Dr. Joe A Cates MD Surgeon

Dr. Joe Cates is a surgeon in Overland Park, Kansas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine and has been in practice for 19 years. Dr. Cates accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 10 at Lee's Summit Medical Center who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: Vascular, Hepatobiliary, Pancreas

Clinical Interests: Esophagus, Aneurysm, Aortic disease, Stent Graft repair of Aortic Aneurysm (Including Fenestrated); Pancreatic, Esophageal and Hepatic Malignancies

Education & Medical Training

UCLA Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1987 - 1994

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, 1994 - 1995

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 19 years in Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified 18 years in Vascular Surgery

KS State Medical License
Active through 2013

MO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Kansas City Preferred-Care Blue PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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