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Participating Insurance Plans

Advanced Surgical Associates is contracted with many insurance plans. This list is not all-inclusive and is subject to change. If you do not see your carrier listed, feel free to contact our office about your plan to confirm our participation.

  • Medicare
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Carpenter’s District
  • Cigna/Great West
  • Coventry/Advantra
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Health Midwest comprehensive Care - HMCC
  • Humana
  • OOIDA
  • Preferred Health Professionals - PHP
  • Private Healthcare Systems - PHCS
  • Travelers
  • TriCare/TriWest/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Workmens' Compensation and Personal Injury

Hospital Affiliations

The physicians of Advanced Surgical Associates are on staff at the following area health care facilities:


Frequently Asked Questions


How quickly can I make an appointment to see a surgeon for a consultation in your office?

Same day or next day – urgently when indicated.


Once I come in for my consultation, how quickly will my surgery be scheduled?

In most cases, your surgery can be scheduled within one to two weeks.


What days of the week are the physicians in surgery?

Each physician is in the operating room Monday through Friday.


Where do the doctors perform surgery?

We are on staff at St. Mary's Medical Center, St. Mary's Surgical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center and Centerpoint Ambulatory Surgical Center.


Which facility should I select for my surgery?

You should check with your insurance carrier to confirm which facilities are in your insurance carrier network.


Do I need to arrive early for my appointment?

Yes - you should arrive 30 minutes prior in order to complete paperwork for your visit.


What should I bring with me to my first appointment?

You need to bring your driver's license, insurance card and a list of your current medications.


Will I be having surgery the day of my appointment in your office?

No. Your initial appointment in our office is for a consultation with the surgeon to determine if surgery is needed. If so, it will be scheduled at a later date.


What if I need to cancel my appointment?

We ask that you call our office at 816-246-0800 as soon as possible. At that time, we will work to reschedule your appointment.


What are your office hours?

We are open Mondays from 8am to 5pm and Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.


If I need to have surgery, will your office call my insurance company to check benefits prior to surgery?

After your consultation in our office, your surgeon may recommend surgery. Our surgery scheduler sets the surgery time and then our staff will contact your insurance carrier to confirm eligibility, verify your benefits and determine if any pre-certification or prior-authorization is required.


How long is a typical consultation with a surgeon?

Most initial consultations are approximately 45 minutes in length.


I recently had surgery and feel like I am recovering nicely. Is it necessary that I return to see the surgeon for my post-operative appointment?

Yes, it is important to follow up with the surgeon. During the post-operative exam, he will examine your surgical site and evaluate your progress.


I do not have insurance coverage. What is the cost for a consultation or surgery?

When you call to schedule a consultation, we can provide an estimate the payment required. If surgery is required, surgical costs will vary depending on the procedure. An estimate can be provided once your surgical procedure is determined.

Advanced Surgical Associates
3460 NE Ralph Powell Road • Lee's Summit, MO 64064  •  816-246-0800