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Laurel Yeager, MD

Dr. Yeager is a surgeon in the Greater St. Louis area. She is affiliated with SSM St Joseph Health Center and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
385 doctors
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384 doctors
Top 5%
192 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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104 doctors
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104 doctors
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52 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
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55 doctors
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27 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw more breast cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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57 doctors
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56 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw more lipoma patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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58 doctors
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57 doctors
Top 5%
28 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw sebaceous cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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110 doctors
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109 doctors
Top 5%
54 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw more hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw more appendicitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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30 doctors
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30 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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54 doctors
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54 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw more bowel obstruction patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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16 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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51 doctors
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50 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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48 doctors
Top 15%
48 doctors
Top 5%
23 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw diverticulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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84 doctors
Top 15%
84 doctors
Top 5%
41 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw abscess patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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26 doctors
Top 15%
27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw umbilical hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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446 doctors
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446 doctors
Top 5%
223 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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245 doctors
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245 doctors
Top 5%
122 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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207 doctors
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207 doctors
Top 5%
103 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw arthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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414 doctors
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414 doctors
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207 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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394 doctors
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394 doctors
Top 5%
197 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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248 doctors
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248 doctors
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124 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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207 doctors
Top 15%
208 doctors
Top 5%
103 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw cellulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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345 doctors
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345 doctors
Top 5%
172 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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285 doctors
Top 15%
284 doctors
Top 5%
142 doctors
Dr. Yeager saw heart disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Yeager accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Anoscopy $173 – 286
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $7,561 – 10.7k
Gallbladder removal (open) $6,446 – 10.5k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,988 – 12.0k
Skin tag removal $148 – 306

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Yeager’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
31%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Yeager’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Yeager’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Yeager’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Yeager’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Yeager’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
63%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Yeager’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Yeager’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Yeager’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Yeager’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Yeager’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
91%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Yeager’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Yeager’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Yeager’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Yeager’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Yeager’s same-day biopsy rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
71%
same-day biopsy rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

To help you understand how Dr. Yeager’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Yeager’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Yeager’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Yeager’s rate of same-day biopsy is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Yeager sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
6 Jungermann Cir
Saint Peters, MO 63376
699 miles away
Office
20 Progress Point Pkwy
O Fallon, MO 63368
706 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Wisconsin Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1992

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Yeager is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • SSM St Joseph Health Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Progress West Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Barnes-Jewish St Peters Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield