Provider Profile

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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 Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Access (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Complete (HMO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Essential (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Plus (HMO)
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Community (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City