Andrew A. Kassir,MD, FACS, FASCR, FRCSI

MD, FACS, FASCR, FRCSI

Colorectal Surgeon

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Location
CTCA Phoenix
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Education
Medical school:

Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland

Residency:

General Surgery - Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Fellowship:

Colorectal Surgery - Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando, Orlando, FL

Certifications

Colorectal Surgery – American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery

General Surgery – American Board of Surgery

As a colorectal surgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix, Dr. Andrew Kassir performs complex colorectal procedures. He cares for patients with colorectal malignancies, ranging from the earliest to advanced stages of disease. Joining CTCA® in August 2021, Dr. Kassir incorporates whole-person components of health and well-being into the process of fighting cancer.

At CTCA, Dr. Kassir focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the large intestine through surgical treatment options. Dedicated to using the most advanced treatment options, Dr. Kassir incorporates robotic and minimally invasive techniques for colorectal diseases, as well as new technology and interventions. “Using minimally invasive surgical technologies, I strive to reduce surgical complications and speed recovery, where possible,” he notes.

“I believe that the better I get to know my patients and the more I empower them with information about their treatment and cancer, the more likely we are to achieve a successful outcome,” adds Dr. Kassir. “In the end, I strive to have strong relationships with my patients, built on trust, that can only be earned by truly caring.”

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Dr. Kassir completed his medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Kassir then completed a residency in general surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where he served as chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

A dedicated researcher and educator, Dr. Kassir has lectured widely on surgical oncology and has presented work at numerous professional conferences. His original research has been published in several medical journals. Dr. Kassir has been voted by peers as a “Top Doctor” in colon and rectal surgery by PHOENIX magazine for ten years straight. He has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and taught at several medical schools. Dr. Kassir is a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Outside of CTCA, Dr. Kassir enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is an avid traveler, and his favorite destination is Europe.

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