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 works as a pediatric surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. On average, patients gave Dr. Schropp a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schropp accepts. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Schropp speaks 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, Cyst, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Moncure specializes in trauma surgery and practices in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Moncure's clinical interests include fine needle aspiration (FNA), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Howard University Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Bartholomew Kane works as a pediatric surgeon and transplant surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Wichita, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. Dr. Kane honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

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

Dr. William Freund works as a general surgeon in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. The average patient rating for Dr. Freund is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freund's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Freund attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Freund is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. German Berbel's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berbel 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Berbel 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, Cyst, Diverticular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joe Cates' medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Cates studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, Dr. Cates focuses on da vinci surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cates is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cates has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Cates is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Wounds, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Pancreatic ... (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 surgery and trauma surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Udobi's clinical interests: intensive care, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Udobi trained 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.

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All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, ... (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 medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Ashcraft obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Clinical interests for Dr. Ashcraft include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is 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. Timothy Michael Schmitt, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 1072
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Schmitt practices transplant surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, cyst, and benign tumor. Dr. Schmitt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Cyst, ... (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. Dr. Kumer's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ablation, whipple procedure, and cyst. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and 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: Whipple Procedure, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Alley's specialty is general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Alley attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alley is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (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 is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Oza is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Oza is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes 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. Nirmal Kumar Veeramachaneni, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Nirmal Veeramachaneni's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Veeramachaneni include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veeramachaneni honors. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He speaks Telugu. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Justin Green is a general surgeon and trauma surgeon in Kansas City, KS. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Green include intensive care, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). On average, patients gave Dr. Green a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alykhan Nagji is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Nagji is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Nagji attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Nagji speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 is a surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Valentino's clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Valentino's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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