DepartmentsSurgeryColon and Rectal SurgeryLocationRochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Appointments 507-516-5294 Request an appointment online Share this page via: Facebook Twitter Print Biographical summaryKevin 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. Conditions treatedAbscessAnal cancerCarcinoid tumorColon cancerColon polypsCrohn's diseaseDiverticulitisFamilial adenomatous polyposisInflammatory bowel diseaseLynch syndromePolypPolyposis syndromesRectal cancerRectal prolapseRecurrent cancerUlcerative colitisVaginal fistula Procedures performedAnorectal surgeryColectomyColoanal anastomosisColorectal surgeryColostomyComplex oncologic multidisciplinary pelvic surgeryFlexible sigmoidoscopyIleostomyIntraoperative radiation therapyJ-pouch surgeryLaparoscopic surgeryMinimally invasive abdominal surgeryProctectomyRectal prolapse surgeryRobotic surgeryTransanal endoscopic microsurgery InterestsColon, rectal, and anal cancerInflammatory Bowel disease including: indeterminate colitis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's diseaseMinimally invasive and robotic surgeryRobotic transanal surgeryLaparoscopic surgery for colon cancer, rectal cancer and benign colorectal diseasesRecurrent colon and rectal cancerSurgery for locally advanced rectal cancer with intraoperative radiation treatment (IORT)Multidisciplinary patient careSurgical Innovation Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2016FellowColon and Rectal Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2015Residency - General SurgeryDepartment of General Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2010MDMedical College of Wisconsin2006BS - Biology Major - Biomedical Science Concentration and Chemistry MinorUniversity of Wisconsin - La Crosse2004Undergraduate Studies - ResearchMedical College of WisconsinShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2017Colon & Rectal SurgeryAmerican Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery2016General SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryAwards and honors2021Barton Hoexter, MD, Best Video Award Annual Scientifc Meeting, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons2016Golden Stethoscope Award - Resident Educator of the YearMayo School of Graduate Medical Education2005Highest Honors - Bachelor of ScienceUniversity of Wisconsin - La Crosse2002Eagle Scout AwardBoy Scouts of AmericaShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2021 - presentFellowAmerican College of Surgeons2020 - 2021Candidate FellowAmerican College of Surgeons2020 - presentChampionSMaRT Champion2020 - presentMemberAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons2019 - presentActive MemberRobotic Research Committee2019 - presentMeeting ParticipantRobotics Interest Group, Rochester2019 - presentChairClinical Competency Committee2019 - presentMedical DirectorMayo Clinic in Rochester2019 - presentPractice ChairMayo Clinic in Rochester2018 - presentMemberColorectal eTumor Board2018 - presentMembereIBD Board2014 - 2017Candidate MemberAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons2010 - presentMemberZumbro Valley Medical Society 2010 - presentMemberMinnesota Medical AssociationShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publications Biographical summaryConditions treatedProcedures performedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20453748 Doctors & Medical Staff Behm, Kevin T. M.D.