Dr. Trent Failing, MD

Dr. Trent Failing, MD

Breast Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

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Dr. Trent Failing, MD is a breast surgery specialist in North Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in breast surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and more.

Meritas Health Comprehensive Surgery

2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 625

North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Freedom Health
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Failing "Dr. Failing professional interests include breast cancer, breast conservation and other surgical procedures such as ABDOMINAL SURGERY: Appendectomy (removal of appendix) Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) Colon surgery Splenectomy (removal of the spleen) Adrenalectomy (removal of adrenal gland) Stomach surgery including fundoplication, Central line access (Portacath®, Groshong®) Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery, Anal-rectal surgery (removal of hemorrhoids, fistulas, abscesses) HERNIA REPAIR (with laparoscopic options): Inguinal (groin area) Hiatal (stomach into chest cavity) Ventral/Incisional Umbilical BREAST SURGERY: Biopsy Lumpectomy (with nipple sparing and breast conservation) Mastectomy OFFICE PROCEDURES: Fine needle aspirations, lesion removal and I & D of abscesses."
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3  Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

19  Conditions Treated

19  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • 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)

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  • Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • St Luke's Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • St Luke's Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

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. Trent Failing, MD
I am a very nervous patient, and Dr. Failing was good about helping me feel relaxed about everything. He has performed three surgeries for me now, and all have gone great. He’s a skilled and knowledgeable doctor with a calm demeanor and I’m glad to have had him as my surgeon.
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Val in City, MO – Sep 04, 2018
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He is a fantastic Doctor./Easy to talk with.
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shirley in kc – Aug 21, 2018
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Dr. Failing is an amazing surgeon!!! He removed my gall bladder and it was turned, folded over in half, & pushing against my liver. It was a very serious surgery and he was still able to do it laparoscopically!! He also just took my daughters gall bladder out after numerous ER visits and hospital...Read More
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Jennifer Piatt in Pleasant Valley, MO – Jul 10, 2018
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This doctor and his nurse Jennifet refused to see me when I had pain and my breast was swollen and bruised after 3 for three was. When I insisted they both said that I need to wait and saw the doctor they wanted me to wait 6-7 more wks. I end of having another surgery at CTCA because I had...Read More
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Nancy in Kansas City, MO – Jan 06, 2017
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