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Donald P. Kratz

MD, FACOG

Undergraduate

Wichita State University

Medical School:

Residency:

University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita

Certifications:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1994

A Bit About Me

Dr. Kratz has a practice emphasis in minimally invasive gynecology. He is the first accredited and charter member of the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgeons (AIMIS) in the state of Missouri. In short, his philosophy is to be as conservative as possible when addressing gynecology problems, and use surgery only as the last option. Outpatient hysteroscopic and laparoscopic procedures can often correct gynecology problems without hysterectomy. When hysterectomy is needed, laparoscopic approaches are more preferred over abdominal hysterectomies because of less pain and faster healing for patients. Hospital stays are less than one day. Dr. Kratz performed the first LSH and TLH procedures in Springfield, Branson, and Bolivar and currently has virtually a 100% laparoscopy rate compared to the national rate of only 25%.

Medical Interests:

  • Minimally invasive gynecologic procedures

  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH)

  • Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH)

  • Operative Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy

  • Endometrial Ablation

  • Outpatient Sling Surgery for Urinary Incontinence

Personal Interests:

  • Married (Sherrie) with four children

  • Interests include family, lake activities, hunting, and classic cars.