Christopher Cummings, D.O. Brings Robotic Surgery Exptertise to St. Joseph Medical Center
(Kansas City, MO – August 1st, 2017) – Christopher T. Cummings, D.O., has
joined St, Joseph's
with St. Joseph Medical Center in
Dr. Cummings returns
to Kansas City after completing his post-doctoral
training at OSF St.
Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Pioria, Illinois. A native of Kansas
Cummings’ family are
well acquainted with the local
His father, Kevin,
and eldest brother, Matt, practice dentistry in Lee’s Summit,
MO. His mother, Mary,
has been an RN for
over 30 years. Jenny Porto,
his sister, is an orthopedic physician assistant in Overland Park, KS. His
Sean and Scott, also
work in the medical
field. Sean works for
a local medical
supply company and Scott is an RN in the Truman Medical Center ICU.
High School and received a football scholarship to
Missouri Western State University. He played football
for 4 years
received a Bachelor
of Science in Biology graduating Summa Cum Laude. He attended medical
school at Kansas City University
of Medicine and Biosciences, where he met his
wife, Lauren. Upon
completion of medical school,
Dr. Cummings matched
into the University of Illinois
College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) General Surgery residency program.
returns to Kansas City eager
to raise the level
of surgical care available to
takes special interest
in minimally invasive
both laparoscopic and robotic techniques. He is trained in the latest technology, including robotic inguinal and
ventral hernia repair.
has also been trained
of the foregut (reflux) and
robotic surgery. In
addition, he is well skilled
in traditional techniques for a wide variety of surgical
problems including complex hernia repair and takes
a special interest minimally
invasive weight loss
not busy with general surgery, Dr.
spending time with
his wife who is currently a Neonatal-Perinatal
Medicine Fellow at Children’s Mercy Hospital
and their two-year- old son, Benjamin. He is a big fan of the
Kansas City Royals and the Kansas
City Chiefs. Dr. Cummings enjoys running, snow and water skiing, and prides himself as a movie and music buff. Dr. Cummings believes faith, family, and friends are the most important things in life.
Dr. Cummings also
sees St. Joseph Medical Center as
positioned for growth.
hospital’s convenient location, right
off 435 Hwy, there is
opportunity to develop the hospital’s General Surgery services,” Dr. Cummings says. “The potential is very exciting. Working with St.
Joseph Medical Center will allow
me to provide high quality patient care in
Johnson County, Jackson County and in the surrounding areas,” Dr. Cummings says. “This
opportunity to care for
conveniently close to
and to make a real impact on their lives.”
His office is conveniently
located on the St. Joseph Medical
Center campus at
Drive Kansas City,
He is accepting new patients and can
reached at (816) 941-
About St. Joseph Medical Center
Medical Center is a faith-based, 310-bed hospital providing a wide range of
acute care and outpatient services.
Key services include
the, Senior Care Services, St.
Heart Institute, Breast Center
and Joint and Spine Institute.
St. Joseph is a member
of Prime Healthcare.
Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among the “100
Top Hospitals” in the
nation 38 times and among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, and Prime Healthcare
is the only "Top 10 Health System" west of
that continuous, quality
of care and performance
improvements are the foundation for preserving
and enhancing healthcare
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