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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 specialty is pediatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Schropp's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schropp accepts. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Schropp has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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, Cysts, Immunization, Ear ... (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 area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Troiani is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Biopsy, ... (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 specializes in trauma surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Moncure's areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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. Joe A Cates, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite 115
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joe Cates specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include da vinci surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cates accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cates graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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. 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' medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include peripheral artery disease (PAD), ulcers, and colon cancer. Dr. Higgins's hospital/clinic 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, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Higgins graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Stent Placement, Colon ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bartholomew Kane specializes in pediatric surgery and transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kane is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Cysts, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Cameron attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Cameron average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cameron is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Wounds, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Pancreatic ... (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 general surgeon in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freund's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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.

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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 specialty is general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Berbel is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Berbel is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berbel takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia, abdominal hernia

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

Dr. Brian Lee 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 surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. McCroskey has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Dr. McCroskey honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his 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. 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 surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon in Westwood, KS and Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Ashcraft include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Ashcraft accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ashcraft completed his residency training 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. 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 is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist in Kansas City, MO. He studied medicine at 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. Dr. Bjerke completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, hernia, and colorectal cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bjerke is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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

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 practices general surgery and trauma surgery in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include intensive care, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Udobi's education and training includes medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and 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 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, 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 is a transplant surgeon. Dr. Kumer's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include ablation, cysts, and benign tumor. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kumer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency.

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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 1037
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Alley is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alley include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Alley honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Alley 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy Schmitt, who practices in Wichita, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, cysts, and benign tumor. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Schmitt attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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