Dr. Lina O'Brien, MD

Dr. Lina O'Brien, MD

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Dr. Lina O'Brien, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Overland Park, KS. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Research Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. O'Brien to book an appointment.

Locations

Colorectal Surgery Associates - Leawood

Colorectal Surgery Associates - West 109th St4370 W 109th St Ste 350 Overland Park, KS 66211
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at Top Hospital Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Brien

4.8

Based on 136 ratings

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An amazing surgeon. I have complete confidence in her abilities.
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
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Kim Hammer – Nov 21, 2020
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The office staff at this office raises incompetence and arrogant to new levels. A MRI was performed and the office requested the disc. After forty days and multiple calls, the office manager "found" the disc on the doctors desk. This surgery was put on hold over a month due to sheer incompetence. The office manager takes no responsibility and actually blamed my mother (75) and demanded she drive around Kansas and retrieve a disc that is actually on her desk. Between the delays, demands, and arrogance on the part of the staff, my mother refuses to deal with this staff again. A new doctor was consulted and we have gone from a over night stay and robotic surgery to out patient surgery. The doctor may be excellent but she is completely out of touch with her office staff this office needs to be purged and to start over.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Andrew Dyer for Louise Andrews – Aug 26, 2020
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This was my first visit with Dr. O'Brien. I was nervous, but she quickly made me feel comfortable. She is easy to talk to. She took time to really listen. I have confidence in her knowledge and experience. She gave her opinion of what I should do next, and I have no hesitation in following her recommendations.
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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Theresa A. – Jul 30, 2020
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I can highly recommend Dr. O'Brien. She is a skilled surgeon and adds to that so much compassion for her patients. It is a comfort to have such a caring, knowledgable health provider. I give high marks, too, to her staff. I especially single out her assistant, Jami.
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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Jul 22, 2020
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My visit to Dr. Lina O'Brien was exceptional. I was very apprehensive about going to the appointment but was put at ease by Dr. O'Brien and her staff. She took the time to explain everything to me and answer all my questions. All of the staff that I dealt with were also very caring and professional. I would highly recommend Dr. O'Brien 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
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Liz Donnelly – Jul 15, 2020
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I am in the medical field and have known of Dr OBrien and her expertise for years. Not only is she extremely competent but has a bedside manor that puts you at ease. I would highly recommend her - my family has a history of colon cancer and I’m so grateful to be in her care.
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Vicki Springs – May 26, 2020
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Dr. O'Brien operated on me using the robotic method. From the first appointment to the final one she was pleasant, always seemed interested in my thoughts, and inquisitive on signs and symptoms. I was fully informed on different recovery phases and what to expect and the surgery was a breeze. Best surgery experience I have had. I never waited more than 10 minutes for an office visits.
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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RJ Edwards – Apr 28, 2020
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Very professional and compassionate office staff and I love the care that Dr O'Brien takes with her patients on every visit. Highly recommend her practice.
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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Apr 25, 2020
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She’s absolutely the best and quite honestly saved my life
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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Apr 23, 2020
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Consult for surgery. Dr. O’Brien is very professional. I am in pre-hospital emergency medicine and work with a lot of physician’s. She has one of the best bed side manners I have ever seen. Truly cares for her patients.
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Paul Paikowdki – Mar 03, 2020
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Dr. O'Brien is very thorough, listens carefully, answers all questions and presents a detailed overview of what is happening and the options. It took 3 months to get in as a new patient but I believe it was totally worth it. She came highly recommended from personal friends, my GI doctor and my medical doctor.
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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Karen Bartle – Feb 27, 2020
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Dr. O'Brien is the best in her profession of colorectal surgery.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry Tiemann – Feb 26, 2020
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Dr O'Brien has been an asset to my healthcare for over a year now. Her office always replies promptly to any questions or scheduling needs and more importantly this is a doctor who truly listens to what you are saying. In my experience, many doctors and surgeons in particular, tend to read the chart and leave out the patient's input. If you are looking for sound advice from a doctor who not only is a leading surgeon in her field but who takes the time to make you understand your options, this is your doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Heather – Feb 20, 2020
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What can I say? I think Dr. O'Brien is amazing and recommend her to people regularly... there's a reason it can take awhile to get in as a new patient! So think ahead and get scheduled now!
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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Feb 11, 2020
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I recently have been under the care of Dr. O’Brien after being treated with very limited successes by other medical practices. Dr. O’Brien quickly identified my medical issue, listened carefully to my concerns and questions and then presented a well thought out multiphase plan to address my medical problem. I have confidence for the first time in months regarding the care I am now receiving. I was referred to Dr. O’Brian by a family member in medical practice, as well as a friend who is also a patient of Dr. O’Brien. I strongly recommend Dr. O’Brien and Colorectal Surgery Associates.
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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Blair – Jan 21, 2020
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Dr O’Brien is smart, skilled, and has a great bedside manner.
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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Jan 14, 2020
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After a colonoscopy my GI physician recommended I see Dr. O'Brien to repair a prolapse. It took almost 4 months to get in to see her but she is worth the wait. She immediately puts you at ease and has a very caring attitude. She takes whatever time you need to discuss your case. I am now 5 weeks post surgery and am extremely pleased with the results. I would highly recommend her.
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Mary S. – Jan 14, 2020
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First visit was a home run. Dr. Lina was warm, professional and clearly explained my medical situation and what she planned to do about it. Very calm and straightforward- made me feel calm and at ease.
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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John Purcell – Nov 25, 2019
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I would not recommend O'Brien. I waited an hour and a half past my appointment time before she saw me. She has no bedside manner at all. And her demeanor showed that she was annoyed by questions. I will say that I believe she answered questions honestly, she was not forthcoming with information regarding what to expect and the procedure. If you didn't ask specifically about something, she didn't venture to tell you. She hurriedly left the room without so much as a goodbye or pleased to meet you. Seemed very blaise and unfeeling about giving bad medical news. Displayed as much compassion as her DaVinci Robot. I would not recommend O'Brien. If I could give a zero star rating, I would.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Craig – Nov 20, 2019
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Highly recommended by my physicians and friends, Dr. O'Brien lived up to all the praise I'd heard. She had read my medical history before meeting with me, she listened to my concerns, and presented an easy to understand plan of care for me. She was able to describe the reasons behind her recommendations and how they would benefit my care and recovery. She appeared to care about me and allowed me ample time to ask questions and participate in my care plan.
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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Cathy – Nov 11, 2019
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Dr. O'Brien's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anoscopy
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien performs Anoscopy more than 100% of her peers

Dr. O'Brien performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 100% of her peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. O'Brien's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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 Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Exstrophy of Bladder
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • 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)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Care Philosophy

The physicians of Colorectal Surgery Associates, PC are committed to treating patients as individuals, to communicating their medical care in a manner...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits.Dr. Lina O'Brien is a board-certified, fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon with Colorectal Surgery Associates...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Medical School
1992
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Internship Hospital
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Lina O'Brien, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. O'Brien frequently treats Anoscopy, Intestinal Obstruction, and Anal or Rectal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. O'Brien treats.

Where is Dr. Lina O'Brien, MD's office located?

Dr. O'Brien's office is located at 4370 W 109th St Ste 350, Overland Park, KS 66211. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Research Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Menorah Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Shawnee Mission, KS

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

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Centerpoint Medical Center

Independence, MO

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

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Joseph Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)