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Advanced Surgical Associates Welcomes Darcy Shaw, MD

Board Certified General Surgeon and Fellowship Trained Colon & Rectal Surgeon

Advanced Surgical Associates Welcomes Darcy Shaw, MDThe surgeons at Advanced Surgical Associates (ASA) are pleased to welcome Darcy Shaw, MD to the practice. Dr. Shaw is Board Certified in General Surgery and brings with him a new surgical specialty to our community as a Fellowship trained Colon and Rectal Surgeon.

Improving Outcomes for Patients
with Enhanced Recovery Protocols
Dr. Shaw has a commitment to treating patients with the highest standards for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus while utilizing minimally invasive operations including laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic techniques. He is interested in enhanced recovery protocols to improve outcomes for patients. “I work with my patients to achieve the best outcome and improve their overall health, tailoring medicine to fit their individualized goals.”

Dr. Shaw specializes in diagnosis and treatment of diverticulitis, colon and rectal cancer, anal cancer, transanal removal of cancer, sphincter preserving surgery, polyposis syndromes and polyps, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, anal abscesses, pelvic floor disorders, constipation, fecal incontinence, and inflammatory bowel disease. This is in addition to all General Surgery services.

Staying on the Leading Edge of Surgery
The doctors at Advanced Surgical Associates pride themselves in caring for their patients and for staying on the leading edge of technology when it comes to advanced surgical techniques. From an elective gallbladder procedure to more technologically advanced robotic procedures to sensitive and complicated cancer surgery, doctors Christopher Daggett, D.O., Adam Kramer, D.O, Christie Brock, D.O. and Darcy Shaw, M.D. are leaders in their field. All surgeons are Board Certified in General Surgery.

Coordination of care for patients encompasses many types of surgeries. A few examples are complete breast care, colon cancer, skin cancer, hernia repair, gallbladder removal and appendicitis. The ASA surgeons and staff work hard to provide patients and their families with support and reassurance through what can be a difficult and stressful process.

Newer/Smaller Instruments Mean
Less Scarring and Minimal Pain
“Recently there’s been a technological advance in micro-laparoscopic surgery in which the instrumentation size has diminished by 50%,” states Dr. Daggett. “The sleeker design allows us to provide procedures with diminished scar tissue and less pain than from traditional laparoscopic surgery. I have performed 1,000’s of gallbladder surgeries. This new design represents a great advancement in patient satisfaction by decreasing scarring and discomfort after the surgery.”

Robotic Surgery
The progression of laparoscopic surgery is also becoming more sophisticated with the introduction and continued advancement of Robotic Assisted technology. “This technology allows us to perform a wide range of surgical procedures with more precision,” says Dr. Kramer. “The robotic tool enhances our ability to perform complex operations while minimizing adverse effects.” In addition, “The robot lets me extend my range of motion and reach, allowing me to operate deep within the body with unparalleled accuracy.” For those meeting surgical criteria, this technology also diminishes incision size, scarring and pain for patients.

Dr. Kramer, Dr. Brock and Dr. Shaw utilize
Robotic Assisted technology when cases meet specific criteria.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please call Advanced Surgical Associates at 816-246-0800 or visit us online at

Darcy Shaw MD earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed general surgery residency at Michigan State University and his colon and rectal surgery fellowship from Creighton University. He is Board Certified in General Surgery.

• Hernia Repair
• Laparoscopic Surgeries – Minimally Invasive
• Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
• Micro-laparoscopic Cholecystectomy –
by Dr. Daggett
• Colon (Resection/Colostomy)
• Appendectomy
• Small bowel resection
• SILS™ Appendectomy & SILS™ Gallbladder
• Breast
• Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
• Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy/Excision
• MammoSite®
• Robotic Assisted Surgery –
by Dr. Kramer, Dr. Brock & Dr. Shaw
• Gallbladder
• Hemorrhoids
• Skin lesions and lipoma

3460 NE Ralph Powell Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

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