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Provider Profile

Eddie Roy Island, MD

Transplant Surgery, Surgery (General)
Call to make an appointment 816-932-4655


Medical School
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Surgery, University of California San Francisco (East Bay), Oakland, CA
Post-Grad Training
Surgical, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin,
Surg/Transplantation, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • abdominal transplant surgery
  • ablative therapies
  • laparoscopy
  • robotic surgery


Dr. Island is an active transplant and hepatobiliary (liver) surgeon. He has been primarily focused on liver, intestine, and multi-organ transplant, and has advanced experience in both adult and pediatric transplantation. 

With the use of advanced technology in the operating room, he has an extensive experience with both microwave and radio frequency ablation of liver tumors. These procedures involve the placement of surgical probes directly into the liver cancer, and then specific energy is applied through the probe to destroy the tumor while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues. These procedures can be performed with either open or laparoscopic techniques, and Dr. Island has experience with both.

Through his experience with ablative therapies, Dr. Island became interested in the application of  computer assisted navigation during surgery. He has worked with the Pathfinder Technologies’ system of 3D mapping and instrument tracking during procedures. This system utilizes pre operative images to create a three dimensional map of relevant anatomy that can be used for preoperative planning. Furthermore, instrumentation can be fitted with trackers so that their location can be identified in real time and integrated into the three dimensional map of the relevant anatomy.

Dr. Island also has extensive experience with laparoscopic liver resections. He's successfully completed many laparoscopic and hand assisted laparoscopic liver resections. These have included both left and right sided major liver resections. In selected patients, these procedures allow individuals who require major liver surgery to benefit from minimally invasive techniques. The result is less pain and a faster recovery and return to work.

He has also developed experience in surgical robotics with the Da Vinci platform. Using his experience with laparoscopic and minimally invasive liver surgery, he was able to apply these techniques in the field of surgical robotics. Dr. Island is one of a small group of surgeons with experience with robotic liver surgery. 

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Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City