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We found 43 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Kurt P Schropp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2031
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kurt Schropp is a specialist in pediatric surgery. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Schropp's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schropp is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Phimosis, Appendicitis, Breast Augmentation, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Moncure, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Michael Moncure, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in trauma surgery. These areas are among Dr. Moncure's clinical interests: fine needle aspiration (FNA), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Moncure is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joe A Cates, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joe Cates is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Cates is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include da vinci surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Cates has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Wounds, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bartholomew John Kane III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Bartholomew Kane practices pediatric surgery and transplant surgery. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane takes. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Lee Freund II, Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. William Freund practices general surgery in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. The average patient rating for Dr. Freund is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Freund is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freund takes. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Gastric Ulcer, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. German L Berbel, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. German Berbel's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Berbel graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Berbel is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Cysts, Diverticular ... (Read more)

Dr. John Henry Ashcraft, DO
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Ashcraft's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Westwood, KS and Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ashcraft include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Ashcraft takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Fulguration, Colitis, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kahdi F Udobi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kahdi Udobi is a general surgeon and trauma surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Udobi takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), and a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Udobi attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Charles Kumer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; # Ms 1072
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sean Kumer works as a transplant surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Wichita, KS. His areas of expertise include ablation, cysts, and benign tumor. Patients gave Dr. Kumer an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kumer attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Robert Alley Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Alley is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Patients gave Dr. Alley an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Gastric Ulcer, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 625
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mangesh Oza specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Oza is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Oza honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Diverticular Disease, Breast Issues, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Michael Schmitt, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 1072
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Schmitt specializes in transplant surgery and practices in Wichita, KS and Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmitt include ablation, cysts, and benign tumor. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Schmitt attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirmal Kumar Veeramachaneni, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Nirmal Veeramachaneni, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Veeramachaneni speaks Telugu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Veeramachaneni include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Veeramachaneni trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Mediastinal Disease, Thoracic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alykhan S Nagji, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Blvdl; Ms 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Alykhan Nagji is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Nagji is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Nagji completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph D Valentino, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Joseph Valentino's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Valentino takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Fulguration, Colitis, Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Bhattacharya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

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What is a Hernia?

A hernia happens when tissue from inside the body pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles, coming through to the front of the body under the skin. Hernias happen most often in the groin area. Some hernias are extremely painful, and some feel numb or do not hurt at all. While most hernias are not an emergency, all hernias require surgery to move the tissue back into the correct place and reinforce the muscle wall.

Hernia surgery can be performed as open surgery, where an incision is made directly over the hernia, or laparoscopically, where several small incisions are made and the surgery is performed using very small tools and cameras in thin flexible tubes. The surgeon simply places the herniated tissue back into place and closes up the muscle. Small hernias may be only sutured or stapled closed, while larger hernias may be reinforced with mesh to prevent future hernias. A hernia surgery is called herniorraphy and a hernia surgery with implanted mesh is called hernioplasty.

Unless a hernia is very large or there are surgical complications, most patients go home from the hospital the same day as their surgery. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your surgical wound by your medical team. In general, it takes a few days to be back on your feet and two to three weeks to fully recover from hernia surgery. After hernia surgery, it is important to drink lots of water and eat high fiber foods to prevent straining during bowel movements, which may cause pain and pressure at the hernia site. It’s also important to refrain from heavy lifting for several weeks in order to protect the abdominal muscles until they fully heal.