Kelly Gabel, D.O., General Surgeon

Kelly Gabel, D.O., General Surgeon received his Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his residency in General Surgery at Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI (Michigan State University).

“Of all my rotations, General Surgery was the one that allowed me to use my hands as well as my knowledge and fulfill the vision I had growing up. I love that I can make a significant difference in a short amount of time. From caring for the critically injured, to screening for colon cancer, people come out of surgery and feel a relief they haven’t felt in months. I am able to see the impact I am having on my patients take place before my eyes. General Surgery has also challenged me in ways I never would have thought, which keeps me focused and interested every day.”

General Surgeon Kelly Gabel is originally from St. Francis. “I saw the needs in northwest Kansas while growing up in Cheyenne County. It was always my goal to return and provide what I knew we needed. Coming to Colby seemed to fall into place, and when we considered all aspects, it became an easy decision,” he said.

Dr. Kelly is married to Dr. Sarah and they have three children, Elijah, Aleha and Korin. He enjoys wrestling, guitar, golf and hunting. He is dedicated to his family and faith and is a proud native of northwest Kansas.

“Our community is truly blessed to have a general surgeon that lives here locally!  I had never met Dr. Kelly Gabel before my emergency surgery which I had my ruptured appendix removed.  I was a little nervous at first having appendix surgery here in Colby, but now that I did I would 100% recommend Dr. Gabel.  He was extremely knowledgeable with what I was going through, could explain to my level what was going on, and fully answer all my questions.  He saved my life, and I will be eternally grateful the Good Lord blessed this community with a great surgeon/doctor.”

“I was referred to Dr. Kelly Gabel for a surgical consult.  I found Dr. Gabel to be forthright, honest, and respectful during the consultation, which I greatly appreciated.  He evaluated my situation and determined surgery was not the solution for me.  Dr. Gabel identified my problem, and with medication, my health began improving every day.  That was almost ten months ago!  Thanks to Dr. Gabel and my regular health care provider, I received not just excellent care, but quality and thoughtful care that treated me as a person not just another health issue.”

“Dr. Kelly Gabel is wonderful! He is very knowledgeable and precise with his procedures. Dr. Gabel made me feel very calm and comfortable during my office procedure. He is very informative during the procedure and lets you know what is happening.”

“Dr. Gabel did a procedure on my husband, we couldn’t have asked for better care.”