We found 59 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Westwood, KS.

Dr. Kurt P Schropp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Surgery, Mail Stop 1037
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kurt Schropp's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schropp's areas of expertise include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schropp's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional 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; Department of General Surgery, Mail Stop 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Michael Moncure's specialty is trauma surgery. Dr. Moncure's areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Moncure is professionally 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. Robert Thomas Troiani Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T-207
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Troiani's specialty is general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Troiani average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Troiani graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Troiani trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Hernia ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kane attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kane accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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

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

Dr. German Berbel practices general surgery. His areas of expertise include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Berbel is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berbel takes. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Berbel speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia, abdominal hernia

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

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

Dr. William Freund is a medical specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freund include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Freund's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freund honors. Dr. Freund is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. 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, Gastric Ulcer, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joe A Cates, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite 115
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joe Cates is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cates is especially interested in da vinci surgery. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cates attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Edward F "ted" Higgins Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite 115
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Edward Higgins' areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higgins include peripheral artery disease (PAD), ulcers, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Higgins performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jeffrey W Cameron, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite 115
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Cameron practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Cameron graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Cameron's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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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; Department of Surgery, Mail Stop 1037
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kahdi Udobi is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. Dr. Udobi is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Udobi completed his residency training 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Udobi takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Ms 2005, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard and Annette Bloc.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. John Ashcraft is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ashcraft include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Ashcraft is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ashcraft takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Brian L McCroskey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care, Vascular Medicine
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite 115
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian McCroskey is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and intensivist. Dr. McCroskey's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include peripheral artery disease (PAD), ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCroskey's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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

Dr. Henry Scott Bjerke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T-207
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Henry Bjerke's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Bjerke has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bjerke include crohn's disease, hernia, and colorectal cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Bjerke is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer, Hernia

Dr. John Robert Alley Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1037
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Alley is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alley include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alley takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Timothy Schmitt's specialty is transplant surgery. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Schmitt trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. His areas of expertise include ablation, cysts, and benign tumor. He honors 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, Cysts, ... (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. Patients rated Dr. Kumer highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, whipple procedure, and cysts. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kumer obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, ... (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.
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