Blake V. Conklin, DO, FACOS

General Surgery

Accepting new patients.

5.0 / 5 (Based on 170 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

August 23, 2022
Dr. Conklin was the on-call surgeon when I went to the ER for abdominal pain. He removed my gallbladder and I was back home within 12 hours. I appreciate that he explained the procedure to me and my husband thoroughly.
July 31, 2022
Excellent provider. One of the most kind, compassionate, competent providers I've known.
July 29, 2022
Dr. Conklin performed surgery on me four years ago. I have absolute confidence in him.
July 29, 2022
Dr. Conklin was running late due to a construction issue at his home. Although I was frustrated from my appointment time not being satisfied he was very apologetic, extremely professional and explained my surgery in a way I could understand. His bedside manner was amazing and his personality a 10/10.
July 28, 2022
Provider was very receptive and responsive to my questions and concerns and explained things very well.
July 27, 2022
I first met Dr. Conklin in the LMH ER. Once my condition was diagnosed, he performed the surgery. He did an excellent job of describing beforehand what the procedure would be and what the aftereffects of surgery would be.
July 26, 2022
I spent about 45 minutes with Dr. Conklin talking about options to deal with the two hernias I have in my lower abdomen. Dr. Conklin was very informative. I never felt condescension from him about his explanations of various aspects of hernia surgery.
July 22, 2022
July 01, 2022
Awesome! Very good bed side manners. Knew what he was talking about and never acted like he did not care. A+
June 13, 2022
May 27, 2022
Absolutely wonderful . There Is nothing I would have changed . When the time comes I will trust him 100 percent with my mom.
May 25, 2022
Dr. Conklin is very good & I would recommend him highly.
May 18, 2022
May 17, 2022
I love this doctor. He is warm, kind, knowledgeable & professional.
May 16, 2022
The provider was very professional and knowledgeable. He answered all questions pertaining to my overall health.
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