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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.
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Conditions treated

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34k doctors
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34k doctors
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17k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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40k doctors
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40k doctors
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20k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.6k doctors
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1.6k doctors
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814 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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495 doctors
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495 doctors
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247 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more pneumothorax patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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11k doctors
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11k doctors
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5.4k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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2.6k doctors
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2.6k doctors
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1.3k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more collapsed lung patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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924 doctors
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924 doctors
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461 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more pelvic fracture patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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942 doctors
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942 doctors
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471 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more femur fracture patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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1.7k doctors
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1.7k doctors
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870 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more broken leg patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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9.4k doctors
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9.4k doctors
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4.7k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more sepsis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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10k doctors
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10k doctors
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5.0k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more open wound patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.9k doctors
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1.9k doctors
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975 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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3.9k doctors
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3.9k doctors
Top 5%
1.9k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw broken arm patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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1.2k doctors
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1.2k doctors
Top 5%
622 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw jaundice patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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317 doctors
Top 15%
317 doctors
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158 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw cholangitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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10.0k doctors
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10.0k doctors
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5.0k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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2.6k doctors
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2.6k doctors
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1.3k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw joint dislocations patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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1.8k doctors
Top 15%
1.8k doctors
Top 5%
920 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw broken ankle patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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5.4k doctors
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5.4k doctors
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2.7k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more pancreatitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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5.5k doctors
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5.5k doctors
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2.7k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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2.6k doctors
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2.6k doctors
Top 5%
1.3k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw concussion patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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996 doctors
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996 doctors
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498 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw broken collar bone patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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16k doctors
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16k doctors
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8.1k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more chronic pain patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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30k doctors
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Dr. Helmer saw more lung condition patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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2.3k doctors
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2.3k doctors
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1.2k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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5.9k doctors
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5.9k doctors
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2.9k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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8.7k doctors
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8.7k doctors
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4.4k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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15k doctors
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15k doctors
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7.7k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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1.8k doctors
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1.8k doctors
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915 doctors
Dr. Helmer saw coagulopathy patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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14k doctors
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14k doctors
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7.2k doctors
Dr. Helmer saw stroke patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. 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 Conroe Regional Medical Center
508 Medical Center Blvd
Conroe, TX 77304
44 miles away

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

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    3. Trauma Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Conroe Regional Medical Center
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    Hospital safety grade (Fall 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