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Dr. Richard Coats is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon with Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery at the Lee's Summit, Mo location. Dr. Coats is affiliated with Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He has been a practicing vascular surgeon for more than 13 years and specializes in both endovascular (minimally invasive) and open surgical techniques to repair arteries and veins. Dr. Coats has been involved with training surgeons from around the country in advanced endovascular techniques. He has served as a clinical instructor for medical students at several institutions, and published multiple papers, articles and research results in his field. Dr. Coats has also been the recipient of several awards over the course of his training and career in recognition of his surgical excellence and leadership skills. He is a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Vascular and Endovascular surgery cares for the patients’ circulatory system; arteries, veins and lymphatics. The vascular surgeon’s role is to maintain or improve blood flow through these systems which is done through a variety of ways. Care for the “vascular patient” often involves medical therapy combined with surgical and the surgical therapy is often minimally invasive. My philosophy involves caring for the patient, both from a medical and surgical perspective, providing the therapy best suited for each particular patient, with the goal of improving their quality of life.