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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 is a pediatric surgeon. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schropp's areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schropp attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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; Department of General Surgery, Mail Stop 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Michael Moncure's specialty is trauma surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Moncure attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Moncure has received the following distinction: 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. Robert Thomas Troiani Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T-207
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Troiani specializes in general surgery. Before performing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Troiani attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Troiani average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 is a pediatric surgeon and transplant surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. He is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kane studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kane 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, 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 is a general surgery specialist in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Freund is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freund graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for his residency. 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, 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
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite 115
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joe Cates' medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Cates include da vinci surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cates has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is 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. 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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higgins include peripheral artery disease (PAD), ulcers, and colon cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Higgins's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cameron at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Cameron has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit 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; Department of Surgery, Mail Stop 1037
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kahdi Udobi works as a general surgeon and trauma surgeon. His areas of expertise include intensive care, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. Dr. Udobi is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 physician who specializes 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). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Ashcraft attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. 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. 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 specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is especially interested in crohn's disease, hernia, and colorectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Bjerke's education and training includes medical school 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 and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Bjerke an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCroskey include peripheral artery disease (PAD), ulcers, and colon cancer. Dr. McCroskey's professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. McCroskey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. McCroskey attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Wounds, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Abdominal ... (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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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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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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 1037
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Alley is a general surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Alley is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His 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. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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