Blake V. Conklin, DO, FACOS

General Surgery

Accepting new patients.

4.9 / 5 (Based on 155 Reviews)

Dr. Conklin graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas with a degree in Human Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He earned his medical degree from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Conklin then completed his general surgery residency at Doctors Hospital and Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH with subspecialty training at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. After residency, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, with emphasis in advanced GI and bariatric cases at Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Conklin is a board-certified general surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

Dr. Conklin and his wife, Larisa, live in Lawrence with their children and dogs. They enjoy being very active in the community and their church, Corpus Christi Catholic Church. He is very involved with his children’s activities and is a coach for several of their youth sports teams. When time allows, Dr. Conklin and his wife enjoy traveling as a family to a few destinations yearly.

Philosophy Of Care

“When my patients enter our office, they become part of the surgery family. I want the same outcome for them as I would for my own mother, father, wife and children. This is a team approach where I hope to provide the necessary medical/surgical information to help the patient and their family come to the best decision for their particular condition. The plan may involve a surgery, optimization of medical conditions before a surgery or may not require a surgery at all. In the end, my ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on their quality of life with the best means possible.”

Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone 785-505-2200

Lawrence General Surgery

Medical Areas of Expertise


Education and Training

Degree University of Kansas, Bachelors: Human Biology
Medical Degree Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, D.O.
Internship Ohio Health-Doctors Hospital/Grant Medical Center, General Surgery
Residency Ohio Health-Doctors Hospital/Grant Medical Center, General Surgery
Fellowship Lifebridge Health-Northwest Hospital/Sinai Hospital, Advanced GI MIS/Bariatrics

Professional Memberships

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

American college of Osteopathic Surgeons

American society of Breast Surgeons

Board Certified

American Board of Surgery


    Provider also sees patients at:

  • Lawrence General Surgery
    330 Arkansas
    Suite 202
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    Phone: Main 785-505-2200

Provider Review Comments

April 08, 2022
Dr. Conklin was very kind and sensitive. He was especially kind regarding my grief. It was a good experience and I felt his advice was very appropriate.
March 26, 2022
December 15, 2021
Dr Conklin was awesome. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
November 19, 2021
Dr. Conklin explained things very clearly and concise.
November 19, 2021
Dr. Conklin was very thorough. He was very knowledgeable about my symptoms.
November 05, 2021
This was one of the best doctor appointments I have ever had. Dr. Conklin listened to me, fully explained pros and cons of treatment, and acknowledged me as a person. If I need surgery, I will feel confident that I am in good hands.
October 22, 2021
High Quality doctor. So nice and kind
October 08, 2021
Both my wife and I were very impressed with his explanation and the fact that he was knowledgeable about the other medical issues I am experiencing at this time.
August 13, 2021
Couldn't have asked for better care.
August 13, 2021
Dr Conklin is very kind. He explained everything to me which is comforting. Not all doctors take the time he does to make sure he answers all concerns and questions.
August 07, 2021
Awesome job!
August 07, 2021
He's the best and I'm blessed to have had him there when I needed him!
July 26, 2021
So kind and explained everything
July 13, 2021
Dr. Conklin answered all of my questions before I asked them. He was very thorough in his explanation of the procedure, problems that could occur and what avenues he would take if anything negative would happen. He made me completely at ease about something I was terrified about before meeting with him.
June 02, 2021
Dr Conklin has been amazing throughout this entire process. The sudden pain and severity of my illness caused me much anxiety and Dr. Conklin went out of his way to ensure I was informed and he helped ease my mind. I can't say enough good things about him. I have never felt more listened to and cared for by a physician
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