General Surgery

The general surgery team at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus offers surgical solutions for many medical ailments, including weight loss, hernia, cancer, and other gastrointestinal, abdominal and vascular conditions. Our surgeons are board-certified, fellowship-trained and have performed thousands of surgical procedures from the common to complex. We strive to provide the highest quality of care with the most minimally invasive solutions so our patients can get back to their lives as quickly as possible.

Some of the general surgery procedures performed include:

  • Appendectomy 
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Biopsy of tissue
  • Colon resection
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Lumpectomy and masectomy
  • Spleen removal
  • Varicose vein treatment

For more information about our surgical options or to schedule an appointment, please call 785-232-0444.


Bernita M. Berntsen, MD
Surgery, General

Carlyle M. Dunshee, MD

Carlyle M. Dunshee, MD
Surgery, Vascular, Surgery, General

James J. Hamilton, MD

James J. Hamilton, MD
Surgery, General

Sidney Y. Hu, MD

Sidney Y. Hu, MD
Surgery, General

Jennifer D. McAllaster, MD
Surgery, General

Joel C. VanderVelde, MD
Surgery, General

Amber Hart, APRN
Surgery, General

Allison Rendel, APRN
Surgery, General

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call:

Tallgrass Building
6001 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66615

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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