Chad Tate, MD, FACS

General Surgery

Accepting new patients.

4.9 / 5 (Based on 163 Reviews)

Dr. Chad Tate was a valedictorian of his high school class. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in accounting. He earned a CPA license working for Price Waterhouse in Dallas. After completing a science curriculum at the University of Texas in Austin, he earned his medical degree from the University of Texas – Southwestern in Dallas. He then completed his surgical internship and residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, a Level I trauma and major transplant center. He is a board certified general surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. At LMH Health, he serves as the chairman of the cancer committee and led the effort to achieve Commission on Cancer accreditation. 

Dr. Tate has many surgical interests, including a passion for minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology. He received extensive laparoscopic training during his residency, followed later by robotic surgical training in 2011. He began performing robotic surgery at LMH Health in 2013.

He believes, “Our entire group is committed to good outcomes and doing the right thing for each patient. There are many things that contribute to excellent care: medical knowledge, effective communication, technical excellence and compassion. All of these things contribute to good outcomes and patient experiences. We often encounter people during a difficult time of their life, often marked by discomfort and fear. Hopefully (and usually!), there is an opportunity to restore them to better health and let their story continue. That opportunity is both a great responsibility and privilege.”

Dr. Tate and his wife Rachel are raising three sons with rare glimpses of success. He is passionate about rural living like preservation of native prairie, riding (and not falling from) ranch & cutting horses and wood working – beginning from the moment a fallen tree is discovered. Dr. Tate loves to cycle and was born and raised in southwest Kansas (Garden City). His father was a farmer and rancher and his Grandfather Tate was a district court judge that presided over the Clutter trial.

Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone 785-505-2200

Medical Areas of Expertise


Education and Training

Medical Degree University of Texas, Southwestern
Internship Baylor University Medical Center, Surgical
Residency Baylor University Medical Center, Surgical

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic 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 30, 2022
Had an emergency appendectomy, Dr. Tate was on call. Saw him for follow up on the 29th. Can't say enough good things about his care, his patience with my questions, and his bedside manner.
August 20, 2022
Very good.
August 16, 2022
Great bedside manner - kind
July 28, 2022
July 26, 2022
This provider delivered emergency surgery for me.
July 23, 2022
I have enormous respect for Dr. Tate. He is a very kind, caring and thorough professional who truly cares about me, the patient. He was so well prepared even at short notice to see me. Many thanks to him.
July 11, 2022
Dr Tate was very informative and responsive.
June 28, 2022
This was a check up with Dr. Tate regarding reversal surgery for my colon. I had a perforation and had a lot of complications after surgery. Dr Tate saved my life; there isn't a better surgeon!!!!!
June 04, 2022
Appreciate the thoughtful follow up.
May 26, 2022
Dr. Tate is very straightforward and clear. He answered all of my questions and took very good care of me when I was in the hospital for surgery.
May 24, 2022
He was thorough, informative, patient and very knowledgeable
May 19, 2022
I am very pleased. Dr. Tate and his staff were prompt, thorough, kind, and respectful. Plus, Dr. Tate is very skilled in the interventions that he provides.
May 17, 2022
Dr Tate knowledgeable about the procedure was able to convey that I would be in good hands
May 07, 2022
Dr Tate is the best even tho I enjoy driving him crazy. Hahaha
May 05, 2022
This was a two-year surgical post-op visit. Dr. Tate and his staff are amazing! Danielle, his nurse, was exceptional. Marla, receptionist, very kind and considerate. Kyle, RN (not there yesterday) started my cancer journey with a phone call to me, and his calm demeanor will be forever in my heart. Dr. Tate and his ENTIRE staff are the absolute best.
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