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Bruce Gehrke, MD

Dr. Gehrke is a general surgeon in the Kansas City area. He is affiliated with Saint Lukes North Hospital Barry Road Campus and 3 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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283 doctors
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282 doctors
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141 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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88 doctors
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88 doctors
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43 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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81 doctors
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82 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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43 doctors
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43 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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53 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more breast cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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22 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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30 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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21 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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318 doctors
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318 doctors
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159 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw breast cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.
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296 doctors
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296 doctors
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147 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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275 doctors
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276 doctors
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137 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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53 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw sebaceous cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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51 doctors
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50 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more diverticulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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13 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more ventral hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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45 doctors
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45 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw pilonidal cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.
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120 doctors
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120 doctors
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59 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw sleep disorders patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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205 doctors
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205 doctors
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102 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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49 doctors
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48 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw bowel obstruction patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.
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80 doctors
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80 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw more abscess patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Kansas City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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187 doctors
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187 doctors
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93 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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132 doctors
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132 doctors
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66 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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189 doctors
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189 doctors
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94 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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179 doctors
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178 doctors
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89 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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195 doctors
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194 doctors
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97 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

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151 doctors
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151 doctors
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75 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw constipation patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.
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49 doctors
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49 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Gehrke saw pancreatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Kansas City area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Gehrke’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Gehrke 14%
Predicted for his patients 23%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Gehrke’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Gehrke’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Gehrke’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Gehrke’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Gehrke’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
78%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Gehrke’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Gehrke’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Gehrke’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Gehrke’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Gehrke’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
85%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Gehrke’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Gehrke’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Gehrke’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Gehrke’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Gehrke sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Northland Open MRI
5844 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64154
665 miles away

Reviews

Credentials
  • KCUMB-COMEC/UMKC/Truman Medical Center Lakewood Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1986

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Gehrke is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Saint Lukes North Hospital Barry Road Campus
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • St Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Wright Memorial Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • GlobalHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • TRICARE
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield