Meritas Health Comprehensive Surgical Specialists
The surgeons at Meritas Health Comprehensive Surgical Specialists (formerly Heartland Surgical Associates) specialize in General and Laparoscopic Surgery. They strive to provide uncompromising surgical care for every patient. Emphasizing in breast, colorectal, endocrine, oncology, abdominal wall hernias, gastro-esophageal, and complex laparoscopy, our doctors are committed to improved outcomes and patient satisfaction.
All of our doctors are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Fellows of the College are board-certified surgeons whose education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have been reviewed and evaluated prior to admittance and have been found to be consistent with the high standards of the American College of Surgeons.
We are located on the 6th floor of the Pavilion, located on the North Kansas City Hospital campus. Patient parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the Pavilion.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
After Hours/Weekend Calls
Should you need urgent medical care after hours, please call our office telephone number at 816.455.3990 to reach the on-call doctor. Medication refills will not be called into the pharmacy after hours or on weekends. You may also go directly to North Kansas City Hospital for evaluation and the hospital will contact the physician on-call.
We are on staff at the following facilities:
North Kansas City Hospital
Creekwood Surgery Center (Building III in Creekwood Complex)
All patients are seen by scheduled appointment. Same day appointments are often available for urgent conditions. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 816.455.3990. We would be happy to help you find an appointment time convenient for you.
If you are new to our office, please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Arriving early will allow enough time to get pertinent information entered into your medical record. For subsequent appointments please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment so that we may verify and update your information. Be sure to bring your insurance card and applicable copays or co-insurance amounts. Please also bring appropriate medical records from referring physicians as well as any medications you are currently taking.
We respect your time and make every effort to stay on schedule, but occasionally emergencies arise and your physician may be delayed. We understand that your time is very important and appreciate your patience and will do everything possible to expedite your time in the office.
Prescription Refill Requests
At your office visit, please be sure to inform us of any medicine refills you will need prior to your next visit. Should you require a refill on your current medication between appointments, please contact your pharmacy or mail order service and request a refill. Your pharmacist will contact our office for approval. Refills will only be provided during normal business hours.