Dr. Lina O'Brien, MD

Dr. Lina O'Brien, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
50 y/o

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Dr. Lina O'Brien, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Overland Park, KS. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.Read her story

Colorectal Surgery Associates

4370 W 109th St Ste 350

Overland Park, KS 66211
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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Anal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
more than 90% of peers
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. O'Brien's bio

This content was provided by Dr. O'Brien "Dr. Lina O'Brien is a board-certified, fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon with Colorectal Surgery Associates in Kansas City, Mo. Dr. O'Brien offers more than 10 years of experience and is affiliated with Research Medical Center. In addition to her colorectal surgery fellowship, Dr. O'Brien also completed a research fellowship in surgery and microbiology. She has authored numerous papers and abstracts in her field and is a clinical assistant professor of surgery. Dr. O'Brien was recognized during her training as an outstanding woman scholar and as an outstanding surgery student. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgery, and a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. O'Brien is also a diplomat of the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery, the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. O'Brien "The physicians of Colorectal Surgery Associates, PC are committed to treating patients as individuals, to communicating their medical care in a manner that patients can understand, and to developing trusting doctor-patient relationships in order to foster the best possible treatment outcomes."

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

26  Conditions Treated

29  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Lina O'Brien, MD
She's my favorite doctor, ever. She's compassionate and caring and takes time to listen to me, however long-winded I get. I can imagine she extends the same care to every one of her patients, and every physician I've talked to outside her office has heard only glowing reviews of her. I am so...Read More
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Amanda in Independence – Jul 25, 2018
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Dr. O'Brien is very professional with exceptional experience in her field of medicine. But more important to me is her wonderful and positive personality. She takes the time to actually listen to your issues and fully explains everything to you. She is just a wonderful person.
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Bob Bell in Olathe, KS – Jul 06, 2018
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So patient and explains everything. I would highly recommend her and don't be frustrated if you can't get an appointment right away, there is a reason she is always booked up, because she is one of the best in her field! Be patient and wait for her, you won't be disappointed!
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C Davis in Overland Park , KS – Jun 10, 2018
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Dr. O'Brien is the kind of physician we all want to have. She listens to you, answers all your questions and never seems in a rush althogh I know she has a very busy practice.Her experience and caring manner help instill confidence in the course of action she prescribes.
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Carolyn S. in Leawood Kansas – May 27, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. O'Brien to anyone for any colon or rectal issues. She was pleasure to talk to about my condition and I appreciated her approach diagnosing and resolving my medical issue. A+
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Tim D in Park, MO – May 17, 2018
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