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Kenneth Helmer, MD

Dr. Helmer is a general surgeon in the Conroe area. He is affiliated with Conroe Regional Medical Center and Huntsville Memorial Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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686 doctors
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686 doctors
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343 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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780 doctors
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780 doctors
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390 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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27 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more pneumothorax patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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191 doctors
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191 doctors
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95 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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41 doctors
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40 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more collapsed lung patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more pelvic fracture patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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17 doctors
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17 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more femur fracture patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston 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. Helmer saw more broken leg patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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169 doctors
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169 doctors
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84 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more sepsis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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174 doctors
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174 doctors
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87 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more open wound patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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44 doctors
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44 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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69 doctors
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70 doctors
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34 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw broken arm patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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26 doctors
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26 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw jaundice patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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7 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw cholangitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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178 doctors
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178 doctors
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89 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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45 doctors
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44 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw joint dislocations patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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89 doctors
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89 doctors
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44 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more pancreatitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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26 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw broken ankle patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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96 doctors
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97 doctors
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48 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw concussion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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17 doctors
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17 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw broken collar bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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292 doctors
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292 doctors
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145 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more chronic pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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560 doctors
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560 doctors
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280 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more lung condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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41 doctors
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42 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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101 doctors
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100 doctors
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50 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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31 doctors
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30 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw coagulopathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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161 doctors
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161 doctors
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80 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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249 doctors
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249 doctors
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124 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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265 doctors
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264 doctors
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132 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw stroke patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Helmer’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Helmer 37%
Predicted for his patients 74%

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. Helmer’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Helmer’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. Helmer’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Helmer’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.

Locations

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

Conroe Regional Medical Center
508 Medical Center Blvd
Conroe, TX 77304
1,182 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1998

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Conroe Regional Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Huntsville Memorial Hospital
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • 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
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield