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Blue Valley Surgical Associates

We have been a leader in bariatric surgery for more than a decade and are now proud to offer additional specialty treatment options to meet the needs of our patients. Available services include pain management, orthopedics, spine specialists, podiatry, general surgery and more. Blue Valley Surgical Associates has multiple convenient locations in Overland Park, Kansas City, Independence, Columbia, Springfield and St. Louis to provide you with care close to your home.

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Our Mission:

It is our mission to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to offer quality care and healthcare programs that exceed community standards and patient expectations.

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Vision Statement:

To be the leading healthcare system focused on quality compassionate patient-centered care that seeks physical cures and comforts. Blue Valley Hospital will distinguish itself as a leader in redefining health care delivery and will be recognized for its passion in providing extraordinary patient outcomes.

Blue Valley Hospital will strive to maintain financial growth, stability, and responsibility in order to deliver quality care to the communities we serve.

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Our Values: We value our SPIRIT

  • Service
    • We strive to anticipate and meet the needs of our patients, physicians and co-workers.
  • Patient Centered
    • We are patient/customer centered, patient/customer-driven. Our patients are our first priorities. We listen, understand their needs and strive to exceed their expectations.
  • Integrity
    • We communicate openly and honestly, build trust and conduct ourselves according to the highest ethical standards.
  • Respect
    • We treat all individuals, those we serve and those with whom we work, with the highest professionalism and dignity.
  • Innovation
    • We embrace change and work to improve all we do in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Teamwork
    • We are engaged and work well together to achieve optimal results.

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Our Leadership:

Todd Wells

Todd Wells, RT (R) (MR)

Chief Operating Officer

Todd Wells received his training in Radiology from St. Luke’s School of Radiology and Advanced Medical Imaging and was the Radiology Director at Blue Valley Healthcare. His focus prior to his appointment as COO has been on the evolution and advancement in medical diagnostics and improving operational excellence for the Department of Radiology. In addition, he serves as Radiation Safety Officer for the Blue Valley Organization, and is a member of (ASRT) American Society of Radiologic Technologist.

Todd has more than 23 years of management experience in the healthcare industry and before joining Blue Valley in 2013, he orchestrated the startup of three highly successful medical imaging centers and Radiology Departments for two private hospitals.

Lee Nigro

Lee Nigro, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Lee Nigro currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for Blue Valley Healthcare. He brings a wealth of experience from practicing medicine in the Kansas City area for more than thirty years.

Dr. Nigro completed surgery residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City and Mayo Clinic affiliated hospitals in Rochester, MN. He also currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Department of Trauma at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Anthony LaSalle - Director of Pain Management

Anthony LaSalle, DDS

Director of Pain Management

Dr. Anthony LaSalle has been one of the most prestigious pain management practitioners and anesthesiologists in the Kansas City area for nearly 40 years. Dr. LaSalle is board certified by the National Board of Anesthesiology, and has served as Chief of Anesthesia at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Medical Staff President at Cushing Memorial Hospital, and as a member of the Medical Executive Committee at the Overland Park Surgery Center.

Dr. LaSalle holds extensive experience and expertise in all areas of pain management. He has been on the forefront of many groundbreaking pain management procedures in the specialty and is one of Kansas City’s leading practitioners for spinal cord stimulation and peripheral neurostimulation.

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