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Joe A Cates, MD

Joe A Cates, MD

Vascular Surgery
Recognized as a 2019 Top Doctor.

Dr. Joe Cates attended medical school at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City. He completed residencies at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center and fellowships at both the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Cates has been honored with the UMKC Award for Surgical Excellence, the UCLA Golden Heart Award, the Golden Scalpel Award, and as one of the Top Surgeons in Kansas City (The Squire). He is board-certified in vascular surgery.
Care Philosophy

I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patients, their physician colleagues and other healthcare professionals to help ensure each patient’s individual healthcare needs are met.

Accepts most insurance. Contact your insurance provider for coverage information


Aetna - Behavioral Health

Amerigroup, Inc. (Americaid, Amerikids, Ameriplus)

Beech Street - PPO

First Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kansas City

Blue Cross - Medicare - Select

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Healthcare Preferred PPO - Kansas City

Regence Group (Bs-Wa, Bs-Id, Bcbs-Ut, Bcbs-Or)

Cenpatico - Behavioral Health

Tricare (Humana / Pbga)

Cigna - Open Access Plus


Cigna HMO

Comp Results


Coventry Health Care Plans

Coventry Health Care - PPO

Coventry Health Care KS - HMO

Coventry One - PPO


Health Partners Medicaid

First Health

Healthcare USA Medicaid - HMO

Home State Health Missouri Medicaid

Humana Gold


Humana - Lifesync


Missouri Care - Medicaid - HMO

New Directions Behavioral Health

Omni Administrators

Preferred Health Professionals - PPO

Premier Health

Private Healthcare Systems - PHCS - Multiplan

Savility PPO - Kansas City

Sunflower State Health Plan - HMO


United Behavioral Health

United Secure Horizons

UnitedHealth Community Plan - HMO


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Aneurysm Stenting


Arterial Angioplasty - Stenting

Blood Vessel Injury

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid Surgery

Colon Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Crohn`s Disease

Da Vinci

Dialysis Access Procedures

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

Endovenous Laser Treatment Varicose Veins

Esophogeal Cancer

Gall Bladder Disease


Liver Cancer



Pancreatic Cancer

Peripheral Angioplasty

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Vascular Bypass Surgery (Lower Extremity Bypass)

Poor Circulation

Robotic Surgery


Thyroid Cancer


Varicose Vein Surgery

Vascular Access

Vascular Non-Invasive Studies

Vascular Stents

Vascular Surgery

Vascular Ultrasound Studies