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Dr. Lora Melman, MD

Minimally Invasive Surgery*
4.7 (18)
Map Pin Small Kansas City, MO
Accepting new patients
19 years of experience

Offers telehealth

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Overview of Dr. Lora Melman, MD

Dr. Lora Melman, MD is a Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist in Kansas City, MO. They specialize in Minimally Invasive Surgery, has 19 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. Dr. Melman, completed a residency at Residency-Surgery-Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri|Washington U/Barnes Hospital|Washington U/Barnes. Patients rated Dr. Melman an average 4.7 star rating.

Dr. Melman works at Saint Luke's Trauma and Critical Care Specialists in Kansas City, MO with other offices in Somerset, NJ, East Brunswick, NJ, Edison, NJ, Hamilton, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Princeton, NJ and Overland Park, KS. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Melman's Office Locations

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    Saint Luke's Trauma and Critical Care Specialists
    4320 Wornall Rd Ste 530, Kansas City, MO 64111 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (816) 300-9749
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    Main Office
    81 Veronica Ave Ste 205, Somerset, NJ 08873 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (732) 708-4527
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    East Brunswick Office
    192 Summerhill Rd Fl 2, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (732) 702-6557
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    Edison Office
    2 State Route 27 # 311, Edison, NJ 08820 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (732) 708-4533
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    Hamilton Office
    3100 Mercerville Quakerbridge Rd Ste 28, Hamilton, NJ 08619 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (609) 531-8308
    Tuesday
    13:00 - 16:30
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    Marlboro Office
    479 County Road 520 Ste B101, Marlboro, NJ 07746 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (732) 708-4528
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    Princeton Office
    10 Forrestal Rd S Ste 102, Princeton, NJ 08540 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (201) 987-5018
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    Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics
    81 Veronica Ave Ste 205, Somerset, NJ 08873 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (732) 708-4526
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    RWJ Medical Associates
    3100 Mercerville Quakerbridge Rd Ste 28, Hamilton, NJ 08619 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (908) 458-9222
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    Family Health Group
    12330 Metcalf Ave Ste 240, Overland Park, KS 66213 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (913) 298-0620

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    • Anthem
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    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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    • Oxford Health Plans
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    Ratings & Reviews

    4.7
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    Based on 18 ratings
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    About Dr. Lora Melman, MD

    Specialties*
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery

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    • 19 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
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    • Female
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    NPI Number
    • 1689792525
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatrics-Saint Lukes Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri|Saint Lukes Hospital of Kansas City|Saint Lukes Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Residency-Surgery-Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri|Washington U/Barnes Hospital|Washington U/Barnes
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    Medical Education
    • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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    • General Surgery
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

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    Dr. Lora Melman, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Melman is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    Dr. Melman works at Saint Luke's Trauma and Critical Care Specialists in Kansas City, MO with other offices in Somerset, NJ, East Brunswick, NJ, Edison, NJ, Hamilton, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Princeton, NJ and Overland Park, KS. View the full addresses on Dr. Melman’s profile.

    18 patients have reviewed Dr. Melman. The overall rating for this provider is 4.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Melman.

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