General surgeons in Topeka, KS

At the University of Kansas Health System, we offer surgical solutions for a variety of illnesses, conditions and ailments. Our procedures range from hernia repair and appendectomies to gallbladder surgery and surgical oncology. Our weight loss treatments have earned us accreditation by MBSAQIP, and we also offer minimally invasive surgery whenever possible to help reduce scarring and speed up recovery times. No matter what procedure you require, our surgeons will ensure you receive compassionate care and the best possible outcomes for your particular condition.

For more information about our surgical services, or to schedule an appointment, please call (785) 232-0444

Conditions we treat with surgery

We work diligently to ensure you receive exceptional surgical care to treat your injury, illness or condition. Our surgeons provide treatments for the following conditions:

  • Adhesions
  • Anal fissure
  • Breast cysts and breast cancer
  • Cholelithiasis (gallstones)
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Hematoma
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Lipoma (soft tissue mass)
  • Lymphedema
  • Perirectal abscess
  • Pilonidal cyst
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Renal dialysis access for ESRD
  • Sebaceous cysts
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous disease

If you require another type of surgical service, your care team will work hard to make sure you receive the comprehensive treatment you need to heal and live fully.

Surgical procedures we offer

Our board-certified doctors and surgeons specialize in a variety of procedures, including weight loss, cancer, lung, joint replacement and cardiovascular surgery. When possible, we will use minimally-invasive techniques to minimize blood loss and scarring, and reduce your recovery time. We offer the following surgical procedures:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Breast cancer cancer (lumpectomy, mastectomy)
  • Colon resection
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastric surgery
  • GERD- laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
  • Hernia repair
  • Liver resection
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Port placement
  • Renal dialysis access for ESRD
  • Small bowel tumor/resection
  • Small fiber neuropathy
  • Spleen removal
  • Temporal artery biopsy
  • Vascular surgery
  • Whipple procedure

Please call us to learn more about our surgical treatments.

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

Amber Hart, APRN
Surgery, General

Sidney Y. Hu, MD

Sidney Y. Hu, MD
Surgery, General

Jennifer D. McAllaster, MD
Surgery, General

Allison Rendel, APRN
Surgery, General

Joel C. VanderVelde, MD
Surgery, General