Our Physicians

Bettina Lowe, M.D., F.A.C.S.
General Surgeon

Having grown up in Chicago, Dr. Lowe calls Kansas City home. She has lived here for almost 25 years. Dr. Lowe obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from the Honors Program at the University of Michigan. She graduated from Medical School at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1993 and was awarded the "Thomas G. Orr Award" for outstanding Medical Student in Surgery. She completed her internship and residency in General Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1998. She is Board Certified with The American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Lowe currently serves as the Medical Director of the Breast Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

In addition to her fulfilling medical practice, she finds joy in being a mother, being outdoors and traveling with family and friends.

Kristine Freyaldenhoven, M.D., F.A.C.S.
General Surgeon

Dr. Freyaldenhoven calls the Midwest her home. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has lived in Kansas City for the last 12 years. Dr. Freyaldenhoven attended the University of Kansas. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology and was part of the University Honors program. She then attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma and was awarded membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha society indicating top 10 percentile of her graduating class.

Dr. Freyaldenhoven moved to Kansas City in 2000 and completed her internship and residency at the University of Kansas Medical School. She then began working in Kansas City at her current practice. She is board certified in general surgery with the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Freyaldenhoven also enjoys being a mom to two children and spending time with her husband, friends, and family.


Thank you for taking care of me when I had my breast cancer. Your compassion, honesty and skill as a surgeon helped me to greatly reduce my fear. I will always be grateful for the time and effort you spent putting together my ‘cancer team’. – Kristen S.

A big ‘thank you’ for going above and beyond the call of duty to help me get the care that I needed … your kindness and consideration were greatly appreciated. – Joyce K.

It's difficult being a patient but you were wonderful keeping me informed with all your phone calls and genuine concern for my health. – Carol B.

The support and concern that I have received from you and your team has helped me through a most challenging time. – Phil W.

From diagnosis to surgery I was confident in your hands. You are blessed with a great skill and I want you to know that you are appreciated. Thank you for the time you spent talking with me and my family. Your entire staff has been great! – Denise M.

In addition to being a highly skilled physician she understands how very important it is to provide that added measure of personal care and concern which is needed and appreciated. – Ramsey D

I am thankful for your attentive care and surgical skill during my surgery and follow-up. – Beverly S.

Thank you for taking such good care of me before and during my breast biopsy. I really appreciate your comments of happiness that everything turned out so well for me. That was such a show of care and concern. – Sharon K

Thank you for all you did to prepare me and take such good care of me during my gallbladder surgery! Prior to surgery I was very nervous and you and your team kept me at ease and very comfortable. – Kat O'C

It was nice to receive your call inquiring if I had any concerns. – Joan S.

Thank you for taking such excellent care of me throughout my appendicitis. You have a great talent for putting people at ease and making them feel comfortable with what is going on. It's easy to see why all the nurses have such tremendous respect for you. – Stacey K.


We work with many excellent hospitals and outpatient centers. Here are our current affiliations:

  • Shawnee Mission Medical Center
  • Shawnee Mission Day Surgery Center
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital
  • St. Luke's South Surgery Center
  • Anderson County Hospital