Saint Luke's Liver & Transplant Specialists

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From liver transplantation to preventive care, Saint Luke’s provides a full range of services for patients with disorders involving the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. Our physicians have performed more than 1,000 successful liver surgeries and are some of the most experienced liver transplant surgeons in the area.

Saint Luke’s Liver & Transplant Specialists is a multidisciplinary office servicing gastroenterology, hepatology, abdominal surgeries, and liver and renal transplants. Some of the conditions treated include:

  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C treatment
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver cancer
  • Fatty liver
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Pancreatic disorders that require surgical intervention, including Whipple surgery.

Saint Luke’s comprehensive approach to patient care encompasses:

  • Liver transplantation
  • Treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases
  • State-of-the-art imaging for screening and diagnosis
  • Minimally invasive treatments for malignant and benign tumors


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Appointment Information

New patients please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment so that the necessary paperwork can be completed and your copayment collected. Existing patients please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment. If you must cancel your appointment for any reason, please give us at least 24 hours’ notice.

We handle prescription refills during normal office hours only. Please allow 24 – 48 hours for a refill request. 

Copays and outstanding balances need to be paid at the time of service.


Laura M Alba, MD

Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology

Ahmed Awad, DO


Woojin James Chon, MD

Nephrology, Transplant Nephrology

Lee S Cummings, MD

Transplant Surgery, Surgery (General)

Jameson Forster, MD

Transplant Surgery, Surgery (General)

John H Helzberg, MD


Eddie Roy Island, MD

Transplant Surgery, Surgery (General)

Napat Leeaphorn, MD

Transplant Nephrology, Nephrology

Alisa Likhitsup, MD


Meghan K Larkin, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Rebecca Lea Miller, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Mary S O'Neill, RN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner


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Saint Luke's Liver & Transplant Specialists

4320 Wornall Rd Ste 240
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-932-4655
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Saint Luke's Liver & Transplant Specialists

12330 Metcalf Ave Ste 420
Overland Park, KS 66213 

Phone: 816-932-4655

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Saint Luke's is among the first in Missouri to perform the innovative robotic surgery. FOX4 talked to Dr. Lee Cummings about how the Robotic Whipple is a game-changer in treating pancreatic cancer.
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