood, KS – Mar 14, 2017
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i had my hernia repaired by him He did a great joob
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Jack Magnet in Leawood – Nov 23, 2016
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I was sent to Dr Drahota from the VA. He had me stay in the exam room for over an hour while he went to pick up his son at school. When he returned he only spent less than 5 minutes with me. I contacted the VA about his unprofessional practice. I requested the VA not send any more patients to him.
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Tommy Buxton in Overland Park, KS – Oct 14, 2016
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Very short with me as a patient. He screamed at the receptionists using profanity the morning of my surgery. I was regretting my decision to have surgery by him (gastric sleeve/hiatal hernia repair) after speaking with him. He did not allow anytime for me to ask questions. I was crying and felt very uncomfortable. After care at Blue Valley Surgical has also been poor. I highly regret going to this hospital in Overland Park. Keep looking. There's better choices out there for you!
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Nichole Lacy in Springfield, MO – Sep 12, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Drahota

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Drahota treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Drahota treats other conditions, please contact the office at (913) 541-3240.

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Dr. Drahota typically treats 57% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal
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Dr. Drahota's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • 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)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Drahota accepts the following insurance:

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Open Access Plus
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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
Medicaid
Missouri Care
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
New Directions Behavioral Health
PHCS
Preferred Health Professionals
Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
Premier Group Insurance
Savility
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lawrence Drahota, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Leawood, KS. Dr. Drahota has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1982
U Kansas
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Lawrence Drahota, MD?

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Is Dr. Lawrence Drahota, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Lawrence Drahota, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Drahota frequently treats Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Drahota specializes.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Drahota, MD's office located?

Dr. Drahota's office is located at 11401 Nall Ave Ste 216, Leawood, KS 66211. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Lawrence Drahota, MD speak?

Dr. Drahota speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Lawrence Drahota, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Drahota has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Shawnee Mission, KS

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)