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We found 5 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Wichita, KS.

Dr. Bartholomew John Kane III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery
8533 E 32nd Street N
Wichita, KS
 

Dr. Bartholomew Kane works as a pediatric surgeon and transplant surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Wichita, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. Dr. Kane honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Timothy Michael Schmitt, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
8533 E 32nd Street N
Wichita, 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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Dr. Sean Charles Kumer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
8533 E 32nd Street N
Wichita, 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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Dr. Tanyaradzwa Miriam Kajese, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS
 

Dr. Tanyaradzwa Kajese's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kajese include laparoscopic hernia repair, gastric bypass surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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Dr. Atta Mohamad Nawabi, MD
Specializes in Other, Transplant Surgery
8533 E 32nd Street N
Wichita, KS
 

Dr. Atta Nawabi is a physician who specializes in transplant surgery. Dr. Nawabi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise include appendicitis, cyst, and benign tumor. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nawabi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Pashto and Persian. Dr. Nawabi is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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.