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

Dr. Robert Thomas Troiani Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T-207
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Troiani's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Troiani's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Troiani attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Troiani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Hernia ... (Read more)

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 area of specialization is pediatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Schropp is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Schropp is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Schropp accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Schropp speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 area of specialization is trauma surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Moncure include fine needle aspiration (FNA), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Moncure is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric surgery and transplant surgery. He works in Kansas City, KS and Wichita, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kane takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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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, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Freund's clinical interests include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. His 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. He 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. Joe A Cates, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite 115
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joe Cates is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cates include da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Cates attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cates has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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' specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral artery disease (PAD), ulcers, and colon cancer. Patients rated Dr. Higgins highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Higgins attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His 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: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Stent Placement, Colon ... (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. Dr. Berbel speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Berbel takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Cysts, Diverticular ... (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 specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patients rated Dr. Cameron highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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's medical specialty is general surgery and trauma surgery. Before completing 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 medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Udobi include intensive care, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Udobi accepts. 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. 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 works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and critical care specialist. 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. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He takes 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Westwood, KS and Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Ashcraft graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Ashcraft accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. In Dr. Bjerke's practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease, hernia, and colorectal cancer. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His 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. Dr. Bjerke is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, 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. Sean Charles Kumer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; # Ms 1072
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sean Kumer practices transplant surgery in Kansas City, KS and Wichita, KS. Dr. Kumer's areas of expertise include ablation, whipple procedure, and cysts. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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. Dr. Kumer 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. 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. Dr. Schmitt's clinical interests include ablation, cysts, and benign tumor. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Schmitt attended Creighton University School of Medicine.

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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 1037
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Alley's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Alley's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Alley is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Alley completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He 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, 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.