Our doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. We treat benign and malignant conditions, perform routine screening (including colonoscopy), and treat surgically as necessary. It is important to us that you receive the best state of the art care and treatment available, and we want your experience with us to be a comfortable one.
Our doctors and office staff pride themselves with the personal touch and individual care given to each patient. Frequently, we work in concert with the patients, and other physicians to treat the whole person. We are committed to education, new techniques, and improved patient outcomes. Our physicians were the first to introduce many new surgical and diagnostic medical innovations to the Kansas City area.
In a poll published, Kansas City physicians were asked to name the doctor they would send a loved one to for medical care. Colon Rectal Surgeons of Kansas City was number one on the list. Colon Rectal Surgeons of Kansas City were also given the honor of “Top Doctors of the Decade in 1990’s" and "Top Doctors" in 2009 and 2010.
The human body's ability to adapt is an amazing thing. Shawnee Mission Medical Center physician Bruce D. Graham, MD, has pioneered a technique that encourages this adaptability, giving patients with certain colorectal diseases a new lease on a normal life. Living with ulcerative colitis (UC) or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is anything but normal. UC symptoms range from diarrhea, rectal bleeding and mild cramping to fever, bloody diarrhear and severe abdominal cramps. Patients with FAP, an inherited colorectal cancer syndrome, develop hundreds of polyps in the colon and sometimes other organs, as well. Removing the colon and often the rectum is required to correct problems and, in the case of FAP, prevent the likely development of colon cancer.