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

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 and practices in Kansas City, KS and Wichita, KS. Dr. Kane's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. He 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. He is 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. Michael Moncure, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of General Surgery, Mail Stop 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Michael Moncure is a physician who specializes in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Moncure's medical residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schropp include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), crohn's disease, and anal fissures. Dr. Schropp's hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Schropp honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Phimosis, Appendicitis, Breast Augmentation, Cysts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Troiani specializes in general surgery and practices in Belton, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Troiani has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, HCA Midwest Physicians, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Cameron specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cameron accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Cameron attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, HCA Midwest Physicians, 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. 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 is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cates's clinical interests encompass da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and HCA Midwest Physicians. Dr. Cates is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cates trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Cates has received professional recognition including the following: 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. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral artery disease (PAD), ulcers, and colon cancer. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Higgins honors 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, HCA Midwest Physicians, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Schmitt specializes in transplant surgery. Dr. Schmitt is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schmitt trained at Mayo Clinic. His clinical interests include ablation, cysts, and benign tumor. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schmitt is 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. 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 surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. McCroskey completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCroskey include peripheral artery disease (PAD), ulcers, and colon cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCroskey is professionally affiliated with HCA Midwest Physicians, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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

Dr. Krishna R Rajanna, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T-207
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Krishna Rajanna's medical specialty is general surgery and trauma surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians and Research Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Rajanna performed his residency at Carilion Clinic. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajanna is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Heather Renee Klepacz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T-207
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Heather Klepacz works as a general surgeon and trauma surgeon in Kansas City, MO. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klepacz include breast cancer, melanoma, and colorectal cancer. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Klepacz performed her residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is affiliated with HCA Midwest Physicians and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Skin Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Hernia, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

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 practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Kansas City, MO. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, hernia, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Bjerke's hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He is a graduate of 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 a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. German Berbel works as a general surgeon. Dr. Berbel graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in 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, Cysts, Diverticular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. J. Alley works as a general surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Alley's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alley honors. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Kahdi F Udobi, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Surgery, Mail Stop 1037
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kahdi Udobi specializes in trauma surgery. Clinical interests 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 takes. After attending the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school, he 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. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

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

Dr. William Freund's specialty is general surgery. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Freund's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freund takes. Dr. Freund is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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