Dr. Phillip Hornbostel, MD

Dr. Phillip Hornbostel, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Phillip Hornbostel, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint Joseph, MO and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc in 1979 and specializes in general surgery.

802 N Riverside Rd Ste 220

Saint Joseph, MO 64507

Contact Information

(816) 271-6155

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hornbostel "We treat weight issues as a health issue, without judgment or prejudice.  And we attempt to link patients to the safest and most effective interventions appropriate to their individual issues."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

27  Procedures

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Northwestern University of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Truman Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Truman Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hornbostel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hornbostel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hornbostel to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hornbostel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Hornbostel Says:

The patients who are willing to work with us in our practice, are satisfied over 98% of the time.  I am a very forthright person, and will advise my patients when they are, and when they are not, making sound medical decisions to promote their best health.  For those who choose, for any reason, not to work with us, we respect that, and will advise those few patients that they are free to seek care elsewhere.  Our primary


Patient Comments (2)

Cancelled my surgery at the last minute.
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This patient had previously cancelled appointments and made excessive demands upon our clinic and staff. In the end, we felt that she was going to be dissatisfied with our service no matter what we offered to accommodate her demands, and encouraged her to seek an alternative bariatric surgical clinic.

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I have every confidence in Dr. Hornbostel and his Bariatric Team after having him perform my Gastric Bypass this past September. Prior to selecting him for Bariatric Surgery, I did my research and consulted with National Bariatric Accrediting Agencies and discovered the benefits of his experience...more
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