Saint Luke's Surgical Specialists

Saint Luke’s Surgical Specialists consists of specially trained surgeons who perform advanced minimally invasive surgery. Using advanced laparoscopic, minimally invasive, and robotic surgeries that many others in the region are unable to offer, Saint Luke’s Surgical Specialists can feel confident that you are receiving the most skilled, state of the art, advanced surgical care available.

This surgical approach allows surgeries to be performed through tiny incisions resulting in less pain, reduced chance for infection, and shorter recovery times.

The team from Saint Luke’s Surgical Specialists consists of specially-trained surgeons who perform advanced minimally invasive surgery.

Saint Luke’s Surgical Specialists uses laparoscopic, minimally invasive and robotic techniques that many others in the region are unable to offer. You can feel confident that you’re receiving the most skilled, leading edge, and advanced surgical care available.

This approach allows surgeries to be performed through tiny incisions—resulting in less pain, reduced chance for infection, and shorter recovery times.

Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery

Your doctor may recommend minimally invasive, or laparoscopic surgery, depending on your condition.

How it works

During a minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon makes one or more small incisions—usually about a half-inch long—and inserts a tube through which the doctor can insert cameras and specially designed instruments to perform the surgery.

Compared to traditional open surgery, patients who undergo minimally invasive surgery often experience:

  • Less pain
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Faster recovery

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery utilizes state-of-the-future technology to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures and provides many benefits to patients, including reduced blood loss, quicker recovery, and less postoperative pain and discomfort. It also delivers increased clinical capability while maintaining the same look and feel of open surgery.

How it works

Using the da Vinci Surgical System®, the surgeon operates while seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3-D image of the surgical field. Similar to traditional minimally invasive surgery, small incisions are made, and the surgeon places tubes in each incision. The da Vinci’s patient-side cart has three or four robotic arms that are used to place cameras and surgical instruments in these tubes.

Using the system’s master controls, the surgeon's hand, wrist, and finger movements are translated into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient. The instruments are designed with seven degrees of motion that mimic the dexterity of the human hand and wrist.

The vision system, with a high-resolution 3-D endoscope and image processing equipment, provides a true-to-life 3-D image of the operative field. These images can be enhanced, refined, and optimized using the system’s image synchronizers, high-intensity illuminators, and camera control units.

Services

  • Minimally invasive oncologic surgery
  • Treatment for oncologic conditions (melanoma, sarcoma, colorectal, hepatobiliary, gastrointestinal, pancreatic)
  • Endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, and adrenal)
  • Treatment for diseases of the colon, small intestine, and stomach
  • Treatment for reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Spleen, gallbladder, hernia, appendix, etc., removal

Our robotic surgery program offers:

  • Adrenalectomy—laparoscopiclly removing the adrenal gland
  • Atrial septal defect repair—repairing a hole in the wall between the two atria to allow blood flow between the two sides of the heart (only available at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City)
  • Coronary artery bypass—using a section of vein/artery to bypass a blockage in an artery of the heart (only available at Saint Luke’s Hospital)
  • Epicardial lead placement—placing a pacemaker lead (only available at Saint Luke’s Hospital)
  • Hysterectomy—removing the uterus
  • Lung procedures (only available at Saint Luke’s Hospital)
  • Mitral valve repair—reconstructing a heart valve to restore proper function (only available at Saint Luke’s Hospital)
  • Myomectomy—removing uterine fibroids
  • Nephrectomy—partially or completely removing the kidney
  • Prostatectomy—removing part or all of the prostate
  • Pyeloplasties —reconstructing the pelvis or the kidney to correct an obstruction
  • Sacral colpopexy—correcting pelvic organ prolapse
  • Thymectomy— removing the thymus gland (only available at Saint Luke’s Hospital)

Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Colon removal (colectomy)
  • Uterus removal (hysterectomy)

Insurance

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Appointment Information

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment so that the necessary paperwork can be completed and your copayment collected. 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.

Locations

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4320 Wornall Rd Medical Plaza 1 Ste 530
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-932-7900
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120 NE Saint Luke's Blvd Ste 220
Lees Summit, MO 64086 

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12330 Metcalf Ave Ste 500B
Overland Park, KS 66213 

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5844 NW Barry Rd Ste 120
Kansas City, MO 64154 

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4061 Indian Creek Pkwy Ste 320
Overland Park, KS 66207 

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1001 6th Ave Ste 340
Leavenworth, KS 66048 

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600 NE Adams Dairy Pkwy Ste 120
Blue Springs, MO 64014 

Phone: 816-932-7900