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Kevin T. Behm, M.D.

  1. Colon and Rectal Surgeon


  1. Rochester, Minnesota




Kevin T. Behm, M.D., is a board certified general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon, with specialty interest in robotic colon and rectal surgery.

His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in minimally invasive surgery including both robotic, laparoscopic, and transanal techniques
  • Promoting each patient's understanding of their disease, the role for surgery, and helping them understand the journey we will share together
  • Providing and coordinating multidisciplinary specialty care for complex abdominal/pelvic surgeries
  • Exploring new surgical techniques combined with surgical innovation to improve patient outcomes and decrease recovery times
  • Providing truly patient centered care. Dr. Behm strives to be there for each of his patients in their own unique and individualized way. This may come in the form of an ear to listen with, a shoulder to cry on, added strength to get them through their difficult journey, or a calm and clear plan for them to understand.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Behm is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows.

  1. Anorectal surgery
  2. Colectomy
  3. Coloanal anastomosis
  4. Colorectal surgery
  5. Colostomy
  6. Complex oncologic multidisciplinary pelvic surgery
  7. Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  8. Ileostomy surgery
  9. Intraoperative radiation therapy
  10. J-pouch surgery
  11. Laparoscopic surgery
  12. Minimally invasive abdominal surgery
  13. Proctectomy
  14. Rectal prolapse surgery
  15. Robotic surgery
  16. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
  • Colon, rectal, and anal cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel disease including: indeterminate colitis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease
  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
  • Robotic transanal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer, rectal cancer and benign colorectal diseases
  • Recurrent colon and rectal cancer
  • Surgery for locally advanced rectal cancer with intraoperative radiation treatment (IORT)
  • Multidisciplinary patient care
  • Surgical Innovation
  1. 2016
    FellowColon and Rectal Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2015
    Residency - General SurgeryDepartment of General Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2015
    ResidentSurgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2010
    MDMedical College of Wisconsin
  5. 2006
    BS - Biology Major - Biomedical Science Concentration and Chemistry MinorUniversity of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  6. 2004
    Undergraduate Studies - ResearchMedical College of Wisconsin


  1. 2017
    Colon & Rectal SurgeryAmerican Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  2. 2016
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    2023 Quality Conference – Healthcare ReimaginedMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 2023
    2022 Top Performer Patient ExperienceMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 2022
    Digital Health AwardMayo Clinic
  4. 2022
    2022 Top Performing ProviderDepartment of Surgery
  5. 2021
    Barton Hoexter, MD, Best Video Award Annual Scientifc Meeting, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  6. 2016
    Golden Stethoscope Award - Resident Educator of the YearMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  7. 2005
    Highest Honors - Bachelor of ScienceUniversity of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  8. 2002
    Eagle Scout AwardBoy Scouts of America

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  2. 2020 - 2021
    Candidate FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  3. 2020 - present
    ChampionSMaRT Champion
  4. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  5. 2019 - present
    Active MemberRobotic Research Committee
  6. 2019 - present
    Meeting ParticipantRobotics Interest Group, Rochester
  7. 2019 - present
    ChairClinical Competency Committee
  8. 2019 - present
    Medical DirectorMayo Clinic in Rochester
  9. 2019 - present
    Practice ChairMayo Clinic in Rochester
  10. 2018 - present
    MemberColorectal eTumor Board
  11. 2018 - present
    MembereIBD Board
  12. 2014 - 2017
    Candidate MemberAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  13. 2010 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society
  14. 2010 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association