Dr. Pierre Castera, MD

Dr. Pierre Castera, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
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62 y/o
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Dr. Pierre Castera, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Leawood, KS. He is 62 years old.

Colorectal Surgery Associates

4370 W 109th St Ste 350

Leawood, KS 66211
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Anorectal Abscess
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abscess
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hemorrhoids
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Castera "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."
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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • 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 Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • State University Of New York, Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Castera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Research Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

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Dr. Castera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castera to family and friends
4.7
based on 31 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Castera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Kearney, MO |
Took his time explaining my condition and performed my surgery well
Kansas City, MO |
Very likely. He is gentle in the exam and procedure and willing to spend time sharing information pertinent to my condition!
Kansas City, MO |
I first met Dr Castera in 1976 when he performed a colon resection on me. Since I had a history of colon polyps, I returned several times for colonoscopy. He has always been very professional and helpful. I highly recommend him to anyone who suspects that they have a colon or rectal problem. And don"t think it is a problem only for those over 50. I had my first colon resection at age 47 and some of my kids and grandkids have had polyps in their 20"s
in Kansas City |
I like Dr Castera. He explained stuff good and had a plan to see if he could help my bowels. He was gentle and caring.
in Kansas City, MO |
Dr. Castera took the time with me to sit and go over every detail without making me feel rushed and that I was one of 30 patients he was seeing that day (although I know he's a busy man). He was very understanding and patient. He took the time to explain to me specifically what was going on, what could be done to correct and didn't speak to me in a language that was condescending. And, he wanted to do what was best for me and not what was best for his pocket. He is highly recommended.
in Kansas City, MO |
Seemed knowledgeable about his speciality; however, he was reluctant to do any surgical correction based on previous health conditions; therefore, the problem was not addressed at the time of initial appointment. Follow-up communication has been sent but the problem (external hemorrhoid) has not been solved at this time.
in Overbrook, KS |
Dr. Castera was very helpful to me and answered questions well that were causing a lot of worry in my mind.
in Grain Valley, MO |
I most definitely recommend Dr Castera. I felt I had finally found a doctor to listen to all the issues I have been having.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Castera accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • 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)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Healthcare USA
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Missouri Care
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Health Professionals
  • Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Savility
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Castera has admitting privileges

Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
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Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66209
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North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Saint Joseph Medical Center
1000 Carondelet Dr
Kansas City, MO 64114
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